The Habitrail


My TV is in pieces and I still can’t get at the god damn control board. From the pictures I’ve seen of the other similar models, it’s like this thing is purposefully designed to be impossible to get at. I would pretty much have to remove every single damn panel, cable, plug and screw to get the chassis out. And even then, getting the chassis open to get at the board would be no picnic.

After reading more forums, it seems like this might be even deeper than the four big capacitors, there’s stories of
every single capacitor going bad on this line.

I think I’m going to just put it back together and call Mitsubishi and give them hell like I’ve never given hell before. This TV is only three years old, barely out of warranty (which I probably voided when I opened up the back anyway). TVs should last more than three years. We didn’t even watch it that much.

Oh and one other thing
November 24, 2008, 11:45 am
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In case anyone is keeping track, I hit 80 on my Druid over the weekend. I just need to finish off Icecrown and the Loremaster title will be mine!

Step one: Components
November 24, 2008, 11:36 am
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So, I lied. It wasn’t $5 worth of parts. It was $2. Although I also spent $15 on the service manual for my television model.

Picture of $2 hopefully well spent

Just what I need right now
November 23, 2008, 1:22 pm
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My television has died (Mitsubishi WD-52725 for reference). It give a fast blinking green led when it starts up, which according to the research is a control board failure.

The interesting thing is that I’m not alone in this. There are numerous other people who have reported this issue, and that it is most likely a burst capacitor on the board. Now, here’s the interesting thing: It could be anywhere from $800 to $1000 for a repair, or it can be fixed theoretically with a soldering iron and $5 for four new capacitors, which some people have claimed to done on their own.

I’m torn…

How low can you go?
November 18, 2008, 2:06 pm
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Disney has reached a new milestone on their downward spiral of mindless home video offerings: a re-released special edition of Little Mermaid II. This marks the first re-released special edition DVD of a movie that was originally direct to DVD, and was in my opinion the beginning of the end of Disney 2D animation.

Good job, most of you.
November 4, 2008, 8:26 pm
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A very close race, much like the last two.

Indiana is still not called, but Obama is very slightly ahead. C’mon Hoosiers, you can do it!


First time for everything
November 4, 2008, 10:23 am
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In the first time since voting in the same routine, going to the polls before work, I have never had to wait. At 10 am, there’s at most two other people in the Elk’s Lounge aux room, and they’re already being helped.

Today there is a line a few dozen strong. I can tell you this much already: this is not going to be a typical voter turnout by any standards.

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Here we go again…
November 4, 2008, 12:13 am
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Okay guys, let’s not let this be like last time.

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