SUCCESS ! Well sort of anyway .
The people I got the donor from complained that the set would not turn on all the time , but were quick to say that they had it in the coldest room in the house, which made me think about the hairdryer trick many have spoken about.
I tested the KV-32HS500 last night and got a bunch of codes. 4, then 6, then it would blink continually once every second until I unplugged the unit.
This led me to believe I could be in for more headaches simply swapping the D boards out.
Impatient, I got a wild hair this morning after doing some reading about removing the thin red and white wires from the flyback. They do NOT need to be cut, they do pull out of the unit with a little effort.
I then decided before changing out the common problem IC's or installing sockets [ Unit still has the original MCZ3001D chips] in the donor HS500 "D" board, that I'd put it in my HV600 to see what codes would come up .
To my surprise the set came on, but I still get a 4 blink code followed by 1 rapid blink.
So I think for now,I am going to leave well enough alone and run the set until I absolutely have to do something. Though these sets are obviously issue loaded & potential money pits, I love this damn thing and am going to purchase a "D" board from Sears for the inevitable.
Bonus is that I was able to snag the speakers , sub, most of the harnessing,and the tactile button boards . Not sure what else I'd take as it appears as though the other code is related to the A board. Further, I believe that due to the HS500 having a different DRC pallette configuration [ 500 is auto ? , 600 is manual,? ] that the only other board I'd want is the audio and I have no idea where that is , or if it is worth pulling.
It will be a shame to trash the tube on the HS500...
Just ran the self diagnosis screen/test and all values 2-10 come up at Zero. I would imagine after the repair the set will have to be used a while to wait or check for now errors ?
Last edited by Gurn; 02-15-2015 at 08:49 AM.
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