Dec 28, 2016, 6:21 AM
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New to TV repair - Samsung LN46A530P1FXZC T-Con issues
had the tv flake out on me last night, so being a compulsive fixer, I'm trying to fix it rather than buy a new one. I'm quite handy and can wire a house or car, but electronics are something different, so I'm making sure I've got things figured out here as I go.
TV in question is a Samsung LN46A530P1FXZC 46 inch LCD HDTV, Manufactured 2008. ( Data plate here: http://imgur.com/Gl6GJQ2 )
Last night it went from working perfectly to an almost pure white screen, with just the ghost of whatever image is supposed to be there. Audio still works great, screen stays bright white despite completely turning off and disconnection repeatedly for several hours, on all settings. You can see a very faint image of what's supposed to be visible, and it does respond to changes (IE bringing up the menu does work, though is difficult to see, hooking up to a laptop does display a faint mirrored screen on the tv etc). This' what I'm currently seeing: http://imgur.com/1DdZUH6
After a little googling it seems that this' the T-Con board's fault, in that they seem to fail pretty regularly and cause this exact issue. I showed a local repair guy and he said it was the T-Con as well, but wanted $400 to repair it (I paid him for his time despite his trying to refuse payment for diagnosing it).
SO. I have figured out the T-Con board info is T460HW02 VO CTRL BD 06A83 -1A ( http://imgur.com/LI6NULn )
What I want to make sure of is that I can purchase any new T-Con board with this designation ( T460HW02 VO CTRL BD 06A83 -1A ), or do I need to match a portion of the bar-coded serial number as well (Visible on the left in this image http://imgur.com/LI6NULn )?
I figure only the main designation is important, but if I'm going to spend near $50 I may as well make sure first.
Thank you in advance for all the great info on the forum!