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Mitsubishi 10 yr old rear projection

I have had this 45" TV since new @ 10 yrs. Picture is still good. My problem is the brightness adjustment is maxed out. also TV takes longer to come on and sound takes @ 20 minutes to come on and work properly. Trying to get an idea if worth repair expense or just buy another tv. I know nothing about tv repairs but if just a matter of changing a module or lamp...plug in or unplug...simple enough.....Nobody has ever serviced this TV. Never has needed servicing. Thanks for the advice.

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  • Howard-M Aug 12, 2007

    MIKE NJ....

    Thank you mike for all your help. I checked my TV age and it is 12 yrs old....to replace lamp,regulator,maybe sharpness & contrast parts or adjustments + 125+ service charges...could be @ $800.00.....I am looking at an RCA 50" dlp hdtv..with table for $1168.....I think I will go with the new RCA...haven't found bad reviews.

    Again thank you for all your information and advice.

    Howard

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Well, there is no lamp or simple part you can unplug and plug in. I have seen a couple of those sets with that symptom recently and it is caused by a faulty 9 volt regulator on the small signal board. This is not an easy part to change and the repair should absolutely be handled by a tech experienced in Mitsubishi projection sets.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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    Mike Longo Aug 11, 2007

    When I do a housecall to fix a set like that I charge $125, but shops in your area will vary so be sure to ask around. If you were happy with the picture before it acted up then it is definately worth repairing.

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