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My Mitsubishi 1080 power will not stay on. light to show

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My Mitsubishi 1080 power will not stay on. Green light to show power starts then stops
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Mitsubishi is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: May be 8 years old, it says 1080hd in front
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: None
JA: The TV expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: Started doing this a couple nights ago but would stay on, now it won;t
JA: Huh?
Customer: model number WS-55315
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

Hello and Welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'll assist you today. I'm sorry you're having trouble with it. I need additional info to troubleshoot the issue. Please reply back when you're available to proceed further.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What additional info do you need?
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

Working on it and get back with you in 10 minutes, is this OK?

Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for waiting, we need to get error code form TV which will help to determine the cause of problem.

Turn On TV, let green light blink and stop itself. Now press Device and Menu buttons on TV front (not on any remote) for 6 seconds to activate error code reporting, the indicator light on TV will start flashing in 2 digit pattern to present error code, for example, 2-3 code means light flash 2 times, pauses, flash 3 times, pauses and repeat the blink pattern.

Do you get any error code form TV?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The device code I get is two green blinks pause then one green blink
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

OK, so the error code is 21 and not 12, correct?

Because my answer would be based on that error code.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
21 correct
Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

OK< this error code calls x-ray protection and possible cause is high current drain in power supply or deflection circuitry of TV, it needs further troubleshooting inside TV with multimeter to sort out bad parts causing the problem to get them replaced if those parts are still available with any supplier because looking at age of TV (2004 model) it would be hard to get replacement parts. Please reply back if you wish to troubleshoot the issue yourself and have multimeter and can use it to assist you further.

If you are not comfortable working on it yourself then you may please use following link to get list of TV repair shops in area which will help to get repair quote that could be $250 to $300..
I'm sorry there is no easy or quick fix for this problem and it is definitely hardware failure that needs defective parts/ board replacement to resolve the issue. I trust my input will help you out to make decision about this TV repair or invest that money on new replacement TV. Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
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Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

Hi, do you need any further assistance with this question?

Expert:  Shahid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I wanted to briefly follow up with you and see how the info worked, and see if that accomplished what you were looking to do!

Please reply back here if there is additional questions.

Thank you.