Almost burned the damned house down!!
My bulb went out about 3 days ago, so I put in this extra ive been having for a while. The light refused to power on for a good 10 minutes as it went through the cycles, finally I heard a "static" sound and it powered on. I thought nothing of it.
TV worked fine for the past few days, light was bright.
I started to smell a weird smell in the house and thought it was just the GF's cooking(no joke, lol), but then we both started to notice that the smell only happen when we turned the TV on. Strange..... About 1 hour ago, Im in another room and hear a buzzing sound, the sound similar to what you would hear if you say stopped a fan from rotating with your hand. Thought it was just the show on the tv, but as I listened to the tv I heard the sound was solid even through the commercials. I walked into the living room and approached the tv and it got louder. DEFINITELY smelt something burning now. Unplugged the tv(which was still playing perfectly by the way) and decided to check the bulb. The thing would not budge. I couldn't remove it. Triple checked that the screws were out, tried and tried...nothing. Went to the shed and got a pair of pliers and grabbed it and started to forcefully pull and wiggle the light housing. Finally it came loose...along with the burnt plug attached to it.
Anyone have a clue on what happened here? Is it possible that the new bulb had the 2 wires crossed in the housing(its a refurb). I still cant even get the burnt plug off.....
Also, can I buy just this plug since I will now obviously need a new one?
broke the housing trying to get the plug off. That thing is welded on.
Can anyone confirm for me where the 2 wires are connected?(if you have an old or new bulb laying around). From this view, the wire on the right side of the plug is connected to the back of the bulb, and the left wire to the side of the bulb.Edited by ScrewDrvr - 3/22/13 at 5:46pm