Originally Posted by TC535i
The last time I was in this thread was shopping for a TV, everybody was discussing specs, how wonderful it was at its price point, etc.
TV dies the other day, I drop back in, and the conversation is magically updated to my current concerns! I love the internet!
My thoughts exactly.
Just to add another story,
I bought my set for *way* too much money back in 10/06. It's always worked flawlessly for me until a few months ago.
I'd recently built a new computer and hooked it up to the set via a DVI to VGA adapter. I first noticed that I had to use the nvidia controls to remove a light red hue from the display (may not be related - all other inputs looked just fine with some tweaking to the Samsung). After several days of use I noticed that I couldn't bring the TV back from standby mode. It would just cycle through power-up cycle clicking every 3-4 seconds. I would unplug the power or the input and the set eventually works. It began to happen more, but infrequently so I ended up blaming it on my new computer. Well, last night the set finally decided to do nothing but cycle the power-up sequence.
I was pretty upset at first, but after coming here I see it's likely just a cheap fix. I have the board (as well as a set of capacitors, for if this happens again) on order. I'll see what happens over the next few days.
The sad thing is, even though I bought it over 3 years ago, it's been sitting still, unplugged in a darkened, climate controlled storage unit for 2 of those years.
I've had other problems with Samsung products recently, and am starting to get turned off by that brand.
Edit: I took out my board and found 2 bulging caps. As a matter of fact, they are the same 2 problem caps as in this
tutorial. The replacement board should get here tomorrow, hope it does the trick.