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Old 09-06-2008, 01:23 PM   #76
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I have a 52725 with the intermittent GBLOD. Does the Mitsu have a Microsoft core???
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Please - even Microsoft doesn't deserve that comment... ;-)

This issue is systemic with Mitsubishi products, and given my experience and of those of others who have posted here, I'm pretty sure it's going to be the LAST MITSUBISHI TV I EVER BUY.

Thank God you're still in warranty. I'm not sure what's causing your "invalid input" message and other problems, but since you're still in warranty, all of those are thankfully Mitsubishi's problems to deal with. I was 2-3 years out of warranty when mine died.

To those of you that have recently requested repair instructions, they're on their way now.

AGAIN: Please email me with your email address (Click on my username "Paul D318" and select "Send email to Paul D318" so I don't have to try to find it myself.

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Old 09-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #77
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Well, it is a no-go on the DIY repair. The local company that the warranty company picked to do the repair said it would be 6-8 weeks until I got the TV back. I figured I'd try to replace the caps first to see if it helped.

I D/L'd the service manual and the repair instructions (thanks Paul), bought the caps, and started to disassemble the TV. After a few hours of trying to disassemble the TV, I finally got the control boxes (plural) out of the TV. However, all the control boards, the shielding cases, the multiple wiring looms and inability to figure out how to open the shielded cases made me give up. I downloaded various versions of the instructions, but none were similar to the chasis and electronics inside my TV.

So it went off to the repair store. They came this week. Haven't heard a word. I asked the repair store for a loaner. They said they just repaired them, didn't have any in stock. Actually, he said he had four different Mitsu's disassembled with parts sent off for repairs. I tried to call the warranty company but got the "We don't loan tvs, our responsibility ends with repair and shipping costs, read the warranty contract...." run-around.

So now I'm stuck. At the beginning of football season, watching a 20 inch Toshiba CRT moved in from the bedroom. It's gonna be a long few months.
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:05 AM   #78
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Question I need instructions too!

I too have the BLGOD. Repair man coming today to "give me a quote" which I am then supposed to fax to Mitsubishi customer service, who will then "make a determination" if they will fix my 3 yr old TV.

Can Paul or someone send me the self-repair sheets? I have a WD-52825.

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Old 09-19-2008, 04:37 PM   #79
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I have a Wd-62825 with the Blinking Green Light of Death problem. It took Mitshubishi 4 1/2 months to fix it . I tried to get a new set nogo. Good thing I bought the extended warranty. That will be the last Mitsubishi product I buy.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:36 PM   #80
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Paul,

Thanks so much for this information. I just completed the repair of my 6-yr old WS-55613 (took me and my dad about 3 hrs) and Iím happy to report another success story! Total cost was about $10 for the capacitors from RS. Your instructions and tips were very helpful. I doubt I could have achieved success without your information and would have had to pay several hundred $$$.

One little tip you may want to add to your instructions: after replacing the caps, for my first test, I seated the DM board without the metal case (using a piece of cardboard per the Repair Manual) and it tested fine. I was thrilled!

However, after replacing with the metal case the next test failed. I realized that itís a little more difficult to tell if the DM board is fully seated once you put the metal case back on. If you are patient and keep wiggling it, eventually it will seat properly. After one more successful test with the metal case back on, I completed the reassembly of the TV.

I will post this same email out on HDForum. You deserve much Karma for your extremely helpful document.

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Old 10-09-2008, 07:17 AM   #81
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Dear People:

I continue to get private messages from people that request the repair instructions, but then fail to give me their email address - and have not posted it on their "User Control Panel" so that it can be seen by other members of this forum.

How in the $#%!&@! am I supposed to know where to send them?

I have only a certain amount of time that I can devote to helping folks - and am happy to do it - but it is taking too much of my time to have to play "Johnny Detective" with these people to have to P.M. them back and ask them to send me their email addresses.

AGAIN: If you need the instructions, you need to either email me at pds318(at)verizon.net - or P.M. me with your email address!
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:20 PM   #82
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Uggg, Green light won't stop blinking, Won't power on. Hit reset, Nothing, Unplugged, nothing, Please Help!!!!

We had a power outtage a few days ago and that is what caused this error, Any help would be greatly appreciated, or instructions on how to fix this problem. We have had this happen in the past because of a power outtage as well. But called in the big dawgs to fix it and cost us a bit of money.

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:13 AM   #83
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Paul,

Could I also get this information. I too am a unwilling participant in the blinking green lights of death syndrome
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Could I also get this information. I too am a unwilling participant in the blinking green lights of death syndrome
If you look at Paul's post above, he will need you to either email him or post your email here.

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:40 AM   #85
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I have just discovered numerous "Visitor Messages", along with "Private Messages" from members of this forum that have been sent to me requesting the repair instructions. Some of these requests are from last week, but I'm just now finding out that these people even wanted them.

I don't check this forum every day, so therefore don't get private or visitor messages quickly. But I do check my email pretty much every day - unless I've "Gone Fishing".

If you want to get the instructions the quickest way, just email me at pds318(at)verizon.net.

Do not post a request for the instructions in this thread. At this point this thread is for those that would like to share their repair results and/or conversations with Mitsubishi in attempts to get their assistance with out-of-warranty coverage for this issue.

Do join this forum: it's free, and informative on many more topics than just this issue.

Again - unless you like to wait extended periods of time for something you could obtain much more quickly - don't P.M. me (members or visitors). It's easier for me to keep track of who needs to be sent instructions if I can just do it via email.

