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Mistubishi VS-60603 - Power comes on for a sec. then shuts off

I have a Mitsubishi vs-60603. It was working fine yesterday, then today I went to turn it on and all it will do is turn on for a second, the green power light comes on, then it shuts itself off. What can I do to fix this problem? I am not very tech savvy with rear projection tv's, but I would like to find out the cheapest solution as possible and how much it would cost, or if I can trouble shoot this and bypass buying any parts or repairing it that would be ideal.

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  • johnny60603 Jun 07, 2010

    Thanks a million. I just called a repairer to come out for $65.

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Well Johnny this is a most common set of circumstances dealt with on this forum. I would like to tell you the problem is simple, but alas it's anything but.
Most of the Projection and Plasmas use boards manufactured off shore for next to zero. This figuire represents the quality of workmanship in harmony with the cost! Thus around 18 months to 2 years the set fails!

What is happening in your set is that there are components that have failed, This usually begins on the power board. Because the light on the front lights up, many think.." well it has power because the light flashes....
The light is on the house side of the transformer..transistor..LED so yes it will light up. The relay that is excited by the on switch sends a signal to the power board and the 2 sustain board to check the voltage across a few points, however in your case the return signal is indicating that there is a failure in the voltage reading it expected. This will cause the relay to disconnect to prevent further damage and even fire.

Upon internal examination, you may see some small round objects known as capacitors being "fattened" or split on the boards near the color engine. However it would be better not to fiddle in there. Repair people tenhd to charge more if there appears interference. Some crooks even invent extra charges and blame you for doing more damage than would normally happen.

Now for the reality.... Replacing the boards with new ones will not fix the the problem. They need to be tuned or syncronised together. This requires special knowledge, tools, and the ability to obtain and understand a circuit diagram.

So what should you do so you dont have to spend a fortune to get it fixed? Call in a professional, you get the job fixed, it will have warranty against failure and be done properly ( use a mitsubishi recommended repairer, they know where to look and how to fix it quickly)
I cannot emphasize enough how this is NOT a DIY You run the risk of electrocution even when the set is off. This is because there are components that store high levels of power for days. There is also a radiation component in these sets that is a risk to health.

Those that have not heeded the warnings we provide, and who go ahead thinking we are supporting the repair industry usually come back several times asking us what they have done wrong, despite swapping the old boards for new.

So Instead of $3-400 for the repair they have now doubled their costs( some are now doing it a third tome!) because the same fault occurs due to their lack of knowledge and understanding that faults are not just caused by the obvious components that are showing damage.

Get more than 1 quote.. Call Mitsubishi and get a recommended repairer. Also if ther has been storms recently consider claiming the cost againsyt FUSION on your insurance policy. Just get the repairer to indicate this on the account.
I have been somewhat long winded in my reply, but as you said not tech savvy, I feel you need more than just a lot of techno babble to understand what looks like it could be fixed by replacing a fuse is not so.


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