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Toshiba 40H80 problems, please help

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeF, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. MikeF

    MikeF Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi there. This evening, while watching TV on my 40H80, the display suddenly went dead. In fact, the TV may have powered off -- in any event, within a few seconds, I had turned it back on (or it remained on), with audio only (i.e. a blank screen). I turned the TV off, and after 5 minutes, turned it back on. The display was initially very bright and lacking in color balance; it went completely back to normal within 10 or 15 seconds, except now there are faint, wavy lines all over my screen, particularly visible against a black background.

    Any idea what the cause might be and whether I can expect it to improve on its own?
     
  2. Brian Glaeske

    Brian Glaeske Stunt Coordinator

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  3. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    I had a similar problem with my 8-year-old Mitsubishi 35" direct view. After a couple of visits from a tech who spent several hours testing each capacitor, etc., and replacing some, he finally threw up his hands and said that he couldn't fix it. He suggested that a Mits repair station might be able to replace the motherboard for $500 or so, but on an 8-year-old set, I decided to set it out on the curb instead.

    I really expect a direct view set to last more than 8 years, so I was pretty disappointed, although I've had good experience with other Mitsubishi electronics.

    All I can do is wish you luck.

    Jan
     

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