My dad gave me this TV, and I paid a guy from CL 50 bucks to put it in his car and drive it from IL to CO a few years back. It had a fairly fresh bulb in it at the time. I don't watch TV at all, some blue rays, some games, but during the summer months it remains turned off for weeks at a time. The color wheel exploded a few years back, so I replaced that as well. The other day, I was watching a movie and a relay clicked, and that was all she wrote. It didn't shut down like it was supposed to, was just off all of a sudden. I unplugged and plugged a few times. Left it overnight. Pulled the bulb cover (got the two flashing lights), pulled the bulb, tried a different outlet, basically all the simple stuff. Hunted around on the internet, kept getting answers like "call Samsung". Read through some threads here, but got lost in a hurry with all the terminology. You folks seem to know your stuff, so I thought I'd join and post. I've already ordered a new plasma, but I wouldn't mind getting this guy running again just in case. The remote does nothing. Pressing the power button earns me a faint click, 2 flashes from the lamp LED, then a heavier click. Nothing powers up, spins, lights, whirs, clunks, smokes or smells funny. I put my meter across the bulb terminals, stayed open, but I understand it's a MH bulb, which has no filament and open is normal. The bulb looks fine, but by normal I mean nothing looks burnt or broken. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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12/24/11 at 2:58pm