How to Replace the Ballast in a Samsung DLP

By Joseph Eitel

A television's ballast is a device connected to the lamp that provides an electric current, keeping the lamp operational. If you have a new lamp that isn't working properly, then you will more than likely need to replace the ballast. Replacing your television's ballast is less challenging than working with other parts of a Samsung television, and is something that you should be able to do yourself.

Step 1

Remove the back panel of your Samsung DLP television, and then remove the lamp.

Step 2

Carefully unscrew the cover sensor switch, which should be located near the bottom-right side.

Step 3

Remove the two screws holding the lamp connector in place and slide it out.

Step 4

Remove the screws holding the inside unit of the television in place, and very carefully ease the right side out, allowing access to the ballast.

Step 5

Unscrew the circuit board, remove the two cables going to the existing ballast and replace it with the new ballast in the same fashion.

Step 6

Put the inside unit of the television back in place and screw it in.

Step 7

Reattach the cover sensor switch.

Step 8

Reinstall the lamp and screw the back panel of the television back into position.