Originally Posted by supra97
I was wondering if anyone can help me with my 4264, when I try to turn it on the screen does not come on and it makes a popping noise for about 5 seconds and it turns off. It will repeat this until I unplug it. I have had the tv for almost 2 years and already had the power supply replaced. I don't have a warranty on it anymore. Before I call, has anyone had luck getting Samsung to cover any charges if it is out of warranty and has had problems before?
Thanks for your help
Well, I guess the good news is that this problem is so common that corporate Samsung appears to be acknowledging it. Here's the corporate thread, sponsored by CNET:http://forums.cnet.com/5208-13973_10...;forum-threads
It appears to be capacitors failing pretty regularly after two years, and some enterprising/brave folks are actually soldering in new capacitors with success. This thread is for LCD's, but I would bet that the issue is the same, since the symptoms are identical:http://techreport.com/forums/viewtop...sd=a&start=270
Some, customers are so ticked about that they are going onto many of the new Samsung TV comment threads on Amazon and posting warnings and links, sure to get Samsung corporates attention (power of the Internet). The only way I can see Samsung resolving something this massive is to do the equivalent of an auto recall, than tout how "proactive" they are. Otherwise, their reputation and TV sales will go down the drain.
(I don't have this problem yet on my 5054, my set is two years old this month, we'll see.)