Originally Posted by tbully
Garcia - strange you got the orange light after replacing the bulb. You may want to make sure the contacts, which the bulb seats in to, didn't fall through the back when sliding in the new assembly. I've heard of this happening to people several times.
Another cause is the bad caps on the PWB which has been documented a few times here and elsewhere on the net.
I have my writeup complete but I'm trying to get permission from a moderator to post it. It's larger than the 500KB limit. I really don't want to use one of those file sharer sites.
I think the firmware fine-tuned the sequence for activating the orange light. IME, with the latest, once it determines that the orange light should be on (past 5000 hours of present bulb life), it illuminates it as part of the power on sequence (after each interruption of power).
I checked the connector before I installed the new bulb, and it seemed solidly in place. After the set failed to light the bulb after the first power up, and the tv shut itself down, I removed ac power and checked the connector again. It was still fine. After that, it seems things got worse so I didn't mess with it anymore.
It's not the first report of someone having these symptoms after replacing the bulb. It's just funny to me that somehow a new bulb appears to be more stressing.
It was bound to fail sooner or later. The wavy lines on component input were getting worse, so I figured things were deteriorating.