Hello everyone this is my first post and sorry for it to be one asking for help
My name is Dan and me and the wife plunked down some serious coin for our Mitsubishi WD57831 about a year and a half ago. We initially bought a previous Mitsubishi TV but the fan noise was unbearable so we took it back to the dealer and shelled out a few more bills and god the Diamond line version from 2007.
Within 3 months a lamp went out. Tech came out and replaced the bulb and heat sensors. 6 months later tv goes out again and we get a new bulb. 6 months later TV starts going out again randomly at ever decreasing intervals.
I'm sitting here tonight and it has begun shutting itself off about every half hour. I know we are at the end here.
I called the dealer when it started happening and found that we are out of our warranty but they think something is wrong so we get file a claim with Mitsubishi. The tech calls me a month ago and tells me to get the trouble code when the TV shuts off. I oblige and I get a code "34", which he tells me is either a bulb or the light engine. The dealer calls a couple days later and tells me they are trying to get a new light engine but Mitsubishi isn't making it easy.
I get a call from the dealer a couple weeks ago who tells me that Mitsubishi thinks it's the ballast and they are sending a replacement. I continue to wait for them to send the part while my TV is getting increasingly unreliable (now that's a statement; a TV that was never reliable is now even less so
Basically the point of the story is, does anyone know what the "34" trouble code is? Is it what they told me? Has anyone had any similar problems that they fixed? I did a search but couldn't find anything similar.
We are actually going to buy a new LCD or Plasma tv either way. I don't like unreliable products so I'm going to fix it (hopefully) and then take a huge hit and sell it.
Any advice or insight would be great.