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Originally Posted by gpong View Post

Either I am blind, or it doesn't say, but what kind of batteries do those glasses use, or are they rechargeable?

they come with a lithium 3V battery...non-rechargeable, but I find that to actually be better, since you can buy 5 3V batteries on ebay for under 2 dollars and they reportedly last for 100 hours of viewing

if you have the rechargeables and they go out you would have to stop watching and recharge....whereas with these, you just pop in a new battery and you are ready to go
post #13892 of 14852
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Originally Posted by sneakking View Post

they come with a lithium 3V battery...non-rechargeable, but I find that to actually be better, since you can buy 5 3V batteries on ebay for under 2 dollars and they reportedly last for 100 hours of viewing

if you have the rechargeables and they go out you would have to stop watching and recharge....whereas with these, you just pop in a new battery and you are ready to go

Thanks! I was just wondering about battery price/ease of finding batteries.
post #13893 of 14852
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Originally Posted by jshaw View Post

I'm having an issue with the power button on my HL-T5087SA. When the TV is off, hitting the power button powers the TV on just fine. However, if the TV is on, hitting the power button does not power the TV off. Instead, it just switches the source to the TV input. I wouldn't really care, but we don't have a remote for the TV anymore since the dog ate it. I've had the TV for a few years, never really messed with any settings on the TV, never touched the firmware, but it was more recently that this issue started. Anyone else ever come across this problem? Is there some kind of setting that could've changed this? Should I try updating the firmware? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by gpong View Post

I would try totally unplugging the tv, then waiting a bit, then turning it back on and see if that fixes it. Every once in a while mine will freeze and not change inputs or turnoff and that fixes it. Worth a shot.

The remote is now working again but I still have the problem of the power button switching the input to TV rather than turning the TV off.
post #13894 of 14852
Sneakking, would those glasses fit over normal glasses? Does anyone know a good pair that fits over regular glasses?
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Originally Posted by gpong View Post

Sneakking, would those glasses fit over normal glasses? Does anyone know a good pair that fits over regular glasses?

i dont wear glasses, but i just tried them over my aviator sunglasses (larger than most glasses) and it was pretty close to working

seems like if your lenses aren't overly big it would be fine, because there was still room on my nose for the 3d glasses to sit...

ill have someone try them with regular glasses later on and get back to you
post #13896 of 14852
My buddy who wears glasses, came over to check out 3D on my TV and tried on my Ultra Clear DLP Link set. They fit fine while he was wearing his glasses. It really depends on your frames and head shape though, so results will vary.
post #13897 of 14852
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Originally Posted by pej7445 View Post

Got my new blue LED today from www.shopjimmy.com and spent about 2 hours taking apart the TV and replacing it.

I was unsure of how much success I'd have but I'm thrilled to report that it's worked! I'm watching the TV again in full color.

I'm going to try and attached some photos, but I don't have too many. Feel free to PM me anytime if you have questions.

Update on my repair... it's still working!
post #13898 of 14852
Can anyone tell me what is happening to my television? I fear one of the LED's is failing. Recently, when I turn the set on, the picture at times is distorted and I need to turn it on/off to fix it. I've attached a couple pics of what I'm experiencing. Thanks to all for input.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1003883...CKj9uPfZ6dXqEg
post #13899 of 14852
A distorted picture is not an indication of a failing LED.
post #13900 of 14852
looks like something hit your tv
post #13901 of 14852
If I power the tv off and then back on, the picture returns to normal. I'm at a total loss to explain it.
post #13902 of 14852
OK, my 50/89S had the DMD defect, except mine had black dots(pixels) instead of white. The defect began with a few dots and it escalated to hundreds over a period of a few months. Thanks to this forum, I contacted Samsung Executive Care, and due to the fact that this was a known defect they immediately offered to extend my warranty out 30 days from the time of the phone call despite that my TV was more than three years out of warranty. I also explained to them that I was having trouble with the hdmi 3 3D input(after having purchased six pair of X103 glasses and the Mits adapter) After delivering the TV to the Samsung repair tech (they don't do house calls here...) and explaining the situation I must say that this whole process has somewhat renewed my faith in big corporations. Samsung was professional, timely, and they stepped up to the plate on this and I am frankly amazed. They called at least twice a week to see how the repair was coming along and if I had heard from the tech. I felt like a Lexus owner! I received the TV back yesterday and it is working perfectly. The DMD chip and mainboard were replaced (I wish I had asked the tech to replace the red LED..) Kudos to Samsung and their tech here! (that 32" LCD that I stuck in it's place in the living room was looking pretty small at 10 ft...)
post #13903 of 14852
@spartanshu Try resetting the factory defaults. You do this by accessing the service menu. Just accessing the service menu will do a factory reset. Take your Samsung remote and with the TV off, press mute-1-8-2-power. You will see the factory service menu come up. Don't touch anything in here or you will likely get into more trouble. Just power the TV off and power it back on again. Hope this helps.
post #13904 of 14852
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Originally Posted by sneakking View Post

