This Article is written to provide help and step-past-step guidance in resolving the
Mitsubishi "Blinking Dark-green Low-cal"
issue. This failure is often referred to as the "Blinking Dark-green Light of Death" or Web log. A large amount of information is included in this Article, all of which will assistance you to both sympathise and repair the 'Blinking Light-green Lite' problem.
Written specifically for the
Mitsubishi 65" WS-65813, this commodity Besides applies to other Mitsubishi models with the same 'blinking greenish light' effect.
The Mitsubishi 'Blinking Green Low-cal' failure is mutual with many Mitsubishi models including the WS-65813, WS-48513, WS-48613, WS-55513, WS-55613, WS-55813, WS-65513, WS-65613, WS-65713, WS-73513, WS-73713 and others. This detailed repair procedure will assist, even the NOVICE, in the required repair process. Links are provided for downloading Mitsubishi Service Manuals and for recommended parts ordering. Circuitboard photos are likewise shown which provide a visual reference during the repair process.
I hope that this Article helps yous to resolve your Mitsubishi "Blinking Green Light" issue.
When I encountered the 'blinking light-green light' issue with my Mitsubishi 65" WS-65813, I called Mitsubishi's Customer Service Department. Following repeated promises to correct the issue, information technology soon became evident that they were both "dragging" their anxiety and not at all anxious to admit liability for this failure or to provide a timely repair of the television. After several phone calls to Customer Service, I sent a detailed letter to Mitsubishi Customer Service with a re-create toÃ‚ Mitsubishi's President & CEO outlining my concerns and asking for a "skilful volition" repair of my 65" Mitsubishi. After waiting about iii weeks for Mitsubishi to assign one of their Authorized Repair Dealers to repair the unit of measurement, I repaired the television myself.
Mitsubishi Customer Service did not follow up on the effect and I never received a acknowledgement alphabetic character from Mitsubishi'due south President and CEO.
Repairing It Yourself
If yous decide to repair the Television receiver yourself, I recommend that you lot obtain a copy of the repair manual for your Mitsubishi Tv from the Techlore website by going to
Mitsubishi Service Manual. It will provide some direction, however it is technically written and may be difficult for the NOVICE to empathise. If you are unable to locate the the service manual for your specific Model at the above Techlore link, you may demand to purchase the service manual online at ServiceManuals.cyberspace.
If you lot decide to accept a service technician do the repair, insist that the "DM" module is removed from the TV and Simply the iv 1000uF, 16V Capacitors (Caps) located on the DM Module are replaced. Nearly techincians volition INSIST on replacing the entire DM Module and not simply the capacitors. The cost is about $200 for a technician to replace the capacitors and $chiliad for replacement of the DM Module. As you will read beneath, doing the repair yourself will toll less than $4.00 for the 4 Caps.
I repaired my Mitsubishi WS-65813 past replacing the four (four) DM Module 1000uF, 16V, 85C Capacitors. The basic tools and materials required were: Four (4) capacitors, soldering fe, rosin solder, wire cutters, phillips & flat-head spiral drivers and pliers.
Repair estimates, from a local authorized Mitsubishi Repair Center, was between $800 - $k to replace the DM Module. My total out-of-pocket cost for replacing the four (4) capacitors was $3.fifty.
Replace the original four (4) 1000µF, 16V, 85ºC capacitors on the DM Module with
Radial Polarized, 1000µF, 35V, 105ºC Capacitors
Description: Computer Course Electrolytic Capacitors or Loftier Temp Electrolytic Capacitors; Capacitance
35 V; Operating Temperature Range
- 20º C to + 105º C; Termination Style
Radial, Operating Hours = 10,000 Life Hours. The original DM capacitors are rated at 1000µF, 16V, 85ºC. Do not utilize capacitors with this rating to repair your Mitsubishi boob tube, or else the same issue will reappear in 1-2 years.
The capacitors are bachelor from several on-line electronics stores and possibly from a local telly repair shop. I recommend that yous apply
loftier temp Capacitors rated at 105º C, with a voltage rating of 35 V. Refer to the "Full general Information" department beneath for additional information almost purchasing the capacitors from a online website.
