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Mitsu WD-62825 "flying saucer"?

Chokingdogs
03-01-2010, 12:59 PM
Well, I tried this on another forum and got zippy responses, so I guess I'll try it here. Any help, advice, guidance, etc., would be much appreciated. Also, I am NOT getting the BGLOD.....

Super! Don't even know where or how to search for this problem, tried, but it's not working.

At any rate, just turned on my 62825 to find a "flying saucer" in place of what shoud be my cable image.

TV powers up and is blue, like it would be normally if nothing is being sent to it. However, there's this "flying saucer" image, looks like a ball right in the middle of the screen taking up about 2/3 to 3/4 of it with "tails" that come to a point horizontally basically on the same plane as the middle of the screen. No image is being shown from any external input, cable, DVD, or my trusty VCR, all inputs show the same thing as above. It's flickering, and is lighter color, and honestly looks like something from an old Atari 2600 game, for those of you that remember them.

The TV menu functions ARE visible, and I can scroll through, as is the on-screen display when I press "info" on the remote.

Now the strange part, when I select the TV's internal hard drive and play something I've recorded, that DOES appear, although the colors look like I'm on acid, or watching an Austin Powers movie. No "Flying Saucer", but some images/colors are washed out or way out of whack in terms of what they should be. Some images even look like they're supposed to.

No blinking lights on the front panel, and the last time I watched it, couple days ago, all was fine. I did have some board replaced about two years ago, I've had to search my files to see what it was exactly, but the symptom back then was no picture at all, nothing.

Any ideas on where to go now, besides various websites looking for new TVs??

TIA

edit - clarification and update:
the inputs have currently that are not displaying any image are as follows:
DVD - HDMI
cable(FIOS) - component
VCR - standard analog RCA

as an update, my FIOS box is also hooked up with a 1394 cable, and that IS getting an image and sound.

I've been watching it for the past hour or so, and what's happening is a variation from an almost perfect image to the whole screen being psychedelic. No issue with audio, that stays normal no matter what the screen looks like. There's no "flying saucer" image, rather the abnormality seems to stay as a constant horizontal issue, sometime the entire screen to, at times, an inch wide, to nothing really at all.

Loves2Watch
03-01-2010, 02:07 PM
Sounds like the light engine is bad.


I feel good, I knew that I would, now do do do do do do do...

Chokingdogs
03-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Sounds like the light engine is bad.


I feel good, I knew that I would, now do do do do do do do...

OK, thanks, I think...

Is that a DIY fixable deal, like with the infamous Mistubishi swelling capacitor R&R, or is it software/program kind of deal where it's not "user fixable"?

Loves2Watch
03-01-2010, 02:40 PM
OK, thanks, I think...

Is that a DIY fixable deal, like with the infamous Mistubishi swelling capacitor R&R, or is it software/program kind of deal where it's not "user fixable"?

It is something the repair shop would need to fix.

FYI "I feel good" was/is one of James Brown's most famous songs...but I'm not sure if that is him in your avatar or Marion Berry.

Chokingdogs
03-01-2010, 07:20 PM
It is something the repair shop would need to fix.

FYI "I feel good" was/is one of James Brown's most famous songs...but I'm not sure if that is him in your avatar or Marion Berry.

It is the Godfather of Soul, his last mugshot IIRC....but I wasn't sure if your response was mocking or not to my question.