Originally Posted by pjmrg1
Help! We have a 4 year old HLS5687WX/XAA that shut down out all of a sudden. We tried to turn it back on....and the light lamp blinks a few times then all 3 lights blink, then it shuts down. The lamp does not turn on, and the color wheel does not spin up. We have replaced the lamp, ballast, and color wheel at this point and it is still doing the same thing. Any ideas out there? We LOVE this TV and hate to replace it if we don't have to. Has anyone else had a similar problem and had luck fixing it? Any and all help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Paul and Michelle
Your problem could be a number of things. I assume you've done a search for the safety switch issue which is easily fixed (free), but given you've replaced these other components, that's probably been ruled-out at this point.
It could be your power supply, but again, that's just a shot in the dark.
I'm usually annoyed by replies to questions that simply offer advice as opposed to a solution to the problem, but I feel compelled to recommend the following:
I would say that you're getting close to already having dumped more money into this TV than it's worth at this point. That's saying nothing to the quality of the TV, mind you. I understand your liking the TV as I also like mine, but you've probably paid at least $250 so far and still have a non-working TV. If I were you, any further money towards this set would be to a licensed repair shop.