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Samsung TV Makes Clicking Sound and Won't Turn On

Updated on August 24, 2016

Samsung LCD TV's have a known problem with capacitors going bad. If your Samsung LCD won't turn on, or makes repeated clicking sounds, there is a very good chance that you can save hundreds of dollars doing this simple repair yourself.

I know, I know. You're thinking, "Tinker inside my LCD HDTV. Are you crazy?" No, I'm not crazy. This is a repair almost anyone can do.

You sit down and get comfortable, ready to watch your favorite TV show or movie. You turn on your TV and...nothing! Unsure if you hit the power button, you try again...again, nothing! But you do notice a clicking sound emanating from your TV.

"What the heck? No...Oh, crap!"

HDTV's aren't cheap. Most of us have to save, or at least be prepared to spend $1000-$2000 on new one. Heck, I'm sure many of you don't savor the idea of spending a few hundred on repairs. Well, I have bad news and good news.

The bad news is that you're the lucky owner of a Samsung LCD HDTV that has a known problem with capacitors going bad after 2 to 3 years, and If you did not purchase an extended warranty, then you might be headed for a $200-$400 repair bill.

The good news is this repair is actually quite simple, and with only a few basic tools and $3.98, you can have your TV working in less than an hour.

The step-by-step repair below was done on my Samsung LN46A550 46" LCD HDTV, but this is a known issue for any Samsung 550 & 650 series TV. This guide may also help you with any brand of LCD as bad capacitors are very prevalent in modern electronics. You know the old saying, "They sure don't make 'em like that anymore." Well, they don't, and I for one think this is very intentional. These companies sell at razor thin profit margins and they need you to upgrade every few years.

Well today, we win! With just a little bit of effort, very little skill, and just a few bucks, you'll be watching TV in about an hour.

Tools Needed

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repair samsung tv

You will only need four items for this repair:

  • phillips screwdriver
  • pliers
  • wire cutters
  • soldering iron (and maybe some solder)

Need a soldering iron? No problem. They are cheap and easy to use.

I highly recommend the J&L 60 Watts Soldering Iron. It's inexpensive, but has enough wattage to quickly melt solder.

If you're looking for a better quality soldering iron, you can also try the Weller SP40LK 40 Watt Soldering Iron Kit. Like anything else, you get what you pay for, so if you want to use better tools on your expensive TV, it can never hurt to spend a few more dollars.

The TEKTON 7266 30-Watt Soldering Iron is inexpensive but will work. With its lower wattage, make sure to let the iron fully heat up and make sure to allow the iron to fully melt the solder! Most mistakes in electronic repair are from forcing components in/out of non-molten solder.

Finally, you may also appreciate the solder iron base and holder on the Stahl Tools SSVT Variable Temperature Soldering Station. It provides a safe a secure place for your iron while heating up.

Get your replacement capacitors now for the quickest repair.

This Samsung repair kit has all potentially bad capacitors, solder, and other supplies to make this repair quick and simple.

Got everything you need? Time to dig in!

Step 1: Remove Stand

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smasung clicking

After unplugging everything on the TV, you will need to remove the stand. If your TV was wall mounted you will need to remove the TV from the wall, and remove the mounting bracket from the back of the TV.

Red arrows: Remove these 4 screws to remove stand from TV.

Blue arrows: Remove these 4 screws to remove a wall mount (not shown) from your TV.

The TV sits on top and inside the stand, so it wont just flop over when you remove the stand screws, but it's always safer to have a friend hold the TV upright as you remove the screws from the stand. Then each of you grab a side and carefully lay it flat on a carpeted surface.

Step 2: Remove All Screws That Attached the Back Casing of the TV

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Samsung clicking repair

Warning:

When handling your TV always keep it straight up (like your watching it) or laid flat. Any force applied at odd angles can damage the fragile glass front.

Dont Forget These

TV With Back Casing Removed

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LCD repair

The area we will be working on is indicated. See "Step 3" for an enlargement.

