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post #1 of 10 Old 07-07-2009, 12:57 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings,

The lamp on my Samsung DLP TV died.. no big deal there... I just ordered a new lamp and expect to get it soon.. I saw the signs.. TV was very dark.. so I had to increase brightness

My question is.. the way my lamp died... it exploded, I mean, the glass part in the middle cracked and so the lamp died...
Is this normal? I was expecting just a filament burned, but the glass breaking? I didn't see that coming

Let me know if I should call the tech before installing my new lamp..
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Sometimes this happens and I wouldn't think that anything is wrong with your tv. That is why they say never handle the bulb with your bare hands as this increases the chance of a bulb exploding.
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I just replaced a lamp in my Toshiba DlP and it went exactly the same way. Last month or so of it's life it seemed a bit darker than usual. One day about 1/2 hour after turning the set on the picture got really dark for a minute, then brightened up. About a minute later a loud "pop" and the screen went dark.

When I replaced the lamp, I found that it had shattered within the lamp casing. The glass shards were all within the lamp unit, but there were hundreds of little pieces in there.

Fortunately I received a replacement lamp under an extended Mack warranty and the actual lamp swap out was about as easy as could be.

All is well now and the new lamp makes the set look like it did right out of the box.
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Normally on Dlp's they just go out just like that and they don't show any symptom. when it goes.. it goes.
They "POP" because of the ballast or because the lamp is really old .
But in technical terms you wouldn't need too get a Tech for it. you can just install it just like that.
there's a website that also offers information regarding Dlp's and troubleshooting even how to install the lamp in to the enclosure.

fixyourdlp.com
I get all of my information there
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Thanks guys, I feel better reading that other lamps have died the same way that mine.. with the glass and the hands cut..

Now, did you guys take any extra precaution not to disturb the dust inside the set as you removed the lamp unit? I didn't and dust flew everywhere, is there something I need to wipe before placing the new lamp? or it doesn't matter?
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Well you might wanna clean it with a duster or a small hand vacuum . but just remember when changing the lamp. to wear latex gloves.
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The lamp assembly on my set was shipped as the complete unit - not just the lamp. It was all plastic, that even had a handle for pulling the unit out of the set. No need for special gloves, as your hands would not come anywhere close to the lamp during a normal install.

I did use a cloth to remove and dust from the area that housed the lamp, but it was minimal.
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where a can i get a lamp for cheap for a samsung dlp
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Plenty of places online, just be sure of the exact type. I think I got a good but different mfr. than the old lamp. It is not as bright as the orig new, but good. Figured it would last longer anyway, and I don't use torch mode.
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I found this thread, which has some interesting questions that might be illuminating:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1047774/mitsubishi-dlp-wd-62627-bulbs-cracking
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