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Replacing the ic's on a samsung hcm5525w. ic's are stuck

In refrence to the stuck ic's. i desoldered all the pins from the ic's and removed the screws. made sure all the pins were desoldered by checking each one. i tried a small screwdriver and a sharp scraper with no success, i inserted needlenose pliers were the screw holes are and tried to pull them off. the ends on the ic's broke and the ic's are still stuck to the aluminum it possible that the ic's are fried to the aluminum plates?

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The aluminum plate is a heat sink, there should be solder joints to the board on it. Unsolder them and remove the heat sink to make it easier to remove.

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How do you replace ic chips on Panasonic 52 inch hdtv projection?

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Hello keriro74,

Your convergence amplifiers ICs have become defective, They will have to be changed out. They are usually marked with a STK392-110. You will have to also change out the fusable links connected to the STK392-110. Desolder the pins and unscrew the ICs and remove both of them. Then desolder the fusable liks and replace them with the new ones, then insert the new ICs and solder them in (being careful not to create solder bridges). Then you will have to perform the convergence on your TV, Try to use Auto-Convergence to do this.

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Remove the 4 screws going through the IC's, unsolder the 18 pins each IC, take a small flat head screw drive place it between the heat sink and IC and pound gently until the IC breaks free, wiggle the IC's to make sure all pins are free and remove them.

Take rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip and clean where you need to resolder. "So you can see the pads better." Put heat sink compound on the heat sink, slide the IC's back in, secure them with the screws, solder the pin's making sure you don't blob pin to pin.

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I started at “A” and worked my way up to “X” if I remember correctly, but you could use whatever pattern you like. There are 20+ cables (hence A – X), so take your time and get it right. Take pictures along the way. You will need to unscrew the vertical board at the top left to get further along, and you will eventually need to remove the large plastic “bridge” running above the center of the board. This one has screws at the base in front of and behind it, so it's a little tricky to get out. 3. Pop all of the attachment boards off the mainboard. Press the three clips on the side of the board and pop it out. Carry it to your workbench of choice. 4. Remove the clips that hold the ICs against the heatsink. Desolder the ICs and dispose of them. Since they were already dead, and I was fully committed at this point, I just clipped all of the IC pins with a small pair of diagonal pliers (****) and threw away the old ICs. 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Okay, I removed the circuit board with ease and was ready to operate and all the sudden I was stuck. The stk is attached to what looks to be a mine radiator and I have no access to clip the bottom of the...

use solder wick or a desoldering iron from radio shack which will **** up the solder so you easially remove the IC. Radio shack has a in-expensive desoldering iron with a rubber bulb which makes this easy.

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Set needs convergence ic's changed (STK392-110). Also look for resistors slightly discolored around STKs, usually low value like 1.5 ohm, 2.7 and 3.3 If you have an ohm meter and a soldering iron, solder and solder wick, you can attempt this yourself. Remove rear cover of set. Mark and unplug connectors from convergence board, including small jumpers that interconnect boards. Remove board, turn over and unsolder pins of conv. ic's using solder wick. Unscrew mounting screws and pull chips out. Careful, white heatsink compound is messy. Apply new compound to new chips if needed, making sure not to bend small pins. Slide chips in and screw in mounting screws. Flip board and solder in ic's making sure all pins came through. Check for small resistors around ic's being discolored,(usually 1.5 ohm) These are critical and a few tenths of an ohm change will cause extra alignments needed. Replug and secure board. Double check that all connectors are in place and power up unit. If you changed any mechanical adjustments to tubes or lenses, change them back now and try auto convergence. Service adjustment procedures are avail. online if needed. Good luck!

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