Question about Mitsubishi VS-50703 50" Rear Projection Television

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Fixed, then it broke

Mitsu 50inch I got from my parents that lost video thru the Coaxial inputs. Brought it to a shop I've used before and they replaced the video module board, 3 capacitors and had it back to me in no time. Worked like a charm. I moved it into my basement and asked for anything specific about moving it to worry about. They told me to let the set settle before I used it so the coolant would level back out from being tipped down the stairs. So, I let it sit for an hour or so before I turned it on.

A week later, it started to not stay on. ( according to the kids ). So I check it out and it works, but the antennae reception is gone again. I get something in the PIP, but it won't switch to the big screen. I go through the menu's, and get some screen shake when inputting remote commands. I ran the Sat through the VCR and into the set via RCA and got my picture back. Great!

Well, this morning, it's click and TV. Opened up the set and found coolant on the new board and traces of it on the far left Gun. Obviously my new circuit board is short circuited due to coolant. The part is under warranty, but...

What am I to expect as a response from the shop? Is the coolant leak due to moving the TV which is what caused the failure again...I didn't plan to get a TV and fix it right now, so the budget got stretched as far as it's going to go, and moving this TV isn't obviously convenient, and I'm 30 miles from the shop that serviced it. I'd like to procede with this honestly and the most conveniently for both myself and the shop. I can remove the circuit board and bring it to them, I can pull the gun...these things I can do confindently, but I'm not as confindent as to what to do with them. I can pull a part and put back together just about anything, but I don't want to void the warranty work so I'm not touching anything at the moment... Where should I go with this problem? At this point I don't want to get rid of the TV, but I can't afford any more costly repairs either....the wife won't be too happy with a broken repaired TV sitting downstairs.

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  • Mike Stager
    Mike Stager Aug 03, 2008

    Thanks. Would the leak have been cause from moving the set, or just due to its age? ( 9 yrs )

  • Mike Stager
    Mike Stager Aug 05, 2008

    Called the shop and they said to bring it down, they will repair gratis. Good shop, great service. Now if I could only get them to come here and drag it out of my basement for me!

    Funny, I never wanted a big screen TV for this very reason ( only looked at 42-47" LCD's for that very reason....).



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Coolant leak needs new gasket.

if gasket is good no leaks ever.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • John Upchurch Aug 04, 2008

    due to age...replace gasket on leaking one.



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