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A little different problem

Ok, almost a year after buying the tv from circuit city, the screen popped like everyone has mentioned so far & it was toast like everyone else says here. I did buy the extended warranty from circuit city a month before the 1 year expired and I felt like I actually did something right for a change, lol.

fast forward a year - actually 10 minutes ago. The transmission seem to "stutter" & displayed some weird blocks. Anyway, the screen didn't go black, instead the screeen went into a vertical type of way with yellow & pink lines. I am going to upload this onto youtube soon if anyone is interested.

I remember that the first problem was explained to me as the Y & Z sustain boards blew out. I don't know what this is this time, but I am concerned that I am screwed & I'm very very pissed. Like the rest of you, I'm sure you paid alot more than what you can buy this for today Nov 07. Anyone think they know what this problem could be?

Thanks, Rob

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  • robmuff Nov 28, 2007

    Hi Bill - thanks in advance for your insight. Could you direct me or email the tech bulletin that states all changes need to be made? I'm looking at the work order & they only replaced the Y & Z pcb's.

    I think I'd be less jerked around if they knew that I'm in the know.

    Again, thanks for your insight.
    Rob

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Rob,
It's either logic main or digital board and could also be one of those caused by a failing top or bottom Y drive. Hope you still have that warranty. That year ago when they replaced the Zsus p/n# 6871qzh044c and the Ysus p/n# 6871qyh039b did they also replace the Top Y Drive p/n# 6871qdh088a and Bottom Y Drive p/n# 6871qdh089a ?? If not they may have been doing you a dis-service... That is a common problem with Zenith and the tech bulletin clearly states that all parts must be replaced or the module replacements are not reliable and could cause other failures.
Bill

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    William Rayburn Nov 28, 2007

    Rob,

    Sorry, no, I don't have the actual bulletin just the several references from a tech program I have... Several have written in their comments regarding this repair that "...per Lg Upper And Lower Y Drives, Y Sustain, Z Sustain. Change All At The Same Time Before Turning Set Back On." and " ...MUST replace all four ... or the repair will not be reliable and most likely fail again."

    I will see if I can lookup the bulletin.

    Bill

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