Originally Posted by ellpolo_loco
Was it you that discovered the fix? How long did the fix take for you? Perfect timing on the post I was perplexed when it happend and to come on here and see why, was great. Honestly I would not spend over $500 for a tech to repair this set because for $200 or $300 more I could get a Samsung TV with the same specs.
Initially I thought the turn off/on might be somewhat of a fluke. The thing that tipped me off to knowing something was really wrong was that it started clicking when I first turned it on for a day or so. Pulsating clicking sound...the click when it first comes on except 2-3x per second and nonstop. I googled "samsung clicking lcd tv". I eventually came across this guy's page
and between him and the other people in the comments on his page, I knew I had found my problem and the solution. I spoke with Samsung and even pointed them toward that page with hundreds of commenters with the same problem, but they didn't care. I called a couple local authorized Samsung repair shops. They wanted $420 to come out and fix it, but fortunately I already knew that the repair involved either (1) 'recap' the PSU board or (2) buy a replacement board. I wasn't as eager to bust out the soldering iron and fortunately bill here pointed me toward a PSU seller. I've been fixing computers for years, but didn't have any 'recapping' experience, so I opted for #2...though I did find a cheaper PSU seller. I might regret it in another 2 years when this board dies, but maybe I'll get my soldering skills up to par in the mean time.
Good luck with BB. Make sure they put it on something soft that covers the entire bezel and screen when they do the repair. Mine is wallmounted, so I didn't have it vertical on the stand during the repair process. Instead, I set mine facedown on a soft bedspread in the spare bedroom until I was able to get the board and replace it. I took extra care not to get my screen and bezel scratched up.