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post #331 of 1615
Thread Starter 
yes
post #332 of 1615
Thanks.
post #333 of 1615
Zoyd.. Just out of curiosity...

Since the timing board update fixes the issue, what does the rest of the firmware do? If you manually flashed the timing board and kept older firmware would the result be the same?

Mike
post #334 of 1615
FlasHBurN says: Kudos to Samsung for finally fixing this

Correct me if I am wrong on this but KUDOS go to:

Credits
Zoyd - I did not do this alone! Thanks go to the following -
Rainer Ullrich, aka skyteddy (ruSamsungcomminucator)
LarryInRI (found method to activate usb d/l function on panels
Moderators at samygo.tv (firmware decrypting software)
Forum members (testing and reporting results - that was a great help!)

Samsung Support was MIA as far as I can tell or very slow to respond.
post #335 of 1615
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MikeK78 View Post

Zoyd.. Just out of curiosity...

Since the timing board update fixes the issue, what does the rest of the firmware do? If you manually flashed the timing board and kept older firmware would the result be the same?

Mike

My guess is the main FW was only to deliver the TCON update since that was what people were complaining about and also the rev #'s were minors (1024.3->1024.8 etc.). If they are smart they'll bundle it in the next major rev. assuming they can fix the bug that wouldn't allow it to install on some displays.
post #336 of 1615
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Originally Posted by hamiltonpl View Post

FlasHBurN says: Kudos to Samsung for finally fixing this

Correct me if I am wrong on this but KUDOS go to:

Credits
Zoyd - I did not do this alone! Thanks go to the following -
Rainer Ullrich, aka skyteddy (ruSamsungcomminucator)
LarryInRI (found method to activate usb d/l function on panels
Moderators at samygo.tv (firmware decrypting software)
Forum members (testing and reporting results - that was a great help!)

Samsung Support was MIA as far as I can tell or very slow to respond.

I did add this to the credits as I feel they do deserve credit for addressing the issue.

Samsung (for making superb plasmas and finding a way to improve them)
post #337 of 1615
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

I did add this to the credits as I feel they do deserve credit for addressing the issue.

Samsung (for making superb plasmas and finding a way to improve them)

Yes. But. This has gone on for months with SAMSUNG not acknowledging publicly that there was an issue.

I presume you got the TCON .bin files from SAMSUNG? How? If so, then at least they provided them. The fix works albeit a bit complicated for most owners of the TV (i.e. not plug and play) - and it was self serviced by us. Chat knows nothing about this. Service techs seem to know nothing about this from what has been posted.

I have always been pleased with price and perfrormance of my Sammy. The pops to me were very annoying. The pictrue now is even more awesome.

Again Zoyd, thanks for all of you coodination on this thread.

By the way, sure would've been nice if there was some way to have entered INFO+FACTORY with the TV Remote via key combos or something.
post #338 of 1615
updating via USB stick last night before i went to bed (59D6500). update was smooth and easy. shut off then turned back on and i thought it was finished, then it shows this



Checked the SW version and it's now 11-04-11. Just want to say thanks to everyone who helped out and for their knowledge! there should be a donate button.
post #339 of 1615
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Originally Posted by hamiltonpl View Post

i presume you got the tcon .bin files from samsung? How? If so, then at least they provided them.

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Originally Posted by hamiltonpl View Post

samygo.tv (firmware decrypting software)

rif
post #340 of 1615
One question Zoyd, just for the sake of science i would love to try and use your fix method on my 59d550,even though i already installed the 1019.5 firmware and got the optimization screen.
So far i think it solved the problem, but since i want to test your method, I wanted to ask you if its safe or should i leave it as it is.

As far as i can tell the 1019.5 fw worked for me, although im not sure if the firmware (King5six1 1019.5) i used was only intended for 64 inch models and US models only.

And since i have a PL59d550 purchased in Mexico, i dont know if i should redo the fix using the Zoyd method to get better results from what i have.

Maybe using King5six1 fw on my plasma screwed something i havent realized yet.

Thanks. If you tell me is best to use your method i will post all the results.

Cheers.
post #341 of 1615
Thread Starter 
The main firmware you used doesn't matter, what's your logic software version?
post #342 of 1615
PS43D490

Panel version: DH
Logic SW: 11-04-25
0xE868
FW 1018.1

1019.5 will not work?
post #343 of 1615
Thread Starter 
I don't know if 1019.5 works on 400 series, you can try it and if it doesn't work try the logic board update instructions in first post.
post #344 of 1615
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

The main firmware you used doesn't matter, what's your logic software version?

