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Hey! I have had my TV for about five years now(since late 2008) and it still works beautifully @ 22055 hours. Bought it at best buy as a present for myself. It has been a true champ! So far I have not had any problems with it(excepting some funky issues I had with it back when I first bought it that were fixed with a firmware update). Anyway, I have reached a point where I have to make a decision.
2 of the 3 HDMI inputs had gone dark about a year and a half back(Had no clue what it was as it came back that way when I had a friend hold it for me. Eventually I let it go since I did not know what had happened. After Finally figuring it out(I just did the same thing to the last port I had left) I opened up the back to confirm that the HDMI ports were just not designed properly. All three where lifted off of the board and it seems a bit more damaged than I expected. Below are the photos.
With this said my questions are:
1. Is this fixable, taking note I have never fixed anything like this but do have an affinity for fiddling around with electronics, so if it is at all possible I would like to try it.(I would assume soldering)
2. Would it be better to get a replacement board: I do not like this option as much simply because of being unsure of both quality and if it is an older or newer version than my own. I also do not know if I ever had that 3 HDMI problem I read about on here and would probably want to avoid working around that and just somehow get it fixed myself. Finally, I like the idea of keeping my 22055 hours + intact. :)
3. This one is a little more off but is it possible to fiddle around with the board in ways so that it could do things it could not do before: for example, replace the processor so you could maybe run at 120 hertz instead of 60. Would it even matter if you could? Etc.