Tip & How-To about Mitsubishi WD-65733 65" HDTV

Mitsubishi wd65733 lamp problems

If you have replaced the lamp using the old cartridge that houses the lamp this is a little secret if you are still having issues with the tv not working.

For some strange reason the cartridge might not seat properly and the screws that hold the cartridge in the tv might not grab. If the picture is abit dim this is for you to.

Try this: Where the screw go throught the cartridge and screw into the t.v. is there the problem lies. It kinda loos like two ears top and bottom of left side of cartridge. the thickness of the ears where the screw goes through is now too thick to allow the screws to grab! You need to grind the tabs down so that the screws can reach further and male it to the prethreaded holes in the tv. This will also allow the housing to seat further down eliminating the dimness problem. This also will fix the prolem of te tv only sparking the ballast and not firing up the lamp. Give it a try. Be cautious on how much u grind. Go slowly and take your time! Clean that color wheel also!

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How do I change the lamp.


1. Turn TV power off and allow the lamp to cool at least one hour before proceeding.
2. After the lamp has cooled, remove the plastic air exhaust grille/cover by removing two screws with a #2 (large) Phillips screwdriver. See figure 1.
3. With a large flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the three shiny screws securing the lamp cartridge until they disengage from the mating threads. These are captive screws and cannot be separated from the lamp cartridge.
4. Fully open up the bag supplied with the replacement lamp and set the opened bag aside.
5. Grasp the wire handle of the lamp cartridge and pull the old cartridge straight out towards you. See figures 2 and 3. Note the orientation of the cartridge.
CAUTION: Do not tilt or rotate the cartridge, as small glass fragments may fall out.
6. Without tilting or putting down the lamp cartridge, insert it into the opened bag. Close the bag while being careful that no glass particles fall out.
7. Do not touch the glass parts of the new lamp cartridge. Insert the new cartridge into the TV in the same orientation as the old cartridge. Push on the cartridge housing until it is fully seated.
8. With either your fingers or the screwdriver, gently tighten the three screws. If using a screwdriver, use only two fingers for final tightening. AVOID OVERTIGHTENING!
9. Replace the plastic grille/cover and retaining screws.
10. WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY, AS THIS LAMP CONTAINS MERCURY.
11. Contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.com for lamp-disposal or recycling instructions. Do not dispose of the old lamp with common trash.
12. Reset the Lamp Reminder from the TV Setup menu as follows:
a. Press TV MENU to open the Setup menu.
b. Move the highlight to Lamp Reminder.
c. Press ENTER twice.

Sep 15, 2011 | Mitsubishi WD-73827 73" HDTV DLP TV

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Hello I just heard a popping sound and my screen went blank. I tried to turn it back on but all I got was sound and no picture. And the red status light is on.


When the red status light is on, usually the lamp needs to be replaced. Make sure to order the correct lamp type for your TV - order Lamp Part Number 915B403001 from http://www.mitsuparts.com/ or (800) 553-7278. If the lamp is still under warranty, the replacement will be provided and the original must be returned to confirm the failure was a faulty lamp. The pop may have been the lamp failing.

With the TV off (and off for at least 1 hour to cool down) remove the cover from the lamp compartment from the back of the TV. It is on the lower right of the back of the TV and held by a single #2 Philips screw. Loosen the two screws that hold the lamp cartridge in place. Carefully remove the new lamp cartridge from the bag (use a glove to avoid getting oils from your skin on the lamp) and set aside the bag. Pull the old lamp cartridge straight out by the handle and place in the bag that held the new lamp. Do not twist or rotate the cartridge; glass pieces may fall out of the unit. Close the bag.

Insert the new cartridge carefully (again avoid touching the glass of the lamp with your bare hands). Match the orientation of the old lamp cartridge and push on the housing until it is fully seated. Tighten the two screws holding the cartridge. Then replace the cover and tighten that screw. Do not overtighten the screws.

The other possibility is a failed capacitor (or set of capacitors) in the mirror assembly that focuses the lamp light onto the screen of the TV. However, the totally black screen makes this less likely.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Dec 22, 2010 | Mitsubishi WD65737 65" DLP TV

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I don't have an owner's manual for my wd 60735, but I need to change the bulb. whatt are the steps I should follow?


Removing the Old Lamp Cartridge
Turn off TV power a 1. nd allow the lamp to cool for at
least one hour before proceeding.
2. After the lamp has cooled, remove the cover of the
lamp compartment, located on the back of the TV.
Refer to figures 1 and 2. Use a #2 (large) Phillips
screwdriver to loosen the screw securing the cover.
Keep the screw and cover for re-installation
3. With a large Phillips screwdriver, loosen the two
shiny screws securing the lamp cartridge until they
disengage from the mating threads. These are
captive screws and cannot be separated from the
lamp cartridge.
4. Fully open the bag supplied with the replacement
lamp and set the opened bag aside.
5. Gently grasp the handle of the lamp cartridge and
pull the old cartridge straight out. See figure 3.
CAUTION: Do not tilt or rotate the cartridge, as
small glass fragments may fall out.
6. Without tilting or putting down the lamp cartridge,
insert it into the opened bag. Close the bag while
being careful not to let any glass particles fall out.
Installing the New Lamp Cartridge
1.
Do not touch the glass parts of the new lamp cartridge.
Insert the new cartridge into the TV in the
same orientation as the old cartridge. Push on the
cartridge housing until it is fully seated.
2. With either your fingers or the screwdriver, gently
tighten the two shiny screws. If using a screwdriver,
AVOID OVERTIGHTENING!
3. Replace the plastic cover and retaining screws.
4. WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY, AS THIS
LAMP CONTAINS MERCURY.

Nov 11, 2009 | Mitsubishi WD-60735 Projection Television

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Red light blinking 3 times on Sony xl2400 lamp replacement


I solved this problem myself. You have to continue working with the housing until the connections meet just perfect. It was extremely frustrating but in the end I got it to work.

Aug 28, 2009 | Sony (XL-2400) Projector Lamp for...

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Lamp failure indicator


I had the same issue when replacing my lamp for the first time. I replace just the bulb with the Phillips replacement bulb. After installing the power down issue started and it would take up to 7 attempts before the TV would stay on with a picture.

Since I never had this problem until i replaced the bulb i decided to send the new bulb back and replace it with a difference one. In my opinion replacement parts are never made to the same standard as original OEM parts. This TV is definitely very temperamental in regard to the bulbs.

When the second replacement bulb arrived I decided to not only replace the bulb I also cleaned the connector plug in the cartridge with a QTip and alcohol. I did the same for the plug receptor in the TV.

When I replaced the bulb i insured the the top of bulb lettering was facing the handle of the cartridge so when you put the cartridge back in the TV the top of the bulb would be facing you.

I also cleaned the entire inside of the TV where the cartridge is inserted including the screws.

Once I did all this the TV turned on the first time and has been working fine for three days now.

I do believe the replacement bulb position is very important as to how it heats up and determines when it needs to cool.

I hope this helps others with the same success i had because I really do not want to replace this TV and start replacing all the parts others have done with little to no success for this issue.

Jul 11, 2008 | Mitsubishi WD62527 62 in. LCD HDTV

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