Originally Posted by sbcncsu
Using the excellent "un-brick my TV" instructions in the FAQ on this site, (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=952450
) I resurrected my tv! Thanks to all who contribute.
Come to find out, my TV was a later build (2008) and the 1014 update was not compatible. My firmware was the 2004 firmware.
Whew! Now I can watch TV again!
I had someone on another forum ask for the instructions on un-bricking and how I found the firmware. Here is what I did:
You will need to locate this file on the net via your favorite search engine: "T-Peony_LNT@@71FX(ver 1013).exe" This firmware will get your TV back up and running.
WARNING: this is not how you should update your firmware! Use these directions only if your firmware update bricked your TV.
The newer units with the FW2004 firmware are not compatible with the latest firmware posted on the Samsung Support website since it is version FW1014. The firmware is not smart enough to prevent installing itself on the FW2004 TV's, causing the bricking of the TV. The following steps are designed to once again trick these sets into 'upgrading' to the FW2004 version from the FW1014 version posted by Samsung.
It is possible to unbrick a TV, a fw20xx set upgraded to fw1014. If this is what you have done, follow these directions to get FW2004 installed.
Its important to know that your TV now thinks it is the PEONY (not the PEONYM) so you have to trick it to look at the peonY folder instead of the peonyM folder to try and fix the issue
2) DL the f/w again so you get a clean copy and extract to a clean flash drive
3) change the name of the PEONYM folder to PEONYMBACKUP (or anything)
4) change the name of the PEONY folder to PEONYM and then change the PEONYMBACKUP folder to PEONY
5) put the thumb drive in the TV.. since you cant see the TV menu follow these instructions
-. Press Menu Button
-. Press "Up" arrow key 2 Times (Move to Set Up)
-. Press "Enter" (Select Set Up Function)
-. Press "Up" arrow key 1 Time (Move to SW Upgrade)
-. Press "Enter" (Select SW Upgrade)
-. Press "Enter" (Select USB)
==> Then automatically search new firmware (Wait around 20 sec while CPU ident FW)
-. Press "Enter" 3~5 Times for confirmation (Select & Upgrade New firmware)
-. Then wait it's upgrading until TV power off/On again automatically.
This method worked for me and resurected my bricked LN-T4069F. I hope this helps some of you who are experiencing this same issue.
Shame on Samsung for poor QC and shame on them for leaving it up on their site for so long.