Step 3: Remove Wiring Harnesses From Circuit Board

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samsun capacitor

Remove the 7 different wiring harness located on the circuit board. A simple tug on the connector clip (not the wiring) should be sufficient to remove them.

Step 4: Remove Screws Holding Down Circuit Board

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Samsung

Remove the 6 screws shown on the picture above and remove the circuit board from the TV chassis. This board is a power supply board and not particularly sensitive, but it is always a good habit to handle these boards carefully and by the edges.

Identifying Bad Capacitors

Usually, but not always, capacitors will show visible signs of failure. There are two main types of visible failure.

Bulging Vents:

When it fails, the chemical reaction inside the capacitor can produce hydrogen gas, so capacitors have vents cut into the tops of their aluminum cans. These are intended to break and release the gas that has built up inside the capacitor. So, a capacitor which has failed can show bulging at the top. Below are a few examples.

Leaking:

Another sign of a failed capacitor is leaking fluid (electrolyte). This can be an orange or brownish discharge from either the top or bottom of the capacitor. Usually, with leaking the capacitor will also be bulging. But a capacitor can bulge but not leak.

Again, we want to emphasize that capacitors do not always show visible signs of failure. But, if you see signs of this on your board, you can be confident that you're close to fixing your TV. If you don't see these signs of failure, but your TV had the tell-tail clicking sound, you still can be fairly certain the the steps below will fix your TV.

Step 5: Identifying the Problem Capacitors

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clicking

If you have a Samsung 550 Series LCD (and perhaps other models), and you came to this site because your TV won't start, and it makes a clicking sound, then the picture above shows the capacitors that should be replaced in the red box. If you have a different make or model you will need to visually inspect and replace any damaged capacitors.

Below are actual closeups of my TV's board. Notice how the blue capacitors in the foreground are bulging. These are the capacitors I will replace. All other capacitors look OK. If you can find replacements for all 4 of these capacitors, and any others that show visual signs of going bad, I recommend replacing them all while your in here.

I couldn't find the specific replacements for the "black" capacitors (820 uf 25V) at my local electronic store, and since they looked OK, I just replaced the the bulging ones. But again, if you can find replacements, and since the capacitors are cheap, replace all 4 of these if possible (and any other ones showing signs of damage) while your working in here.

Step 6: Remove Capacitors

Capacitors have polarity. What this means is, like a battery, they have a positive (+) and a negative (-) side. Before removing any capacitor, note which side the white stripe of the capacitor is facing. You will need to put in the new capacitor in the same direction. You probably noted on my pictures that I actually made a note on the aluminum heat sink with a pen.

Now that you've identified the capacitors that look bad, turn the board over and carefully identify exactly which points on the board the wire leads from the these capacitors. Circle them with a "sharpie" type pen to keep track.

Grab your friend and have them help you on this next step. Balancing the circuit board on its side while using a hot soldering iron and pliers can be a bit tricky.

Plug in the soldering iron and give it 10 minutes to get hot.

With the circuit board on its edge, have your friend grab one of the capacitors with the pliers and apply a very gentle pulling pressure. Apply the tip of the soldering iron to one lead on the back side of the board and hold it there until you see the solder melt. Now switch to the other lead until it melts. Keep going back and forth on the leads. Each time the solder will melt faster. After going back and forth a couple times the capacitor will easily come out.

Repeat for each capacitor that you are replacing.

Let the iron do the work. If the capacitor does not easily pull out, do not force it.

Step 7: Time to Go Shopping

Capacitors are rated for their application and you must replace like for like. There are 3 ratings to identify:

1. uF (micro farads)

2. Temperature

3. Voltage

You must match uF and the temperature rating exactly. There is a bit of wiggle room on the voltage, but only if you're increasing it. Do not replace a capacitor with a lower voltage rating then the one removed.

Often you can find replacements capacitors at your local Radio Shack. My Radio Shack did not have suitable replacements so I had to go to a different electronic store. If all else fails, and you can wait, you can always buy replacements from Amazon.com.

