This repair guide is for a 40” Samsung LCD HD TV, although it can be used for most
any Samsung LCD TV. The TV used in this repair guide was rescued from a Los Angeles
area thrift shop for $25. The kit used to repair the TV cost $13.95 and is available
from LCDalternatives. Kits for dozens of other Samsung and other manufacturers LCD
TV’s are available from LCDalternatives. The owner of the thrift shop didn’t know
that for a few dollars this HD TV could be brought back from the brink and given
several years of useful life!
Repairing an LCD TV is actually easier than repairing an LCD monitor. You have to
pry the monitor covers apart, with the TV you only have to remove the screws, and
the back will separate from the front, extremely simple! As you will see in this
tutorial, once the TV is open, the repair progresses quickly.
If you are interested in seeing the specs for this TV, and what it was worth new,
You should always have a friend help you with the repair of a large LCD TV as they
are often quite heavy. You don’t want to drop an otherwise repairable TV and render
Always unplug the TV while working on it and let it stand for at least 30 minutes
before you start the repair.
We hope you find this tutorial useful and should you have any questions or comments
there is a comment/question form on the Reassembly page.
How to repair a Samsung 40” LCD TV (replacing the capacitors)