Originally Posted by Taokane
Hey everyone, DMD replacement board picture guy here. It's been many months since the repair and my TV is still going strong! Picture looks great and the tv has been stable if that makes any sense. A couple of notes: I replaced the thermal tape on the DLP chip with thermal grease. It's very important to use only a little tiny bit if this is something you choose to do. Otherwise it gets all over the DLP chip pins. Additionally, dont sweat too much the torque on the spring loaded screws, they seem to be very forgiving as far as how tight you get them.
First of all... Taokane, thanks much for posting the pictures. I don't think I would have attempted the self repair w/o them!
Ok, so I've been following this board on/off (pun unintended) for years now. I've replaced the PSB after the cycling problem hit, and that was relatively painless. This time, however, I encountered the "horizontal lines & ghost image of lower part of display at the top" problem.
Following this board, I knew what I needed to do. I went to Samsung's website for parts and it redirected me to "samsungparts dot com". I found the DMD there for about $350 (close to $400 w/ tax and ship). The part #BP96-01599A was described as "ASSY DMD BOARD P; LED - DLP, Phill"
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I followed Taokane's pictures and description (scared the hell out of me when my hands got anywhere near that adjustment screw) and did the swap myself. After a couple of hours (had to run to Fry's Electronics for some electrical tape), my TV was as good as new. This was earlier today, so I'm hoping that the TV stays happy for a while.
Thanks again, folks! This enduring thread got me through another self-repair.