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Mitsubishi 55908 powers on then powers off

TV powers up for about 2 - 3 seconds then powers off.  Problem code is 22.  From my other findings, this is a short.  I believe I can fix it myself with a little direction.  Can someone talk me through it?

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  • problem351 Oct 20, 2007

    so how can I fix the short? resolder th ic heat sink?

  • problem351 Oct 20, 2007

    my problem was the power turning off 3 seconds after I turn it on.This was my instruction:

    A short causes an open fuse. In this case, one or two open

    pico fuses in power supply. Usually,the short is one of the

    convergence IC's== STK unit(s) mounted to large heat sink on

    middle PCB.Check it out and let me know if you need more help........T.

    I was a car stereo installer for many years and understand how to operate a meter and how to solder.  If someone can tell me exactly how to fix it I would really appreciate it.



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A short causes an open fuse. In this case, one or two open

pico fuses in power supply. Usually,the short is one of the

convergence IC's== STK unit(s) mounted to large heat sink on

middle PCB.Check it out and let me know if you need more help........T.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Oct 20, 2007

    Does your set power off  or  shutdown?

    Power off means you can power back up for 2 seconds by

     pushing the power button...

    Shuts off or shutdown can mean you must unplug the ac cord

     to get it to power up for 2 seconds again...

    Power off generally is caused by a missing voltage,i.e. an

     open fuse in the power supply circuitry.Identifying which fuse

     is open will help diagnose which part shorted.Ex.=== if one or

     both of the fuses protecting the B+ to the convergence IC's are

     bad, then the convergence IC's need to be changed..

    If the set goes into shutdown,then more likely the problem is

     in the horizontal circuitry,which is on the main or HV scan PCB,

     the one with the flyback xformer on it. As you can see,

     diagnosis is key.  Hope this helps you along...T.




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Ws-55819 has code 22. It will power off within seconds.

Error code 22 on this model is most freguently a problem with convergence. Error code 21 is usualy the DM module.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Convergece problem - Common Symptoms include....

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  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some images of convergence problems.


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For more more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

Or goto the site for the parts and instructions on how to fix it yourself

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error code 22 is a short protect circuit. this means the tv has found a problem in the tv and will not let it turn on till fixed. this could be several different circuits in the tv that is causing this. we need to test some parts to see what this is. the most common is a shorted convergence circuit. a repair on this would range around 400.00. You should check using a multimeter and also you should be good at soldering

PS:I strongly advice if you don't have experience in electronics then better leave this job to a tech

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but try this:
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This unit has an error code diagnostics.

On the front panel of the unit press and hold the INPUT and MENU
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The unit should activate it's error code mode.

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You now have the two digit error code. The first time the led flashed
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