How to Find Parts
This guide will show you the 3 most common ways to find the part you're looking for.
This is the recommended method for finding the replacement part you are looking for. Each part has its own unique part number assigned to it by the manufacturer. Once you know this number, it becomes really easy to find the replacement. This short guide will show you where to look.
Above is a picture of a control board we want to replace. The first thing we want to do is identify any stickers that may be on the board. The majority of parts have a barcode identification sticker that contains the part numbers. Our board has 2 stickers. Lets have a closer look.
Here we can see 2 part numbers that are of interest to us. The first is BN97-10573A, and BN94-10528A. By entering either of these numbers into the search at ehparts.com, we can locate the exact replacement board we are looking for. Easy as that!
It's important to note; however, that not all part numbers will begin with BN or even be found on stickers, this is dependent on the manufacturer of the board. Some part numbers may appear on the board itself in print. Have a look at the examples below to give you an idea of some part numbers by manufacturers.
- Samsung - BN97-00964A , BN96-19471A , LJ94-02172A
- Sony - 1-895-676-11 , LJ94-02532D
- LG - EAX55357705
Toshiba - 75016415 , PK101V3L20I , LJ94-02306G
In addition to stickers, we can also search by numbers that are found directly printed on the board. For some manufacturers, the numbers printed on the board are the actual part numbers. For others, these can be non-unique PCB prints, but can still be used to identify parts. When searching by board numbers, it is important to double check and make sure the part you found is compatible with your TV model number. Lets see an example.
Above is a power supply we want to try and identify. We can see a sticker that contains the part number, but lets suppose this board doesn't have that sticker. Instead we can see some prints in the bottom left hand corner that looks like so:
We can then enter any of these numbers into our search at EHParts.com to return all the parts associated with the numbers. Easy as that.
Finally, we can find the replacement parts we need by searching TV model numbers. It is important to note that some TVs may have similar or even the same model numbers, but contain different parts/revisions. Thus, it is always a good idea to still match the part numbers when searching by TV model. Lets find this TVs model number:
On the back of the TV we should find a sticker in any of the above positions. This sticker will have the TV model number and other information. It should look something like this:
Here we can clearly see the TV model of this set is LG 60PN6500-UA. When searching for parts by model, it is sometimes sufficient to drop the manufacturer name and suffix. This helps narrow down some searches. Therefore, our search term would be 60PN6500.