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Mark Abrams

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I have a roughly 15year-old Mitsubishi VS585R which has
been operating almost without difficulty all that time,
with the exception of having to replace the sweep board
once about 10 years ago. Within the last 6 months it had
started turning itself off spontaneously (usually with a
brief, abrupt increase in volume just before shutting down), but the repairman was unable to locate the problem
circuit. Well the shut-off problem stopped happening
eventually and last night when I turned on the set, I noticed the picture almost immediately developed a marked
blur with red bleeding heavily to the right out of every
image on the screen. Then the picture went dark with
just a blur of colors in the middle and I noticed the smell
of something electrical burning coming from inside the set.
So I shut it down, took the power main off, and unplugged it.

Any idea of what happened? Was it one or more of the guns
that failed? I figure if that's the case I will probably
be just as well off getting a new TV - I really like Mitsubishi; their products have always served me well
for long periods of time. I don't have a huge amount of
$$ to spend, so wonder if anyone knows where I could get
the most bang (and size) for my buck?
 

Mark Abrams

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Feb 13, 1999
Messages
60
I have a roughly 15year-old Mitsubishi VS585R which has
been operating almost without difficulty all that time,
with the exception of having to replace the sweep board
once about 10 years ago. Within the last 6 months it had
started turning itself off spontaneously (usually with a
brief, abrupt increase in volume just before shutting down), but the repairman was unable to locate the problem
circuit. Well the shut-off problem stopped happening
eventually and last night when I turned on the set, I noticed the picture almost immediately developed a marked
blur with red bleeding heavily to the right out of every
image on the screen. Then the picture went dark with
just a blur of colors in the middle and I noticed the smell
of something electrical burning coming from inside the set.
So I shut it down, took the power main off, and unplugged it.

Any idea of what happened? Was it one or more of the guns
that failed? I figure if that's the case I will probably
be just as well off getting a new TV - I really like Mitsubishi; their products have always served me well
for long periods of time. I don't have a huge amount of
$$ to spend, so wonder if anyone knows where I could get
the most bang (and size) for my buck?
 

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