Originally Posted by WVZR1
It seems that you've "divorced" the tech who you chose originally and I don't actually understand the reasoning. Did you choose the tech or a Samsung choice?
Did the PBA # on the purchase match exactly what you removed?
The original tech represented an extended warranty firm. When it became apparent that they might not be able to repair the set and would have to replace it, they denied the warranty claim on a technicality, and that was the end of that relationship.
I'm not sure about the PBA#--will have to check that. I'm certain that it corresponds to the version number of my TV.
I will install the x-board today and see if that revives the set. If not, I may have to give up on it. This 64-incher seems to be a badly designed set with dubious longevity. I'm in a quandary now--I don't want to invest $3,500 plus tax in an OLED, nor am I inclined to get another PN64F8500 on the used market because of its high early-mortality rate.
If the new x-board does not revive the set, here are my options:
1. Recheck PBA numbers to make sure boards match in every respect--if not, order new boards.
2. If they boards seem to check out, order a power module to see if that does the trick.
3. Give up on putting any more money into this temperamental beast and buy a new TV. Given that OLEDs are too pricey for my blood right now, I'm considering a Vizio P65-C1. Will that drive me mad after living with the F8500, or is it pretty decent?