Originally Posted by bensons
Thanks ccrider2, it was the bulb that made the load noise. Just like you said, there were bits of glass inside the glass bulb housing, trapped inside. I also replaced one of the fans. My issue now is the image quality is now crap. Anywhere you would see a fade from white to black, it is not smooth. The gradient is not smooth as if the color changed to 256 from the original millions that it was prior to the problem. I went into the setting looking for setting that may address the issue but I cannot find anything that remedies the problem. Came back here hoping to find setting within "Pro" for advanced features. Tried turning everything off "DTE" etc and no joy. Ugggh. Was hoping $100 in parts would bring the set back.
I've had my large fan out, while waiting on a new one to arrive, and lucky me, got it to free-up....working ever since.
I can't recall, and you've probably rehearsed this in your mind, what and if anything was disconnected while replacing the fan.
Just logical, if it wasn't doing this till....then perhaps something got bamboozled
in the previous process. So if you haven't double-checked yet; might be worth the effort.
Other than that, I'm hoping a more experienced owner will chime-in here to offer advice on the new issue. There's some pretty smart 'cookies' here; although many have probably moved on to different hardware, thus no longer check-in.
I still love my paid-for SXRD, even though the picture is a bit .... ho-hum.
Best of Luck,