Question about Mitsubishi WS-55809 55" Rear Projection Television
I have a 55 inch Mitsubishi WS-55809. Whenever I go to turn the tv on, it comes on for approx. 3 seconds and then it shuts itself off. The screen doesn't even have enough time to come up. I called the help line and they told me to unplug it for 15 minutes and then try it again. I tried disconnecting the tv from the powerstrip and plugging into the wall directly. I tried disconnecting the tv from the cable box. None of these fixed the problem. Let me know if anyone has any other ideas. Thank you!! Bob
Check the fuses soldered on the board, mine just went out and i have two blown fuses. A 5 amp and a 3 amp 125 volt. Also you can check the diagnostic mode hold the menu and the input on the tv for 5 seconds. If the light blinks twice and then 2 more times that means there is a short (bad fuses)
Posted on Sep 11, 2012
I am another one with the same issue.
Maybe it is the phase of the moon and how the planets have lined up.
Anyone found something?
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
A capcitor is losing it's performance characteristics. Mine is doing the same thing now. This happens to a lot of sets. It's as common as a tuner going out.
Electronics like constant temperatures and humidity. Unfortunately a home isn't going to have that. Also keep in mind that things are built to fail. If they don't then you have to invent something better. Inventing is a lot harder then replacing. It is certainly less expensive for the company.
TVs today usually are good for around 9 years. If they last longer then super. As there are so many different brands now you'll see a lot more inovation and claims regarding leaps in technology to keep you coming back for more. Gone are the days of quality based upon price. Now the price is all about popularity. It's the leming principle. If everybody else is jumping off the cliff then perhaps I should also, lest I miss out on something.
An old woman lives in a small rural community about 18 miles East. She called to complain that her pictures were bad. As a cable guy it was my sworn duty to go forth and see what's up... I looked over the set while the woman told the story of how she had ordered the first color tv in the area. She bought it at Western Auto and Appliance. It had a wooden cabinet and a small speaker below the old dials. She had been watching if for over 30 years. She had given up on the old girl and asked what brand she should buy to replace it. I told her to give me a little more time to look things over. I was really just curious about the set and all the adjustments you could make back then. Now you have to rely on a "technician" to fix it. Well, after giving all the knobs, switches, dials, and buttons a carefull inspection I found one small recessed button tucked away, far from any of the other adjustments. It simply said "RESET" and plain black letters. Could it be that simple?
As if God himself had directed me to this poor soul's home to bring salvation to her television viewing, I could feel the influence of some intelligence, some power, course through my body and into my hand clutching a tiny screw driver. I thrust the insignificatn implement deep in the darkness behind the word "RESET" plunging the smallest of black buttons till it would yield no more. At once an explosision of joyfull praise permiated every sqaure inch of the mobile home's living room. The 80 year old woman looked at me like I was holding a large check from publisher's clearing house. The TV was brought back to life, as if, by a miracle. Somebody sitting at a test bench in a research and delvelopment department within the bowels of RCA. decided that a "RESET" button would be a good idea. For that I am willing to bet, they were fired or promoted out of that capaicity.
So, to those of you experiencing this problem. If your set won't stay on, or if it shuts off as soon as you push the power button, I say to you go forth with credit card in outstetched hand and with the other hand cover you bum, because TVs are really expensive nowadays.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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