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Finally, after 4 1/2 hours, the TV has finally decided to turn on! Had almost given up but decided to try again and got such a shock when a picture came up, for a while we had the little 34 cm sitting in front of it!

Will be making calls on Monday...

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Please describe the process to change the bulb. Do you just unscrew the two screws holding the cover, remove cover and the bulb drops out? Where did you purchase the bulb?

Also not sure if counter has to go to position of globe 2. If it does, what happens when you get to bulb 10, as only 9 positions in counter?

Trust your new bulb will go the distance.

I posted in this thread ages ago (don't even know why) and still get notified.

Im interested in what it "seems" is the actual bulb life of these units?

(is 8000hrs claimed, but not acheivable?)

OK, just replaced the first bulb myself.

Bulb life: 15 month, 6699 hours.

Replacement cost: $572

Cost of Bulb/Hour: 8.6cents (doesn't sound so bad when I put it this way)

Lets hope the next one makes it past 8000 hours. and the replacement is half the cost.

As stated earlier hold both menu buttons in for 5 sec to bring up service menu, I would play around in there too much. You can reset the counter, I couldn't work out how to make the counter go to globe 2.

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I have the 62" DLP and for the life of me can't see the lamp usage time in the menu option like i used to have on the LCD Rear Pro. I also tried that other menu by holding the menu button down on remote and TV and couldn't see it there either.

Does anyone know where I can find the lamp time on the 62" version?

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OK here's the latest!

Tech has replaced the ballast, which drives the lamp, TV still wouldn't turn on so the next step is to replace the optical engine, which should be early next week. In theory there should be no more probs after this... :blink:

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Please describe the process to change the bulb. Do you just unscrew the two screws holding the cover, remove cover and the bulb drops out? Where did you purchase the bulb?

Also not sure if counter has to go to position of globe 2. If it does, what happens when you get to bulb 10, as only 9 positions in counter?

Trust your new bulb will go the distance.

Front left remove 2 philips screws to cover, unscrew two thumb screws, grab handlel and pull out the metal cage holding the globe. The blub is screwed and held in buy 2 springs to the metal cage. Unscrew the front of the cage to get to the globe.

I couldn't work out how to move the counter to globe 2 so I just reset globe 1.

I went to LG web site and got there list of LG repairers and started ringing around.

The local Perth supplier (BLUETECH CORP) has one aready in the cage so I just exchanged mine.

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Please describe the process to change the bulb. Do you just unscrew the two screws holding the cover, remove cover and the bulb drops out? Where did you purchase the bulb?

Also not sure if counter has to go to position of globe 2. If it does, what happens when you get to bulb 10, as only 9 positions in counter?

Trust your new bulb will go the distance.

Front left remove 2 philips screws to cover, unscrew two thumb screws, grab handlel and pull out the metal cage holding the globe. The blub is screwed and held in buy 2 springs to the metal cage. Unscrew the front of the cage to get to the globe.

Not quite right! The bulb is held in place by three small square plates around the rim. You do not need to touch the springs. The springs hold the rubber\plastic bulb surround onto the face plate of the cage. The 3 screws attach to the bulb surround. You will have to undo the two wire power connections to the old bulb and reconnect to the new one as the molex style power connector in the casing is nigh impossible to remove and the connector that comes with your new bulb will most probably not be the same type. The same bulb is used in different brands of TV.

An IMPORTANT point - as with all halogen bulbs please wear latex gloves when handling the bulb. Do not get oils and grease from your fingers onto any part of the bulb.

Bubbear

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We just got our 62" Lg DLP yesterday. Last night the picture went green. So today I went and got a new component cable and it was working awesome. 20 minutes into watching Resident Evil tonight the Tv switched totally off. Not standby - OFF. Won't go back on? Fuse or just F**KED?

Had it for 1 DAY, what the F*&K is going on?

