Question about Mitsubishi WD-65732 65" Projection HDTV

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Mitsubishi dlp dark in the courner

I just replaced the lamp and about a day later it became dark from the top middle to the right and also on the left top to the middle of the left side. It makes a perfect square were it is bright and color. I have picture but can't post it on here. If any one can point me in right direction.

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  • eugene mathis Dec 07, 2012

    the white spot in middle is of flash. i have pulled lamp out and cleaned it with air and soft rag. i also pulled back panel off and pulled out housing and used air on it all to clean. have checked mirror no cracks or blimish.

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    SD Tech Dec 07, 2012

    Its a great picture! two places to look---something is partly blocking the light, in the set is what I mean. Either at the lamp housing or in front of it, could also be where the optical lens comes up near the middle of the set inside, if you did not remove anything on the rear, get that lamp out and look first where it faces---something (it looks like) square is down a bit and blocking the light itself---imagine something being held up with a light behind it partly blocking the light, almost like someone removed the front screen but since you did not it is likely right at the lamp, if nothing there I will step you thru the simple process to remove the entire screen so you can look at the optical lens and inside the screen.I think we are going to find this one!

  • eugene mathis Dec 07, 2012

    ok i pulled oout the lamp housing and its clean i removed the square glass right in front of the lamp and cleaned and checked it and tryed with out it and still got same pic. put it back in and still same picture. its not in the screen i can see it on the projecter (the black places.

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    SD Tech Dec 07, 2012

    this is a typical Mitsubishi engine

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    SD Tech Dec 07, 2012

    Note the round lens to the left--that is the optical unit that points up to the mirror and then is reflected onto the screen.. That lens unit is at the front and slides thru an opening --some have either a foam ridge around that or A PLATIC FLEXIBLE SHIELD ABOVE IT THAT COMES DOWN AND IS OFTEN TAPED INISIDE OR OUTSIDE THE CABINET WHERE THE MIRROR IS, THE TAPE IF THERE MAY HAVE COME LOOSE AND LET IT MOVE A TINY BIT. I will not have to drop or be out of position very much as anything between the lens and the mirror will be amplified and projected onto the screen, I have seen this before ---less than a quarter inch off and you will see it on the screen. The flexable one they use can get out of position as the engine is slide forward into place or if taped the tape can come off. It is possible you MAY be able to see from the rear of the set with cover off or you may have to remove the front screen unit---

  • eugene mathis Dec 07, 2012

    i pulled the engine out and tested it out side of the tv and the dark edges are still there so its between the color wheel and the projection unit.



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To begin with remove lamp and make sure nothing happened there as if the light is partly obstructed it could cause this

You can post a photo here or contact and email them the photo to forward to me.


I worked on a lot of these sets when they were new but do not think I have seen or heard of a issue quite like this---too odd it happened shortly after a lamp was replaced.

By the way I am sure you know or knew not to touch the face of the lamp with your fingers.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012


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