I actually get sound. I do hear a click when it turns on. If I did not mess up changing the channel and throwing off my satellite set-up, I would be able to hear the intended channel.
I held the power button down for 10 seconds and only heard one click when it turned on. I have not noticed any further clicking sounds.
1. Menu does not show up.
2. I do not see the lamp shining at all. Although I just replaced this lamp with a manufacturer provided part(1 or 2 moths ago), it appears that I might need to replace the lamp - is that correct?
Is the ballast hard to replace for a novice repair man?
I noticed you are logging off til tomorrow. I will try to look at this before tomorrow.
I took the back cover off, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to tape the switch down. I do not see anything obvious that would need to be held in place with tape.
I pushed the little blue piece inward with a piece of tape and was able to start the tv. I did not observe any spark coming from the ballast board.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX was able to start up the tv by using tape to push the little blue tab inward. The back panel of the tv has a plastic tab that would push it inward when it's on the tv. I think I got that part. I did not see any blue spark coming from the ballast board.
I do not see any fan spinning.
I hear sound from the tv (static) (It's not on the correct channel to get the satellite signal anymore - kids). I do not see the rear fan working at all. I can't hear any other fan operating (Sirocco or the exhaust fan) and not hearing any other noise that would give an indication that something else is operating. There appears to be no heat being generated, either.
no. I do not. Is the volt meter for the power receptacle to measure whether it's coming out at a sufficient voltage? How would you use it on the tv?
Dan. I agree that it appears to be something bigger than just the ballast. At this point, I'm not sure how you can help me through internet correspondence. I may just have to call an authorized technician to come in and look at it. I've found a number of google search entries where people have had problems with this tv make and model as well as similar models. It appears that the most common problems are lamp, ballast, power supply and sometimes software. is there anything else you think you can help with at this point?
60707 is the zip code. Google turned up a number of discussion forums that list complaints about this tv. If you have a list of reputable repair companies, I would greatly appreciate that information. Yellow pages.com tuned up a few. One of the nearest companies is Amlin TV Service in Norridge, IL. I also sent Mitsubishi an email for a list of authorized technicians in my area. Not sure whether they will respond.
Thanks for your help, Dan