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post #991 of 1615
zoyd thanks will keep you and all posted.
post #992 of 1615
Hi,This is my first post here and I am looking a bit of help,I own the samsung ps59d500 with the brightness pops issue, following zoyd's instructions.

I am not 100% clear about point 7 and networking. (This program will be used via your pc to control your tv. Your tv will need to be networked!)

what's required to 'network' the tv? Will an ethernet cable from my online laptop to the tv be enough? or does the tv need to be directly connected to the router?
post #993 of 1615
You do not need to be networked, connect your laptop directly to the TV with ethernet cable.
post #994 of 1615
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Originally Posted by AvidHiker View Post

You do not need to be networked, connect your laptop directly to the TV with ethernet cable.

Cheer's,I just have the small matter of getting the set of the wall again to get the ethernet cable in,thank's for your reply.
post #995 of 1615
Ah, good luck with that.

My direct connection was sucessful with a laptop running windows 7 after some (possibily unnecessary) fiddling with the network settings. Genius forgot to enable the network remote.
post #996 of 1615
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Originally Posted by AvidHiker View Post

Ah, good luck with that.

My direct connection was sucessful with a laptop running windows 7 after some (possibily unnecessary) fiddling with the network settings. Genius forgot to enable the network remote.

I'm running windows 7 but don't seem to be having the same luck as you,though I am probably doing something wrong but I do have the network remote set to on,it appears I need a samsung wireless LAN adapter.
post #997 of 1615
I'm running windows 7 but don't seem to be having the same luck as you,though I am probably doing something wrong but I do have the network remote set to on,it appears I need a samsung wireless LAN adapter.Edit:I managed after alot of effort to get the ethernet in the back of the tv without having to take it off the wall,happy days.
post #998 of 1615
zoyd, there will be a second trip tech ordered Logic board
post #999 of 1615
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by themagic View Post

zoyd, there will be a second trip tech ordered Logic board

that'll put you back in business.
post #1000 of 1615
Has it been determined what size of USB drive the TV "likes?" My smallest one is 2 GB and I'm going to attempt the manual logic board update this weekend. Should I swing by Walmart and get a USB drive from the checkout aisle (that's the only place I've seen smaller capacity drives)?
post #1001 of 1615
No, but maybe you can test your drive by putting a few pictures on it and seeing if the TV will display them.

I've used my high speed corsair 8GB USB drive for all of my firmware updates without a problem. Could be it doesn't like low quality, high capacity drives.
post #1002 of 1615
my PN59D6500 has no problems with either the 32GB or the 4GB drives I've used in it
post #1003 of 1615
Hey all,

Well FINALLY have my TV back in a working condition. Initially returned 10 days ago with a damaged stand so had to go back a 2nd time. Returned again this afternoon.

I can report that as suspected there must have been a pre-existing issue with the unit. Interestingly, when I first got the TV my chosen settings were always substantially lower than most users on these forums had theirs. Cell light was 12 for me, compared to 16 - 20 for most users. Contrast was again set relatively low for me and so on.

Having turned on the TV earlier I was dismayed at what appeared to be a washed out lifeless picture particularly as none of my settings had been changed. Referring back to suggested user levels I ramped up all the settings and - fantastic vivid picture. No red misting or blemishes to be seen. I do think the black levels are slightly greyer than previously but I can live with this. No brightness pops either!!

Do you think they may have replaced the panel or would this not be the case given my earlier settings were intact? I ask because I would prefer to run the unit in again for a couple of hundred hours if this was a possibility.


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Originally Posted by MrCoops View Post

No success with the factory reset.

Quite possible there was an underlying issue with the unit. Ah well. As stated earlier the electronics retailer have their own aftercare service so Samsung won't factor into the equation. TV is being picked up Monday. Support centre logged the fault as potential panel failure due to the sudden appearance of 'clusters of red dots'
post #1004 of 1615
As the user settings reside in the memory on the main board, and in case of a panel replacement, the new panel comes with a new logic board but not the main board, it's possible your panel was replaced.
I had a panel replaced recently by the local authorized Samsung service and before the service guy did a factory reset, all my settings seemed to be intact. I did not have that dramatic difference between the old and new panels, the settings I've dialled in are pretty much identical for the new one. The new panel is quite a bit better when it comes to line bleed however, and of course the flickering pixel that was the reasoin I got the panel replaced is now gone.
post #1005 of 1615
Did the manual logic board update last night using the German remote emulator. After viewing some spots on blurays where I previously saw major FBr, I can report that I no longer saw them after update!

