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I have searched, but I didn't find anything specific to my problem.


I have a Samsung DLP HLN507W and last night the picture started to display only in Black & White and flickered. After unplugging it and letting it sit the picture stopped flickering, but still only displayed in Black & White. I am not sure if my son caused the problem or not, but it started after he turned off the unit and then immediately turned it back on.


Is this a color wheel issue or a different problem. Additionally, there isn't the humming sound that others describe associated with the color wheel.


Thanks in advance.
 

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I don't think its the color wheel because you're getting a B&W picture. White is created by mixing the primary colors so to get White the clors must be working and hence the color wheel must be working. It could be a bad circuit board or connector. Does the problem occur with all inputs?
 

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You can easily check the color wheel by removing the lamp and shining a flashlight into the opening. If it is intact, you will see it. I very recently had a problem with the three flashing lights and failure to start. The colorwheel had shattered and jammed the motor. Saw this with the above method. Ordered a color wheel Friday, received and installed it yesterday. My TV is a HLN507W1.
 

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B&W usually means colorwheel shattered. Best to disassemble and visually check colorwheel.
 
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