The clicking can result in more damage and cause what could be a cheap repair to be costly.
Call it in and have Samsung check their lists for BAD CAPACITORS.
Again, your choice to risk more damage.
I have a Samsung LA40R71BD and it does not turn on right away. After several mins and a lot clicking sounds it does turn on and all is fine. This now happens everytime I try to turn it on. I believe that it will soon not turn on at all.
I read in another post here that a firmware update is available. Not sure how this could help this problem but I'm will to try it. If this is the case can anyone advise if it is available for this model. I've had this TV since 2007 so it is getting a bit old by todays standards, but it still runs great and has a great picture when it finally turns on.
Any advise would be appreciated