Question about Hitachi 53SDX01B 53" Rear Projection Television

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Picture quality is really dark, have cleaned everything, still doesn't work

How do i fix it

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Presuming you cleaned the lens and the mirror you may have a problem in (yes) the power supply---some of these develop an issue where the filament voltage for the 3 picture tubes goes down as a resistor in the supply from age goes UP in resistance---going to need a meter and a service manual to find that.

If that is beyond you then consider getting a tech or a shop to look at the set.

Let me know if you have questions.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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    rjablaze Dec 06, 2012

    I live in a small town 200 miles from the nearest city for a replace place to even look at the TV, do you think I should just trash the TV and put the $$ toward a new one?

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    SD Tech Dec 06, 2012

    It is older now, unless you can locate a manual with schematics and use a meter you may want to just retire it. I am in a small town in Southern Alberta of 4,000 which also has no repair place. Good luck whatever you decide to do.

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    rjablaze Dec 07, 2012

    I found a manual for about $15. with shipping. what would it cost do you think to fix it? Also I had the TV in a room with a wood stove, heat got a little too warm a couple of times, do you think that had anything to do with the problem? Thanks so much. I live in northern Montana, 40 miles from Canadian border so it's a long ways to haul this big TV to have someone tell me to junk it. So what to make sure I do the right thing .... fix or throw away?


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