I have a UN50EH6000 (CH01) I got last year and I recently started to have some issues. it started about a month ago when I found my TV wouldn't turn on. Standby light would start to pulse then after 5 seconds would shut off then go back to being solid. I left it for about a day and I went to try it again and it started functioning normally. Since then however, the TV randomly power cycles during use, taking about 5-8 seconds after the screen cuts before it is back on. It was only happening once every few hours but it happened 4 times within 30 minutes the other day. No further issues with turning the TV on though.
I've tried changing surge protectors and outlets, still having the problem. Updated the firmware too, no dice. Since its random and I cant reproduce on command, its always tough to try fixes and know whats working. I've noticed the problem doesn't occur for a few hours after the TV has been unplugged for a while, but that could just be a coincidence. This doesn't seem like a common problem with customers so I am starting to think something is defective with the unit.
The TV started acting up roughly 1.5 weeks after my warranty was up and I tried to contact Samsung to help but they "attempted" to call me multiple times and I received nothing. At this point, I am ready to just try and fix it myself. Anyone have any ideas or recommendations? I'm not ready to dump 300 bucks trying to bring the TV somewhere to get fixed because at that point I should just buy a new TV. I'm thinking I could try buying a replacement power supply and trying to swap that out since its only 30 bucks. From my research, the part I need is BN44-00499A.
I'm not new to dealing with hardware and I've built computers and fixed gadgets like this in the past (PS3 for example). TVs are a new area for me and I was hoping to seek some advice on my fix attempt. If anyone has any advice or suggestions on ways to address my problem, let me know. I appreciate it.
Since then however, the TV randomly power cycles during use, taking about 5-8 seconds after the screen cuts before it is back on. It was only happening once every few hours but it happened 4 times within 30 minutes the other day. No further issues with turning the TV on though.
Well I had a power cycling problem with my TV as well. It actually is a not unheard of problem with these units btw.
Long story short: from the time I first contacted Samsung about my TV's power cycling problem, 4 service tech visits, DOZENS of hour-long phone calls, enough part swapping to build a brand-new TV, and 7 MONTHS - yes 7 MONTHS - of grief and frustration went by before I finally received a refund for the purchase price of the TV - and that was while the TV was actually in warranty!
You might be able to fix it (it is SUPER EASY to swap the parts yourself btw), but from my experience I wouldn't count on a part-swap working (mine would last for a while then go right back to power cycling) so imho you are better off just selling it on Craigslist and using the money to get a new one.
I'm sure I'll have to hide with embarassed shame after asking this. I recently picked up the 55" version of this tv for a good deal. I'm curious if it'd be possible to swap in the video main board from the FH6200 model so I can have smart features on it? (obviously case cutting would be required) The 6200 uses the same power supply, and has all the same connectors. The tcon is obviously different, since it is a different panel. Anyway, am I just living a pipe dream, or is this possible?
Well, after much research, I decided to take a $50 gamble and bought a whole set of 6200 boards on ebay. Well, it works! And it didn't even need case cutting! (I have the CH01 panel btw)
Have there been any brave souls that have made the change? If so... what are the differences?
2 Questions. Have a big birtday today and my wife surprised me wit a Sony kdl-65w850a.( Guess if you leave certain web pages open they will get the message.) Is there somewhere in either the menu or the service menu that shows how many hours are on the set? Also,anyone have an idea what a fair resale price would be for a 19 month old 60" set. Have all the packaging.
Thanks for any help.
I'll second this opinion. I have zero regrets about buying this set. Out of the box it's terrible, but once calibrated it looks terrific watching good content and it certainly prompted friends to consider upgrading their sets.
Thanks for trying the 1024 firmware. Did you see any changes in behaviour after upgrading. Is there any reason to upgrade? Any effect on the colour banding?
The Samsung site says the 1024 firmware "Corrects AMP setting to work."(!) Guess it wasn't working before? I actually enjoy SOE to some extent (I like that high frame rate effect in The Hobbit, for instance) so AMP was part of the reason I picked this TV up at Best Buy in February 2013. I hadn't been noticing much SOE with blur and judder reduction both on 10, but I was getting bad screen tearing (I think that's what it's called; fast-moving objects are surrounded by clouds of pixels), and haven't noticed this since upgrading. I think my old firmware was version 1017.
Also, my panel is a CH02. How does that compare to other panels out there for this TV?
So in short, I doubt there's much risk in updating and perhaps possible benefits.
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