If you decide to take on the repair projection yourself, pay
attending to my "
" note; a re-create of which is provided below. This was posted to TechLore on October fourth, 2007. See comments below.
Copied from a previous Techlore posting. Quite important:
October iv, 2007 iii:30 PM
: Larry, For your information and others, after replacing the 4 capacitors on the DM Module, I slid the DM excursion board dorsum into the metallic DM case and then inserted the
entire unit of measurement
into the main excursion lath. This was working in the "blind" every bit it was impossible to verify a proper seat of the DM circuit board onto the female parent board. The
blinking green light
was still present upon power-up of the Tv. I
removed the DM module from the TV and this time I re-installed the DM excursion board onto the master female parent board then installed the DM metallic example over the tiptop of the excursion lath. Past doing this, I was able to ensure a proper connection of the DM board. Upon power-upward the TV is UP and RUNNING.
A Few "Cautions"
- Keep yourself "grounded" when working with the excursion board. Static electricity will destroy electronic components.
- When replacing the Capacitors, press them "downward" onto the circuit board equally far as they volition go, concur them down, solder into place and clip the excess last lengths flush with solder. Simply by doing this volition the metal shield (trivial silver box) slide downward and over the circuit board during re-assembly. In that location is not a lot of clearance when doing this, as the 105C Capacitors are slightly longer that the originals. With minimal effort everything does fit dorsum together.
- Utilize Just
105º C capacitors with a voltage rating of 35 Five.
- Re-insert the DM circuit board into the Mother board; printing virmly and ensure a proper seat of the DM board. Side by side, slide the metal case down and over the DM circuit lath. Refer to my "Lesson Learned."
General Overview of Mitsubshi Power-up Wheel
Normal Power-up Sequence:
During Telly ability-up, the dark-green light blinks until the Digital Modulator (DM) has booted up and is in sync with the microprocessor. Once the 2 are in sync, the television set will "turn on". A failure in this boot up process is indicated by the "blinking light-green light" continuing to flash and the television's failure to "plow on".
"blinking green light". Mitsubishi television volition not "turn on"; no video and/or audio; no audible noise or audio from the Television set. Blinking greenish light volition extinguish Only past unplugging the Mitsubishi from its power source.
- Printing the "reset" button and concur for 10 seconds .... Does TV plow on and blinking dark-green lite turn to solid green.
- Unplug the TV from it'south power source for diverse times, ranging between v minutes and 24 hours..... Does blinking dark-green low-cal continue upon plugging in the Goggle box.
- Disconnect ALL devices from the Telly; DVD, Tuner, Cable Box, unplug the Television receiver for various elapsing times .... Does blinking dark-green low-cal continues upon plugging in the TV.
- Press Ability and Bill of fare buttons simultaneously and hold depressed for 20 seconds .... Does blinking green light go on to flash.
- Press Power and Display buttons simultaneously and hold depressed for 20 seconds .... Does blinking green light continue to flash.
- Insure that no forepart panel buttons are inadvertently stuck in an "engaged" position.
If none of the above test resolve the issue, then the failure lies in one of the following:
- DM Module Capacitors have FAILED.
- DM Module is defective.
- EEPROM Board failure
- Power Supply failure.
Perform a Mitsubishi "error lawmaking" diagnostic check to help in determining where the problem lies. Refer to your Owner'due south Manual for specific procedures on running this check. Y'all may also read Mitsubishi Boob tube Mistake Code Diagnostic Procedure which is posted on Techlore'southward website.
For this repair you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a xv or 25 watt soldering atomic number 26, a desoldering tool (recommended), and four electrolytic capacitors. For the optional fan replacement you demand a PC cooling fan, zip ties, foam record (or conditions stripping) and a 12v AC to DC power adapter. Note: The cooling fan is not required provided you lot supercede the capacitors with Caps having a 105c high temp rating.
