by dockshrock - 11/10/12 2:43 PM
In Reply to: My Answer from Samsung by Keto16
Just replaced the DLP chip on my 61inch Samsung by following online videos. Chip and Artic Silver adhesive ran $172 total. Took about an hour including cleaning the lens, mirror and heat sinks. Had to keep rewinding the video to double check the directions. Also, too many nearly cold welded screws also slowed me down (not to mention the extra screw that was left at the end!) I estimate it would take 20 minutes if I had another set to do. Picture is like new!
The build date on the chassis was June 2007 so the 5 year "planned obsolescence" would be irrelevant if the DLP was more durable. The rest of the set seems fine.
For reference, I am an orthopedic surgeon--handy with screwdriver but an electronic repair novice. While I am disappointed in Samsung's poor customer response to this problem and won't give them my future business, this is a very doable do it yourself repair.
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