Okay, thank you. The code 1-8 indicates a bad color wheel in the light engine. This part is "supposed" to be proprietary to Mitsubishi, so you would have to get one from Mitsubishi or one of their authorized servicers. You might find one from another source on the internet, but their origin and quality may be questionable.
Some parts Mitsubishi will only make available to (or through) their servicers, so you would have to call their parts department to find out. Their number is:(NNN) NNN-NNNN The part number is XXXXX and it retails for $181.70.
Of course, it is always a good idea to check the color wheel first, before ordering the part. If you are experienced in electronic repair, these color wheels will usually feel
like they are binding when they go bad.
If you had a local shop repair this, the labor should be in the $200 range (in my area), plus a local trip charge.
If needed, your nearest authorized Mitsubishi servicer can be found by entering your information on this page:http://direct.where2getit.com/cwc/apps/w2gi.php?template=search_new&client=mitsuservicer#?mid=174138
Of course, it never hurts to call Mitsubishi to see if they will help on the repair. Their number is:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />
This may not have been what you were wanting to hear, but this is the truthful answer. If I can be of further help by offering more information about this, please let me know.