Need help with Mits VS-50705 repair

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Mike Voigt, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    Hi y'all!

    Friends of mine have a Mits RPTV, model number VS-50705.

    Recently, the display failed on it. A company came in to try and fix it, ended up taking out all of the electronics leaving the shell.

    Then they apparently determined that the problem was a single board. The board is labeled "CMKM-P3X" and "211A28901" with "G" in a box in front of it.

    They looked around for one, couldn't find it, and sent back the board, stating returned at no charge since no parts available.

    Well, the TV was bought 6 years ago. Does anyone know of a source for these parts, or know someone who can repair the unit/board?

    They'd prefer to keep the TV, it's done quite well, and they're not ready to move into HDTV at this time.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    hi Mike

    Im not at all sure...you (or anybody) can call Mits directly and order the part (if it is available). A service manual would be very beneficial so you would at least know that that part number actually does (or is).

    Best wishes

    gregg
     
  3. Tim Jin

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    Once you need to find parts on your own, it's really time to upgrade. Even if your friends were able to find the board, the shop will charge them something outrages and months later something else will break. 6 years is good for a RPTV, they have certainly got their money worth, but 6 years and who knows how many hours in use, the picture is getting old and parts are doom to fail overtime again.

    Its time to upgrade and start from a clean slate.

    I know friends' who had the similar model TV and after the 5-6th years, it was a big money trap. After the 8th year, they spent close to $1000 in repairs and the picture looked awful. Finally, they upgraded.

    If this is your friends' first break down and if the repair cost is in the $200 range, I would considering giving it a shot, but if its more than $300 and multiple repairs, its time to upgrade.

    RPTV's has gotten a lot better now than before. Your friends' could easily find a good size HD RPTV's in the $1000-$1500 range. RPTV's are phasing out, but they still give out great pictures.
     

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