Thank you CRTGAMER!!!
Your detailed Sony Trinitron WEGA Landfill Prevention Kit helped me resurrect our circa 2003 36 inch WEGA CRT TV that just started giving us the 6 Blink, 7 Blink error codes after trying to power on. The ironic thing about the initial failure was that my Parents have the identical unit (TV) out in Southern California and the same error occurred about two years ago. Their 230 lbs. beast unit is sitting in their garage on a wagon waiting for their Son (me) to come for a visit with a soldering iron in hand.
From another post in this forum from eclipsedave
along with CRTGAMER's help, we (a very talented Undergraduate and future Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Mohammed) gently used all our force to move the monster to a big Rubbermaid laboratory cart that happens to be the same height as the place the Sony has been sitting since 2003. We removed the back cover, vacuumed the dust and found the two assumingly faulty MCZ3001D chips. I purchased 2 SHINDENGEN MCZ3001DB chips and sockets from Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005QOOACY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
for $10.00 total. This little job also gave me the excuse to buy a nice soldering iron also from Amazon.com, a Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station FX-888D http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ANZRT4M/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
that worked really well!
We cut the plastic brace bar under the board with a Dremel hanging motor and Flex shaft rotary tool and cutting wheel to expose IC #2 as in steps 7-9 of eclipsedave's
#108 post. To desolder, we used Desoldering Braid Wick with the Hakko soldering iron. The old chips removed nicely and the sockets were soldered in and new IC were pressed into the sockets. It is nice to know if the 6 Blink error code ever occurs again, one can purchase 2 new IC's and press them in the sockets without having to repair the board.
All in all it was a "Great Save!!" Yes, I may have splurged a little on the Hakko soldering iron, but I can justify its use with other projects I have put off and learn to start future hobbies (N scale model railroading etc.) Since the TV is in the family room, all DVR recording, kids Disney XD channels, WII Gaming and Sports are viewed on this unit, I just did not have $400+ to give to a repair person or the $1,500 for a new Sony LED TV. Yes, I will probably end up getting a 46 inch W802A LED TV so that I can connect all the HDMI cables/ports to our Yamaha A/V Receiver (much easier than home made component cables). But I can wait until the prices come down or just enjoy the CRT HD TV that much longer!! It is amazing to think that I can hit the "On" button on the Sony TV remote and the unit will Power On!!!
Thanks again everyone for all your suggestions, outstanding pictures, and step-by-step instructions!!!
Dan Martinez, Ph.D.