Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I've had my HL61A750 since May of 2008 and have really enjoyed it. However, this past year, the unit has had a extensive amount of problems.
Last year, I experienced the DMD chip failure. Unfortunately, Samsung would not provide the one time replacement as they insisted my set was not on their list. (Wish I had pressed them like many of you had...) So, I ended up having it repaired at a local TV repair shop. He did fine with replacing the chip, but didn't align it right so I'll have to go in and do it myself, I guess. (Transporting this thing to and from the shop is pain.)
Over the past few weeks, my set has been doing some weird things. First off, sometimes when I turn it on, the picture won't come up. It will then "reboot" itself and then I'll have a picture. The other thing it has been doing is, when I turn it on, the screen will be all red. I'll turn the set off then on and then all will be fine. It's as if the blue and green LED's hadn't kicked in yet.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago... I turn on the set and everything is yellowish. Going into "blue only" mode, I realize that the blue LED appears to be out. I have since ordered a new blue LED (and a green one, given that there have been times when I saw only red) and plan to install them when they arrive.
SO... my question to the community is basically this... Am I on the right track? Are there other components that I may need to check? I really like this TV and don't want to get rid of it. However, if it begins to turn into a money pit, I can't justify keeping it.
Thanks to this community and anyone willing to throw in their two cents!