Step 1: Get Familiar!
It seems there is some money available or a possible repair to those with this issue that meet the qualifications listed. If you don't meet the qualifications, you're not interested in the red tape or just like the satisfaction of fixing things your self continue you reading and I will show you how to fix your TV for under 10$!
Some tools you'll need going forward are a screwdriver, a soldering gun and some solder. Time to get this ship sailing!