Is to get it back in warranty then they will fix it. Here that means extending the warranty, wait the 30 days then call it in.
I have a Samsung UE46F8000, a wonderful TV but one that has developed an extremely annoying intermittent fault. When you try to turn it on from standby, it clicks; after a moment, the 'smart tv' logo appears for a fraction of a second but the screen goes instantly dark again, with a different click. This cycles over about 3 seconds. The only cure is to turn off the mains power altogether for some hours, when it will start to work normally again - so far, at least.
This started about 6 months ago, when the TV was about 18 months old. After a while I logged a call with Samsung (2118591724) and they suggested changing Auto protection time from 4 hours to Off and updating the software, which I did. Somewhat to my surprise this seemed to work.
Now however, the problem has started again, and Samsung say they cannot help me as the TV is out of warranty and they do not know of any problems with this model. Looking at how many other people appear to have a similar problem I find this unconvincing but they seem to be adamant and insist that I get a repair at my own expense. This will cost at least £105 just for the callout, & we will be without the TV for at least a week... this is on a TV barely 2 years old that cost £1700. I am far from happy.
At the moment my only solution is to leave it on all the time, or turn it off completely and hope we've left it long enough to come on again when we want it to.
I'm tempted to get on to Which? magazine (UK consumer group) to see if they have any clout, but does anyone else have any ideas how to get Samsung to assist?