Thanks to all of those responsible for this workaround! Hopefully this means I won't have to return my 64D7000 and spend about $200 for the 65ST50 Panny.
post #1006 of 1615
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Originally Posted by MrCoops View Post

...Well FINALLY have my TV back in a working condition. Initially returned 10 days ago with a damaged stand so had to go back a 2nd time. Returned again this afternoon...

I'm curious, why didn't you just use your Samsung warranty? They perform all repairs on site, so no downtime and you know exactly what has been done.
post #1007 of 1615
Within the UK, we have several large electronic retailers (Comet, Currys, Dixons) who will undertake repairs that occur within the first 12 months of warranty. Samsung, LG etc provide them with parts to do so. In most cases contacting the manufacturer directly during this period will usually result in them referring you to the retailer first.

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Originally Posted by AvidHiker View Post

I'm curious, why didn't you just use your Samsung warranty? They perform all repairs on site, so no downtime and you know exactly what has been done.
post #1008 of 1615
Wow, not sure if/how your warranty terms differ, but that certainly wouldn't fly in the US (of course we have more ground to cover for shipping). What a PITA.
post #1009 of 1615
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Originally Posted by AvidHiker View Post

Wow, not sure if/how your warranty terms differ, but that certainly wouldn't fly in the US (of course we have more ground to cover for shipping). What a PITA.

Well, not being overly keen on the black levels after the repair, I happened upon Zoyds Yrr Pot fix thread earlier. All I can say is, my plasma has never looked better!!! Loving it!!

Big thanks to everyone, I have learned so much from these forums.
post #1010 of 1615
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Originally Posted by MrCoops View Post

Well, not being overly keen on the black levels after the repair, I happened upon Zoyds Yrr Pot fix thread earlier. All I can say is, my plasma has never looked better!!! Loving it!!

Big thanks to everyone, I have learned so much from these forums.

Link? Yeah, I'm lazy.

post #1011 of 1615
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Originally Posted by wacompton View Post

Link? Yeah, I'm lazy.


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archi...t-1390635.html
post #1012 of 1615
zoyd all fix it was the logic board.
Firmware at 1015 at this time.
do I need to do anything to it?
post #1013 of 1615
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by themagic View Post

zoyd all fix it was the logic board.
Firmware at 1015 at this time.
do I need to do anything to it?

Glad to hear it's fixed, what version is the logic board firmware?(mute+7+3+7+enter)
post #1014 of 1615
This is what it shows see below and let me know if I need to do anything thanks
Firmware 1015 tv PN59D6500
Logic SW Version 11-02-02
Logic SW Checksum 0x9993
post #1015 of 1615
Thread Starter 
That's the original logic board firmware so you'd have to try updating again if you are bothered by the fluctuations. Given your prior experience though I would stick with what you have.
post #1016 of 1615
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Originally Posted by zoyd View Post

That's the original logic board firmware so you'd have to try updating again if you are bothered by the fluctuations. Given your prior experience though I would stick with what you have.

Sorry Zoyd, no doubt you are a very intelligent guy, but this is bad advice. Are you actually telling him to not do the update and keep his defective brightness fluctuating TV? I say do the update and if it kills your set again then put in another service call. Then do it all over again and if it kills your set a 3rd time claim the lemon law and get yourself the 2012 model. Obviously do not tell Sammy you kept doing the manual update.
post #1017 of 1615
Thread Starter 
Sure, if he is willing to chance another service call and fluctuations are at a level that is annoying, go for it, I would. But I didn't want to sound like I was pushing it.
post #1018 of 1615
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Originally Posted by Icon13 View Post

Sorry Zoyd, no doubt you are a very intelligent guy, but this is bad advice. Are you actually telling him to not do the update and keep his defective brightness fluctuating TV? I say do the update and if it kills your set again then put in another service call. Then do it all over again and if it kills your set a 3rd time claim the lemon law and get yourself the 2012 model. Obviously do not tell Sammy you kept doing the manual update.

Wow, that's much better advice. Uh. Yeah.
post #1019 of 1615
Will the update render me unable to enter the service menu and change my D550 to a D7000? That's what I've got going now and love it, but I'd also like to get rid of the brightness pops.
post #1020 of 1615
Thread Starter 
nope, with the logic board update you'll still be able to change panel type. If you update the firmware itself (to 1019.5) I'm not sure but I would think you'd still be able to change it.
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