Mitsubishi WD -73738 peoblems
I have a Mitsubishi WD 73738 DLP television that I am having a problem with. If I turn off the tv, it will not come back on. I unplug it and when I plug it back in a few minutes later, I get the green light flashing quickly at me. I get sound but no picture. Other times, I get a yellow and red light that flashes. When this happens, I get nothing, no video or audio. I left it unplugged for a couple of days and then plugged it in to see what it would do. It came on and is currently working well. I have been just leaving it on all the time as I don't want to take the chance of it not coming on again. This has happened 3 times in the past month . One time I turned the TV off and the other two times it went off due to power outages during bad weather,
I looked at the manual and found that these lights are error codes. I have not counted the times flashing as I do not want to turn my television off and be without it again.
Another problem I have noticed is a pink splotch if there is a white background on the screen. It is not really noticeable on darker backgrounds
What could be wrong with my tv. Would replacing the chip fix these problems? I have been told that parts for this tv are no longer available from Mitsubishi. I go on eBay and find new chips for sale. I just don't know if a new chip would solve my problem. The tv is great when working so I don't want to buy another if this one can be repaired.
I have Directv and upgraded my protection plan recently to cover my televisions and computers. Directv promises that they will fix the tv or send me another brand new tv if they can't fix mine. I don't have a great deal of faith that Directv is going to fix my tv or send me a new one. It sounds too good to be true, especially from Directv. The first month was free and I can now file a claim which I will do later in the week. I just think Directv will find some reason to deny my claim even though they say I am covered.
I just talked with the person I bought it from and he says he can repair it. There are not many things that can go wrong. I am hoping I get a return call from him in the next day or so to schedule a time to come out and look at my tv.
Any help that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.