// March 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Tech, TV Talk
So happy I was surfing Engadget’s RSS feed this evening before bed.
For quite awhile now, our 42″ Samsung LCD takes a long time to power on. It clicks every couple seconds and eventually comes on. After Googling it to find out what possibly could be going on, I quickly found others with the same problem, including some pictures of the problematic innards of the Samsung sets.
Turns out Samsung used some crappy capacitors in some of their sets. Visual inspection of these capacitors often shows a visible swelling of the components. While the parts to change out are cheap and readily available, until recently, Samsung wasn’t footing the bill to do it. According to the link below, they’re now acknowledging the problem now after being hit with a class action lawsuit.
I’m now chatting with a very polite Samsung rep to see about getting ours fixed. Will update after I’ve got more info, but feel pretty confident that our TV is going to be covered (it’s the first model number in the list of affected sets and it’s definitely exhibiting the symptoms).
I just hope we get it taken care of before the TV goes further south.
I’m also hopeful I don’t have to solder in capacitors myself.
Only wish the same outcome were in the process for my third red-ringed Xbox 360.
Samsung TV Capacitor Settlement Notice