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Repair lighting engine


I got same problem, I follow you what you did. Could you tell me how much you pay for labor for reference?

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  • gorii Jun 11, 2008

    I got same kind problem about a year ago. it grow gradually big. I almost give up and I was thinking to buy new one before I read your post. I follow you, I will try to get new light engine.
    I want reference about repair, how much did you pay for labor?

  • lassc Jun 30, 2008


    I have the same problem. The blue spot is at the upper left corner of the screen. It has just recently appeared. we recently replaced the bulb with a Hitachi OEM bulb after approximately 9000 hours. The TV is 3.5 years old and has been perfect until now.

    Are there any solutions?

  • bobbilinley Jul 10, 2008

    I have a 5 yo hitachi. Is that to old to get a new engine light from them?

  • bobbilinley Jul 10, 2008

    My hitachi is 5 years old. Will they replace the lighting engine?


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Good Day, And join the club of bad light engines from HIT,

One the best ways to contact HIT is via the internet; hitachi corp. The light engine is very common problem for this product. Don't ask them to send part to you, work through a local Authorized Service Dealer. Ask them for a concession on the part. They only give concessions 50% of the time. My customers get the part about 98% of the time.(tech at house with estimate).
Good Luck, big IRISH.

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