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TV won't turn off

I have a 53swx12b and it won't turn off. When you hit the power button on the remote or front panel the electronics all turn off but it seems like the TV part doesn't. It's done this once in the past but stopped for a few months and now it's doing it again. I can tell the TV is still powered up because I have it plugged in to a high end UPS and power usage display doesn't drop when I turn the TV off. I found some another article that leads me to think it's the power relay but I just wanted to get some other opinions. Of course it's just out of extended warranty.

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Re: TV won't turn off

Actually i just had a hitachi 2 weeks ago that would also not shut off. a called hitachi and was told to first do a master rest wich did not work, then they told me to replace the relay, once i replaced it the tv works normal again. i gently dissambled the relay & found the main contacts stuck together like they were welded. so replacing the relay is a good place to start. good luck.

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Tv will not power up

Press the TV button or ON/OFF button while remote is in TV mode and there's a source of power to the outlet or outlet strip.

Make sure the TV is plugged in.

You might have tried to turn on the TV during the lamp cool-down. Wait a few moments and the picture will appear.

Has the power light on the front of the TV been blinking for one minute? If so, the lamp may be dead. Refer to the Power indicator
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When you first plug your TV into an outlet, the Power indicator on the front panel will light and blink for approximately 30 seconds
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Check the wall receptacle (or extension cord) to make sure it is "live" by plugging in something else, such as a lamp.

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1 have a 6 year-old Mitsubishi model WS-48511 series 1080 rear projection TV that now won't turn on. A few days ago we shut the TV off, and now when i plug it in the blinking green power light...

This is called the blinking green light of death-----only one of two things can cause this problem.

First: remove front speaker grill (IT PULLS OFF) AND remove inspection plate behind it; look for the two bundles of wires coming down and to the right from the front keyboard of the set.

Unplug both plugs you find (different and marked so you cannot mix them up-----the idea is to take the front keyboard out of circuit-----set will still function with remote as receiver is behind front screen)

Try (after 70 seconds) to turn on with remote

If it comes on---defective reset button on front keyboard----use set only with remote or remove and remove actual reset switch---it is located behind and part of frame for screen----entire front screen would have to be removed to get at it.

Second: if disconnection of the front keyboard does not help, the DM unit is bad.

As you look from back of set it is large metal box at extreme left side.

The blinking light is the unit trying to "Boot" up-----these have a problem where caps and a few other parts in that unit fail-----kits on the net are available----Mitsubishi no longer sells or services these units but PTS Electronics does repair them.

Let me know if you have questions and try disconnection of the front keyboard FIRST.


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Tv won't turn on only a red timer light appears when the power is pushed on

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I have a Mitsubishi WS-55909 projection TV. There was a power outage and when the power came back on, the TV won.t turn back on again. There is this light (Timer) that keeps on blinking on the front panel...

Unplug,replug the tv back like 24 hrs later.That the whole tv is resetting itself everythings.Tv now should be working again.If still have the same problems,than ur tv DM power supply board is have dying parts,must repair the tv DM power supply board to fix the tv.

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Won't power up

This model has had problems with the keyboard buttons on the front panel,causing them not to work and canceling out the remote operation. To verify this,you need to remove the front panel so you can access the connector on the keyboard pc board and unplug the connector.After doing this,see if the remote control is able to turn on the tv (wait for it to power up because with the connector off, the green power light will be disconnected and will not light up when the tv is on) If the tv works, than you will need to change the ten individual switches on the board - part# 432P089010 (or just use the remote only)

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