OUR NETWORK:Dijit Community Explore3DTV My Open Router DVRplayground MediaSmart Home See all... About UsAdvertiseContact Us

 
Learn about scoring Forum's Raw Score: 1.45014E7
June 17, 2007 11:51 AM

Categories: Televisions and Projectors

Rating (5 votes)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rate This!

Member Avatar

Firemab68

Member
Joined: 06/17/2007

Three nights ago, our power flickered off and then right back on during the night which made the TV go off.  I tried turning the TV back on and the little green power light keeps flashing and will not go off.  I have unplugged it several times, waited for 25 minutes to as long as 8 hours, but once I plug it back in, the little green power light will not stop blinking.  My power button will not turn the tv on until the green light stops blinking.  What could be the cause of this?  How much does this type of repair cost?

Discussion:    Add a Comment | Comments 1-25 of 1063 | Latest Comment | 1 2 3 443 Next »

Answers Post June 18, 2007 7:00 AM

This problem could be a bad DM board.  If you are handy or knows anyone who is, and they can solder, I have an instructional file that will show you how to take out the DM board, find the bad parts, and even give you a source where to get the parts. There are even pictures included!  Now once you get this apart, and the capacitors look good, check the capacitors, or have them checked.  I have seen in a few cases where some folks have only replaced the capacitors that looked bad.  If this does not fix your problem, you will need to have a pro come out and check out your TV set..  If you do not have a clue what you are doing, please play it safe and call in a tech.  If this board is indeed bad, the repair should not eceed 1000 bucks.  If you want this file, leave an e-mail address and i will forwar it to you.  Remember, there is a possibility that there is another problem with your TV set, but this has fixed over 65% of the peoples TV sets that I have shared this file with.  Good Luck, and let us know if this helps you.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

August 3, 2007 4:12 PM

Larry,  Bless you my son.  After receiving your fixit file for the green blinking light of death we finally went forward with the fix.  My wife is actually better at this than I am and guess what we now have a working television back.  We replaced all four capacitors with 25 volt and 100 mu capacitors.  We had an electronics instructor at the local university solder them for us.  We installed the DM board and screwed everything back in place and then turned it on.  It went through the power on sequence and the television turned on.  We had to order the capacitors from a company called DigiKey but with two day fed ex shipping and the cost of the capacitors we were out a total of $20.  Many thanks to you and your e-mail with the Mitsibushi fix.  It worked great for us.

 John and Marjolein

August 3, 2007 6:11 PM

Well thank you!  I am so glad it worked out for you.  It pays to look around first.  Does it not feel good to keep that 1000 bucks in your pocket?!  Spread the word about techlore.com to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives, as we here can help you with just about any gadget.  Feel free to look around and ask questions about almost anything.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

August 20, 2007 12:31 PM

please help if possible / we have a 73" HDTV mitshibushi and the green light is flashing on the front / we had a power surge but we have surge protectors on the tv and on the whole house from the electric company.  when the power surged / i went to the tv and no blinking green light but when i tried to turn it on....then the light started blinking.  it usually fixed itself in 3 days but this was last wednesday and it hasn't fixed itself yet.....i am so angry about this tv because they aren't cheap and no one around LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS fixes them unless you bring it to them.....DUH HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH????  i can't believe we are stuck with a tv like this and can't even watch it.  if anyone out there has this problem / please email me with what to do

crazyhorse74@msn.com

i really appreciate whatever anyone can suggest....outside of tossing it out the door Yell

August 21, 2007 1:11 PM

If you try and unplug the set from the wall and reset it. Leave it unplugged at least for an hour or so. If that does not work I'm afraid there is a problem in the main power supply. Probably a regulator or capacitor. Good Luck and let us know  what happens.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

August 30, 2007 9:14 PM

Larry-I too have the blinking green light of death on a Mitsubishi WD 52725---Looking to save the 1000.00 dollars on repairs---Have not done any soldering since my slot car days--- but i'm willing to try to to repair that is discussed above. Can you furnish me with any repair data-- I would be very grateful---mcro@surewest.net----Thank you Marty 

August 31, 2007 9:08 AM

M Crouse, I have sent you all the info you should need to assist you in the troubleshooting and repair of your TV set including the factory service manual. Good Luck