Had a NEC LT260 DLP projector before this but the house we're in at the moment doesn't have the room shape to use it.

After reading this thread I feel so helpless.

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We just got our 62" Lg DLP yesterday. Last night the picture went green. So today I went and got a new component cable and it was working awesome. 20 minutes into watching Resident Evil tonight the Tv switched totally off. Not standby - OFF. Won't go back on? Fuse or just F**KED?

Had it for 1 DAY, what the F*&K is going on?

Had a NEC LT260 DLP projector before this but the house we're in at the moment doesn't have the room shape to use it.

After reading this thread I feel so helpless.

Call the store you got it from tomorrow and tell them it is dead on arrival. All stores I know of will just swap it with another new one. DO NOT let them tell you to contact LG service..........

Bubbear

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Well it's being replaced tomorrow. Just so you all know it was from the Good Guys in Narre Warren in Melbourne, obviously I think they have great service now. Lucky it hasn't been oo much of a hassle. Also got the 5 year warranty on top of this now.

Will be exciting to see what kind of DLP TV's will be around in 5 years time.

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Had mine for approx 3 months now, really happy so far.

MY DLP

Thought id look.....

Link not working for me. http 404 not found?

That was my link, 1 year & 3 days before you looked. I cant even find that picture any more.

yeh, sorry. Doing few things at once (including the grape variety) :blink: . didn't bother looking at dates. Forget i ever mentioned it.

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OK here's the latest!

Tech has replaced the ballast, which drives the lamp, TV still wouldn't turn on so the next step is to replace the optical engine, which should be early next week. In theory there should be no more probs after this...  :blink:

Just to keep you informed incase you have the same troubles... NOT getting new optical engine, don't need it, apparently the ballast that was put in won't work with this TV which is why it wouldn't come on at all. As we couldn't go without a TV any longer we got a 2ndhand ballast put in until the new one arrived (hasn't yet) but hey it still wouldn't turn on!!! Replaced the 7 week old lamp and IT TURNED ON! All under warranty but I sure hope that these lamps decide to pack up within their 3 month warranty because they are way too expensive to keep replacing!!!

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Hi Emma

How is the TV now?

OK here's the latest!

Tech has replaced the ballast, which drives the lamp, TV still wouldn't turn on so the next step is to replace the optical engine, which should be early next week. In theory there should be no more probs after this...  :blink:

Just to keep you informed incase you have the same troubles... NOT getting new optical engine, don't need it, apparently the ballast that was put in won't work with this TV which is why it wouldn't come on at all. As we couldn't go without a TV any longer we got a 2ndhand ballast put in until the new one arrived (hasn't yet) but hey it still wouldn't turn on!!! Replaced the 7 week old lamp and IT TURNED ON! All under warranty but I sure hope that these lamps decide to pack up within their 3 month warranty because they are way too expensive to keep replacing!!!

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Hi Emma

How is the TV now?

So far so good but its only been a couple of weeks. Haven't got the new ballast put in yet, I think the tech is waiting to see if anything else happens before he comes back to replace the 2ndhand one!!! :blink:

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After a year and two weeks out of warrenty I have just experienced my first problem -

When I try to turn the TV on from standby mode it goes to the amber light for a lengthy period, then flashs then goes back to standby. - The TV will not turn on at all.

Just to check this sounds like a common problem others have had on here - shall I replace the lamp??or is it a power supply problem??

if so where can I get one from in Sydney? Also I noticed someone purchased a replacement lamp for around 500 dollars?? is this the normal going rate?? and where abouts was that purchased from?

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After a year and two weeks out of warrenty I have just experienced my first problem -

When I try to turn the TV on from standby mode it goes to the amber light for a lengthy period, then flashs then goes back to standby. - The TV will not turn on at all.

Just to check this sounds like a common problem others have had on here - shall I replace the lamp??or is it a power supply problem??

if so where can I get one from in Sydney? Also I noticed someone purchased a replacement lamp for around 500 dollars?? is this the normal going rate?? and where abouts was that purchased from?

