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Can I replace one LCD screen with another in TV?

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April 5, 2012 2:05:00 PM

Hi,
I have a Sony Bravia KDL-40D3550 with a cracked screen. Is it possible to replace this with a screen from another TV/brand? I have looked all over eBay to find a similar model with a good screen but no luck. I want to evaluate if it is even possible to replace a Sumsung's or other brand's panel in to the SONY. If not directly, is it possible by replacing the TCON board along with the panel and if other boards need to be replaced as well, just want to check the feasibility. Any help or hints would be appreciated.

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April 5, 2012 3:34:18 PM

the screen you need to replace it with needs to be the EXACT....let me repeat that.... the EXACT same one that you are taking out. all of the electronics are designed for the exact panel.

you might be able to get a replacement panel from sony but for the price you will pay it might be worth looking at getting a new television instead.

you can get a brand new sony television for $450-550 and a used one for about half that.
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August 7, 2012 12:54:05 AM

arunkumark2000 said:
Hi,
I have a Sony Bravia KDL-40D3550 with a cracked screen. Is it possible to replace this with a screen from another TV/brand? I have looked all over eBay to find a similar model with a good screen but no luck. I want to evaluate if it is even possible to replace a Sumsung's or other brand's panel in to the SONY. If not directly, is it possible by replacing the TCON board along with the panel and if other boards need to be replaced as well, just want to check the feasibility. Any help or hints would be appreciated.


Odds are it is a samsung screen anyway! Or possibly an AU Optronics screen , remove the back panel and check the model code , generally a large white label , with that search for a replacement lcd , now heres the bad news , you normally can't get the the front tft matrix by itself the backlight module ccfl bulbs or led bulbs are thrown in too so you end up getting what you don't and do need , what you don't rear light module and all the weight that puts shipping costs through the roof , what you do , the appropriate lcd matrix where the image is . Logically what you propose may work , front panel (different model) tcon board (for that model lcd) aslong as the LVDS ribbon from the main board is compatible with the tcon board you are good , except the main board may have a different cable layout on the ribbon making the possibility that the screen you have will error code the main board . So it becomes a very expensive experiment . Should this be the case , no , samsung and au optronics have been charged with price fixing lcd modules so the prices are artificially high , google it and many tv repair companies probably have been stung buying parts hence nobody has tft matrices lcd screens in stock they order from samsung case by case , it's a terrible thing though ,see so many large lcd tvs dumped purely for lack of replacement lcds , and if the front lcd panel was shipped by itself it's no more than 2kg where the full modules are 10kg + , makes you sick!
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August 7, 2012 2:28:20 AM

You might just be better off buying a new TV in this situation; the only other option is replacing the screen with the exact same type, which unfortunately is quite expensive. Keep an eye out for some deals and maybe you will be able to buy a new television for less than the cost of repairs.
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August 7, 2012 3:20:55 AM

Sadly yes totally agree . Unless you are fortunate to come across a replacement panel on Ebay or can source a similar tv with say faulty inverter,psu,main board,tcon, your best bet is buy new! Oh but if you do try a panel swap beware of little shards of glass that may come from the broken panel , little beggars go everywhere! Best of luck
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March 1, 2013 4:32:01 PM

383407,5,1362464 said:
Sadly yes totally agree . Unless you are fortunate to come across a replacement panel on Ebay or can source a similar tv with say faulty inverter,psu,main board,tcon, your best bet is buy new!

Hi, it'd be real helpful if you'd confirm the above idea which I get is that swapping screens is not likely unless they're an exact match but what about circ boards? I have a Sony Bravia 40 LCD that my aunt cracked the screen. TV worked great for years till then. Found a Bravia 40 LCD on Craigs but not the exact model number. His TV has powering issue. I'm thinking of buying it for $40 and putting in my power board on his . I know 40 is cheap but it'll take me a half day to do the swap as I'm not handy on my sole day off. You think I have a chance just swapping the boards? Thanks mucho, AL
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March 4, 2013 7:04:25 PM

you do realize you can buy replacement board panels from sony? sony is one of the few manufacturers to actually stock parts.
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April 18, 2013 6:01:18 AM

Hello ,

Is it in warranty period? If it is, then there may be chances to replace the device in warranty period. However, your screen cracked, which is difficult to replace. If there is defect in the any circuit in the product than it may be replaced. Even So, You will have to try for your LCD Screen.

Thanks...
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April 18, 2013 8:27:24 PM

Time to get a new display they are relative inexpensive
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May 28, 2013 10:55:38 PM

I was having problems with my Sony TV and while doing some research on T-Con boards (I think this is the problem with mine) I came across this blog:
Sharp RUNTK5261TPZG is the new universal T-Con board
http://www.fixyourdlp.com/2013/04/26/sharp-runtk5261tpz...
It seems this board is becoming the universal board for a lot of TVs and Sony appears to be the main supplier and OEM manufacturer.
Anyways, that's my input. Don't know if it will help or not. Good luck getting your TV up and running. Frustrating to have spent all this money on this TV and not have it work!
Later,
John James
Montreal, Quebec
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