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post #21391 of 21399 Old 07-01-2014, 05:37 PM
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If I remember correctly that I the sign of a blub\circuit error. Try reseating the bulb and making sure that the "switch" that is depressed by the cover is depressed.

I have tried to reseat the bulb, replaced the bulb with an older bulb that was working before but was dim, taped the safety switch for the cover in the depressed position, and bled the power. Nothing will work. The TV comes on for about 30 secs and looks great then shuts off and all 3 lights blink. I don't hear any unusual noises. This is an OEM Philips bulb replaced in April of 2012. If the ballast was bad wouldn't it keep trying to fire? The bulb lights right up at the beginning and still looks great until it shuts off?

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Count the blinks and then search for that "code". The number of blinks is almost a diagnostic report (basic). I've seen multiple blinks and have the set turn off in the past,
But that was usually due to "heat" etc. Either a power off or unplugging and letting it reset for 5 min or so would "fix" it.


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Count the blinks and then search for that "code". The number of blinks is almost a diagnostic report (basic). I've seen multiple blinks and have the set turn off in the past,
But that was usually due to "heat" etc. Either a power off or unplugging and letting it reset for 5 min or so would "fix" it.


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It doesn't do a specific number of blinks it just blinks until you either unplug it or turn the power on again. It shut off a few minutes ago and is still blinking all 3 lights.
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I ordered a new OEM bulb. I have about 27 months on the current OEM Philips and I am a little skeptical that it failed already but I need to eliminate that as the issue.
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Bulb fixed it. Too bad you can't determine that before ordering. Glad that's the only problem. Wierd though the last bulb was a genuine OEM Philips. Only got 2 years out of it and it looked great.
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Bulb fixed it.
Good to hear.

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...Wierd though the last bulb was a genuine OEM Philips. Only got 2 years out of it...
Not too uncommon. You got a dud. I replace mine on average every year. I now distinctly see the dimming, and although still watchable, I can't abide it. I know how good a fresh new lamp looks, and I can't stand to keep looking at a suboptimal image nor do I want to muck around with brightness / contrast settings to account for an aging lamp. As a result, I have a closet full of partially used bulbs from which many users may have gotten several more hours of use.
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Good to hear.

Not too uncommon. You got a dud. I replace mine on average every year. I now distinctly see the dimming, and although still watchable, I can't abide it. I know how good a fresh new lamp looks, and I can't stand to keep looking at a suboptimal image nor do I want to muck around with brightness / contrast settings to account for an aging lamp. As a result, I have a closet full of partially used bulbs from which many users may have gotten several more hours of use.
I've had a white spot directly above the power button on the screen that's really most noticeable when you are standing up and above normal viewing angle?
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I've had a white spot directly above the power button on the screen that's really most noticeable when you are standing up and above normal viewing angle?
Does this happen in a Totally dark room? There is possibility of light coming in through the screen, reflecting off of the mirror and back onto the screen.

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Question Found a HLS5087W

Found a HLS5087WX that someone was going to trash. Looked in good physical shape, and included the remote. I powered it up and after two power up audio flourishes, it eventually starts flashing the three lights. No picture came on at all. Everything I've read says that's the bulb. I'm willing to spend a few bucks on a lamp to see if that's the case. If it's not that lamp, would it be worth taking it anywhere to service it? Or is there any way to connect an RS232 to it and read anything regarding an error code?

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