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Old 05-06-01, 03:55 PM
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I have a mitsubishi tv (model # ns-50va2). after a lightning storm, it stopped working. I was told it would cost $800.00 to repair. Now I am very good with electronics and component based repair (its my day job). Does anyone now where I can buy boards for televisions? If I have to I will test the components but it would be easier to just replace the board... any suggestions?
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Mitsubishi parts department?
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That's why you need a good surge protector and a Replacement Cost rider on your insurance policy.

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Yep, a good surge protector, insurance, and make sure everything is properly grounded - including your cable, satallite, phone, and antenna.
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If the repair is only a board, and the repair will cost $800, then the board must be pretty expensive. Do you really want to save $100 and do this yourself?

Furthermore, if the repair is not just the board, and the $800 includes various other repairs, are you prepared to do it yourself?

I would probably check for blown fuses, transformer, capacitors, and other items early in the circuit, but beyond that, I would leave it to the professionals.

I don't know of any way you can get the boards. My guess is that they are only supplied to authorized service centers.
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I know $800 is a lot of money, but opening that sucker up and fixing it yourself is opening up yourself to more expensive repairs. I'd try shopping around to dirrerent service people first.
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If it is new (how new?) you might have a feature on your credit card to protect it for xxxx days/months. Many now offer at least 90 days, AmEx offers a year on most of their cards.

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