I have a mitsubishi wide screen television. I heard a loud pop noise, and now I have no picture. what is the problem?
If you have a projection TV, you have likely lost a bulb. Don't worry, it happens from time to time and it's really easy to fix. Just Google the model number of your TV and projection bulb. Sometimes they come as just the bulb or the entire assembly. Purchase the whole assembly if you don't feel comfortable taking things apart. In the back of the TV there is likely a small door that opens (Possibly with a screwdriver), the old assembly will slide out and you just have to replace it with a new one. A bulb can run anywhere from $50 to $120 but it's inevitable that they will burn out like any other bulb. At least they are easy to replace.
It's also possible that the sound was a capacitor blowing. This happens more frequently in the summer because there are electrical power fluctuations due to Air Conditioning. You can search Youtube for "Capacitor Explosion" or "Blown Capacitor" to compare the sound. If that's the case it will need a repair.
If you know someone who can operate a soldering iron it should be an easy fix. There will be a very obvious blown capacitor on the main board of the TV and it will just need to be swapped with another one. If you're not paying for labor this is going to cost you less than $5 in parts. Google "Badcaps" for instructions on replacement.
Jul 24, 2012 |