Some of you may have visited the Living Room page of this blog, and seen a reference to the really big television that “He” and “She” bought in November of 2006. It is a 65″ Mitsubishi DLP, and has a really great sound system to go with it. During the time that She spent at home with us, the television got a lot of use! She would camp out in the living room early in the morning and the television watching would go on until evening, when, exhausted from her “busy” day, She would make her way to the bedroom for a (hopefully) good night’s sleep. For about two weeks, this process played out pretty much everyday. Then, on the last day She was scheduled to be home with us, The Television died. It was a very sad occurrence, and led to much internet surfing chair napping on her part.
The issue with The Television was that it would display a message when turned on that stated “TV will shutdown in a few seconds. Please check if the air flow is blocked.” When He came home from work that day and had a chance to do a little research on the issue, He found instructions for cleaning the lamp cartridge. After very carefully following the directions for this process, which did not rectify the situation, He determined through more research, it was probably the Thermal Sensor that had gone out. The Television was purchased from a locally-owned, reputable dealer with a good reputation for great service. So, after one quick phone call, The Television was whisked away, and we were left with this:
Lucky for her, she went back to work that day. When the fellow from the service department called, he confirmed the issue was indeed the thermal sensor. Luckily, it was going to be a covered item, so there would be no cost associated with that repair. However, due to the fact that the lamp life of these televisions is usually two years, they were encouraged to replace the lamp while it was in the shop. Because the picture has been somewhat dull lately, and He didn’t want to have to deal with a lamp replacement any time soon, they elected to have that done too. Contrary to their normal luck with these kinds of things, they found that the lamp would also be covered, thanks to the purchase of an extended warranty.
Actually, He and She aren’t the only ones who are glad to get The Television back. It seems we cats have really missed it, too!
Boomer really should have listened to his mother when she told him not to sit too close to the TV!