yes, i've seen really good reviews for the xpands

i think ill try this first though:

http://www.ultimate3dheaven.com/3dhardwarepack1.html

only $125, quick shipping, for 2 glasses and emitter...and when i got the dlp links to work on the mitsubishi set they looked great, so if its similar, quite a bargain


I have a DLP, the hlt-6187S.. which glasses have people found to be the best thus far..

Is it the xpand 103s?

Or the ones above?

Or maybe these? http://www.amazon.com/True-Depth-3D-.../ref=pd_cp_e_4 These true depth report no emitter necessary, so would they even work with my set?

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks
post #13905 of 14852
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Originally Posted by markm75 View Post

I have a DLP, the hlt-6187S.. which glasses have people found to be the best thus far..

Is it the xpand 103s?

Or the ones above?

Or maybe these? http://www.amazon.com/True-Depth-3D-.../ref=pd_cp_e_4 These true depth report no emitter necessary, so would they even work with my set?

Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks

do you have a 3d source already? if you do you may want to turn 3d mode on your tv ON and see what the screen does

some have reported that they have a red tint...those that have a red tint have said that DLP Link glasses, that do not require an emitter, work on their set

I personally tried the Ultra Clear DLP links on my set (5089s) and they did not work

I then tried the Ultra Clears and emitter (the package that is $125 or so) and they work great

If you buy the Ultra Clears the shipping is only $5 dollars and took two days to get to me cross country (from LA)....they have a 30 day money back policy, so if you got them and you weren't satisfied, you could send them back...I did not send the DLP links back, because my brother has a Mitsubishi set that they worked on

I have heard great things about the Xpand 103s, so i figure you can't go wrong with those, but the price is around $130 each new, before shipping

If it were me I would try one of the Ultra Clears, since they are less than half the cost ($50) and if you don't like them you can send them back and try the Xpands
post #13906 of 14852
Hey guys,

Before I start with the problem I've got, I will say that i read through quite a bit of this thread, but did not find anything talking about my issue. I must have read 70 pages of 3d and red LEDs

I have HL-T5687SA, the AX/XAA model.
Anyway, my problem is this: When the problem originally started, the TV was on and in use, when it shut off on its own. Ever since then, I turn on the tv, it plays its jingle, rightmost led blinks like normal, but picture does not come on after about 15 seconds. TV "clicks", i guess that's the lamp restarting, repeats the process 3 or 4 times, then stops and blinks all 3 leds. Looked it up and this means the lamp is dead? I have taken off the back plastic cover, and I tried using a hairdryer to move air across various parts to no success. I also can't find any obvious way to remove the lamp assembly, which i have guessed that it's the center part with the standalone fan in front of it.

Any help on this? I'm sure you guys have answered this question hundreds of times, and I'm sorry for that...
post #13907 of 14852
@kid spartan,

I had the same problem with mine and it turned out to be the sub smps board. if u have ur back cover off ur set while looking at the back of tv all the way to the right is a little board with big capacitors on it. i took mine out and looked it over and found a VERY VERY small burnt spot on it. replaced it and tv was fixed. not to say it will fix urs but i would take it out and look it over for scorched or burnt spots on the board. heres an image of mine this spot was very very very small but it was the problem and it only cost like 70 bucks for part. whoa sorry for such large pic lol
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Great news... I removed my board and inspected it, nothing major like what you saw. But i reseated the board, thought what the hell, and pressed the power button. it started right up! Thanks a lot.
post #13909 of 14852
Just wanted to post here to thanks everyone, especially Jarrod on page 439 of this thread. My 4 year old Samsung LED experianced RED LED failure and I was able fix it myself for about 125 dollars.

