I am sick to my stomach. I just tried replacing a HDMI cable on my old Philips plasma (50", model 50PF9956/37), and the HDMI will not work anymore. Closer inspection shows that all of the pins on one half of the port on the plasma are destroyed. Like I said, this is an older plasma, and only has 1 HDMI port.
With no fear of warranty voiding, I did manage to take the back off, and get the circuit board out of the unit. The solder pads are tiny Surface Mount Technology (SMT) style. No chance for me and my trusty soldering gun.
Does anyone know of anywhere like a circuit board repair house or something that could desolder the busted port, and resolder a new HDMI port for me?? I cant even find anywhere (Digikey, Mouser, etc.) that sells a solder-in HDMI port.
Any help would be appreciated,