The solution to white dots on the Mitsubishi WD-73738 is a new 4719-001997 DLP Chip!

Mitsubishie WD-73738, 4719-001997 DLP ChipSolve the white death syndrome on your Mitsubishi WD-73738 screen with our step-by-step-guide!

Usually this problems starts off with a few star-shaped dots that gets progressively worse until the screen is unwatchable. Known as the white death syndrome, this problem is easily solved for just under $230 by installing a new 4719-001997 DLP Chip.

Before installation

Buy the 4719-001997 DLP Chip on line and then follow our step-by-step guide to replace the 4719-001997 DLP Chip for the Mitsubishi WD-60833 rear projector television.

Equipment needed

  • Electric Philips screwdriver
  • needle nose pliers or a 5mm nut driver
  • antistatic gloves OR plastic gloves used with an antistatic wrist band
  • soft cloth or brush

Replacing the 4719-001997 DLP Chip

These instructions can also be used for the following Mitsubishi models in order to replace the 4719-001997 DLP Chip:

WD-57733, WD-57734, WD-57833, WD-60638, WD-60733,WD-60735, WD-60737,WD-60738, WD-60833, WD-60837, WD-60C8,WD-60C9, WD-65638,WD-65731, WD-65733,WD-65734, WD-65735, WD-65737, WD-65738,WD-65833,WD-65835,WD-65837, WD-65838,WD-65C8,WD-65C9, WD-73638, WD-73640, WD-73733, WD-73734, WD-73735, WD-73736,WD-73737, WD-73738, WD-73833, WD-73835,WD-73837,WD-73838, WD-73840, WD-73C11, WD-73C8, WD-73C9, WD-75837, WD-82737, WD-82738, WD-82838, WD-Y657 WD-C657,WD-Y577.

Part One: Removing the  4719-001997 DLP Chip

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replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement
Step 1: Put on the plastic gloves. Loosen all the screws found on the back panel.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 2: Put the screws to the side. Gently remove the back panel.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 3: Remove the 3 screws holding the lamp engine in place.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 4: Disconnect all the connectors. Important: don’t yank any cables.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 5: Carefully slide the light engine from the cabinet.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 6: Remove the 3 screws holding the color wheel protective cover in it place. Avoid touching any of the optical components as this can affect the quality of your picture.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 7: Carefully disconnect the cable between the terminal board and lamp.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 8: Disconnect the cables connecting the color wheel.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 9: Loosen the 3 screws holding the cooling unit/fan to the terminal board.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

 

Step 10: Remove the cooling unit.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 11: Loosen the 2 screws holding the terminal cover in place. (Good time to dust this section).

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 12: Loosen the 10 screws holding the terminal in place.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 13: Carefully pop the terminal out of its holder.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 14: Unlock the old DLP Chip from the terminal. You may need to loosen the screw on the side or use a flat edged screwdriver to pop it out.

 

 

 

Step 2: Installing the new 4719-001997 DLP Chip

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replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 15: Place the new DLP chip into place. Handle the DMD DLP CHIP only by the edges because it is very sensitive to antistatic electricity.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 16: Put the terminal back into its holder.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 17: Tighten the 10 screws holding the terminal in place.

 

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 18: Tighten the 2 screws on terminal board’s cover

 

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 19: Put the fan unit back on.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 20: Tighten the 3 screws holding the cooling unit/fan to the terminal board.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 21: Reconnect the cables connecting the color wheel.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 22: Reconnect the cable between the terminal board and lamp

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 23: Replace the color wheel protective cover and tighten the 3 screws.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 24: Re-connect all the cables running from the terminal board and light engine.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 25: Carefully place the light engine back inside the unit. Tighten the 3 holding the terminal board and light engine in place.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 26: Put the back panel back onto the TV.

 

 

 

replace 4719-001997 DLP Chip in the Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Step 27: Tighten all the screws on the back panel.

 

 

 

 

Mitsubishi WD-73738, 4719-001997 DLP Chip

 

 

 

4719-001997 DLP Chip replacement

Enjoy your crisp, clear picture on your Mitsubishi WD-73738 screen.

 

 

Learn more about your Mitsubishi WD-73738 RPTV:

7 Tips for extending RPTV lamp life

RPTV Troubleshooting: TV won’t turn on

Consumer Alert: The dangers of RPTV generic lamps

 

 

 

 

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2 comments on “The solution to white dots on the Mitsubishi WD-73738 is a new 4719-001997 DLP Chip!
  1. avatar Jenna Suppa says:

    my tv has been messsed up like this for almost a year now and its to the point where theres so many dots u cant see anything ….Since this was no fault of my own i think the company should comp me A-either the part and service to get fixed or B- Provide me with another one mine is a 70 in”….and would be nice to be able to get some use out of it instead of it just sitting there and people going wow thats a nice tv and my response is always ya if it worked properly….thats defective equipment on Mitsubishis behalf and not mine….If they want to keep a happy customer they will fix this now…Ive worked in management and customer service so i know how the barging begins and how it usually always ends and shold end

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Jenna,
      People with this white death problem on their Mitsubishi have had luck getting the DMD chip replaced when they were persistent and just kept asking to speak with someone higher up the food chain. The first contact customer service can’t do anything but keep asking to speak to a supervisor. They will usually cover the cost of the DMD chip replacement and you pay for the service technician. But, some people have been successful getting the company to cover the entire cost. Just stick to your guns. Definitely a drag to have to do this. Good luck.
      Regards,
      Shelagh

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