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post #23431 of 23505
A few days ago my LN52A650 stopped working after four years. Whenever it's plugged it it just repeatedly 'clicks' like its trying to turn on (relay sound) but nothing ever happens. It sounds like it could be the capacitor issue many have described having.
post #23432 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

A few days ago my LN52A650 stopped working after four years. Whenever it's plugged it it just repeatedly 'clicks' like its trying to turn on (relay sound) but nothing ever happens. It sounds like it could be the capacitor issue many have described having.
That would be my guess as well. My A650 is still working just fine, but I keep my fingers crossed every time I turn it on. If it is the capacitors, it's apparently pretty easy to fix.
post #23433 of 23505
I hope so. Samsung is sending out someone to repair it free of cost if its the caps or the power board.
post #23434 of 23505
The free replacement program lasts 'til next March, right? I think I'll schedule that in February but I'd like to keep my now working caps as spares.
post #23435 of 23505
Do they allow scheduling even though we don't have the problem. I use mine nightly in my master bedroom and it's been perfect since 2008.
post #23436 of 23505
I'm offering $15.00 Amazon gift card for anyway that helps me with my situation. I'm currently in the process of moving and I have to un mount the tv and put it on the stand, but I lost the screws and dont remember how to put it back on the mount. Can someone tell me how it connects to the stand and what screws it uses?


I'm a day away from the move and I'm at a lost.
post #23437 of 23505
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Originally Posted by xinfamousxi View Post

I'm offering $15.00 Amazon gift card for anyway that helps me with my situation. I'm currently in the process of moving and I have to un mount the tv and put it on the stand, but I lost the screws and dont remember how to put it back on the mount. Can someone tell me how it connects to the stand and what screws it uses?
I'm a day away from the move and I'm at a lost.

From page 97 of the owners manual (99 of the .pdf download from Samsungs support page), it appears there are 4 screws that hold the base on. 2 of those screws hold the cover on that you replace the base with. It appears you could possilby put the other 2 screws back in, so yours may actually be in the back were they originally were. I've never had mine off, but you can go Samsungs website http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/LN52A650A1FXZA and download the owners manual to see what I'm referring too.
post #23438 of 23505
Heres My problem when I removed the base the first time I did it wron and removed the base from the very bottom of the stand. Those four screws are still there. The base has four screws at the very bottom of the stand that go up. Those are the screws Im missing. I will have pics up shortly.
post #23439 of 23505
Now Samsung is telling me they have cancelled my service order because there are no service centers in my area, and that I'm basically SOL in getting mine fixed.
post #23440 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

Now Samsung is telling me they have cancelled my service order because there are no service centers in my area, and that I'm basically SOL in getting mine fixed.

Whoa, that's bogus. Where are you out of? I am in Northern Vermont and I wonder if they would try the same thing with me?
post #23441 of 23505
The In-Laws have a LN52A650A that seems to turn on okay (channel 3) when plugged in but is unresponsive to any button or remote press. could this be the cap issue?

any information appreciated.

thanks,

Z
Edited by Zepes - 11/21/12 at 10:37am
post #23442 of 23505
4 caps from Radio Shack and it's workin' fine.

Z
post #23443 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Zepes View Post

4 caps from Radio Shack and it's workin' fine.
Z
Good for you!
post #23444 of 23505
Hi
We have the exact same problem on an otherwise great Samsung TV.
By any chance did you find a solution to this problem?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Conor.
post #23445 of 23505
I have had my ln22a650 outside on a screened porch for years. Now when I turn it on the screen lights up all a greyish white. I can hear the audio, and the backlight does work. I go to menu and it just stays greyish white.

I removed the back cover and cleaned it up and reseated the connectors. It seemed to be fixed and worked. After a while I turned it on and same problem again. I removed the back cover and powered it up and it worked correctly again.

I can't find the intermittant problem.

I am using a direct cable connection to the tv.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Gerry
post #23446 of 23505
hey guys, I'm gonna finally upgrade to a 55", so I have to sell my 46" A650. I might sell it to a friend, what do you think is a reasonable price?

Alternatively what would you ask on craigslist for it? Everything is working perfectly on it, never had an issue.
post #23447 of 23505
I just searched craigs and there is one listed for 550.
post #23448 of 23505
Hi guys,

First off, I have a LN46A630. I did a search for an official forum for that model, but couldn't find one. I think the 650 might be similar enough so I thought I'd give my question a go here. If you do know of the right forum, feel free to point me in that direction.

