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Sony a-1302-180-a Being told my repair center that I had some fluid from one of tubes leak down and leave some corrosion on board. It did corrode off a coil that I tried to re-solder in but would not hold. Repair center wouldn't give me the right coil even though he had them. I'm looking for someone that can look up and see what coil # L8026 would be on this particular board and if this would cause some distortion problems as well on my tv. Unit first would fire up but shut off right away with sound but no picture. The next day it came up with picture and sound and stayed on but picture was very distorted with red, blue, green all over the place looking very similiar to pictures I looked at when searhing for my board on your site. I'm trying to decide if the tv is worth repairing or just to trash it out. It is 5 years old and I've already purchased a new plasma but hate to throw away the sony Kp51w-s510. Please help if you can

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    I live in East Central Iowa near Cedar Rapids

  • pgeorgelos Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same issue. Common design flaw I suspect. Does anyone know how expensive the repair is ? What needs replacemnet?

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The repair guy is trying to save you some grief, when iv'e seen this in the past they are usually not worth trying to fix as that coolant is rather hard to clean out- nearly impossible to get all of it.

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