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WL-82913 Lamp fails and TV turns off every hour or so

Every hour or so the lamp fails and the TV turns off. The only way I can turn the TV back on is to unplug it, wait a couple of minutes and plug it back in. I have replaced the lamp and even with the new lamp this still happens. Please help.

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  • Vegas mom Apr 10, 2008

    Replaced 2 different lamps, but red light still comes on, and tv goes out. The tv will work for a little while, but constantly goes out!!! Do you have any ideas why this would be. $400.00 is too much to pay to keep replacing the lamp, its gotta be something else? HELP!!!!????



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We have the same problem. A 14,000 dollar TV that you cant even get a lamp for. I 'm thinking of a class action lawsuit. This is ********!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please respond if your interested

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  • jeff1949 Nov 02, 2010

    I have the same problem, CAN NOT FIND NEW LAMP. 5yr old $15,000 TV

  • kevin1972 Nov 07, 2010

    Same here, no bulb to be found. insane that mitsubishi chose to abandon their high end customers. personally I am done with misubishi after this big screw

  • cptnler Nov 20, 2010

    Same here. I am going to email them and see iff they can possibly credit towards a new tv. Keep u guys posted.

  • michael vanier Dec 04, 2010 $169.00 plus s h

  • vegas82913 Dec 26, 2010

    Lamps are easy to find. The shut down is a heat protection circuit. I have had it and mitsubishi issued a tech-notice to repair shops. Basically a faulty heat sensor is shutting down your tv, which is related to the tech notice...


    You have clogged the rear air inlets with dust, or some of the internal fan ports with dusts. The rear dust screen is on the left side in the rear. I bet the mesh filter is completely full of dust.

    There are TWO major things this TV needs periodically.
    1) 4 Capacitors replaced on the DM Module. (16V 1000mfd 105C) - This is the cause of nearly all permanently flashing green light issues, even when reset.
    2) The heat sensor or heat sensor circuit needs to be adjusted or replaced.

    AT 5 YEARS AND MULTIPLE BULBS - I imagine that the BALLAST (SUB-POWER ASSEMBLY) needs maintenance too. This is the part that transforms and gives power to the lamp. It is normal for Capacitors to go bad over time. The ballast will most likely slowly burn down the main CAP slightly dimming the bulb, until it can no longer fire the bulb up all the way. I am dealing with this right now. I replaced the 4 CAPS I mentioned above to cure the blinking green light issue, only to get back up and ... ALMOST running. The ballast is no longer able to ignite the bulb completely, and the TV shuts down about 10 seconds into the viewable image stage. Unplug - reset - repeat.

    ALSO - If your lamp is new-ish, and this TV shuts off, your lamp is not the problem. Mitsubishi has also EOL'd this TV and also changed its status to unsupported it. This means they will no longer sell, support, or manufacture for the platform. If your problems stay within basic electronics, like listed above, you should get 50,000 hours out of the LcOS system, if not more like 100K. I have not heard a story of blown out LcOS features yet.

  • Joe Liu May 09, 2011

    I will join in your class action lawsuit! This is BS! I've only had my Tv for about five years and it has been nothing but trouble. Not only that, it is a Mitsubishi AND it was not a cheap TV! I am so pissed. Plus, I have this huge piece of $hit that I can not get out of the house unless I get a moving company to move it to the dump! I should have them move it to the Mitsubishi head quarters and dump it at there front entrance and block it!

  • Joe Liu May 09, 2011

    I will join in your class action lawsuit! This is BS! I've only had my Tv for about five years and it has been nothing but trouble. Not only that, it is a Mitsubishi AND it was not a cheap TV! I am so pissed. Plus, I have this huge piece of $hit that I can not get out of the house unless I get a moving company to move it to the dump! I should have them move it to the Mitsubishi head quarters and dump it at there front entrance and block it!

  • wheelchair66 Jul 26, 2011

    There are no bulbs to be found, Bulbs to go and a lot of other lamp sellers are going by a incorrect application guide. Uur TVs requite a 200 watt bulb and the lamp that bulbs to go sells is not 200 watts. The bulbs are over an inch too small in sixe as well,


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I had the same problem, my tv is mounted in the wall, i mounted a large thermostat fan in the wall to help ventl ,and the issue went away.( the issue seemed to be a over heating issue adn the tv would come back on after it cooled down) however now after a power faliure last week I cannot get the unit to turn back on , the timer light keeps blinking and will not reset

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