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?
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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.
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Main board most likely-processes all signal to the screen among other things---refurbished sets are in my view are no bargain--they do as little as possible to get it out the door---years ago when I worked for Circuit City a very high percentage of failed sets were repaired/refurbished ones---buying someone else's lemons.
Most also come with a much shorter warranty as they really do not want to stand behind them very long.
first try this!! Its the cheapest route to go first !! replace theYbuffers or drivers ( top and bottom ).When any IC on this driver is bad ,It corrupts the data,addresses going to panel thus giving you these wierd displays.
If you add in the labour required to install the replacement panel, it will probably be just as much as a buying a brand new tv. And the new tv would come with a warranty unlike the replacement.
You might have better luck looking in your local online classifieds for someone who is selling a tv of the exact same model. Most failures of these types of tvs are in the circuit boards in the back. Your circuit boards are probably still in good condition since it was just your screen that physically broke. If you could find someone with a cheap donor tv that has a good screen but malfuntioning internals (circuit boards), you could feasibly make one functioning set out of all the parts from the two.
I have to tell you that I'm finding that this is about the life expectancy of the first generation LCD TV's. It could be fixed/repaired for between $100 to $200 at a good TV Service Shop. You may just want to put that money into another TV! Blessings, A/V Media Tech Guy
the problem you are having can be fixed with an adjutment that has to be done on the power supply. you will need a thec to do this adjustment. as for the remote you can get them here. http://www.newtvremotes.com/Mfrs/Samsung/SamsungTV/BN5900429F.htm
as for the extended warranty if it is still under manufacturers warranty you should be able to get it from the place you purchased it from( if they offer it) or the manufacturer.