I recommend replacing the original (bad) 1000µF, 16V, 85ºC capacitors with
Panasonic 10,000 hour, Radial Polarized, 1000µF, 35V, 105ºC high temp capacitors
. The Panasonic Function Number is
The capacitors may be purchased from a local electronics repair shop or online at digi-fundamental.com. The Digi-Central Part Number is
If you require a soldering atomic number 26, I recommend Radio Shack'southward xv Watt Soldering Iron, Part # 64-2051 or the 25 Watt Soldering Iron, Role # 64-2070. Radio Shack also has a desoldering tool, Part# 64-2060, which you lot may observe helpful in removing one-time solder from the connections, without dissentious the board. A bones xi slice Electronic Tool Kit, Part # 64-2803A may likewise be of value. The cost for each of these tools is between $10 and $20. Similiar tools are likewise bachelor from Lowe's, Dwelling house Depot or Wallmart.
This is a fairly elementary repair for those with a fiddling soldering experience.
Start past unplugging the TV. Disconnect the coax and digital audio cables and remove the rear panel.
Remove the plastic panel mounting screws and set the panel bated.
If you are going to install a fan, position information technology on the correct side of the shield (as seen from the rear) and mark its outline with a pencil. It is easiest to install the fan with the shield removed from the TV, merely by marking its mounting position first, y'all will avert placing the fan on a function of the shield that has an obstruction. The DM guide partly covers the capacitors that need cooling and the metallic tray nether the CRTs also restricts fan placement.
Remove the four (4) screws that secure the DM Module. For the left side screw, information technology may be easier to pull out and set up aside the PWB-DEMOD board. It is a small vertical card simply to the left of the DM and has a wide copper grounding spring. This will simplify access to the left side DM shield mounting screws. See the pictures below:
Left side of DM Module
Front side of DM Module
Correct side of DM Module
Unplug the USB and Firewire cables from the top of the DM, also every bit the cablevision that runs from the front end input jacks to the connector on height of the last board. Unscrew the grounding strap from the pinnacle of the doubler shield.
Remove the 2 screws in the plastic bracket that holds the DMÃƒ Module in place. Subsequently removing both screws, pry the plastic slice abroad from the back up piece to which information technology is mounted.
The DM Module and the shield are removed vertically. In order for there to exist enough clearance, the chassis needs to be pulled toward the rear of the TV. All the electronics are mounted on a tray that can slide back like a drawer to brand servicing easier.
Remove the lath slide, which is a narrow fiber board that stretches the width of the Television set above the rear of the chassis and shields the calorie-free box from scattered low-cal. Information technology is held in place past a long black screw on either side of the TV. Apply caution every bit the board may fall when the screws are removed.
Undo the wire ties on the cables going to the front of the Tv. You will need slack in these wires as you slide the chassis out. You volition also need to unplug some of the connectors on the shorter wires. Remove the spiral (a) on the border of the chassis and screws (b) on the xx813. See diagram below:
Release the chassis lock tab on either side of the chassis. The tray may exist a bit hard to slide, so alternately tug on the left and right edges to rock the tray rearward. Become slowly in case you've missed freeing a wire bundle. Pay attending to the large red anode wires and other cables on the correct hand side as they are clipped to the frame of the TV. Pull the chassis back until the DM shield will clear whatsoever obstructions above.
Remove the screws property the DM shield. (Note:
Do not use a ability screwdriver on these screws as it is very easy to strip the threads.) There are two on top of the shield, two in the rear base, and one in the eye of the base on either side of the shield. The DM shield tin can be snug and difficult to pull up. Gently rock the shield front and back while applying upward force. You lot may want to hold down the board below (DTV-TUNER) to avoid disturbing the ribbon connectors to the betoken lath. The DM itself too comes out straight up, but information technology is not nearly as tight.
Remove the DM Module by pulling it direct upwardly (toward the top of the telly). Exercise NOT pull it at an angle. The DM Module is connected to the excursion lath by 4 sets of pins.
One time the pins are free from the onboard connectors, continue pulling direct up. At that place is a plastic guide that makes it necessary to pull the DM Module direct up and sliding it over the plastic guide.
With the DM Module removed and positioned, as shown in the photo below, remove the 2 screws located next to the USB and IEEE-1394 jacks and slide the DM circuitboard out of the metal example.
The next and most important task will exist to carefully remove and replace the 1000µF, 16V, 85ºC capacitors with 1000µF, 35V, 105ºC capacitors.
