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01-29-2007, 02:01 PM


4 year old Zenith 52" LCD Projection HDTV

Model Number - D52WLCD

S.N. 211-76490157

Diagnostic Problem by DTR Technologies of Denver and Ray's TV - Optical Unit/Light Engine is bad

Probably needs part #3141VSNA61C (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=3141VSNA61C&btnG=Google+Search) which retails for over $800.00 ($675 on the web)

OK...So my dad has this Zenith TV. About 4 years old now. It started developing some light blue 'ghosts' or lines in it. Started with 1, then it was two, and I believe now it is 3. He is frustrated beyond belief with Zenith/LG and got so PO'd at them that he went and bought a Plasma TV :eek:. Apparently Zenith knows (and has for some time) about the problem with these TVs but refuses to do anything or help out their customers. My dad wasn't looking for them to replace the part for free but rather maybe sell it to him at cost...NO go from Zenith and he became so PO'd after dealing with them for months that he refuses to give them anymore $$. He was going to fix it and donate it to the YMCA...

Now, he just wants it GONE.

Here is a google search for the model: D52WLCD (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=D52WLCD&btnG=Google+Search)
Zenith page: Zenith D52WLCD (http://www.zenith.com/sub_prod/product_Display.asp?cat=48&id=88) Spec Sheet (http://www.zenith.com/sub_prod/downloads_pdf/D52WLCD.pdf)

Here is the deal...If you come pick it up it is yours, FREE!

It is big (51"x39"x17") and heavy (~140#s) - you'll need help to load it. It most likely will not fit in an SUV (I know it won't fit in a Durango or LX450) so you'll need a truck or minivan with the height to fit it.

I don't recall the exact cost but it was around $4K new back then. I have a similar model (but two years newer) that has yet to develop any problems so I've got my fingers crossed!

Anywho, someone needing a big tv can use it as is and decide if they'd like to spend the $$ to fix it. I'm posting up here first if anyone is interested and if not then I'll throw it up on Craigslist and after that I guess it is off to the dump :(

PM or post up if interested and I'll get you my father's contact info. If you need help loading the TV I could meet you over there one evening or weekend :thumb:

01-31-2007, 12:24 PM
Just checking to make sure there is no interest in the TV before I throw it up on CL...

It really is a nice TV if someone has the ability and desire to fix it - I have no idea if this is something a person could do themselves with the part but I'm sure if you called Ray's TV they could tell you.

I'll wait until this weekend and then put it up on CL

01-31-2007, 12:38 PM
I actually measured, it's exactly 3" too wide for my space, other dimensions are fine- if it fit I would have started doing the research on fixing it. But here's a bump for you, good luck.

01-31-2007, 01:20 PM
*** GONE :) ***

A big thanks from my father and hope it works out well :)

01-31-2007, 01:46 PM
team - lcd's can lay flat, unlike plasma to transport

01-31-2007, 02:44 PM
team - lcd's can lay flat, unlike plasma to transport

Good point :thumb:

With a blanket down and assuming you have ~51" between the vehicle wheel wells or 'walls' it could lay flat, or maybe even propped up a little bit with extra support.