BLUETOOTH MODULE LOCATION SAMSUNG UN55D8000
Gear mentioned in this thread:
BN96-17107A, WIBT20, RF UNIT for SAMSUNG UN55D8000YF. Samsung did a major no-no, they changed the design of the plug on the Bluetooth module without ever changing the part number. I fould the best way to look for this part was to search on Google Images for WIBT20, the correct one for the UN55D8000YF is the grey one with the black plug.
ALSO: Samsung advises to test if your bluetooth module is working to use a smart phone and search for Bluetooth devices. If you do not get a hit, the your module has gone bad and needs to be replaced. When it is working your smart phone will find DTV Device.
Edited by patrick71 - 2/1/13 at 10:55am
If No luck try reseting
So today I dismantled the rear of the TV again. I removed the plastic bezel as describe above. This time I followed the wiring from the IR module and found the BT module. It is actually mounted on the plastic bezel attached with a screw. The above description from Patrick71 failed to mention that.
Also, the BT module in my TV is the BN96-17107B not the BN96-17107A as mentioned above. So Samsung must have used a couple of different modules maybe depending on where the TV was manufactured. Luckily, the connector for the BN96-17107B was the same as for the BN96-17107A so I was able to use the BN96-17107A in my TV. The module works correctly so no problems with compatibility.
BTW, the part number in the service manual is BN96-17107A.
Mine is a 2011 46 Inch TV model UN46D6300. A month back my Samsung dual sided QWERTY keyboard stopped pairing with the TV. No matter what I tried, including resetting the pairing info, it would not pair. I got this TV in Nov 2011, so it is 1 year 10 months, so 10 months over warranty !!
Looking at others also having this issue, it does not look like they make things to last long. They seem to fail few months after warranty expires.
I called Samsung and they made me do the reset and pairing thing and then asked me to turn bluetooth on my cellphone and see if I can find the TV. And it did not. I did not even realize this TV was using bluetooth to connect the QWERTY side of the keyboard to the TV.
I called the local service place here in Toronto, Canada that Samsung gave and they gave an estimate of $150 for labour and $20 to $30 for part. Luckily I got this TV using a mastercard that doubles the manufacturers warranty, so I just opened a claim with Mastercard. Lets see how things go.
I am not as brave as you guys to do it myself, but commend you on doing it and sharing the info on it. As the Webbrowser in this TV is not that great anyways and that is about the only thing I used that remote for, I am not going to attempt a self repair and mess something else up. The Smartphone apps are able to do rest of the things.
I did find out that the module on my TV (UN46D6300SFXZC) is BN96-17107B as per this site that I think Samsung runs.
I will have to think how to proceed since on my TV, having this Bluetooth is just for that QWERTY remote to function. Other than that, it is not used for anything else. It is terrible how little these things last. TV is just 1 year 10 month old.
I own a Samsung (PN51D550C1F) 51" 3D plasma TV and after 16 months it stopped pairing with the glasses and was not putting out a Bluetooth signal. I disassembled and located my Bluetooth module (BN96-17107A) directly under a plastic piece that covers where the stand bolts onto the chassis. I removed the electrical connector and re-seated it, reassembled the TV and tried pairing the glasses again before ordering a new Bluetooth module. It paired right up without a hitch. Thanks for the assistance with this, it took maybe 15 minutes and a Phillips screwdriver. (I'm taking the wife out for a steak and lobster dinner and playing the lottery). Good luck with yours.