Now that I am back home and looking at everything there are a few more things that I notive. First of all I am not getting that Samsung startup sound when turning on the power. Also I don't hear the color wheel turning on. Does the lamp require the color wheel be working before it will turn on? And last thing I see but I am not quite sure if it is right or wrong, but when I look at the old color wheel on the copper strip coming off the wheel that slides into the slot.... I see on the old one that there is an exposed metal area on the end of that strip that I assume is where the slot and the color wheel make their connection. Well on the new wheel the copper strip just runs up and there is no exposed metal end on it like that old wheel. Would that also prevent the lamp from even lighting?
Just to finsih clearing everything up this is a HLP6163WX/XAA
Once again thank for any help on this topic!!!
I just replaced my lamp on my DLP and about 2 weeks later my color wheel goes out. I replaced the wheel last night and now when I start up my TV I can hear sound, but the lamp indicator just blinks and it never comes on. I know the lamp is not bad it maybe has 10 hours on it since being replaced. I get a blinking lamp light at first and after the TV tries to light the lamp through its 3 cycles the indicator lights then make that "mad face" where all three are lit.
Any help would be much appreciated.