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post #11521 of 11530 Old 03-14-2019, 04:57 AM
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From my experience, the dots are only going to get worse. This started on my TV 3 years back and I went through the normal process of paying $200 and they sent out a tech to replace the chip. As I recall, I found the chip on Shop Jimmy for around $200 and there were videos on installation. The installation looked a little technical, but felt if I was careful I would be able to do it.


However, as it was (roughly) the same cost to have the tech come out and do the work, I opted for that.


The TV has been working fine since then, but it is getting pretty old now. It won't run forever so you have to decide for yourself if it is still worth the cost of repair (assuming you can still get a replacement DMD chip).
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From my experience, the dots are only going to get worse. This started on my TV 3 years back and I went through the normal process of paying $200 and they sent out a tech to replace the chip. As I recall, I found the chip on Shop Jimmy for around $200 and there were videos on installation. The installation looked a little technical, but felt if I was careful I would be able to do it.


However, as it was (roughly) the same cost to have the tech come out and do the work, I opted for that.


The TV has been working fine since then, but it is getting pretty old now. It won't run forever so you have to decide for yourself if it is still worth the cost of repair (assuming you can still get a replacement DMD chip).
I am still considering it if the technician option is available to me, i really don't want to go the DIY route. i haven't used this TV since may last year so maybe i could use it in the kids room.

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My 73C9 from 2009 just started with the worsening stuck white and black mirrors/pixels. I called Mits, and they informed me that the $200 deal for DLP chip replacement is no longer in effect. The gave me the number of the dlp chip provider and it is $249 for the part. Labor would have be either yourself (probably easy enough) or thru a local tech.
At this point I'm not sure it is worth it?? 65" lcds can be found for around $600 or so......what to do??
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My 73C9 from 2009 just started with the worsening stuck white and black mirrors/pixels. I called Mits, and they informed me that the $200 deal for DLP chip replacement is no longer in effect. The gave me the number of the dlp chip provider and it is $249 for the part. Labor would have be either yourself (probably easy enough) or thru a local tech.
At this point I'm not sure it is worth it?? 65" lcds can be found for around $600 or so......what to do??
$249 is already high, you can add Around $200-$300 in labor so totally not worth it today imo. I think I will end up trying the DIY.

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$249 is already high, you can add Around $200-$300 in labor so totally not worth it today imo. I think I will end up trying the DIY.



Hi BLMN, I rec'd your pm, but weird it will not let me respond as I need more posts. so....


Hi they referred me to Ness electronics. You can find the phone # on their website nesselectronics.com. Just give them your model and serial number so they can match the correct dlp chip. It was $249 when I called a few days ago.



I am sure I could do it myself, maybe if I could find the chip elsewhere for less it might be worth it.....


Think I could talk my wifey into a new shiny 75" lcd??


Best of luck.
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I picked up a 2012 series Mits 73" locally for $40. It just needed a new bulb. I assume they fixed the issue with these chips by 2012?
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I picked up a 2012 series Mits 73" locally for $40. It just needed a new bulb. I assume they fixed the issue with these chips by 2012?
That was a great deal!
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That was a great deal!
Yep, so far.. WD-73742
I know of somebody in my area giving away a 65" that needs a new bulb. I would take it but I have no place to put it. Right next to the 73??

Try looking at the app 'offerup' or craigslist, facebook marketplace etc etc
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$249 is already high, you can add Around $200-$300 in labor so totally not worth it today imo. I think I will end up trying the DIY.



Hi BLMN, I rec'd your pm, but weird it will not let me respond as I need more posts. so....


Hi they referred me to Ness electronics. You can find the phone # on their website nesselectronics.com. Just give them your model and serial number so they can match the correct dlp chip. It was $249 when I called a few days ago.



I am sure I could do it myself, maybe if I could find the chip elsewhere for less it might be worth it.....


Think I could talk my wifey into a new shiny 75" lcd??


Best of luck.
Thanks.

It’s $280 for the chip. They have more than 200 available according to the website. I will start watching some videos on YouTube and see if I’m up to the task.

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Yep, so far.. WD-73742
I know of somebody in my area giving away a 65" that needs a new bulb. I would take it but I have no place to put it. Right next to the 73??

Try looking at the app 'offerup' or craigslist, facebook marketplace etc etc
I have a Mitsubishi 915B403001 Lamp assembly that has never been used; still in the box. I bought it for a model 65737 DLP, but the original bulb still works. When it finally goes south, I'll just replace the entire TV. I would take any reasonable offer for the unused lamp assembly.
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