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post #14641 of 14657 Old 04-03-2015, 11:23 PM
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I received my new PRO-70X5 in Jan2012. It has been working great, except the remote stopped connecting with the TV about 6 months ago. I had purchased a spare genuine Elite PRO-70X5 remote, which I fired up, and it connects with the TV fine. So it appears that the original remote went bad. I decided to order another spare genuine Elite PRO-70X5 remote.
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Has anyone news about the new Sharp TV'S? CES 2015 Sharp said it was coming out with a 80in WCG FALD. What was interesting, list posted at that time of six grand, if it is like the pro, look out Samsung someone is about to run you over! Samsung's 9500 is almost the same price of LG'S OLED"S.ARE THEY NUT"S?
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Not only does Steve has the TV that I want, but he is also geographically close. Sigh...
Are you still looking for the 70 elite?
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is there any owners out there who had the elite from day one and never had the IR remote problem.... Does anyone have the IR remote problem?
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Have a 60" Elite. Original owner, bought from Chris at Cleveland Plasma back in Dec 2011. No problem with the IR. Did buy a spare board a year back as a "just-in-case". Love this frigging thing. Have 17,000 hours on it. Yeah...that's a real ####. Between in-laws and...working different hours than my wife this puppy gets a real work out. Just got it calibrated last summer by Greg L. at Lion Audio Video Consultants Inc. Am very pleased with this set.
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I've had my Elite 70" since Nov 2011.
Never had one problem with remote or any thing else with the TV.
The TV continues to perform flawless.
I did not buy the extended warranty...never do.
Is there a TV out there for sale now that will surpass this Elite?
I have not been keeping up with TV's since I got the Elite.
Just wondering if anything 70"+ has it beat or equal in PQ.
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Just wondering if anything 70"+ has it beat or equal in PQ.
Yup, LG 77" OLED, if you can afford it.

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Infamous IR sensor failure strikes again

Darn! My PRO60X5FD IR sensor just went out, and it's also one month after the 1-year Sharp extended warranty. So it took 3+ years to fail.

I found quite a few IR sensor boards (part no. DUNTKF909FM01) for sale on Ebay so I'll try getting one of those and finding someone to install it. Manually turning on the TV via the power switch gets old really fast!

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Darn! My PRO60X5FD IR sensor just went out, and it's also one month after the 1-year Sharp extended warranty. So it took 3+ years to fail.

I found quite a few IR sensor boards (part no. DUNTKF909FM01) for sale on Ebay so I'll try getting one of those and finding someone to install it. Manually turning on the TV via the power switch gets old really fast!
I search Ebay everyday for the last month. No DUNTKF909FM01 boards listed on EBay that I can find.

So you found one?
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Pls let me know what you put in as a search. I need one.

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I search Ebay everyday for the last month. No DUNTKF909FM01 boards listed on EBay that I can find.
I searched (USA) Ebay for "DUNTKF494FM01" and found a lot of listings. Some of the circuit board pictures vary quite a bit, so I went with the one that looks like a narrrower version (i.e., hopefully a newer, simpler version of the same circuitry) board picture in the YouTube instructional video (look at time 4:54):

This is the Ebay item I purchased but I won't know if it works until I find someone to try and install it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371011595753
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The remote on my 60X5 quit working. I contacted a Sharp repair man and he determined it was not the remote but the IR board in the TV that failed. He contacted Sharp and was informed that they do not make that IR board anymore, nor have any in stock. They did send him a repair procedure and the replacement chips that failed. He de-soldered the old chips and soldered the new ones. The two chips were each approx. 0.1 x 0.1 inch so to take on this job you have to be good at soldering; he finished the job in under an hour and it cost me $125.
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I searched (USA) Ebay for "DUNTKF494FM01" and found a lot of listings. Some of the circuit board pictures vary quite a bit, so I went with the one that looks like a narrrower version (i.e., hopefully a newer, simpler version of the same circuitry) board picture in the YouTube instructional video (look at time 4:54): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJhNDz_VdQ

This is the Ebay item I purchased but http://www.ebay.com/itm/371011595753
The correct board is DUNTKF909FM01
You searched for DUNTKF494FM01....why?

I doubt the board you bought will fit or work. The board you bought is not the board the tv uses.
I've attached a photo of the correct one (1st photo) and the one you bought (2nd photo) Boards are not the same dimentions at all. Look at where the IR sensor is on both. Lengths, wrong, width wrong, sensor in wrong place, etc.

As far as..."I won't know if it works until I find someone to try and install it" you posted a link on Youtube where the guy shows you how to do it. The Video shows how simple it is. Only need one philips screwdriver for the entire job. How easy is that.

So, why are you not doing it?
Then you can let us know the outcome.
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As far as..."I won't know if it works until I find someone to try and install it" you posted a link on Youtube where the guy shows you how to do it. The Video shows how simple it is. Only need one philips screwdriver for the entire job. How easy is that.

So, why are you not doing it?
Then you can let us know the outcome.
Yeah, it would be easy if you have the use of two hands. But I don't.

I did have someone come out today and as you predicted, my part did not work because the ribbon clip is a slightly different width. As you pointed out, I searched for the wrong part number. I didn't notice that the Ebay search results for "DUNTKF909FM01" returns many parts with the other part number.

The guy is going to check with his suppliers but I'm not hopeful. I'm afraid I won't be able to repair my IR unless someone out there with a spare IR board is willing to sell me theirs... PM me and I'll make it worth your while... :-)
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The guy is going to check with his suppliers but I'm not hopeful. I'm afraid I won't be able to repair my IR unless someone out there with a spare IR board is willing to sell me theirs... PM me and I'll make it worth your while... :-)
Hey neighbor! I live in San Leandro, you know across the bay bridge.
If anyone has an IR board they are willing to sell, I'll make it worth your while too, being I've been searching longer than mikey, lol.
Mikey, if you need any help, PM me. Always willing to help a fellow AV guy out if I can.
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The ir board is bad on my Pro 60x5 also. The remote never worked well from day 1 on my set.
I can't find anyone in my area who will repair my original board and Sharp support is not being very helpful. svukelich can PM me the phone number of your repair man? He seems like the guy who can help me. Thanks
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My repair was performed by MidAmerica Service, 328 Jungermann Road, St. Peters, MO 63376-5350
(636) 442-4786. Go to appliancerepair-stlouis for their web site.

Sorry, I cannot PM yet (not enough posts) so I am replying globally here.

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My repair was performed by MidAmerica Service, 328 Jungermann Road, St. Peters, MO 63376-5350
(636) 442-4786. Go to appliancerepair-stlouis for their web site.
Thanks for posting that info globally. I'm desperate for a solution. Perhaps we can all send our broken IR boards to this St. Peters, MO repair shop and have them repaired... I'm serious!
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Possibly for sale PRO-70X5FD

Hello all,

After a couple years of owning this amazing TV, I have come to the sad truth I just do not use it enough. I barely use it if ever. I was curious if anyone in the SF Bay Area was still looking for one of these? I have two sets of glasses used for a total of 3 hours, and the unit itself has never been hung on a mount, only stand used. it is the Elite Pro-70X5FD. Let me know if you are interested with your offer. Please no low balling. Thank you.
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