That's a sign the unit needed service but apparently was not serviced then. Call it in and hope for the best but the delay could have moved this from a cheap repair to board replacements.
You'll only know once the tech inspects this TV.
I have no association with Samsung and it is the weekend so this is only to note the issues and hope your call is successful.
Bought this tv around 2-3 years ago at > 3000$. Since last 3+ months its been making clicking sounds when starting, progressively getting worse till it refuses to turn ON and makes clicking sound.
I see that samsung had this problem on other models and there was a class action lawsuit.
I called a company rep and they said that I have to pay for the repair as this model is not part of class action lawsuit.
Come on.... thisis unbelievable that samsung is not taking care of an obvious manufacturing defect just because the number of owners of this model are not many.
Any chance of this getting resolved for me??? I want this issue fixed ASAP...