Question about Samsung HLN617W 61" Rear Projection HDTV

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Black and white picture only

Have a samsung 50" projection tv-works normal except piture in black and white only- all lights on front off- bulb replaced 1 year ago-heard color wheels shatter- if color wheel broken will it only have black and white? or do you have a solution?

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  • Kajj96 Apr 29, 2009

    My HLN617 display just turns B&W. When power on, all 3 lights look normal. After 15 seconds, there is a humming noise. Is this the color wheel damaged, or the digital control board? Thanks.
    KT


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    We moved TV from one room to another now do not get a color picture.

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The color wheel is not the problem. If the spinning color wheel is impaired in its RPMs it will cause picture distortion, not black and white picture. If the color wheel looses any of its color fins, like if it is broken, there will be a loud vibrating noise inside the tv which you did not mention. Also if the color wheel is broken and doesn't spin, the tv will not start up.

The likely problem is on the digital control board or the power supply and should be referred to a local repair shop for repair.

There is an outside chance that you will receive color if you experiment with using all of the different input ports to see if you can find one that will bring back color.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • fa93 Mar 13, 2011

    My HLN617W had catastrophic color wheel failure with most of the wheel gone. It was not making a loud noise but was only BW including menu's. Color wheel replacement fixed the problem.

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