Hello all Sharp Elite owners - If you have the lame IR board issue, the problem stems from two bad capacitors on the IR board. the good news is these are not proprietary parts and easy to obtain.
sharp elite IR board repair part numbers sharp elite pro-70x5fd and pro-60x5fd
Replace two capacitors on the IR board to fix issue.
Official Sharp part name is:
Quantity needed: 2
Cost, About $3.80 per capacitor and about $7 shipping. That's not bad.
How To fix the Sharp Elite TV IR board issue
- You can't buy the replacement IR boards anymore (DUNTKF909FM01 etc) because for some reason, Sharp stopped making it. But you can buy IR boards for any other model of Sharp TV including their cheapest TV all the way back to mid 2000's. That really sucks. Sure let's exclude and stick it to your most high end and influential customers. Great business decision Sharp! You just lost all of them.
Replace the two existing SMD capacitors at board locations C107 and C108 with the new capacitors. That will fix it right up. Issue confirmed by Sharp in their internal service bulletin #LCDTV312
Keep in mind this info is for PRO70x5 but should apply to PRO60x5 boards as well, since they are having the exact same issue.
Sharp WILL NOT mail you the replacement capacitors - and they WILL NOT send you a copy of the repair bulletin. However, these capacitors are EASY to buy online. Just google for "rc-kza385wjzzy capacitors". The spec is "Capacitor 22uf
6.3v Ceramic" - these are small SMD devices that look like a tiny square tic-tac. - I'm not sure if they are 10% or 20% tolerance but if in doubt get 10%.
Some places to buy them:
I would order three to have a spare on hand, just in case.
With care you can carefully remove and replace the two faulty capacitors. Or, you can have this work done through ANY Sharp service center - just have them CALL SHARP and ask for repair bulletin #LCDTV312
- which specifically states the issue with the capacitors and replacing both of them with the part number I listed. I suppose you could pull the board yourself to save some money but any repair shop is going to charge you $100 minimum.
Hope this helps you all as it took me 2 hours to gather this info and several calls- My opinion- Sharp Sucks and I will never buy anything Sharp again, ever! This issue with the IR board really should end up being a class action.
Official Sharp Servicers in the So Cal / Los Angeles area:
torrance - european hi tech 310-325-4601
northridge - watt tv service 818 708 3034
los angeles - george meyer tv and stereo 310-820-1113
Direct customer service number for Sharp: 1 866 264 0666