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Got a free Hitachi 50v500A from a friends grandparents tonight and am looking for a video on "light engine repair". I know the bulb melted the plastic reflectors and I'm about to look for repair videos. (Where is a good place to find a guide on how to repair the light engine?) Hitachi may have an easy fix which to replace the melted plastic with real mirrors. The different models will turn blue on top or red on top of the reflectors I think right now I have red and yellow blue around the edges that must mean my blue reflector is deformed from the heat of the lamp, I just need to find a best fix besides buying a new one! (Any where I could find detailed pictures of the light engine for the 50v500A?)

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SOURCE: need help repairing Mitsubishi VS 4541 rear projection TV

I have the same type of TV, and I think it has a filed "power rail", as the LED does not burn at all, nor do the heaters of any of the CRT's. When I plug it in, I can hear the relays click in, and hitting the power button will cause the relays to click. Other than this, there is no sign of life from this TV. I really would like to find a repair manual or a schematic to aid in troubleshooting. The self-diag trick may be handy if the LED would come on. I'll try it and see what it does.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Lamp Replacement Problems for Hitachi 50V500A

I'll tell you what I tran into and how it got resolved...
I experienced the same problem , with the blinking light...
Purchased a replacement lamp..
It didn't work(After market Universal supposably)..
Well..Come to find out.The Replacement lamp's housing looks similar, but the connecters that come out the back of the housing weren't quite long enough to trigger the microbe that activates the lamp in the Television.
Luckily I had the original lamp and it's housing that came with the television..
Took the bulb out of the new replacement lamp
Placed it in the original housing , and BINGO..It worked and is still working...

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Yellow blinking status light

I would make sure you have it seated correctly into the ballest some times the connector will come undun

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Blue bulb emits light, but no picture.

Phillips have been known for the coolant to get contaminated especially in the blue CRT. it congeals and your picture will become hazy and out of focus.This is something you an do yourself. If youre careful. If you would like instructions on how to do this proceedure. Let me know.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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