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Samsung PCL542r TV. Picture does not come on?

I was given this TV b/c the previous owner just wanted to make room for his new one that he bought instead of fixing this one. I just don't want to end up spending a bunch of money fixing older technology if it is not worth it. If it only costs $200 bucks or so to fix then I want to keep it, if it is more then I might as well save up for a NEW TV. I was told that this one should just need new bulbs? Can you help me determine if that is true and how much it would cost if it is as simple as that? The "product" line does not have the PCL542r as an option on the PC541r...if there is a difference please make a note of that...

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Hey brian this is sava8420 and you asked me to clarify what I was saying I thought was wrong with my pcl542.  Well the flyback is probably one of the most common failures that I have read about in projection tv's.  For our model the new part is updated and costs about $80.  If you have removed the back lower center cover, you will see on the main circuit board a black componet that looks like it has a spark plug wire coming out of it.  Well that is the flyback.  It requires some soldering skills to replace and I wouldn't recommend doing yourself unless you have background in tv repair and know the proper safety measures you need to take.  Should be able to have repaired for right around $200.  Just get a quote for diagnosis and tell them not to fix until you have given the go ahead.

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