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Bad lamp after 98 days!

de212
01-04-2010, 11:22 AM
I have a Samsung HLN 5065W and the tv goes black and I get 3 blinking lights. The manual tells me that this would indicate that the lamp needs replaced. I just replaced the lamp 98 days ago. So, is it the lamp again? And if so, what is causing the lamp to go bad so quickly?

deadhead68
01-04-2010, 12:04 PM
I have a Samsung HLN 5065W and the tv goes black and I get 3 blinking lights. The manual tells me that this would indicate that the lamp needs replaced. I just replaced the lamp 98 days ago. So, is it the lamp again? And if so, what is causing the lamp to go bad so quickly?

It could just be you got a bad lamp. Could be the ballast or power supply.

de212
01-04-2010, 05:16 PM
I turned the tv on and it stayed on for abour 4 minutes. I looked at the back of the tv and noticed the fan was not moving. Is the fan supposed to move the entire time that the set is on? If in fact it is the fan causing the lamps to go out, is the fan difficult to replace?

stenopete
03-23-2010, 04:36 PM
Yes, the fans are supposed to be on and spinning.

It's not hard to replace. A few tools, some common sense, and if in doubt, use the search function in google.