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    TV Help!

    I have a 50" Samsung HLT5075S DLP TV. Have had it for around 5 years. Around a year ago my original bulb burnt out. I got a replacement that lasted only 3 months, it also burnt out, they manufacturer of the replacement bulb sent another which also burnt out. I bought a factory Samsung bulb then because I was tired of cheap bulbs burning out. I just got the new bulb and put it in. My TV starts up, there is a pretty high pitched squealing/humming noise. I've read hundreds of posts online about similar issues. Some people say it's the bulb(pretty confident that's not it in this case), the ballast, the color wheel or the power supply. A few people have posted that it could be a capacitor and said to look and see if they were burst. I took off the back panel of my TV and noticed these blue things on my board and saw that one looked burst. I'm pretty sure capacitors look like upside down pop cans, so I don't think this is it, but am curious if anyone on here might know or be able to help me. Not sure whether to spend the $ on new parts if I don't know what it might be and am hesitant to call someone to service it and pay them a crazy amount. If it's something I could do myself I'd rather do that, but if not, does anyone know of any reasonable repairmen that could take a look? And does anyone have a clue what these things are on my board that appear burst? Thanks!

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    Re: TV Help!

    If you want any shot at getting your flux capacitor working you have to get the tv up to 88 mph. Everybody knows that...



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    Re: TV Help!

    If it's something I could do myself I'd rather do that, but if not, does anyone know of any reasonable repairmen that could take a look?
    Unfortunately, we live in the era of disposable electronics. Getting someone to fix it for a reasonable price is going to be difficult.


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    Re: TV Help!

    That's a capacitor I do believe, google tells me it's a disc capacitor.



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    Re: TV Help!

    Maybe I will try that. I've read the color wheel can make a high pitch kind of whining noise. I've been torn between a new ballast and new color wheel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    That's a capacitor I do believe, google tells me it's a disc capacitor.
    Good call:





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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    That's a capacitor I do believe, google tells me it's a disc capacitor.
    Crap, probably something I wouldn't be able to replace. Does anyone know of any technicians they'd recommend?


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    Re: TV Help!

    can you solder? That looks fairly easy to clip off, leaving enough wire exposed to solder on a new one.



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    Re: TV Help!

    just discharge the capacitor before clipping it



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    Re: TV Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    can you solder? That looks fairly easy to clip off, leaving enough wire exposed to solder on a new one.
    Normally I'd be in the new TV camp in this thread, but if he could find the replacement part, it might be a very cheap fix. My FIL did this on one of the garbage TV's he's bought over the years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    Normally I'd be in the new TV camp in this thread, but if he could find the replacement part, it might be a very cheap fix. My FIL did this on one of the garbage TV's he's bought over the years.
    I'm not handy with a soldering iron. I'm handy, but with construction, not TV repair.


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    Re: TV Help!

    Honestly, that's probably just glue. I don't know if disc caps ever burst like that. The electrolytic (pop can) caps do, but the stuff that comes out is brown.



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    Re: TV Help!

    I would look for bulging electrolytic caps. They will likely bulge at the top. See the below pic for a mildly bulging one:

    http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ho...ulgingCap1.jpg



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    I have taken a couple TVs to Travis in Des Moines, they fixed one for a fair price and it still works 4 years later. The other they couldnt fix but didnt charge me to for looking at it or getting rid of it since I bought a new TV from them. There are a lot of people that have issues with Samsung TVs.


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    Re: TV Help!

    I bought a 50-inch Vizio plasma around 16 months ago for $90 (not working). After replacing 10 caps ($20 in parts) it's been going strong ever since. That one was fairly easy to diagnose, though -- everything on the web pointed to those specific caps.



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