Pull the lamp and see if it is blow, 2 philips screws, remove plastic cover, 2 thumb screws, pull handle on cradle and look. Cover is bottom right hand side.

If so go to LG site, check out there list of approved warrenty repair agents and start ringing. Many dont stock this item.

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Did you try holding TV menu & Remote menu for approx 5 sec?

Yeah that brought up another menu but none of the options look like anything to do with the bulb. Do you know what menu option is for checking lamp time? I didn't want to go playing around in there incase I screwed it up. :blink:

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Well my set is now 17 months old and it is back in the shop for repairs.

About an inch wide furry edge shadow on the right hand side. The tech was left scratching his head as it wasn't on the mirror or behind the screen.

The rest of the optics is supposed to be sealed. Anyway I will let you know when/if I get it back.

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Well my set is now 17 months old and it is back in the shop for repairs.

About an inch wide furry edge shadow on the right hand side.  The tech was left scratching his head as it wasn't on the mirror or behind the screen.

The rest of the optics is supposed to be sealed. Anyway I will let you know when/if I get it back.

My Set has developed the same problem.

I watch a lot of pillar box stuff which is why I hadn't noticed it, so not sure how long it's been there but the set is only eight months old.

Be curious to know what the fault diagnosis is.

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I think the furry edge is underscan - a fault in the accurate frequency electronics timing and lock.

It maybe failing in the horizontal frequency lock - whilst vertical maybe fine.

So... whatever mode it will show up.

Regards

DA

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I think the furry edge is underscan - a fault in the accurate frequency electronics timing and lock.

It maybe failing in the horizontal frequency lock - whilst vertical maybe fine.

So... whatever mode it will show up.

Regards

DA

What do you mean?

The furry dark border only showed up in wide screen 4:3 was OK.

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Hi CAMS

Exactly!

The furry dark border only showed up in wide screen

4:3 was OK.

I have no doubt you can stretch 4:3 to either 14:9 or 16:9 STRETCH. Try 16:9 stretch for 4:3 material. If it shows up then its definitely UNDERSCANNING - frequency lock failure.

On DVD players some fill zoom for 4:3 as well - try that if that feature to fill the whole screen (16:9) if available.

When speaking of all modes I am referring to S-Video, DVI, VGA composite etc. Not 4:3 material with black pillar boxing.

Regards

DA

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Hi CAMS

Exactly!

The furry dark border only showed up in wide screen

4:3 was OK.

I have no doubt you can stretch 4:3 to either 14:9 or 16:9 STRETCH. Try 16:9 stretch for 4:3 material. If it shows up then its definitely UNDERSCANNING - frequency lock failure.

On DVD players some fill zoom for 4:3 as well - try that if that feature to fill the whole screen (16:9) if available.

When speaking of all modes I am referring to S-Video, DVI, VGA composite etc. Not 4:3 material with black pillar boxing.

Regards

DA

Model Number - Not Sure, It's the original 44" Model not the one on the website currently.

With respect to the above the fuzziness is on the edge of the screen so of course only occurs on 16:9 Material.

Probably not describing it very well, it's not completly black there is still image there but it is duller than the rest of the screen, on my set it is about the thickness of a finger starting in the bottom right hand corner running to to the top of the right hand side, but is much thinner towards the top.

I don't think it's related to overscan, I have been into the TV's Service Mode and used the test pattern function the fuzziness was there on all colours and patterns.

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Ok, mine is a shadow on the right side approx 20mm wide at the top and 40mm at the bottom, the picture can be seen through it.

Then in that shadow approx 1/3 from the top to approx 20mm wide at the bottom is black and furry edge, cant see anything through it.

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Ok, mine is a shadow on the right side approx 20mm wide at the top and 40mm at the bottom, the picture can be seen through it.

