Originally Posted by snoopy888
Thank you for the reply.
My TV model is UA55HU9000WXXY
I bought it with SEK2500, which I gave to my friend after I upgraded to SEK3500 for 4K HDR.
In case I can have SEK2500 back from my friend, what device shall I buy for the connection, also would this be 4K compatible ?
Since I am using Foxtel TV box which has built in Australian TV channels tuner, therefore I do not need an Australian TV channel compatible turner for the connection box.
My SEK3500's fan failed when the TV is switching on, I have ordered a spare part of this fan and see if this help.
I do not want to buy a new TV even it is better and cheaper, since I do not want to waste my TV.
In case after the fan replacement and failed to operate, does it mean asking Samsung for SEK3500 to service is the only option available?
Well no, Samsung would refer you to a retailer who haven’t had any SEK-3500’s in stock for a couple of years so you could hope to have yours repaired or be one of the lucky ones to find a used one online and hope it continues to work since it would come without a warranty! And you would still need to borrow (or acquire) an OEM original One Connect Box that came with your TV in order to do the installation.
Or you could just get your OEM original One Connect Box back from your friend (or buy a new one if available) and be stuck with basically the same TV you bought in 2014 without the features, benefits and improvements you obtained by adding the SEK-3500 Evolution Kit
At this point Foxtel is the least of your problems because whatever way you slice it the replacement parts you buy must be compatible with your TV (e.g. the Australian standard voltage and frequency
is different than that used in North America).
This is where I should bow out as I am no expert when it comes to TVs in Australia but in North America the HU9000 series was not
delivered with the SEK-2500. That was the Evolution Kit produced in 2014 to bring the 2013 F series up to the same spec as the 2014 HU series. The OEM original One Connect Box (Jackpack) that was delivered with my HU9000 was part number BN94-07655
as shown on the label on the bottom of the unit depicted in the first thumbnail below which is currently priced at $602.61 USD which was a totally different part number and much more expensive than the SEK-2500
... in the same sense the 2015 SEK-3500 was not the OEM original One Connect Box part number delivered with the 2015 JS
series. Again a totally different set of part numbers.
Need more proof? As shown in the second thumbnail below, SamsungParts indicates that the SEK-2500 as being compatible with the F9000, not the HU9000.
Since my guess was pretty good that the fan had failed on your SEK-3500 (since you didn’t bother to tell us in your your original post) hopefully replacing it like I once had to do described in my post below does the trick but make sure you ordered the right part number as the one for the SEK-3500 has a higher amp requirement than the one for the OEM original One Connect Box that came with the HU9000.
SEK-3500 Surgery Waiting List
And unless you have experience as a ‘do it yourselfer’ I would highly recommend having an authorized Samsung repair center do it for you who should also be able to provide answers to your other questions related to getting your SEK-3500 repaired if the fan replacement is unsuccessful... or what other options they suggest.
Just so you are aware a used
without warranty is going for around $750 USD these days (and that’s for the North American model). That’s about 2 to 3 times the cost as they were brand new! Not even sure where you would find one for your Australian TV which carries a different part number. Couple that with the $602 USD going price for the OEM original One Connect Box (assuming yours is similarily priced) if you aren’t able to borrow it from your friend in order to do the Evo Kit upgrade and you could be in for close to $1400 USD if you are able to acquire the right parts just to get your TV back to the way it was.....
If your friend was to give you back the OEM original One Connect Box that came with your HU9000 and you weren’t able to get your SEK-3500 repaired or find a replacement you could buy the SEK-4500 if you were so inclined but that would be nowhere near a match to the upgrades you received with the SEK-3500 Evo Kit and would require you to have both boxes connected to the TV at once in a daisy chain configuration with an HDMI cable connecting the SEK-4500 to the OEM One Connect Box which would be connected to your TV using the existing One Connect Cable connection in the back of the TV:
For more info I don’t own one but lots of reading and links on this thread (where they haven’t been the biggest hit worldwide)...
2018 Samsung SEK-4500 Evolution Kit
...as well as an entire thread with over 23,000 posts devoted to the...
2015 Samsung SEK-3500U/ZA Evolution Kit
...that at one time were frequented by owners in Australia but it’s been a long time since I recall seeing one of their posts.
Hopefully the fan replacement works out!
: The SamsungParts
website I provided the link to is for parts compatible with the North American models. For parts in your country I would suggest contacting Samsung Support or an authorized Samsung repair center.