For the Samsung LN46550A, you'll need 1000uf 10v Capacitor 105c High Temp, Radial Leads or 820uf 25v Capacitor 105c High Temp, Radial Leads.

You'll notice that this particular capacitor is 1000 uF, 105 degrees and 10 Volts. I replaced it with a capacitor that is 1000 uF, 105 degrees and 16 Volts. I've seen this repair successful with a capacitor up to 25 Volts, but I wouldn't go any higher than that.

Step 8: Time to Install New Capacitors

Insert capacitor, making sure to place the negative side in the correct location. If there is hard solder in the hole, simply apply the soldering iron until solder melts and slip capacitor leads in.

Bend back the leads to hold the capacitor in place.

Carefully clip the leads so that only about 1/8" is protruding.

Place your soldering iron and solder on lead until the heat melts the solder. Once solder melts onto the lead, apply the iron on the lead and solder a few times to melt the solder cleanly on the lead. If you have solder flux, the solder will make a clean connection.

Capacitors installed. If there is any flux or solder residue, simply clean the area with a damp cloth.

Step 9: Reverse the Process

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samsung

1. Attached the circuit board with the six screws.

2. Reattach all seven wiring harnesses.

3. Replace the back cover.

4. Turn on TV and be happy that you save yourself a ton of money.

This fix works. It worked for me, and it worked for dozens of people reading this article. Check out the comments below!

Did it work? Have any questions?

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      wolfie10 5 years ago

      very well explained, but i think most people would be out of there debt here. soldering is the killer part imho.

      but if you are a handyman yes go for it.

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @wolfie10: I agree it may seem a bit daunting. But if you own a soldering iron already, chances are it will be a snap. But I agree that this is geared toward the "do-it-yourself" type.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is awesome. it work for me. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the step. It help me to fix my TV

      I used this video as well as a complementary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l0AUj8QUkg

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Great to hear. Thanks for the comment

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks very much for the tip. It was a quick fix and saved us a bundle on getting a repair or new TV.

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      Paul, Andreano and Jas

      Glad to hear that it worked! Thanks for leaving a message, took awhile to put this lens together and much more satisfying to know it helped

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent lens! My TV had the same problem, exactly the same capacitors. $21 later, my TV is working great! Thank you Sir, for taking the time to put this lens together.

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      egf898f 5 years ago

      You made it idiot-proof. Just in time, correct information, and good pictures. Why did the capacitor blew? Thank you....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, thank you for your explanation . I have now this problem with my LE40C650, wont work, shut down. Its still in my tv´s warrenty. Samsung will fix it at my place, replacing the complete power supply. I think I am the first one in the Netherlands with this problem. Because the problem part was not available in the Netherlands, they hat to buy it someware else. Delivery in 10 day´s.

      I will save your work instructions for " when it happens again". I will make a short cut for the Dutch site Samsung LCD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      DUDE!!! Thank you!!! I followed your instructions and my TV works again!!

      I really appreciate you showing us this. i saved money and have a greater insight into electronics to boot!

      Well done and thanks again!

      PS: i used 2 1000 mfd 25 volt capacitors as these were the only ones i could find at my local electronics store and it worked great! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      PPS: i used a soldering iron of 30 watts (i believe ;it was only about 5 dollars; i threw it away as it wasn't melting the solder and had to buy a little higher grade model and then it work great!

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      Really Cool to see you guys fixing your TV! Thanks for letting me know!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Did exactly what was said and it worked. TV was given to me and for the cost of $19.00 for the capacitors off of Ebay I have a like new flat screen. Keep up the good work. Thanks!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was amazing. I tried it once and it didn't take, but then tried the solder again and I am up and running. The solder is kind of oxidized now, though. Will that cause problems/is it dangerous? Thanks for your help!!!

