Well....i took apart my baby tonight. Getting more brights spots and dark spots. I heard one of the fans starting to whine so I had to do something before something burned up.
I pulled the Engine out. Something rattled. I turned it upside down and a component fell out. Turns out it was one of the inductors in the LED driver module. I could solder it back in, but why did it come off in the first place? No real signs of over heating......
Also checked out the PS....yep....leaking caps. Again....no biggie as I have a nice Pace kit that doesn't get enough use.
So....needing the following:
- replacement caps for the PS board
- replacement DMD
- 3 new fans
- LED driver module
I couldn't find the LED driver module. I'm sure I could find suitable replacements for the fans. Caps are easy. DMD is $350......
I don't want to use pulled parts since I could spend $1500 and it be dead in another month. I, like most here, love this TV, but it has me a bit ticked. I should get more than 5 years out of a TV.
So......is this even possible to repair? $3k can get me a nice 75" with a warranty.