Originally Posted by BradP
Here's what happened with my flickering 73738. I do want to mention that the problem was totally random, and you could never predict when it would happen, usually just in the middle of a movie or a tv watching evening. It never seemed to do it when the tech was out.
Tech first replaced the light engine, and it didn't make a difference.
He then came back and replaced the ballast, again no difference.
Finally, he replaced the bulb, and ever since he did, not a single flicker.
He said this was the order Mitsubishi wanted him to do it in. I suggested the bulb first. My TV was less than a year old and I didn't look at the bulb hours but the TV was only used lightly, a few nights a week and occasionally on weekends, so it was nowhere near the end of bulb life. The flicker had happened pretty much since I had the set and eventually I just got sick of it and called the tech.
Hey i had the same problem with the flickering like a strobe light for a few seconds
Mitsubishi changed everything, the main board,light engine ,then the ballast , finally last the bulb was changed
The bulb seemed to fix the problem
Now 2 months later my screen went dark & the picture got very dimmed ,like somebody hit a switch then turn it back up
But now the picture is not as bright and the strobe flickering is back
My one year warranty expired with Mitsubishi
But i still have a 2 year extended warranty with dell
So im going to have to go thru this all over again & dell warranty doesnt cover lamps
I think the problem is something else cause like i said the lamp is 2 months old & the last lamp was only 7 months old
The dell tech people are coming over on monday and the flickering happens randomly so he wont see it
What else can they change on the tv to try and fix it ?
Cause buying a $100 lamp every few months is not going to work