Originally Posted by Shadow300z
Well the Samsung tech guys came out last week and replaced the boards, and everything seems to be working fine. I've also noticed the Smarthub menu seems much more responsive than before. Good thing I got the repair in just before my warranty disappeared!
That's great news! Glad it was covered. This is why I highly recommend getting the extended warranty on these Samsung TVs. I'm not saying to spend The $500 that Samsung offers, but when you first buy your TV, you have 60 days to buy one at Costco.com for only $99 for an extra 3 years from a company called "Square Trade"
This issue you just had seems to be a very, very common issue with these and their 2012 TVs. I've just heard of 4 others that have the 2012 ES8000 that had the "turning off and on" issue and needed the same board replaced to fix it. What's interesting is that when one of my D8000 had issues, this is the same board that the tech thought was causing my issue. I asked him why he doesn't think its the power board and he said because its usually this board that goes on Samsung's TVs. So then I said, what do you mean, and he said this is one of the main repairs he does, meaning, usually when he goes out to repair a Samsung TV, its always this board that he replaces. He then said he does like 5 or 6 a day. That didn't make me feel good about all the money i spent these last couple of years on all Samsung TVS, but did make me feel good that I bought the extended warranty for all of them. I wonder if in the next few years when these sets are over 2 years old, if thousands more fail like the capacitors did in their older models. Hmm!
Thanks for posting your update on this, and good luck with your set!