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    T.V HELP!!!

    I have a 50 in DLP television and while I was at work today my roommate turned the T.V. on and it made a loud popping noise and now makes a clicking noise and the screen stays black all the way. is the bulb burned out? If the bulb is the reason then this is nuts cause i bought the T.V. in August of 07. Does anyone know for sure



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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    You better hope it's a bulb...
    That's likely what it is, though.


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    My guess is bulb. I think lamp life for DLP's is something like 2000-4000 hours or so?


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    I have a 50 inch but it didn't make a clicking noise when my bulb burnt out but you'd turn it on and itd make a little noise and then three lights would blink...check if any lights blink and then go to the owners manual and check with the light bulb going out section
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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    My guess is bulb. I think lamp life for DLP's is something like 2000-4000 hours or so?
    It's allegedly like 10k hours, but most people see between 4-8k hours.
    So I would say that the bulb burning out about now sounds about right.

    The other thing it might be is the ballast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    It's allegedly like 10k hours, but most people see between 4-8k hours.
    So I would say that the bulb burning out about now sounds about right.

    The other thing it might be is the ballast.
    The 10k thing is a myth from what I've heard.


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Power supply??? The power supply on my old OTA HD tuner went out. When powered on, it would just make a clicking sound, and the power LED would blink in cadence with the clicks...


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    it is the bulb, take off the side pannel and pull the housing out and look at it, MAKE SURE IT IS COOLED OFF. it will look all blowed up. Mine popped a while back when the mother-in-law was playing Wii. I told her she broke it HAHA

    now, my issue on my DLP is either the color wheel or cooling fans are burning out, or all of them


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I have a 50 inch but it didn't make a clicking noise when my bulb burnt out but you'd turn it on and itd make a little noise and then three lights would blink...check if any lights blink and then go to the owners manual and check with the light bulb going out section
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    Thanks, yea i turn my t.v. on it stays black and then the power button blinks 5 times, I checked the manual and it says that if it blinks then it is the bulb. When yours went out did it make a popping noise?



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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Thanks for all the help!!!!



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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    It's allegedly like 10k hours, but most people see between 4-8k hours.
    So I would say that the bulb burning out about now sounds about right.

    The other thing it might be is the ballast.
    My projector bulb adds an hour of burn time everytime we turn it off and on. I leave it on now more often.


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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    I have a 50 in DLP television and while I was at work today my roommate turned the T.V. on and it made a loud popping noise and now makes a clicking noise and the screen stays black all the way. is the bulb burned out? If the bulb is the reason then this is nuts cause i bought the T.V. in August of 07. Does anyone know for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    Thanks, yea i turn my t.v. on it stays black and then the power button blinks 5 times, I checked the manual and it says that if it blinks then it is the bulb. When yours went out did it make a popping noise?
    I wasn't around when my bulb went out, my roommate was watching the tube then. But I'd turn it on, it'd beep, and then the lights would flash like a certain amount of times.

    The sound popping is probably just the thing popping inside the bulb when it went out. The bulb for mine was 110 dollars and I replaced it by myself. There are plenty of online tutorials of the bulb selection for your tv and on how to change your bulb. I think it took me 20 minutes to change mine!

    Happy bulb selection and bulb replacing!



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    BTW... when you reinstall make sure you put the cover back on.

    I spent an hour checking and rechecking the bulb installation 'cause it was still not working... Only to realize that the TV is smarter than me and the cover has to be back on for it to actually turn on.



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    Re: T.V HELP!!!

    That sounds a lot like what ours did when the color wheel shattered. I hope it's just your bulb.



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