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Samsung plasma. How do I remove the PDP ribbon connectors from the E buffer board

I'd like to change out the E buffer board on my Samsung PN50C4903D plasma tv but I can't see how to remove the (x10) PDP ribbon connectors to the buffer board. The board is an LJ41-08388A Do I pull them off gently or do I have to use a heat gun or something? I've never taken this kind of ribbon connector off before and I don't want to damage these delicate parts and screw up my chances of successfuly replacing the board because I've damaged a connector. Any advice on this please?

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SOURCE: Part # for a Y Sustain Board Cable Ribbon

why are you replacing it? what went wrong? mine just stopped lst nite and jsut ties to turn on. email

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: ASSY PDP P-Y BUFFER LOWER, Burned and need replacement.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung TV Power Supply Board

I doubt that moisture damaged the SMPS bd.
There are many circuit boards in your set and it will take a trained samsung tech to find the problem.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: F-connector pulled out of back. Damaged circuit

Thank you for the feedback.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: no picture, just sound, blown y buffer board twice1

a4.. there are 2 of them, upper and lower buffer boards.. they control the top and lower half of screen devided horizontally, i have had many run ins with these sets. and usually the buffer boards arent cheap.

they plug into the ysus( y sustain).. its possible your y sustain is blowing the buffer moduals because one of its i.c.'s under the heatsink has popped on ya.. effectively creating a short that blows the buffer boards.
remove the buffer boards, turn tv on... feel the 2 silver heat sinks on that y sustain( beware dont zap urself.. just the tip of your finger on the heatsinks)

you may find that one is cold and one is hot...if so, you need a new y sus and probably to replace the buffer boards the a4 upper and a4 lower.

If you get a new ysus.. plug the a4 upper and lowers into it, look at your picture.. if ur missing the top half the top buffer is blown or lower half the bottom buffer is blown. picture they could both be easy way to tell if u have no picture to diagnose is..touch the heatsinks that sit over the chips on the buffers..if they are red hot.. they are bad and shorted internally.

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