Then in that shadow approx 1/3 from the top to approx 20mm wide at the bottom is black and furry edge, cant see anything through it.

Check this thread out guys, it talks about a similar problem.\

http://www.tv-forums.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cg...ch_engine#10399

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It's good to see they've fixed the power supply/bulb problems in the later models NOT.

I own an RT44SZ80RB LCD RP and have been experiencing the exact same bulb indicator flashing red and tv going into stand by. Funnily enough the first time this happened was the day I got the tv back from my local LG repairer. It was in there for 4 large green circles on the display (optics engine replaced - 6 weeks). I was imediatly on the phone to the repairer who said "I'll send our delivery guy to pick it up again in the morning" to which I replied "bugger off" and "did you even test it before returning it to me" . Next phone call was to the retailer (WOW sight & sound) informing them of the whole story and that I wasn't confident in the workmanship of the repairer. I now have the option of a store credit or replacement.

I'm taking the tv back to WOW some time this week, but in the meantime have noticed (wait for it) a series of large red dots the same size as the green ones but in different positions. Jeez if I was to get it replaced should I expect blue dots next time. The display also has random sized and spaced horizontal streaks after turning the set on, these streaks dissapear after a white image is displayed over them. And to top it off (yeah I know im picky) ive counted ~40 dead pixels, which aren't noticeable from the couch but they're there none the less. LG LCD are a class 2 LCD display and are allowed around 50 stuck pixels before they're classed as faulty. Im sure I could find 10 or so more if I could be bothered.

I know this is a little off topic but just getting my warning out there for anyone contemplating swapping their faulty LG DLP for LG LCD. You'll have similar problems. Personally i'm running, not walking from any LG product from now on.

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Ok, mine is a shadow on the right side approx 20mm wide at the top and 40mm at the bottom, the picture can be seen through it.

Then in that shadow approx 1/3 from the top to approx 20mm wide at the bottom is black and furry edge, cant see anything through it.

Check this thread out guys, it talks about a similar problem.\

http://www.tv-forums.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cg...ch_engine#10399

Thanks for the link.

It sounds to me like this light tube coming unglued might be the problem.

Guess I'll have to give the repair man a call. Sigh.

Have to say not real impressed.

My first one had the power supply problem mentioned in the link, stopped working the day I brought it home.

Had that replaced, now this which appears to be a design fault.

My advice to anyone who reads this is to avoid LG sets under all circumstances.

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Mine has been in for repairs for a week now. Rang them todays and they told me they are waiting on a new light tunnel. Hope this one last longer than 17months.

Good thing I took out a 5 year warranty as it sounds like this set wont make it to 3.

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Wots the latest with the TV?

Mine has been in for repairs for a week now. Rang them todays and they told me they are waiting on a new light tunnel. Hope this one last longer than 17months.

Good thing I took out a 5 year warranty as it sounds like this set wont make it to 3.

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Wots the latest with the TV?

11 days at the repair shop, still waiting on a light tunnel to turn up.

Mine was taken away yesterday - Told it would be at least a week but expecting more.

I wasn't home and the guy wasn't even sure what the problem is!

Back to a 16 year old Sony Trinitron. Still going strong after all these years. They don't make 'em like they used to.

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The saga continues:

Get a call today, light tube replaced but globe now needs replacing!

I inform them that the globe was replace 10 weeks ago (another supplier $572) and is still within its 90day warrantee.

I was told to deal with them, rang them, they didn’t believe a globe would go that quick and would come and look at it when the set was returned to me (free of charge, must of noticed I was not happy).

Get another phone call from the repairer that said LG have agreed to replace the globe, now waiting on new globe. So in a space of 10 weeks it has done 2 globes and a light tube. Though I am suspicious that a globe that was working with no signs of trouble (not hard to turn on) blows while in for repairs.

Must note all this down because if the next globe blows in a few months then I would think that there is a problem with the set and should be covered under warrenty.

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