If you experiance the same issue refer to Jarrod post. I purchase my replacement LED from the same company he did and the shippment was very fast.

Just to add. I also used the following Youtube video for a visual:
youtube.com/watch?v=xHE1knzJSfQ

Again thanks to everyone here.
post #13910 of 14852
I have a steady "Stand by" led, no blinking. Power button (TV and remote) does nothing, no click, doesn't even try, its like its not even plugged in, worked perfectly, then just quit. No swollen caps on either power supply. Any ideas? Main board maybe? Thank you.
post #13911 of 14852
Hi everyone. I'm sorry to make an issue my first post. I'll definitely be contributing here more now that I've found this community. It is difficult to find information in a 450+ thread though.

I have an HTL 5687S and I have had it for about 4 years now. When I turn on the TV now, it makes a very loud screeching beep and if there is audio playing through the speakers, it is followed by random beeps and crackling sound. The beeping/crackling will stop after the TV has been on for a while and then come back after an hour or so for brief periods

I'm wondering what your suggestions are. The video is fine. I'm thinking of looking at a way to disconnect the speakers. I'm also wondering if any of you have ran into this before and perhaps there is a part I can purchase and replace rather than just disconnecting the speakers and using my AV Receiver entirely.
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Originally Posted by JayOui View Post

Hi everyone. I'm sorry to make an issue my first post. I'll definitely be contributing here more now that I've found this community. It is difficult to find information in a 450+ thread though.

I have an HTL 5687S and I have had it for about 4 years now. When I turn on the TV now, it makes a very loud screeching beep and if there is audio playing through the speakers, it is followed by random beeps and crackling sound. The beeping/crackling will stop after the TV has been on for a while and then come back after an hour or so for brief periods

I'm wondering what your suggestions are. The video is fine. I'm thinking of looking at a way to disconnect the speakers. I'm also wondering if any of you have ran into this before and perhaps there is a part I can purchase and replace rather than just disconnecting the speakers and using my AV Receiver entirely.

not sure about your issue technically...although i know that the speakers are generally regarded as crap in this set

i set mine to internal mute and use the receiver exclusively and no problems...

the tv speakers turned on after going into the service menu and resetting everything to default a couple months back and i forgot to turn the internal mute back on...well for about 2 or 3 days I was wondering why my nearly brand new surround sound system sounded so horrible....i finally realized that it was the tv speakers being on and louder than my surround sound

anyway, hopefully turning them off will solve your issue
post #13913 of 14852
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Originally Posted by sneakking View Post

not sure about your issue technically...although i know that the speakers are generally regarded as crap in this set

i set mine to internal mute and use the receiver exclusively and no problems...

the tv speakers turned on after going into the service menu and resetting everything to default a couple months back and i forgot to turn the internal mute back on...well for about 2 or 3 days I was wondering why my nearly brand new surround sound system sounded so horrible....i finally realized that it was the tv speakers being on and louder than my surround sound

anyway, hopefully turning them off will solve your issue

Thanks. I searched around for the Service Menu access code and finally found it. I got lucky and figured that the Speaker EQ on/off was the setting to turn it off internally. This stops the constant crackling/beeping but there is a short 4 second screeching beep when powering on the TV so I guess I have a faulty part. I wish I knew what it was.
post #13914 of 14852
I've had an HL-T5089S since it was released and for the most part, it's been trouble-free until a few days ago. I noticed some occasional and subtle color flickering/shifting over the course of a few days that would only last for a few seconds at a time. The next day after only having the TV on for about 20 minutes, the picture went extremely red and then extremely dark, almost to the point that it looked like the TV had shut off, but I could still a very dark moving image. I waited a few minutes, fired up the TV and it was fine for 15 seconds and then it went dark again. The dark image seems to be lacking in red, but when I initially turn on the TV, I can see some red during the startup cycle.

I opened up the set last night and re-seated a couple of the cables including the DVI cable on the DMD board. For a moment, the picture was brighter than it was when it went dark, but still lacking red. After a minute or so, it went dark again.

I need to make a quick decision on whether to just replace this TV or attempt a fix. The symptoms don't seem exactly like the common red LED failure and I haven't been successful in finding any other info.

