How to Replace a Samsung DLP Fan

Though it’s true that some electronic repairs require a professional, replacing your Samsung DLP’s cooling fan is not one of those instances. If you suspect that the fan isn’t working, or if you've received a blinking message on your television screen indicating a fan problem, it’s time to gather up a few common household tools and replace the fan.

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Unplug your television and allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes to avoid burning yourself on hot internal components.

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Unscrew the back panel of the television with the Phillips screwdriver. Remove the panel, then unscrew the projector lamp.

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Unscrew and remove the panel on the left-hand side, then gently slide it and the connected PC board out until you feel resistance from the attached cables.

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Note the positioning of the power cable within the set, then pull the power cord out of its position at the bottom of the case.

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Remove only the two largest screws from both the top and bottom of the center panel. Slowly ease the top and the bottom of the panel out at the same time.

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Unscrew the black box, which is the fan housing.

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Unscrew the existing fan and replace it with the new one. You may want to use light compressed air to clean out the fan housing.

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Reassemble the internal components by reversing Steps 1 through 6.