well I found the other fuse, and it's OK, as does all the main board seem to be
I've checked the DM1 power supply board, and besides the resistor I blew myself, I found another identical one burned out just a bit at R14112, and I now find another bigger resistor at R14102 that has started to blacken out the colored stripes, and a very small one at R14104, and I believe these all may have happened when I jumped the fuse as they all appear to be inline on the same circuit on the board......after talking to an EX TV tech I know, he believes what blew the fuse is most likely a transistor that controls the voltage regulator/power supply. I've ordered a service manual online, and with that and some pictures, he's willing to give it a look with emails...I removed the main board assembly for the most part today to inspect it some more, but couldn't get it all the way out as there are some heavy duty wires for the tube that don't seem to just disconnect as the others do, but again, the main board seems OK as far as I could find.
So question again: will replacing the whole DM1 power supply board "most" likely fix this, or could something else OFF this board be causing this board to fail? I found a link for where to buy one the other day ($104US), so I'll have to find it again if need be, cause it would be worth it to me at that price to fix this TV instead of buying a new one
I'm starting to believe replacing the DM-1 Power supply board will fix this, and after HOURS of searching this thread, I finally found the link again to the part (thanks Ratman, post #925, should've worked backwards
) BUT now I need to find someone near Niagara Falls to send it to so I can cross the border and pick it up.....they won't send it to Canada
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone with 1 to sell!