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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip
Replacement
This guide will detail the installation of a new DLP chip into the light engine of the TV.
Replacing the chip will often remove stationary white and black spots that appear over
time.
Written By: David Sylvester
TOOLS:
Flathead 3/32" or 2.5 mm Screwdriver (1)
PARTS:
Mitsubishi 4719-001997 DLP Chip (1)
Anti-Static Wrist Strap (1)
Latex or nitrile gloves (1)
Large Needle Nose Pliers (1)
Phillips #0 Screwdriver (1)
Phillips #1 Screwdriver (1)
Phillips #2 Screwdriver (1)
Phillips #00 Screwdriver (1)
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 1 — Back Panel
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Remove the following 8 Phillips #1 screws:
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One 22 mm Phillips #1 in the bottom right corner of the back panel.
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One 18 mm Phillips #1 in the top middle of the back panel.
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Six 18 mm Phillips #1 in the rest of the back panel.
Step 2
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Pull the back panel off of the
television by gripping the sides and
rotating it down.
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 3 — DLP Chip
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Disconnect the light engine power cable by holding its white tab and pulling straight back.
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Disconnect the four connections above the black data connection by gently pulling the
plugs out of the sockets (some of the connections have a tab that must be pressed when
pulling to disconnect).
Step 4
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Disconnect lamp ballast power and data connections in front of the light engine by pressing
their corresponding tabs and pulling appart.

Release the cables from the white cable ties by twisting the white cable clasps and pulling
the cables out of the clasps.
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 5

Loosen the two secured Phillips
#00 screws securing the black data
connection to the light engine.
 These two screws are attached
to the connector and are not
meant to be removed
completely.

Gently pull the black connector
off the light engine.
Step 6
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Use pliers to remove the two
securing bolts from above and
below the data port by rotating
counterclockwise.
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Remove the seven 8 mm Phillips
#0 screws holding the plate to the
light engine board.

Gently hold each side of the metal
frame and pull it straight back to
reveal the board and heat sinks
underneath.
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Step 7

Disconnect the last connection
from the light engine by holding the
white tab and pulling straight back.
Step 8

Remove the two 15 mm Phillips #0
screws holding the DLP heat sink
to the light engine board.
 Springs underneath the screws
help hold the heat sink on top of
the DLP chip. During
reassembly do not tighten the
screws down all the way. Doing
so can damage the DLP chip.
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 9

Remove the five remaining 8 mm
Phillips #0 screws.
Step 10

Carefully pull the board to expose
the two cables that connect to the
back of the board.

Use pliers and tweezers to
disconnect the ribbon cable by
pulling it straight out of its
socket and the data connector
by holding its tab and pulling it
straight back from the board.
 Do not let the ribbon cable recede
into the light engine.
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 11
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Lay board facedown on a smooth surface.
 Do not touch front of the dlp chip. Oils or dust will distort the tv image.

Use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the locking screw half a turn counterclockwise

Remove DLP chip from the light engine board by pulling straight back.
 Photo shows an example of a broken DLP chip with hundreds of stuck pixels.
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Mitsubishi WD57734 DLP Chip Replacement
Step 12
 During reassembly after installing
the new DLP chip, it is
recommended that you remove the
old thermal paste from the DLP
heat sink with a thermal compound
remover and purifier.
 After removing the thermal
compound, apply a small amount of
new thermal compound (about the
size of a grain of rice) and use a
card to apply it evenly over the
surface of the heat sink that will be
in contact with the chip. This will
improve the cooling of the chip
during use and will prevent
overheating that caused failure of
the old chip.
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
This document was last generated on 2015-05-01 02:07:13 PM.
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