Hey everyone! Total nubee here. Anyway, after scouring these & other forums, I seem to have a different issue/problem/cause than what I've found so far:
Toshiba 72HX196 (Cinema Series). Purchased new in mid 2006. Has worked flawlessly for years. About 2 months ago the original bulb popped. Was late at night & we were watching when it exploded. Anyway, in expectation of this day, I had purchased a replacement bulb which I believe is a factory unit, but unsure. Bulb was left in box & put away until needed. Next day I followed instructions & replaced bulb.
Here's the issue: Ever since the bulb went out/was replaced the unit will randomly fail to light. Audio works fine, but no picture & bulb out LED flashes. Unit will go through its relight sequence, usually to no avail. I can cycle the unit off & on with limited success. In other words, sometimes it will come on & work fine, other times I have to unplug it & replug it to get it to work. Have noticed problem is becoming more prevalent lately. At first it was a rarity, but now it will not light more often than it will & after powering it off-n-on a few dozen times I usually have to pull the plug to get it to come on.
Any ideas/advice as to what is wrong here?? I'm considering finding another bulb to replace the original with, but am leery of pouring too much money into that hole before I start it on fire...
Thanks in advance for any help!