I bought this DLP TV in January 2007 and the lamp finally blew last month (i determined it was the lamp by interpreting the yellow light blinking code as described in the owner's manual when i lost my picture. Also, upon removal, the lamp bulb was filled with shattered glass ). Replaced it with legit Toshiba lamp I bought online and replaced installed it as per the instructions (was careful not to touch any glass, tightened the screws, etc.) BUT now when i turn on the TV it often takes a few minutes for picture to appear. Specifically:
When i turn on the TV, the sound comes on immediately, as does the blue light, but picture does not come on, the screen remains blank and yellow light blinks many times. TV then "clicks" and sound goes off, but then it clicks again and sound comes back, but no picture and yellow light blinks. After 3-4 iterations of this clicking on and off with sound coming back immediately but no picture, the TV picture DOES come on, but this has me worried that it won't be long before it just doesn't come on at all! Note that this happens MOST of the time i turn on the TV. About once every 3-4 times, the sound and picture come on immediately, like they should.
Any ideas? Thanks!