Question about Hitachi 60SBX78B 60" Rear Projection Television

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Hitachi Projection Color TV 60SBX78B

The set was playing and I heard a pop and it went blank. When I replug to unit into the electic I can see light inside for about 2 or 3 seconds and then it goes dark. If I plug it in and immeidately push the power button the red light comes on for 1 or 2 seconds and then goes off. Can you help? I am an novice and don't really do electric repairs.

My email address is esq61@comcast.net

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  • Pat Gleckler Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Hitachi 50VS69A. As I was watching there was a loud pop and it shut off. When I turn it on all three lights blink and there is a buzzing sound that comes and goes. After a few minutes, it shuts down. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping it's not a big repair that costs more than a new TV. This one is only 2 years old.

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If you have Hitachi model number 50UX58B, 60UX58B, 50UX58K, 60UX58K, 50SBX78B or 60SBX78B and you have the following symptoms you may want to grab a repair kit from www.TvRepairKits.com. They have put together a kit that includes the parts and instructions to fix these models. This is a fairly common problem with the above model numbers. It is typically caused by a blown capacitor and pico fuse. Again, you can get a kit from the above address. 
Here are the symptoms...

Primary Symptom: No Audio or Video. Power light will come on briefly then shut off.
Other Possible Symptoms : The green LEDs on the circuit board light up for a few seconds then turn off.

Hope this helps,


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