no flickering at all. In fact once I finally get the bulb to come on I will leave the tv on all day with no issues whatsoever.
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7/4/11 at 11:51am
Sounds like a bad ballast to me. Of course, the lamp itself could be bad. I had a brand new lamp go bad (blow?) in 3 weeks after it was installed. Took about 3 months from start to finish to get it replaced, which they did do as they admitted it was indeed a bad lamp.
The TV will try about 8 times to light the lamp. This is normal IF the lamp doesn't light the first time. You really should download the service manual and follow the flow chart(s) to help better diagnose the issue.
Does the lamp you have , have the yellow 'made by Toshiba' sticker on it? If not then it is not a Toshiba lamp. I went to discount merchant site and am not sure which you bought. The $140 one is a Toshiba lamp (I THINK), the Y66. That lamp was a serious issue for Toshiba and it was redesigned to the Y67 which is the lamp you want.
|You can check the ballast. Look at the ballast. If there are any bulging capacitors, your ballast is probably failing. Test the output of your ballast. You'll need a voltage meter and the spec of your ballast (I don't know how many volts the ballast is supposed to output since I don't own this set, but someone should be able to answer that for you.)|