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Samsung TV - 2 dead control boards in 2 years?

by sjlewis78 / January 13, 2013 11:52 AM PST

I officially have regrets about putting all of my consumer electronics eggs in one manufacturer. Since purchasing a new home in 2010, I have accumulated 3 TVs, 2 cell phones, a tablet, a Washer and Dryer, (you get the picture) all from Samsung thinking they are high quality products.

My first purchase in 2010 was a 46 inch LCD TV. In September, just before the second year of enjoyment, the TV would not power on. Reluctantly I paid the exorbitant 300 dollar repair bill for a new control board. It's even more ridiculous, that I paid 100 dollar a month for the use I got out of it, because once again my Samsung TV is just a very expensive mirror, same issue - won't power on, no clicking, nothing but a solid red light of death.

Also, I am dreading calling the customer service line for Samsung. For last repair, I contacted them and by the time I hung up the phone I felt bullied for asking simple question like, "Is this a known defect?"

There is no way I am going to spend more on repairs for this obviously defective product or any other Samsung product again.

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Re: Samsung TV - 2 dead control boards in 2 years?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 15, 2013 12:30 AM PST

Hi sjlewis78,

I apologize for your experience thus far. If you could post your transaction number, I'd like to see if we can investigate this issue for you.

HD Tech

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The result.
by sjlewis78 / January 15, 2013 11:15 AM PST

Confirmed from the technician that came today that it's the same part from 3 months ago! Wonderful control boards being produced. The labor to undo 4 screws and install this board is another 170 dollars for labor, and I was a whopping 3 days under the 90 day warranty on the part.

What a rip off.

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Is this TV behind a surge protector?
by wpgwpg / January 15, 2013 12:52 AM PST

Pardon me for butting in here, but I've got to ask if you have a surge protector for this TV? Where I live we have a lot of thunderstorms in the spring and summer, and all 4 of my different brand TVs are behind surge protectors. The oldest of mine is a 47" 2 year old LG, then an almost 2 year old 32" Sony, a 26" Westinghouse, and 6 month old 32" Vizio. None of these have had any problems (knock, knock Happy ). The only thing I have from Samsung is a couple of laser printers which I have to say have been great.

Good luck.

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Yes indeed.
by sjlewis78 / January 15, 2013 3:32 AM PST

Yes, my TV is plugged into a surge protector. In fact, I purchased a higher quality brand new one right after the first incident. In addition, the other devices connected to the same surge protector (cable box, Xbox 360) are still fully functional.

Diagnosis - it's the TV

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Most recent one...
by sjlewis78 / January 15, 2013 3:58 AM PST

This is the latest one: 4117660097

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