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Mitsubishi 50" Projection TV (Model VS-50603) Has sound but no picture

After a recent power outage in my community my TV stopped projecting a image on to the screen.  This TV is connected to Direct TV satellite which is still functioning properly.  When I go into menu mode using the Mitsubishi remote I get a Picture-in-a-Picture (PIP) which is high quality.  I can see where the Direct TV remote commands operate fine in the PIP while in menu mode.

We have owned this TV about 10 years.  I have surge protection devices on all the components connected to this TV as well as the TV itself.  What might be the problem?  Is there anything I can do to verify without getting to involved in the troubleshooting process?  Is this likely to be such an expensive repair that replacement is a better option?  Please advise. 

Thanks in advance.  Michael Bazemore (

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I reluctantly scheduled a technician to come out next week and take a look at my set. I was going to pay, at minimum, $65 for the service visit. I was then blessed with the intutition to do a bit more research regarding the PIP box being stuck on my television and other input functions (Inputs 1,2, and DVD) being unavailable.

I stumbled across a post on the internet that mentioned that the VS50603 can reset certain error conditions by pressing and holding the Input and Menu buttons (simulatneously) on the front panel on the TV while it is off. At some point after initiating this internal reset the LED light should starting flashing at defined intervals. The number of flashes correlate to a particular error code. Please go to the Mitsubishi website and download the owners manual (VS50609 in my case, couldn't locate VS50603) to lookup what the various error codes mean.

It seemed to me that that the LED flashing did not start immediately after pressing the Input and Menu buttons. In fact, I awoke the next morning to find the TV off but the LED flashing 10 times, pausing briefly, then flashing 10 times again. The sequence of the flashes mean something. Here again, consult your owner's guide for specifics.

Long story short, after awaking to find the LED flashing, I then turned the TV on and voila-my big screen was back minus that pesky PIP box prominently displayed.

I hope this helps someone like it helped me!! Truly a Blessing for sure.

Michael in Atlanta

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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