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 1, 2007 10:19 PM

MISSY GATES said: please help if possible / we have a 73" HDTV mitshibushi and the green light is flashing on the front / we had a power surge but we have surge protectors on the tv and on the whole house from the electric company.  when the power surged / i went to the tv and no blinking green light but when i tried to turn it on....then the light started blinking.  it usually fixed itself in 3 days but this was last wednesday and it hasn't fixed itself yet.....i am so angry about this tv because they aren't cheap and no one around LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS fixes them unless you bring it to them.....DUH HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH????  i can't believe we are stuck with a tv like this and can't even watch it.  if anyone out there has this problem / please email me with what to do crazyhorse74@msn.com i really appreciate whatever anyone can suggest....outside of tossing it out the door Yell

September 1, 2007 10:23 PM

Sorry for the last post I got carried away with the post button..... what I meant to say was I too have the dreaded blinking light on a Mitsubishi WS65869 HDTV.  I've tried everything posted here except the Capacitor replacement.  Mr. Dillon could you please send me your instructions to fix the DM board.  My email is gman915@cableone.net.  Thank you for your help.

September 1, 2007 11:16 PM

GMAN, I sent you four different files to assist you in locating the right DM board and to perform the proper repair. Good Luck

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 1, 2007 11:19 PM

For some reason I didn't receive them could you please send them again to terry.gulick@us.army.mil or terry.gulick@id.ngb.army.mil.  Thank you again.  Terry

September 2, 2007 7:42 AM

GMAN, I sent them to both addresses you left. Good Luck

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 2, 2007 11:02 AM

Thanks again...I pulled the 7 caps out from the DM board and now I'm on the hunt to find them locally.   Are those available from Radio Shack??

Answers Post September 2, 2007 10:24 PM

+You may find the regular ones but you really should replace them with the high temp type. They should say 105c on them after the value. Mouser electronics has them.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 3, 2007 2:36 PM

Larry,  we are also experiencing the green light effect.  Could you please send the instruction file to jknew21@yahoo.com.  Thanks so much for the help.

September 4, 2007 9:41 AM

jknew, i have sent you the documentation you requested to repair your TV set, if that is the capacitors are the problem. You set has the older type of DM board in it. You will have seven capacitors that will need to be changed. The pictures and the information should guide you in the right direction. Good Luck

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 6, 2007 11:54 PM

Well I just received the CAPS tonight from FED-EX.  Soldered them in quickly and wala.......I have a TV again.  I want to thank Larry Dillon and everyone else that participated, for all of your help in saving $1000 for a TV that I'm still in love with since 2002.  I just recently put an HDMI to component Converter to get 1080i upconversions on DVDs and it looks just as good as my friends 2007 Sony 60" Bravia or what ever they call those things.  It's hard to part with something that still looks great and has been very reliable for the past 5 years.  I bought extra caps (I have the separate card with 7 caps) to ensure that if it happens again, I'm ready.  Everything electronic has a life span, and I was happy to get 5 good years from this TV.  However, I still like it so much that firing up the soldering iron was definitely the way to go.  Thanks for a great site.  You guys rock!!!Smile

September 7, 2007 6:47 AM

Great to hear you repaired your TV set.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 7, 2007 5:59 PM

Larry Dillon said: Great to hear you repaired your TV set.

Looks like you have another one needing that file Larry, me.

Same thing with the flashing light and unplugging with no luck.

MItsubishi WS-55613

jgunnar04srt4@hotmail.com

September 10, 2007 3:46 PM

Hi Larry,

I've got a mitsubishi with the same ominous green light issue!  Can you send me the file you mentioned?  Makeitup22@yahoo.com.  Thanks!

September 11, 2007 7:37 AM

rarainey, many models mentioned here. Which one is yours?

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

September 11, 2007 11:06 AM

sorry the pics are not attaching....

September 11, 2007 11:32 AM

Hi, Same problem here too with WS65869.  Could you please send file to me also.  Thanks!!

September 11, 2007 11:36 AM

Sorry about that Larry, will get eh model nunber and post tonight.  Thanks!

September 11, 2007 11:56 AM

GMAN915, I remembered now that when I sent these files, I got an e-mail from the United States Government saying that pictures are not allowed on these types of e-mails and the e-mails were sent but the pictures were deleted. Something to do with them being military e-mails I think. Thats why you did not get the pictures.

"Those who do not know their opponent's arguments, do not completely understand their own".**For complete TV repair kits including parts goto www.TvRepairKits.com

Discussion:    Add a Comment | Back to Top | Comments 1-25 of 1063 | Latest Comment | 1 2 3 443 Next »

Add Your Reply

(will not be displayed)

Email me when comments are added to this thread

 
 

Please log in or register to participate in this community!

Log In

Remember

Not a member? Sign up!

Did you forget your password?

You can also log in using OpenID.

close this window
close this window