We have a 2002 55" mitsubishi model WS 55859. It recently went blank, with a flashing timer light on the front panel. Unplugging and resetting have had no impact. Any suggeestions?
Model: WS 55859
Inserting a toothpick into the reset slot on the front panel, unplugging for 2 minutes, and checked all connections.
Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.
-Does that light start flashing as soon as you hit the power button or as soon as you plug it in?
It doesn't stop flashing at all. When I hit reset or unplug, it starts flashing as soon as I plug back in or when I release the reset button.
What you have here is actually quite common in your model, unfortunately it is not a simple or quick fix. When that light never stops flashing what you have is a bad DM module, this module is considered the brain of the television. On your model there are two ways this repair can go, the first is if the DM can be repaired, if this is the case then you can expect a repair anywhere around $300. However sometimes it cannot be repaired and must be replaced, in this case you would be a bad spot, they discontinued the part needed her, we can no longer buy one to repair the set. If you have electronic experience and test equipment as well as very good soldering skills, and would like to attempt this repair yourself, let me know and I will assist you further. Otherwise it is time to call a repairman on this one. I am truly sorry that I don't have a quick fix or easy answer for you on this one, please let me know if there is anything further I can do for you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask! Please remember to press the ACCEPT button when we are finished, it is the only way I can get credit for helping you. I want you to be 100% satisfied so please, by all means ask any questions you might have on this subject. Positive feedback is always appreciated. Thank you, Tim Nolan
Factory trained TV repair technician. U.S. NAVY trained.