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Mitsubishi TV problem?

Yesfan70

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My buddy Kevin's TV is fixing to give up the ghost I think. It is an 8 year old Mitsubishi. The model number is WS-65511 and it is a 1080i RPTV. I think Deacon has this same TV (but maybe the Diamond version), so if you see this would love to know if your TV's still holding up.


I looked around and found this thread from another forum. It sounds like the same problem Kevin's having. (link)

If it is the convergence IC, is it a cheap fix by a repairman or will he have to go with a new set. He plans on buying a new TV, but wasn't looking to do that for another 2-3 years. Thoughts?
 

Towen7

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I used to own that same set... It was my first HD TV. Anywho... You can set the convergence on that set without having to call a repair man. As I recall there are Red and blue convergence settings in the user menu.
 

Yesfan70

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It's not that easy. The setting will hold for a few minutes, then the set goes back out of convergence. Unplugging for a few minutes, then replugging it does the same thing.

Seems to be a common problem after a few years. I found from various sites what the part numbers are and what all is involved for the repair. Guess he's going to have to shell out $200-$300 for the repair. What sucks is the part is about $30.
 

Towen7

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Ah... maybe I should have followed your link.

I don't think I'd spend $300 on a fixing an old set. But thats just me because I don't have confidence in repaired electronics.
 

Yesfan70

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Towen7 said:
Ah... maybe I should have followed your link.

I don't think I'd spend $300 on a fixing an old set. But thats just me because I don't have confidence in repaired electronics.

It's still cheaper than 40+" TV, but the two main reasons why I wouldn't spend that would be the TV's already 8 years old (which ain't too old) and it's a RPTV.


Trust me when I say that beast is heavy. He pressured me to help him move it to his living room (upstairs) one time and I swear I could feel my back flex to the point of breaking. That pretty much sped things up on me getting rid of the Pioneer I had. I know that was going to be a pain in the ass to move, so when my brother in law offered me some money for it, I just pretty much said it's yours if you can move it.


Makes me appreciate the flat screen a lot more.
 

Orbison

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I wouldn't spend that much to fix a TV that old no matter how good it was, unless I couldn't afford to replace it with a new one.
 

Botch

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Towen7 said:
I don't think I'd spend $300 on a fixing an old set. But thats just me because I don't have confidence in repaired electronics.
Agreed. If its out of warrantee I won't even try to fix electronics anymore... :snooty:
 
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