Question about Samsung PCL545R 54" Rear Projection Television

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Samsung Blackout Sorry I gave you the wrong model number . The actual model number is PCL5415R, SN/3CER800477V

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  • ppartida2005 Mar 30, 2008

    OK, I got impatient had a repairmen look at it there is a carck in something and that goo leaked out and dripped on a small boars under it and a large board in the center, That boeard is shortedand he also said that this goo is very conductive to electricity and that is what is causing the short in the board. Total repair $500.00. I asked would it be cheaper just to buy a plasma or a LCD. he says that the projections screens last longer that the PLasma or LCD. he states most of the new stuff only lasts 2-3 years at best before breaking down. Can I sell my set for parts? he only can offer me $50. I don't know what to do. What would you do if you were on a budget.

  • ppartida2005 Mar 30, 2008

    what about soldering and stuff I don't have meters or anything like that, just the bascics screwdrivers sockets and stuff. Sounds like a couple of days work. Pluse that leaking part. He said would run $250.00 just under the geen Projection tube.

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You can still get the manual at this link. The PCL5425R covers both models plus about 6 other models all with the same chassis.
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/

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    Sonny Berry Mar 30, 2008

    Sounds like the CRts leaked. This is repairable. The repairman I feel is trying to take advantage of you. If indeed this is a CRT leak that is repairable the boards need to be removed and cleaned then any components that were leaked on need to be removed from circuit, checked with an ohms meter then reinstalled if good. CRT coolant is corrosive it can ruin the boards if its not cleaned properly. The other items that can laek are capacitors thats the same with CRTs clean the components and reinstall good parts replace bad. I would recomend getting the service manual so you have part numbers and repair this set. I can post a link to my site that sells service manuals and then we provide free tech support to walk you through the reapir process and diagnosis . Many repair shops try to get people to sell their sets to them for next to nothing so they can put 50 or 60 dollars worth of parts and have a 1500 dollar tv. Let me know if you would like me to post the link to my other site. We have helped quite a few people repair their sets all by themselves with our free support. We sell the manual just so they have an idea on how to get the set apart and be able to test the proper parts in the proper manner.

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    Sonny Berry Mar 30, 2008

    the seal is repairable partsstore sell them as well as matelectronics. He is trying to sell you a new CRT This is a common problem for mitsubishi the CRTs leak. It is an involved repair. You would need a soldering Iron and a ohms meter but with tech support you should be able to accomplish the repair. But It definately is a very involved proceedure just cleaning the circuits that are effected and reassembling the coolant chamber and reinstalling the tube. But Thats is your decision. I know its repairable but if you feel that you need a pro. I would recommend trying to contact another repair shop and explaining that the green CRT is leaking and see if they can give you a fairer price for doing the repairs.

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