Anyone still here?
I had the ghost problem on purchase, fixed under warranty. Easy peasy after knowing exactly what the problem was from here. Thanks team.
I had the white dots plague a few years back, got help here, paid for chip thing, repaired it myself. Thanks team.
Now i've been having multiple problems.
First, for the past many months, the TV has had a power on and handshake problem. Sometimes it turns itself back off when trying to power on. More often, it will attempt to come on but get stuck with no picture and won't allow me to power it off without unplugging it. When it does power up correctly, it will often have a pause/blink/bright colors thing for a few seconds after about a minute. And sometimes a second time after another minute. Once in a while the "no signal detected" box stays on screen even when the picture from whichever input has come on.
Second, and way more annoying, the TV has just started to make loud crackle sounds and then usually follows it up with ear-piercing beep sounds, sometimes one per minute, sometimes many in rapid succession. They sound like some sort of "danger will robinson danger" warning of imminent tv failure. When it first started, turning the TV off for a minute and then turning it back on would fix the problem but the last two days its been happening way more frequently.
Are these two problems connected or are they separate problems?
I'm assuming at this point I should probably just give up the ghost. What TVs has everyone been switching to? I have a low quality Vizio in the other room that has some garish colors going on. And everyone I know with a Sony TV has had just as many problems as the Samsung owners.
Edit: Found an earlier post in thread where someone went into the service menu and used the Speaker EQ to turn off the speakers completely and prevent the screechy sounds.... but now I have a glowy white light under my power button. Did I accidentally change another setting in the service menu? How do I get rid of this? :/
Last edited by stevelabny; 09-05-2016 at 01:33 AM.