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After randomly turning itself off a few times for a couple of weeks, last week my 8500 would not turn on. It had the same symptom, a soft clicking sound every 5-10 seconds. Unplugging for over 24 hours didn't help. So I followed the link above on JustAnswers and tried all the steps there. I ended up in exactly the same place, after checking everything, disconnecting and reconnecting cables, once I put everything back together, the TV powered up and worked normally again. Hmmm, I'm sure this is temporary.
My question for those that have had this issue, can you tell me what the definitive fix was? Was it the main board, the power supply or the LED board? All my checks on the power supply board showed the correct voltage so I don't think it's that, but you never know. Since the LED board is $60 and the main board is $300, as you can imagine, I'm hoping it isn't the main board.
All the capacitors on all the boards look OK physically so I have a feeling this is not the dreaded, "Samsung Power Supply Capacitor" issue that earlier TV's suffered from.
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Remind me again what your home entertainment problem was?