Mitsubishi TV Error Codes – Problems and How To Solve Them

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation established in 1921 is now a leading multinational electrical equipment and electronics manufacturer in the world. Its headquarters set in Tokyo feature a striking image of what the company represents and has to offer. Focusing their main efforts on high-end appliances, escalators, and elevators.

Today the company offers a wide range of home and commercial use products that are widely used in every field of life. Their TV products started from box tv sets and are now some of the most refined choices in the market. Covering a wide range of product lines they offer you every single technology you can imagine.

Mitsubishi remains one of the top electronic manufacturers and suppliers around the world. Offering the world a great range that is hard to miss even in the most basic retail stores. To ensure you never encounter an issue with their TVs we have listed down all the Mitsubishi tv error codes you can face.

Codes List

The Error Code designations indicating malfunction, or no malfunction, are listed below:

Error CodesSolutions
12No Error found.
17Communication loss, TV Micro - Engine (3.3V-ENG-SDA & SCL). Engine Failure.
18Engine will not accept data (ASIC-READY signal from Engine is not detected). Loss of 12V from PWB-POW ER (Loose PE or PE2 connector); Bad Color Wheel (Loose J6 or J7 connector); Engine Failure.
32Lamp cover is open. Lamp Cover Switch; Loose CD connector.
34Lamp turns Off while the TV is playing. Lamp failure (Lamp Enable signal from engine is lost). Lamp Cartridge Failure.
36Exhaust Fan failed. Loose J4 connector.
37Engine (DMD) fan failed. Loose J5 connector.
38Lamp temperature abnormally high. Poor Air Circulation; Loose J3 connector.
39DMD temperature abnormally high. Poor Air Circulation.
41Standby Supply Short is detected. (5VS or 3.3VS). PWB-MAIN Failure.
42Sirocco fan failed (Lamp fan). Loose J8 connector.
44Check for disconnected DVI cable between PWB-DM and Engine. (Engine pulls DVI pin 14 Low). DVI Cable unplugged.
48PON-SHORT 3.3V switched supply short. PWB-MAIN Failure.
57Ballast communication problem (ballast to chassis). Loss of 340V from PWB-POWER (PL or CJ1 connector); Loose FB or CJ3 connector; Ballast Failure.
61No LAMP-EN output from the engine to the ballast. Bad Color Wheel (Loose J6 or J7 connector); Engine Failure.
66Lamp did not turn on at P-ON sequence. Loose CJ4 connector; No Lamp Inserted; HV connection or lead wire to lamp; Lamp Cartridge Failure.

Blink Codes

Mitsubishi TV Blink Codes
Mitsubishi TV Blink Codes

The front panel LEDs provide an indication of the set’s operation, and the possible cause of a malfunction. There are three front panel LEDs, “Power”, “Status” and “Lamp”. The LED display shows the current status or indicates a possible malfunction.

A red Lamp LED only occurs after 2 attempts to light the lamp. Each attempt (pressing POWER) must be at least 65 seconds apart. During each attempt ballast striking may be audible.

Off - Off - OffOff (Standby)
Fast Blink Green - Off - OffInitialization (40 - 60 seconds) (AC Off)
Off - Off - Green BlinkLamp cooling (90 seconds after PTV Off) (Fan is still working)
Green - Off - OffPower On
Slow Blinking Green - Off - OffPower On Timer is set
Off - Yellow - OffTemperature high - room too hot. Temperature sensor is disconnected.
Off - Off - Blinking YellowLamp cover open.
Off - Off - RedLamp Failure - Lamp failed to turn On. Lamp is broken. Lamp turns Off during P-ON.
Off Blinking - Red - OffFan Stopped.
Off - Red - OffCircuit failure (short). Disconnected DVI cable, chassis to engine. No LAMP-EN signal from Engine to turn the lamp On. Ballast UART communication problem.

C10 Series Codes

Home Theater DLP HDTV Models 638 Series, C10 Series – LED Color and TV Condition

Mitsubishi Home Theater DLP HDTV Models 638 Series - LED Color and TV Condition
Mitsubishi Home Theater DLP HDTV Models 638 Series – LED Color and TV Condition
LED ColorTV Condition
Green - LED Steady OnTV is powered on. Normal operation.
Green - LED Slow BlinkingTV powered off, auto-on TV Timer is set. Normal operation. TV can be turned on at any time.
Green - LED Fast BlinkingTV just powered off and lamp is cooling. Sixty seconds after turning off TV, LED will start to blink. TV can be turned back on before blinking starts or after blinking stops, but not while the indicator is blinking. Normal operation.
Amber - LED Steady OnTV is too hot. The TV will shut off if it overheats.
Amber - LED Slow BlinkingLamp access door is not secure or no lamp installed. TV will not operate until lamp access door is secured.
Red - LED Steady OnLamp failure. Replace the lamp.
Red and Amber - LED Slow BlinkingTV may require service. Hold power button on front panel for 10 seconds to reset TV. If LED continues to flash red and amber after reset, turn off the TV and unplug it from the AC power source. Wait one minute and then plug the set back in.

Remote Control

Mitsubishi TV Remote Controls
Mitsubishi TV Remote Controls


A fan is running even while the TV is powered off.The room is too warm. When the TV is off, internal components continue to draw power and must be cooled by the fan.
The TV remote control does not work.-Check that the batteries are fresh and installed correctly. -Be no more than 20 feet from the TV when using the remote control. -Reset the remote control.
When I try to use the remote control, the POWER key blinks five times.Replace the batteries
TV does not respond to the remote control or to control-panel buttons and TV will not power on or off-Unplug the AC power cord for 10 seconds. -Press and hold the POWER button on the control panel to perform system reset.
When a device is selected from the inputs menu, the screen is blue or black or the screen saver appeared (no signal source)-Make sure the selected device is turned on. -Begin play of the device.
Rating restrictions are not working.Open the Locks menu and: Verify that the ratings locks are active. Rating restrictions apply only to content on the antenna input.
TV takes an excessively long time to power onWhen powered on, the TV needs time to boot up, just as a computer does. Also, the TV’s lamp requires a few moments to heat up to full brightness.
You cannot program the TV to turn on automatically (Timer function)-The TV may be locked. -The clock may not be set.
TV will not power offPress the POWER button on the control panel for ten seconds to perform System Reset.
Picture does not look like a high-definition picture.Not all signals are high-definition signals. To receive high-definition programming from your cable or satellite provider, you must subscribe to the provider’s high-definition service. Some over-the-air broadcasts are in high-defi nition and can be received with a high-quality antenna suited to your location.
TV has sound but no picture-Check that all video inputs are plugged in firmly. -Press and hold the POWER button on the control panel for ten seconds to perform System Reset.
Picture has become dimmer-The lamp is nearing the end of its life. Order a new lamp. -Adjust picture brightness and contrast to maximum levels.
Picture from an HDMI input is noisy (poor quality).Upgrade a Category 1 (unmarked) HDMI cable to a high-speed HDMI cable.
The image from a computer appears distorted when viewed on the TV.Normal TV operation. The TV does not correct distortion in the picture from a computer because the correction process may cut off the edges of the image. The picture shape may be wrong for the image. Press FORMAT to change.
The sound does not match the screen picture.The TV’s Sound > Analog Listen To setting may be set to SAP (analog program from the antenna input).
The sound from my A/V receiver does not match the screen picture (I should hear the correct audio from my A/V receiver).Check that DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT on TV’s main panel is connected to the A/V receiver. Without this connection, devices connected only to the TV (and not the A/V receiver) can be heard only from the TV speakers. Note that this includes the ANT input and any device sending audio to the TV only.

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