CAUTION: Handle the DM circuitboard past the edges to avoid static harm. If you concur the DM with the components facing you and the external connectors on the left, y'all can discover the capacitors in question in a cluster on the acme correct corner of the board.
Here is what a typical capacitor failure looks like:
The superlative of the capacitors shown above may only have a slight bulge, but they have indeed failed.
Desolder and replace all of the capacitors at the same time. When inserting the new capacitors, pay close attending to the polarity. The rear of the board has the positive terminal labeled and the longest pb is positive. The capacitor torso has the negative terminal marked by dashes running downwardly ane side. All the capacitors take the same orientation:
Insert all four capacitors equally shut to the board as possible. The Panasonic capacitors are 4mm higher than the stock capacitors and there is very fiddling extra room inside the shield. If properly installed, the DM Module case will fit over the DM board during re-assembly.
The motion picture below shows the underside of the DM board later the capacitors have been removed.
With the BAD capacitors removed, thread the new capacitor leads through the holes in the DM board. Ensure that you lot have the positive and negative leads on the capacitors threaded through the proper hole. With the capacitors in place, maintain pressure level to firmly seat the capacitors against the excursion board and carefully solder each connection. It will help considerably if someone provides assistance during this very of import soldering step.
Replace the original 1000uF, 16V, 85C capacitors with
Radial Polarized 1000uF, 35V, 105C Capacitors.
If you lot are going to install a cooling fan, do and then at present. Once once more, if you accept used capacitors with a 105ºC temp rating, the cooling fan is non required or recommended. If installing the fan, stick some foam record or adhesive weather stripping to each corner of the fan. This will minimize fan vibration noise and provide the fan with some clearance from the shield. The shield has a thin ridge that runs diagonally and prevents the fan from sitting flush, but the foam tape will allow the fan to straddle the ridge.
Place the fan on the pencil lines you drew earlier and secure two diagonal corners of the fan with pocket-size zip ties through holes in the shield. The goose egg ties are apartment and their low contour will allow the shield to slide over the DM board without getting defenseless. Yous can run your fan from a 6v ability supply to minimize noise, but test information technology first since not all PC fans volition spin up with just 6v.
For individuals with the Mitsubishi WS-55859, WS-55909, WS-65869, WS-65909, WS-73909 or other Mitsubishi models with seven (7) of the 1000uF, 16V Capacitors on the DM Module instead of four (iv), the 2 photos below may provide a visual orientation when looking at the DM Module circuit lath. In this case replace all
of the original capacitors with those having a rating of 1000uF, 35V, 105C.
Installation is the reverse of removal. The DM volition slide down onto the four connectors at its base and in that location is a plastic vertical guide to ensure proper alignment of the board. Exist careful not to bend the copper grounding springs that touch the connector end (rear) of the DM every bit it slides back into place. Advisedly slide the DM shield back over the DM board and exist careful non to snag the taller capacitors. Install the six screws that secure the DM in place. (Note that the ii screws on the top of the DM shield are different from the other four). Plug the PWB-DEMOD card back in and ensure that its copper ground leap is touching the left border of the DM shield.
Slowly slide the chassis back into the Television and be careful non to pinch any wires running to the front of the Television set. The chassis should click as the release tabs lock into place. Secure the chassis with the long black screws. Reconnect all the wires y'all had removed and secure the excess slack back into the wire ties. Plug the USB and Firewire connectors back on the pinnacle of the DM and plug the cable from the forepart inputs back onto the top of the terminal board. Spiral the grounding strap to the top of the doubler shield. Do not over tighten it as it is like shooting fish in a barrel to pause the threaded mounting plate on the shield. Install the DM rear encompass and screws. Reconnect the coax antenna and digital audio cable back into the DM (if applicable).
Lastly, put the board slide back and remember that it could fall unless properly screwed in place. Double check all the connectors on the boards to be sure you haven't missed reconnecting anything. Install the rear encompass of the Tv set and route the optional fan's power cablevision over the top of the rear cover to avoid pinching the cable.
Plug the Television set back in and the front low-cal should blink for about a minute every bit the DM boots. When the light has turned off, power upward the Television and verify operation. If all goes well, your TV should boot in about one minute and there should be no more interference in the picture or OSD.
