Question about Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television

Open Question

Mitsubishi WD-57732 Two possible lamp failures in 3 days

This TV is 18 months old (built Dec 2006). Used an average of 4-6 hours a day (typically on BRIGHT mode). Which would mean about 2200-3500 hours on the bulb, which is a little on the low side but not unheard of from what I have read. Until about a month ago it worked flawlessly. Then it started with the message that it was over heating and would shut down and to check the airflow. It did this like three times that I am aware of over about a 2 week period. Normally waiting a minute or two and turning it back on would solve the problem. Then last weekend it just turned itself off and the red lamp indicator came on. Turning it back on resulted on sound for a minute or two and then it would power down with the red light. I purchased a new Osram P-PIV132-150/1.0E22h bulb (the original bulb was marked P-PIV132-150/1.0 ASP) and carefully installed it wearing gloves so as not to touch the bulb directly. I also confirmed that the vents were not clogged or blocked. It fired right up with a beautifully bright picture (forgot how nice it looked when brand new). Three days later it again went dark and soon shut itself off and the red indicator is back on. I have tried resetting it and unpluging it and letting it cool for an hour with no success, all I get is sound for a minute or two before it shuts itself off.
I removed the lower back panel and taped down the interlock switch. I verified that all three fans are running. I also notice a brief "ticking/arcing sound" coming from the ballast. This happens three times when it attempts to start up and after the third time the TV shuts itself down. Is this noise normal or does it indicate a bad ballast? I pulled the lamp assembly out and the bulb has developed a white frosting about 1/4-1/3 of an inch across on the front of the bulb directly above the center element. Again is this normal or does it indicate a problem? The old bulb also had a smoky white appearance but it was more diffused over the entire surface. I tried reading the error code(s) using the INPUT and MENU bottons and it does flash something but I'm having trouble reading the code. I also contacted the Mitsubishi customer support line about this. I asked about an updated code list and was told they don't have one or that it is only for service personnel. I asked to talk to a actual technician and they hung up on me. Finally this TV has not had the lamp thermistor replaced or modified.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Steve Estrin Dec 22, 2008

    I now notice that the red lamp failure indicator is not coming on after it tries to satrt up and turns itself off.

  • Steve Estrin Dec 22, 2008

    Finally able to read error code and it is "66" which means no lamp connected. Right? It does this with both the old lamp and "new" lamp plugged in.

  • mdelagarza79 Jan 10, 2009

    i have the same problem. I purchased in January 2007. The lamp lasted till June 2008 and then just went out again today. The same thing happens when I turn on the tv. the sound comes on but no picture. There are several ticks that I hear and then it turns off and the red indicator lamp comes on. Dont know what to do. The mits lamps are too expensive and I am not sure if other (ebay) will work. But this is ridiculous if I have to replace this lamp every 6 mos to 1 year.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    purchased mine nov 2007, so far have replaced the lamp 3x, had service out 4x to work on the overheating shutdown problem, and now the tv just shuts off after being on for an hour or so. Endless problems with this lemon, I wish I had chosen any other brand



2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I have a Mitsubishi WD-57731 DLP TV. The TV

My mitsu wd-y577 television has little white dots all across the screen and it gets worst everyday the dots cover 40% of the tv help

Posted on Dec 07, 2010


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My replacement bulbs keep burning out within 30 days. I took a closer look and there is a small square piece of glass that sits next to the lamp housing. It looks as if the light from the lamp goes through...

Something is definitely wrong if you are consistently only getting a month out of a bulb.

Either something is overdriveing the power to the bulb (unlikely) or there is a vibration or something is intruding on the bulb itself.

Good luck and let us know what you find on this.

Jan 08, 2015 | Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television

1 Answer

What is causing the lamp to keep going out on an 82" 837 Mitsubishi TV?

If a OEM Mitsubishi lamp was used you likely have a problem with the Ballast that drives or powers the lamp---the two pin socket for the lamp goes directly to the Ballast.

May 30, 2012 | Mitsubishi WD-82837 82 in. HDTV DLP TV

1 Answer

WD57732 purchased 12/06 and has worked fine. Turned off at 11 pm last night. No indication of trouble. Tried to turn on this morning and nothing. Did TV Reset, green light flashed for a minute like it...

Now,tv on?.Tv "LAMP" LED light indication flashes or stay on?How long the Lamp been inside this tv,been inside like 1 1/2 or 2 years and tv been on each day like 4 or 5 hours a day in used.The lamp life are over.Should replace another lamp.

Dec 10, 2010 | Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television

1 Answer

I have a mitsubishi the model number is wd-82837 it keep shut down after blue screen show

Ur tv"LAMP"LED light indication flashes or stay on?Ur tv projection lamp been inside this tv like a 1 1/2 or 2 years and tv been on an in used like 4 or 5 hours every day.Yes to all of this,than the tv projection lamp is the causes and it life are ending.The tv projection lamp require replacing.

Dec 09, 2010 | Mitsubishi WD-82837 82 in. HDTV DLP TV

1 Answer

I have a Mitsubishi WD-57734 and the picture when out on it. It's 3 years old and seems logical that the bulb burnt out. We still here the sound. I started looking at replacement bulbs and found other...

U used this tv 3 years?The tv been on and watches like 4 or 5 hours every day?Yes,than the tv projection lamp life is over.Require a new tv projection lamp.U also hear alot of cliking sounds,when tv first turn on?Yes,than the Ballast board is also dead.The Ballast board job is to help to ignite the tv projection lamp.

Nov 16, 2010 | Mitsubishi WD-57734 57" HDTV

2 Answers

Has Sound but no Picture and shuts down

I have the same tv and the same problem happened to me (Actualy twice). It turned out to be the color wheel motor. thats what the clicking noise is.

May 15, 2009 | Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television

1 Answer

Dead lamp!!!

is it tha lamp cracked? are you using original lamp from mits? i founded people using aftermarket lamps with other specks this lamp is 150 watts ,this info its going to help.
if components on the Power board K9A20 and/or K9A21 are shorted. Also, R9A02 may be open. Possible side effects are a deformed lamp exhaust duct and damaged lamp. Replace PWB-POWER part # 934C228003 and if necessary, Lamp part # 915P049010, Lamp Exhaust Duct part # 642B155010, and/or Lamp Exhaust Duct Cover part # 642B156010 let me know if you need anything else

Jul 04, 2008 | Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television

3 Answers

WD-52525 Lamp failed 2x in 4 it the Lamp?

do you get an error code? hold the MENU and DEVICE buttons when turning on the TV and get error code

Oct 20, 2007 | Mitsubishi WD-52525 52" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Mitsubishi WD-57732 Projection Television Logo

284 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Televison & Video Experts

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1229 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75767 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2336 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides