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Mitsubishi VS-5041 (TV turns on but no pic or sound)

I have a Mitsubishi VS-5041 projection tv. Everytime I turn the tv on, there is a click sound, but the light next to the power button does not illuminate. I tried plugging the power cord in various outlets, tried different inputs, tried adjusting the volume but there is still no picture or sound. Please help!!! I have the same exact problem with my television. The tech that had answered the question previously mentioned that the problem could be 2 different issues, but only mentions 1. What is the other problem the tv could have? Let's say that problem is the power could I go about replacing it....although dangerous....if I wanted to? Please Help

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  • therickerz Dec 14, 2007

    No..I don't get any lights. When I hit the power button all the tv does is make a clicking sound like it's going to turn on,but it doesn't....the little light that's suppose to turn on, on the power button doesn't. No sound either. I have a feeling it has to do with some sort of switch to kick the tv over...or maybe the power source doesn't have enough juice...I don't know...what do you think?

    Please Help...Thanks.


  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    I have the "exact" same problem that therickerz's describes in his post for my Mitsubishi VS-5041. Prior to it going out for the last time, the picture and sound would go out while watching. Shutting it off and turning it on after a few hours or the next day, it would come back on. lt did this about a dozen times over the last two months before finally shutting down. Now when I try to turn it on or off all I hear is a clicking sound and no green power "on" light next to the power button. A similar post for the same problem/modle no. on another site suggests it may be the power supply board. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot or cost to repair, would be greatly appreciated.

  • bpodell Jun 21, 2008

    Have a VS-5041 Mits I bought in 1995. It was working fine, turned it off one day and tried to turn it back on about 30 mins later. All I heard was a clicking sound. The power light no longer illuminates. No sound, no picture.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    After moving the tv to another part of the room, it worked for maybe a day. then while watching a program it went out, picture and sound, only the faint clicking of a small relay inside when turned on. I checked (7) different fuses inside but all were o.k.. I was actually looking for some magic reset button but found none. No answer yet on a fix.



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Do you get a blinking red or green light?>

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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    Cary Farah Dec 14, 2007

    well my guess is it's protection mode, have you tried to unplug the set?
    my next guess would be convergance ic or horz output transistor
    it really hard with out troubleshooting.
    if you have the skill to fix it yourself you can try this



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