Heres all the info:

PL59D550
Panel version: DS
Logic ID: A824
Logic SW Version: 11-11-04
Logic SW Checksum: 0xE09B
post #345 of 1615
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Randroid View Post

Heres all the info:

PL59D550
Panel version: DS
Logic ID: A824
Logic SW Version: 11-11-04
Logic SW Checksum: 0xE09B

11-11-04->you are all set then, no need to try different FW.
post #346 of 1615
You are a genius
Thank you for everything!.
post #347 of 1615
update on to logic board 59d8000 worked great , now running Logic SW Version: 11-11-04 , pop free ,



THANK YOU FOR THE FIX
post #348 of 1615
How long does it take for Samsung to send the USB stick? It's been a whole week already for me.
post #349 of 1615
Zoyd Hello, I installed the fix on my 51D8000 in Italy (Europe model)

Logic SW Version: 11-10-31

pop free, Thanks to you and Larry


I would ask you, since in the U.S. the TV works with different voltages compared to Europe, if there is any contraindication to upgrade the TV firmware with an American firmware.
On my tv the picture looks slightly changed ...
Initially I had the feeling that the black level was raised, but then, after two days, it seems to me that black is always the same and instead changed the picture in general ... for the better.
post #350 of 1615
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Originally Posted by Roby7108 View Post

Zoyd Hello, I installed the fix on my 51D8000 in Italy (Europe model)

Logic SW Version: 11-10-31

pop free, Thanks to you and Larry


I would ask you, since in the U.S. the TV works with different voltages compared to Europe, if there is any contraindication to upgrade the TV firmware with an American firmware.
On my tv the picture looks slightly changed ...
Initially I had the feeling that the black level was raised, but then, after two days, it seems to me that black is always the same and instead changed the picture in general ... for the better.

hello and nice to hear it worked for you. The logic boards are the same for NTSC and PAL, they can handle both frequencies. The difference is in the power supply voltages (different board) and mains connection so the update works for all regions. Other people have reported slight changes in the picture after the update including a very small reduction in mll and slight increase in contrast which may require you to tweak those controls. There really haven't been any negative reports yet so I think all is good.

cheers
post #351 of 1615
Worked for me as well with a U.S. Pn59d7000

I used McMuffin's file 1014.6 from 1st page, lucky that I didn't have to update the logic board since my firmware was 1013, got the optimization screen :-), and now a very happy customer, thanks so much for everything!!!
post #352 of 1615
I received the usb from Samsung for my PN59D6500 and the version info file contains this line

Quote:


SWU_T-MST5AUSC_001014_I01_ES000_111206

Does it mean the software version is 11-12-06 if updated using the usb?
post #353 of 1615
Thread Starter 
If you upload the file I'll take a look and see if the .bin files are any different.

11-12-06 is the creation date of the file.
post #354 of 1615
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

If you upload the file I'll take a look and see if the .bin files are any different.

11-12-06 is the creation date of the file.

Here you go

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bxd...hiMTk4ZWU3ZjFj
post #355 of 1615
I did the logic board update on my 51d6500. I never got any pops since buying the tv back in july but was feeling left out so I did it anyways, it worked. I didnt see any optimizing screen though, not sure if you see that when doing from the logic board. Now Mr. Zoyd sir I have to try your voltage tweeks. I'm just waiting for the wife to be gone for the day. Just in case I do a booboo I can put the back on and play dumb. Great job to you and larry and to this whole forum for not giving up and figuring it out ourselves
post #356 of 1615
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Originally Posted by chikoo View Post

Here you go

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bxd...hiMTk4ZWU3ZjFj

yep, .bin files are identical to those in first post.

@kanpol cool, good luck. Yrr makes the most difference if you don't want to mess with the voltages.
post #357 of 1615
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Originally Posted by kanpol View Post

i did the logic board update on my 51d6500. I never got any pops since buying the tv back in july but was feeling left out so i did it anyways, it worked. I didnt see any optimizing screen though, not sure if you see that when doing from the logic board. Now mr. Zoyd sir i have to try your voltage tweeks. I'm just waiting for the wife to be gone for the day. Just in case i do a booboo I can put the back on and play dumb:d. Great job to you and larry and to this whole forum for not giving up and figuring it out ourselves

+1...
post #358 of 1615
Thank you so much for this! I have been extremely frustrated with this brightness pop issue. I had Samsung replace the entire panel about 1 month into ownership. It didn't fix the issue. I've been living with it ever since and it's quite embarrassing to watch movies with friends or family with the pops showing up so often.

I was able to enjoy the latest episode of Person of Interest without any pops. In the past it was impossible to watch a single episode without several of the pops occurring. The picture quality of the image in general has seemingly increased as well. I noticed better color quality of the PS3 theme I use when I turned on the PS3 after the firmware update. None of my TV settings have changed from pre-update to new.

This is what the 2011 Samsung plasma's are supposed to look like... amazing!
post #359 of 1615
I'm receiving a new 64D7000 tomorrow. Are new sets with the latest firmware shipping with the pops already fixed? What firmware and build date should I look far to know if the issue is resolved without loading a new firmware?

Thanks,
Andrew
post #360 of 1615
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Originally Posted by piker84 View Post

thank you so much for this! I have been extremely frustrated with this brightness pop issue. I had samsung replace the entire panel about 1 month into ownership. It didn't fix the issue. I've been living with it ever since and it's quite embarrassing to watch movies with friends or family with the pops showing up so often.

I was able to enjoy the latest episode of person of interest without any pops. In the past it was impossible to watch a single episode without several of the pops occurring. The picture quality of the image in general has seemingly increased as well. I noticed better color quality of the ps3 theme i use when i turned on the ps3 after the firmware update. None of my tv settings have changed from pre-update to new.

This is what the 2011 samsung plasma's are supposed to look like... Amazing!

+1
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