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no red color on sony grand wega KF50we610

by ShauneWilliams / May 27, 2013 9:33 AM PDT

I had to change the "lamp" on this tv, and now I don't get any red color. I tried to adjust for it, and no luck. I tried a "hard reset", turning it off by holding the power button for more than 40 seconds, then leaving it off for two hours, no luck. I read something about a "color wheel"? Is this likely a problem, and is it something a reasonably handy with tools kinda guy can fix?
someone else mentions a "DMD chip". I tried looking thru the postings here, but didn't see any mention of either, and I don't see a usable search area here.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2013 11:44 AM PDT
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no red color, DUHHHH!!!
by ShauneWilliams / May 28, 2013 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Sadly

Ok, I shoulda known, ALWAYS, ALWAYS go back to the basics.
We had disconnected the cables from the TV to do the work changing the projection lamp, not the cable box, so we just missed the da#%^^ed cables under there. Turns out that was the problem and we didn't peek under there.
Both my son and I know better than this, but somehow,,,,,,,,,,,
Anyway, it's all good now except both of us feeling like fools.

Thanks lots for the help and I won't blame you a bit for having a laff at our expense!!

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Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 6:41 AM PDT

I pondered your question for more than a minute to mull over what it could be beyond the DMD, wheel and more. Just last week I was over at a relative's home and was amazed to see their decade old HD setup with a 304 pound 40 inch HD CRT Sony. It was full HD but over component so this is why I thought about this.


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304 pounds? WOW
by ShauneWilliams / May 28, 2013 9:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Good to read.

I too have one of the old heavy sets, with the HD setup, but it's only about 140 pounds. All the weights in the front 5 or 6 inches, making it a real bear to move around, like for example we just brought it back from my son's college campus dorm. Whew what a load.

On another note, the LCD projection TV I put the new lamp in seems to be taking a lot longer to "warm up?" than it did before I changed the bulb. Is this indicative of a problem, and would it be due to the bulb, or some other reason? It's almost a full minute before the picture becomes viewable. It used to be like 15-25 seconds tops.

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I can only guess at that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 9:13 AM PDT
In reply to: 304 pounds? WOW

In early projectors they used to burn 30 to 100 Watts to achieve a near instant on. Later with folk noticing the standby energy use they offered an option and later defaulted to longer start times. I can't guess if some setting was changed on the set.

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PS. 304 pound model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 9:15 AM PDT

Just got word that they found a store to sell them the new LED/LCD flat panel and removal of the old set is included. I can't wait to hear if they sent out only 2 persons to do this.

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setting changes
by ShauneWilliams / May 28, 2013 8:42 PM PDT

As my son and I were the ones changing the lamp, I doubt the settings changed unless there's an auto change feature built in, or some such option. I did read something about changing or resetting lamp timers, but don't know that one.

As to the 304 lb. model swap, maybe it's 2 people AND A FORKLIFT! Silly

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