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Bad light engine

Any suggestions on how to fix a bad light engine? My issue is similar to one another user has. Below is the description of what the tv is doing. It is a samsung HLN5076W.

The TV will be working fine then the picture will suddenly freeze in black and white pixels for a split second then disappear all together. I noticed one suggestion was a bad light engine assembly. Are there any other suggestions on how to fix that?

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Buy a new tv if its a bad engine the cost to repair it will be high about the cost of a new tv.

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