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Replacing a lite engine assembly

I have a Samsung HLN617w1x. Technician says the lite assembly is bad and needs to be replaced at a cost in excess of $1000. Set is out of warranty and this is the second time in two years this problem has occurred. How difficult is it to replace lite engine? Is anyone aware of companies that purchase these sets and remanufacture them? Is there any market for this old set? Should I just trash it and buy a new set with extended warranty?

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Get on the phone to Samsung at1-800-522-7341.
You have one of the dreaded N series that is full of problems.
Even if you are out of warranty, they have been known to work with you.

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