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Mitsubishi Power Problem -turns itself off.

I got this TV in June 2000 but didn't use it much.
Model VS45607 (it's a 150 pound unit--hard to move)
Wife bought it for about $1500.

Can't turn it on from the remote. When turned on from TV, the TV immediately turns itself off. (Click Click)

A month before this happened, the tuner worked only intermittently--some channel signals didn't show, some channels displayed on multiple channels.

I'm tech savvy; sent an email to Mitsubishi to see if a repair manual was available. Opened the back: Nothing obvious (blown components, etc. Nothing smells.)

A local repair company will come out to look for $135; if I do the repair, the $100 counts toward the labor. I'm wondering if it's even worth fixing.

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  • tekmark Nov 22, 2007

    Thanks for trying--this didn't help. The circuit board is spotless.



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Sounds like CRT coolant leak onto signal board = check
for work....................................................T.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Nov 12, 2007

    = check for wet, I mean.........

  • Vista Electronics Nov 12, 2007

    Ps. Please rate accordingly..............Let me know if you

    want to pursue repair.........T.



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