For the past couple weeks we have had issues with this tv when we initially power it on. The screen will flash, sometimes make a screeching noise, power off and then power on again. This process happens usually two or three times. Once it is done the tv works fine, picture and sound are good, until the next power up.

Did some research and I thought it might be the transistor issues that Samsung had to make a settlement for. I called them to schedule my free fix and they sent out a tech yesterday. The tech said it seemed like a main board problem, not the capacitors, but changed out the capacitors anyway. Sure enough, the problem returned. The tech said changing out a main board is fairly easy and I could probably do it myself. However, I was doing more research and came across a similar post on a CNET forum. That commentor was having the same issue and replacing the main board 3 times didn't fix it. Somebody else was able to fix it by replacing the Side AV Input Board P/N BN41-00824C.

I have never replaced ANYTHING in a TV before and I'm nervous about where to start. I don't want to spend the money for a new main board if that isn't the problem. And if the problem IS the Side AV Input Board, then I have no idea how to replace that either.

Thanks for the help.
post #23449 of 23505
Update: We finally got Samsung to send someone to repair our 650 after our original order was cancelled. They replaced 4 capacitors and the TV is functioning great once more.
post #23450 of 23505
TO EVERYONE WHO THINKS THEY NEED TO HAVE THEIR CAPACITORS REPLACED!

My TV also had the click of death.

The main board, nor capacitors, need replaced.

The fix is simple:

1. Unplug the TV.
2. Hold the power button for 15 seconds (clears stored power in the capacitors).
3. Plug in TV.
4. Turn on.

Voila.

Why Samsung hasn't figured out this simple fix is beyond me.

SAVE YOUR TIME & MONEY - TRY IT NOW!
post #23451 of 23505
Will this hard reboot reset all of my picture settings?
post #23452 of 23505
Yeah that would be a bitch. It takes some time to re-calibrate to perfection. I probably spent four hours doing mine when I first got it. I wonder if the cap replacement does the same thing as the hard re-boot. I bet it does if the caps are providing power to the system memory but it doesn't cause an issue if they only provide power for quick start up.

Does anybody know?
post #23453 of 23505
Caps will only stay charged for a short period of time. The settings should be stored in non-volitile memory. If you unplug the set, or have a power outage, do you have to re-calibrate? I think the answer is no, so you should be ok.
post #23454 of 23505
Hi all,

I still have my 40" and 46" LNXXA650 series TVs.. amazing sets.. no problems (yet) but not a lot of hours on either one of my sets as I bought them for the master bedroom and my office at the time.

I have both of them calibrated and they produce still for today exceptional picture quality.. . I'm looking for a large 60"+ tv that can match or beat the quality of these 650 sets on the cheap? Are the current 6500 series of better PQ than these or has Samsung cheapened up their panels? It seems like ever since the switch to LED and uber-thin bezels they've brought in undesireable picture defects and I want NONE of it.. I've read the EH series is more like the older "fat" CCFL Samsung models like we have but what choice do I have? I want a no-compromise LCD PQ that can match or best the my current 650 series.

I also have a 52" 71f series that is still running perfect, it's also calibrated.. and I can say that the A650 series provides noticeable better PQ over the 71f especially in contrast/black levels.

Thanks for reading,

Div
post #23455 of 23505
Probably best bang for your buck these days is a Panasonic plasma.
post #23456 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Probably best bang for your buck these days is a Panasonic plasma.

Yeah i've been eyeballing the Panny U50 from Walmart but I sure don't like the power draw of Plasma.. Although I'm willing to bet my A650s both draw as much as current modern day Plasmas do.
post #23457 of 23505
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Originally Posted by Diversion View Post

Yeah i've been eyeballing the Panny U50 from Walmart but I sure don't like the power draw of Plasma.. Although I'm willing to bet my A650s both draw as much as current modern day Plasmas do.

Seems like for best PQ, the Panny VT50 followed by the GT50 are your best bets.
post #23458 of 23505
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Originally Posted by oryan_dunn View Post

Seems like for best PQ, the Panny VT50 followed by the GT50 are your best bets.
I would agree. I have the vt
post #23459 of 23505
I can't seem to find anything to confirm that the LN46A650 does NOT pass 5.1 through the digital audio output on the back panel. It certainly seems to only pass stereo or something less than 5.1. Has anyone found this to be true?

Thanks!
post #23460 of 23505
Only a handful of TV's do that. I don't think this is one of them. I've never tried as I go HDMI to my Denon AVR and then HDMI to the TV.
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