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Samsung HLP Lamps...I'm ready to toss it!!!

Hell if I know
08-10-2009, 07:14 PM
Sorry for the pending anger, but this really has irked me to no end.

Samsung (this will be my last) HLP 4663 WX/XAA, worked fine a matter of hours ago, turn it off, come back home, turn it on and I get nothing but a blue/green shadow on the left side of the screen. I get sound, but no picture. No error code in lights as typical when the lamp needs to be replaced. And speaking of which I just replaced the lamp ($200) a matter of months ago. I did unplug it to "reset" the TV, no help.

I've owned this TV for about 5 yrs and it's been nothing but problems. I'll toss the damn thing before I buy another damn lamp at this point. Actually I think it'll make a very good boat anchor!

clearday
08-11-2009, 08:50 AM
Sounds like a dead DMD board which is probably a good reason to say good bye to the set. Try to sell the bulb on craigslist if you do get rid of the tv, at least get a little of the cost back.

People have replaced the dmd board for less than $200. Instructions on another site. If you want to check it out, post back and I can send you a link.

R2D2repair
08-11-2009, 10:14 AM
Sorry for the pending anger, but this really has irked me to no end.

Samsung (this will be my last) HLP 4663 WX/XAA, worked fine a matter of hours ago, turn it off, come back home, turn it on and I get nothing but a blue/green shadow on the left side of the screen. I get sound, but no picture. No error code in lights as typical when the lamp needs to be replaced. And speaking of which I just replaced the lamp ($200) a matter of months ago. I did unplug it to "reset" the TV, no help.

I've owned this TV for about 5 yrs and it's been nothing but problems. I'll toss the damn thing before I buy another damn lamp at this point. Actually I think it'll make a very good boat anchor!

Hi,it does sound like a Dmd failure because of the blue shadow.Just to troubleshoot do you hear any strange noises like buzzing,whirling,high pitch sounds? If you do it could be an issue with the color wheel. Found light engine here:http://www.discount-merchant.com/We-provide-factory-original-parts-worldwide-p/1069071-samsung.htm For $239.99

Hell if I know
08-12-2009, 10:19 AM
Clearday, sure, send the link. I'm willing to troubleshoot anything prior to tossing it. I figure what the hell, it's broken already, I can't mess it up more...:D

R2D2, no, I get no noises like you describe. Just the shadow and the audio of the channel it's tuned to.

Thanks for the replies.