WS-65813 Advanced Troubleshooting
For those more technically inclined than most, you may enjoy the following. For the rest of you,
- Bank check FOR 12 VOLTS DC (Air conditioning-OFF DETECT) AT Pivot iii OF PC9A21 IF MISSING REPLACE PC9A21 PART # 268P058020 ON THE Power PCB.
- SHORT DETECT SHUTDOWN (PIN 13 OF IC700) Check FOR OPEN L902 Function # 351P155010 OFF Q904 C (15 V SUPPLY) ON THE Chief PCB.
- SHORT DETECT SHUTDOWN (Pin 13 OF IC700) Cheque FOR SHORTED D913 Office # 264P722010 AND Open Z901 Part # 283P039020 (Z905 AND Z900 M.
- Bank check FOR BAD CAPACITORS IN DM MODULE.
- CHECK FOR 10 VDC AT PIN v OF IC502 OF LOW, CHECK IC503 PART # 270P704010 ON THE MAIN PCB.
- SUSPECT SHORTED WINDINGS OF T5A31 PART # 349P216010 ON THE MAIN PCB.
- SHUTDOWN AT Ability WITH Cocky DIAGNOSIS Mistake two two. CHECK FOR LEAKY C9A60 470 PF 1000 5 PART # 154P400030, PARALLEL TO D9A57 ON THE Power PCB ii. SHUTDOWN AT Ability WITH SELF DIAGNOSIS ERROR
- CHECK FOR Open FUSES F9A04 AND F9A05 ON THE +24 AND -24 VOLT LINES. IF THE FUSES ARE Open THE CONVERGENCE OUTPUT Circuit WOULD BE SUSPECT.
- SHORTED HORIZONTAL OUTPUT TRANSISTOR.
- COOLENT HAS LEAKED ON THE MAIN BOARD FROM THE CRT'S AND HAS DAMAGED THE Primary Board BEYOND REPAIR.
Too, if the 24 volt B+ and or B- is missing from the convergence ICs, alter both convergence ICs as well equally the lacking pico fuse in the power supply. This is about probable non a quicky type of repair. These are a few of my notes on this set from me and a few of my buds in the buisness. Practiced Luck and let us know how you made out with this prepare.
A Discussion of Caution
To all of you lot who may exist attempting the capacitor fix on their Mitsubishi a give-and-take of circumspection. Modern circuit boards are hands damaged past static electricity. Tech'due south in the manufacture employ grounding wrist straps when handling these boards. Simply walking across a room with the excursion board in your hand could damage it. Try to basis yourself to the metallic chassis of the tv when touching circuits. Even though the TV is non plugged in it will equalize your electrical potential. Handle the excursion board carefully by the edges when taking information technology to your workbench. Try to ground yourself while soldering on the lath. I bring this upward afterward reading some posts that stated after irresolute out the caps they ended upwards with new or unlike problems. That'due south why you run into new circuit boards shipped in the anti static special plastic bags.
This DM lath communicates with the sets internal microprocessor. That's why if the fix is working properly, and you outset plug the set in, the light blinks and then stops blinking. When it stops blinking, that means the DM has booted upwardly and is all in sync with the microprocessor and gear up to go. If the set does non finish blinking, that is an indication that the DM has not booted upward and communicated with the microprocessor. This is the basic explanation, every bit there is a lot more to it than this:
- Could be poor solder connections, the power coming to the DM board from the main power supply could be bad.
- The EEPROM could be bad
- The ability supply or sweep power supply could have bad connections or swollen capacitors.
The first thing to practise is bank check all of the plugs, connectors, and connections to and around the DM lath. Next would exist to cheque for other large capacitors on other boards with swollen tops. The next thing would exist to start checking power supply upon switch on. But, first do the diagnostic test as explained in the service manual. Maybe it will point you in the right direction.
If you have taken the time to follow these advance trouble shooting instructions and the Blinking Greenish Low-cal continues to be a issue, a service tech may be required to complete the repair.
I hope that this Article has provided guidance and assisted in the repair of your Mitsubishi's "Blinking Green Light" issue.
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