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I have a Mitsubishi WS65909. The IC chip has been replaced 6 times in the last 8 years. The first 2 times it lasted 3 years, the next 4 IC chips have blown every 2 month. Do you think this is something worth fixing...It is still a really good TV if it would not keep frying itself every couple months. Also if it is worth fixing can I have the step by step directions, I'm tired of paying someone top dollar for something that happens over and over. Thanks

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SOURCE: Replaced IC chips and fried something

1)WHICH chips?? 2)Which resistors? (locations) 3)It is worth it. 4)Possible,but usually not needed.

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Don't feel bad about Mits. All the projection companies and all the new TVs have markedly poorer reliability than the good old CRT types. You should see all the class action lawsuits against even some of the best companies!

The power supply section is not working.
Common possibilities are:
- Convergences amps have failed overloading the supply
- High-voltage section (flyback transformer) has failed
(happens sooner or later, about 8 years typical))
- CRT tube has failed overloading the supply
- Power surge has popped the power input circuit.
(Fuse, rectifier diodes, turn-on relay etc)
- One of a hundred of electrolytic capacitors has failed short overloading the supply. They dry out with age, are cheap to replace, but hard to find which one it is.
- Or any of many other possibilities.

In short, you need a experianced tech to troubleshoot this.

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I am having the same problem, is there any solution for this problem?

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I also have the same problem I phoned Samsung today to explain the tv was only 14 months old, they didn't wanna no because it was out of warrenty by 2 months. I am getting a black solid line down the left hand side of the screen. I ended up phoning Dixons were we bought it from, they have told me to get an independent engineers report done & send the report to them within 14 days. Dixon told me it was a known problem with Samsungs. They said they will fix it free of charge if they can if not they will send vouchers to the same value of the television. So beware stay clear of Samsungs.

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SOURCE: motherboard failures. 4 times in 2+ years.

No Offense rebeleyes1, but they are not looking for an explanation of what most people think. Maybe an e-machine was something perfectly fitted to their budget. Anyways..

Sy ellin, Ive just done about 2 hours of research and what Ive found, honestly, You might not like it. A bunch of other computer technicans curse your board and a couple other boards by MSI. The problem is unknown, some people claim their PCI-E slot just stops working (the slot on the mainboard where you can install a video card). Others claim if you do a BIOS update it might help the problem before it happends. This is quiet interesting to me because I have the same chipset on my mainboard, The Nvidia 6100. My Video card just went poof...So, You and I just might have found the problem. The best thing I can suggest is replace the mainboard in your computer. ASrock mainboards are good, reliable, and cheap. If there is anything else I can help you with, dont hesitate to ask.

Chipset - Provides the CPU functions for a computer.

CPU - Processor Chip

BIOS - Electronic set of Instructions that a computer uses to successfully start operating.

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