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Mitsubishi WD-52631 HD TV lamp problems

I have had to replace the lamp twice since July of last year. Is this an indicator of bigger problems with the TV?

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  • iwoodford Jul 03, 2008

    I have had the Tv for about 1.5 yrs . I have replaced the bulb twice 1 at the 364 day and now the next about 6mnth later
    Please help got any answers

  • 0bsurf Jul 13, 2008

    I had to replace lamp after 5 months, lamp replacement was covered under warranty. Lasted 1 year, replaced lamp only (not housing) from dealer on EBay for $99 + shipping. Lasted 2 months, I assume the lamp is the problem, no picture, yellow flashing light. I have sound because it goes thru Home Theatre. Before installing home theatre, had no picture, no sound when bulb needed replacement.



    This is expensive maintenance that makes me sorry I bought this TV. They say lamp should last 1-2 years, not inconsistent lamp life I've experienced 2 mos., 5 mos & 1 year. What a racket! I'll never recommend this product.

  • ramess Sep 16, 2008

    The dust was the problem for my WD52631. If you vacuum off the vents on the back of the TV regularly the bulbs will last a lot longer.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    Yes we have the same problem with our Mitsubishi WD-52631 lamp and the over heating yellow light too. We didn't think of checking with ebay for a replacement lamp, so thank you to the person who shared that. I just wish we had know these problems before we bought this piece of garbage. We thought Mitsubishi was a good company but we will never recomend them to anyone. The should recall all of them if they were an honorable company, I guess that is wishful thinking.

  • ramess Dec 04, 2008

    I have found that if you vacuum around the vents where you put in the lamp on a regular basis that the dust does not build up to cause the problems. My current lamp is now 9 months old with no problems.

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So far I have had no good luck with Mitsubishi. I have had them send me two bulbs and had the tv repaired in the two years I have owned it. My last tv lasted 14 years with NO issue and didn't cost me $1400!! I have been told there is an air flow problem and power supply problems which both lead to low lamp life. I think that if Mitsubishi wants to avoid a class action lawsuit they need to start giving away free lamps for this model. Also, this is not localized to just the 52" tvs. My wifes ex has the 62" and it has the same issues.

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After contacting mitsubishi again i have found out the problem they say is a design fla the filter on the back the mesh gets filled with dust and then over heats .
Its funny that soon as I told Mits about what tv I had and how long i had the 2nd bulb they told me we will have on out to you as soon as 2-3 days?????
I do have a service guy looking into a new balace,, thats his thought. All I know is Mits has been put on my sh*t list of tv not to buy

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I have had my 52631 for 3.5+ years and I am on my second lamp and 1st fan. I put a small fan that runs 24 hours per day behind the TV and replaced the original bulb on 6/20/08 and it is still working. This TV runs at least 6 to 8 hours a day average sometimes 12 to 15 hours on weekends.

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  • texasmom9599 Jul 20, 2011

    I have the same tv. The lamp just went out for the 4th time in 4 years. Any suggestions? Am I doing something wrong?

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Hi,

I have a very little knowledge about your problem.It would be better if you can consult another expert.

if you need any other help let me know..

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