How to Replace the Lamp Cooling Fan on a Samsung DLP TV

By Aram Khayatpour

Samsung DLP televisions provide a great picture and an overall exquisite home entertainment experience. However, with time, Samsung television sets have been known to need a number of repairs, and these repairs are very costly, sometimes upwards of seven-hundred dollars. One of the most common repairs for these television sets is a lamp cooling-fan replacement, which can be done by anyone, without any special tools, thus saving hundreds of dollars.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement lamp cooling fan

Step 1

Unplug the television and allow it to sit for several hours. A TV that is off still has power running through it and a TV that is unplugged can still have hot parts for hours after they are no longer being used.

Step 2

Remove the back panel of the television by unscrewing the screws on the plastic piece near the bottom of the back of the television, then pulling off the panel.

Step 3

Remove the lamp by unscrewing the two screws that hold it to the rest of the television's internal parts, then pulling it off.

Step 4

Remove the panel on the left side by unscrewing the two screws that hold it in place. Carefully slide out the unit until as far as it is allowed to go by the cables attached to it and to the television.

Step 5

Unscrew the four screws holding the center panel in place, then gently slide out the center panel, revealing the cooling-fan.

Step 6

Remove the screw holding the cooling fan to the center unit and disconnect the cable connecting the cooling-fan to the circuit board. Remove the old cooling fan.

Step 7

Place the new cooling fan into the spot where the old fan was, then screw it into place and attach the new cooling fan wire to the connector that you disconnected the old cooling-fan wire from.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure to keep track of what screws go with what parts, and where the wires (such as the power cord) enter the television. This will make reassembly much easier.
  • Handle all the parts with care; never yank on a panel or cord. The internal parts are very fragile and expensive to replace.