Thanks in advance.
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Not to re-hash old news, but I think I have just encountered the "fried" red LED as well. I just got my set (Samsung HLT5087S DLP) back from the shop because the set had sound but no picture. The guy who "fixed" it had it for over a month and said the 2 modules that needed to be replaced were $250 each and back-ordered. So, $600 and 5 weeks later I bring my TV home, turn it on and the screen has NO RED!! He tells me to just wait a few days and see if it changes. Pshhh, what a joke!! Needless to say, I really don't want to take it back to him again, and I think that I'm gonna try to order the BP07-00029A Red LED and repair it myself. With all of the info on here, I'm very confident I can handle this fix. Just hoping that someone will confirm that this would be the best route at this point.

Thanks!!

Shan
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Originally Posted by sjthielbar View Post

Not to re-hash old news, but I think I have just encountered the "fried" red LED as well. I just got my set (Samsung HLT5087S DLP) back from the shop because the set had sound but no picture. The guy who "fixed" it had it for over a month and said the 2 modules that needed to be replaced were $250 each and back-ordered. So, $600 and 5 weeks later I bring my TV home, turn it on and the screen has NO RED!! He tells me to just wait a few days and see if it changes. Pshhh, what a joke!! Needless to say, I really don't want to take it back to him again, and I think that I'm gonna try to order the BP07-00029A Red LED and repair it myself. With all of the info on here, I'm very confident I can handle this fix. Just hoping that someone will confirm that this would be the best route at this point.

Thanks!!

Shan

Tough position....I think I would call it quits on this set. I know it feels like a waste after what you just spent, but another failure is probably around the corner. I have done the red LED replacement and it is not that bad. It is fun to brag about it at work. I would try to see if you could get the repair shop to credit you back the cost of a RED LED online ($100) and try the repair yourself.

Your set is only 50" so you have a lot of choices out there if the repair shop says NO. Pictures get better and better every year on the new sets.

I have just started having dead pixels (stuck mirrors) on my 61". I am about to go through the same struggle as you. Keep us posted on how it turns out.
post #13917 of 14852
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Originally Posted by hurricanebob View Post

OK, my 50/89S had the DMD defect, except mine had black dots(pixels) instead of white. The defect began with a few dots and it escalated to hundreds over a period of a few months. Thanks to this forum, I contacted Samsung Executive Care, and due to the fact that this was a known defect they immediately offered to extend my warranty out 30 days from the time of the phone call despite that my TV was more than three years out of warranty. ... Samsung was professional, timely, and they stepped up to the plate on this and I am frankly amazed. ... I received the TV back yesterday and it is working perfectly. The DMD chip and mainboard were replaced

Bob - Are you saying Samsung replaced the DMD and mainboard as warrantee item? Did you have and out of pocket expense? I came back from vacation and found 20+/- black marks in my picture. They look like tiny diagonal lines.
LL
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Originally Posted by dengland View Post

Bob - Are you saying Samsung replaced the DMD and mainboard as warrantee item? Did you have and out of pocket expense? I came back from vacation and found 20+/- black marks in my picture. They look like tiny diagonal lines.

Yes, Samsung extended my factory warranty out 30 days from the day that I called them. My set set had black pixels, not diagonal lines, but perhaps you have several dead pixels in a diagonal. I called the number for Samsung Executive Care (which I sourced on this forum - I don't have it with me at the moment, I'm at work) and informed them of the problem, which I stated was a known issue with these sets, and told them that I would like them to repair it. Don't bother calling the regular customer service number - you will get nowhere. Samsung basically bent over backwards for me, at no expense to me. I was pretty astonished to say the least.
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Originally Posted by hurricanebob View Post

Yes, Samsung extended my factory warranty out 30 days from the day that I called them. My set set had black pixels, not diagonal lines, but perhaps you have several dead pixels in a diagonal. I called the number for Samsung Executive Care (which I sourced on this forum - I don't have it with me at the moment, I'm at work) and informed them of the problem, which I stated was a known issue with these sets, and told them that I would like them to repair it. Don't bother calling the regular customer service number - you will get nowhere. Samsung basically bent over backwards for me, at no expense to me. I was pretty astonished to say the least.

Thanks Bob. I will be making the call. I now have a "twinkling" pixel in the middle of the set. Oh joy...
post #13920 of 14852
I called Samsung Executive Care today. I had the same sort of experience as Hurricane Bob. They extended my warrantee and set up a service call. We will see how that turns out. Thanks Bob for your earlier posts about Samsung Executive Care.
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