Again - Just email me!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #86
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My Tv started this about a week ago and it is almost 5yrs old. Funny thing is it did the blinking light after it turned on and a few seconds later after no picture appeared it started blinking. I called for a tech as I have a couple weeks of warranty left. A couple days later it started working. Stopped a few days later when the tech came over, while it was not working, and he knew exactly what the problem is and is trying to order parts. I just left it blinking for about three days and now it turns on and works fine. Is this going to happen randomly and then turn off for good? I just want to make sure it is dead again when he comes back. I have been turning it on and off every day and seems to be okay now. Can this fix itself?
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:01 AM   #87
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Default In short, the answer to your question is "No".

phranque1673: It has come to my attention that some people have allowed this problem to go unrepaired: when the blinking light starts, they reset their TV, and it starts working again for a while. I have heard that this is a temporary remedy which if practiced for too long, eventually causes further damage to the DM board, which then becomes irreparable.

Fortunately for you, you're still in warranty.

After your set is fixed, please post back and let us know what the technician repaired or replaced.

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #88
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This continues to be an issue. Please just email me at pds318(at)verizon.net.

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I have just discovered numerous "Visitor Messages", along with "Private Messages" from members of this forum that have been sent to me requesting the repair instructions. Some of these requests are from last week, but I'm just now finding out that these people even wanted them.

I don't check this forum every day, so therefore don't get private or visitor messages quickly. But I do check my email pretty much every day - unless I've "Gone Fishing".

If you want to get the instructions the quickest way, just email me at pds318(at)verizon.net.

Do not post a request for the instructions in this thread. At this point this thread is for those that would like to share their repair results and/or conversations with Mitsubishi in attempts to get their assistance with out-of-warranty coverage for this issue.

Do join this forum: it's free, and informative on many more topics than just this issue.

Again - unless you like to wait extended periods of time for something you could obtain much more quickly - don't P.M. me (members or visitors). It's easier for me to keep track of who needs to be sent instructions if I can just do it via email.

Again - Just email me!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:45 PM   #89
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My ws55513 got the blinking green light of death about a month ago. We hardly used the TV for 4 years since we bought it in 2004. We would just use the TV for movies on the weekend. But in the past few months my son started playing video racing games on the TV. He would play them for hours. Well guess what happened. We all of the suddened got the green light of death. I guess if we would of used the TV more in the beginning we would of found out about this little issue ealier, maybe when it was still under warranty. We never new we bought a train wreck waiting to happen.
After doing some investigation online for this issue, I found out that my wife and I are not alone. Needless to say, we are not happy at all with Mits. So, I decided to get the ws55513 service manual and fine the DM module for my set. Most instructions out there are for other models but they nailed it right on the head on what is causing this issue 95% of the time. It is the capacitors. If it is a thermal issue than the TV will come on after it is cooled for a while and then shut itself off. Our TV did not do that at all. It would not turn on at all. For those people who think the BGLOD is fixed after leaving it off for a day or two, do not be fooled. We left ours off for a week and it worked for a day and it went back to not working at all. All capacitors were fully blown.
I'm in computers so I decided to fix this stupid design flaw on my own. Please use the service manual for the ws55513 to find the DM Module. It is a thin silver box on the left after you open the back coverings of the TV. It has a lot of holes in the silver thin casing that houses the circuit board on where the 4 capacitors are located. It is a real you know what to get this casing out of the TV. I was all good until it came to unseating the DM module casing from the TV. There is a small black bracket that is on top of the DM Module casing to hold it in place. There are two screws that secure this black bracket. One is easy to get to the othe screw is in the back of the black bracket and you will need a small screw driver to get to this screw. Also, some small hands. After two hours of trying to figure out on how to get this bracket off, I ended up braking it off. I do not suggest doing this but after 3 hours that only should of taken 1, I started to lose patients. My wife was not happy. I already had a 300 pound paper weight in my room what did I have to lose.
I took the circuit board to work and one of my techy friends looked at the capacitors on the circuit board and they were blown all right. He said it was a design flaw which we all know now. He used to design circuit boards so he was able to desolder and resolder the capacitors for me. He used 1500uF 35 volts at 105 c. He said this would be more than enough voltage. These are kind of big to fit back in the casing (silver thin box) so he had to bend them down on the DM Module circuit board. There is space on the circuit board to do this. I popped the fixed DM Module back in the TV. Don't be shy to use some force to reseat the DM Module back on the four socket slots on the main board of TV. Make sure they are reseated and secure. Screwed everything back and maade sure that grounding strips were back into where I found them at first and turned TV on. Blinking green light for a minute and then it stopped. TV works!!
I'll be D.... if I'm going to spend $3000 on a TV and it not work after 4 years. I spent 10 bucks on the fix. Any other repair shop will not do it less than 800. Go to other web pages. 1000 of people are having this issue. Hope this helps anyone with the WS55513 model. If you do not know how to solder then do your best to ask a friend of a friend etc...
This can be fixed on your own and for little money.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:53 PM   #90
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I would have been happy to send you the two sets of instructions I send out to people, along with which I also send the "Mitsubishi
TV troubleshooting guide" - which would have helped you along in this procedure.

This would have probably helped you avoid the "two hours of trying to figure out on how to get this bracket off, I ended up braking it off. I do not suggest doing this but after 3 hours that only should of taken 1, I started to lose patients. My wife was not happy. I already had a 300 pound paper weight in my room what did I have to lose."

We've already figured out how to do this repair/modification, and if you'd asked first I'd have been happy to send you directions complete w/photos - to help you avoid "breaking things" in the process. Just ask FIRST next time...

That said, enjoy your TV.
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