If you want to repair it yourself then you should be having proper knowledge about the internal circuitry of the TV.You should also require a multimeter and soldering equipments and schematics.I always recommend my clients to contact seller and confirm model no. before making a purchase. Take photographs or mental picture of connections with board before replacing so that it won't be confusing later.If you want to fix it yourself you must possess basic testing skills, like using multimeter, soldering, own a schematic of this model etc and you will have my assistance throughout. If you opt for a repair at any shop it will cost you around $250-$350. I hope it should be done in less than that. You can use http://national.citysearch.com/ and search for "TV Repair"(without quotes) in your area. Or use http://www.tvrepairpros.com/ Hope it helps.