I would guess ether the color wheel or balast.
I am sorry. I am not trying to be evasive. I tried to post a link before and it told me I did not have enough posts...Which sources did you use? Please provide some specific information. If you want help, be specific. Samsung has been notorious for changing production in these sets and there were several lamp/ballast combinations used, some which are not compatible.
Give the entire service model number with all suffixes, the part number for the lamp specifiec on the set, the same for the ballast if it is present, the chassis version number, the part numbers and suppliers that you used, and any other information that you can think of that you used in the process. I will be happy to try to sort out what you have, but I cannot keep probing for information.
I would find out if your ballast has a warranty. I am guessing the new part went bad since your lamp never comes on. It also could be a bad DMD board but I am guessing it's your new part. Like the one time I bought a new fuel pump from the auto parts store and it was a bad part that only lasted a week. Plus I dont think It's a new part you bought since they don't make your model anymore. I am guessing It's a refurbished part. If they only replaced the parts that were bad they may of missed another failing part that tested good.OK, so I tried it out tonight.
I can hear the color wheel start up. I get the tone that indicates the lamp is starting up but the picture never shows up. I can hear the color wheel going and some other tones (hard to explain... computer sounds).
I swaped lamps again and no change. So it currently has the new bulb and the new ballast.
I assume no because no picture shows up and eventually the 3 LEDs blink.Does the lamp actually start up?