Originally Posted by steve1971
I would have to agree delfincek. He is taking a big risk by doing it himself even if he has a service manual. If it dont work and he calls up Sony and tells them what he did they may tell him that voids the warranty and he is on his own. He better be very careful.
Just FYI, there is no warranty here. This was a 'used' set bought off Amazon from Amazon Warehouse Deals. It stated it was in very good condition, had both remotes, and had the 4 pairs of 3D glasses (the nice ones that are capable of Simulview [a PS3/PS4 function]). When the TV arrived I first realized there were no 3D glasses.
I told Amazon that and they refunded enough of the purchase price ($1850 total, then refunded around $213.00) to buy 4 pairs of the same 3D glasses off Amazon, so I did. I'm thinking there was more to this and the glasses were not included on purpose...they were hoping I wouldn't find out the bluetooth was broken, or just not care! I have spoke at length to Amazon about this and I can return the TV (all the way up to Oct. 11th) even if this bluetooth module replacement doesn't work!
They will even pay the folks to come back to the house, pick it up, and ship it back since it was their fault for not listing this issue in the description! On the flip side, if this module replacement DOES work... they've agreed to refund the total cost of the bluetooth module. I should tell them to reimburse me $100 to cover labor as well... but, as long as I get bluetooth and 3D back in operation... then I'll be happy.
I was very leery at first to purchase a used TV off Amazon, but I'm very glad I went with one from an Official Amazon store/seller...otherwise I'd be dealing with an individual.
Best thing is, I believe they found out real quick that the 3D was inoperable and it just sat somewhere. Last I checked, total hours runtime was just a hair over 30 hours!
As for the 'big risk' ... I am an IT guru and have been taking apart electronic devices, fixing them, and putting them back together for a tad over 20 years now. Laptops, iphones, android tablets, etc.. I'm extremely confident I can remove the phillips screws on the back of the set, lift off the back panel, then see where the module is, replace it, then put the back panel back on. The only other option is to return the TV...and there is only one of these TVs left on Amazon, from a private seller who wants $2700! So, it's either do this and quite possibly have a fully functional KDL-55W900A or return it and get something inferior (I can't warrant the $2000 Sony wants!).