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @anonymous: No it's not dangerous. Just make sure when working with solder to make sure its fully molten and it should flow freely. If you have problem with the solder, use flux (available anywhere you buy solder) and it will melt, flow and adhere very smoothly. Flux is easy to use, just dab or apply some on the connection your soldering and you'll see its much much more easier to work with. Just make sure to clean the connection after you're done. You can clean with alcohol. Make sure everything is totally dry before assembling and starting up

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was a great article. It worked wonderfully. If I didn't have to buy a solder gun, all it would have cost was $1.96 for the 2 capacitors from amazon.com. I've never done any soldering before, and your instructions made it easy and painless. thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Worked great had the tv working again for Christmas. The pictures and instructions were right on. Thanks for the help it saved me a lot of money.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for your instructions. My 42 inch LCD has a different circuit board layout.

      I managed to locate 4 defective capacitors .

      Off to Radio Shack for replacements.

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      Wow very cool so many people have been helped and got their TV back up and running!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      TWO THUMBS UP!!!! Thanx a lot.It worked out great!

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Great to hear falk!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      worked great thanks a lot

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great step by step on actual capacitor removal and installation

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just replaced 2 capacitors on my LN46A630. To my surprise they were 25V 1000mf 105C caps, not the 10V caps that everyone elase has reports. My set was built in 2/2009, so the issue extens well beyond the 12/31/2008 end date that is set for the

      Class action lawsuit. 60 mins start to finish and the set is working like new!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a similar model Samsung that I bought about 5 years ago that started making the clicking noise and crapped out on me, so I took the back cover off and sure enough...2 bulging 1000uF 10V Capacitors. I went to Radio Shack and bought 2 new 1000uF 35V capacitors, a 40 Watt soldering iron (15 Watt didn't get hot enough), and a small spool of solder for about $22. I know you mentioned that you wouldn't go any higher than 25V but I spoke with some electrical engineers at work and they said it would only add more capacity and shouldn't be an issue. Just never go smaller...apparently 10V was too small in the first place. The only problem was that they were a little larger in diameter, so they fit a little awkwardly but it wasn't an issue at all. One of them just has a gangsta lean to it...

      Anyway, I got them soldered on, screwed everything back together, and BAM! I'm back in action. My buddy called Geek Squad and they did the same thing I did for about $300...you do the math!

      The only down side is that my wife is watching "The Voice" on it right now...I shouldn't have fixed it!

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for all the great comments, especially regarding the capacitor sizing.

      It's awesome to see so many people saving some money. Like some have mentioned already, this fix will apply to really any make or model of TV. If your TV stops working, regardless of brand, always take a look for bad capacitors. A few bucks is worth the try.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Brilliant!, just finished, worked perfectly for about $4 material and an hour of time thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love your work. Cost me a whole $5.20 and I still have 2 spare capacitors. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Keep in mind that the original caps failed. Mine have 3 times now. Last time the power supply board was replaced. Waiting on repair tomorrow, covered now by class action suit results. Use higher Voltage rated caps, highest temp rated and if you can get them go by manufacturers cap specs relative to derating over temp and V. Driven to provide smaller packaging, cap providers generously branded caps at values which they did not meet at anywhere near the "rated voltage". Engineers unaware of this, used woefully inadequate cap values on designs. End result over stressed cap failures. If you replace without keeping this in mind failures will continue to occur. Hope Samsung has learned and the replacement board will now (finally) resolve this foolish design issue. Strict design review should have avoided all of this. Pity the sets are excellent until this failure occurs.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      PS Where did you get the idea that a damp cloth will do anything to help remove flux? If anything used denatured alcohol, or flux removal solvent. It should be available where you get the solder and caps.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      OOPS I forgot to extend kudos for the fine presentation and public service you have provided here. Very well done sir.

      If folks are looking here though they should be made aware that Samsung is covering these repairs, per the class action suit I mentioned before. They even have a customer service line specifically for it, check their website.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome instructions, worked like a charm, Ibought the capacitors for $8.75.

      Many thanks for the info provided.

      Thumbs up times10!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great page... This looks to be exactly what's wrong with a tv someone gave me..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing Job! Thanks for the easy step by step instructions, it worked like a charm and now I have my 52" Tv back without the $200 bill for repairs. My family and I can't thank you enough. I can finally get back to some good xbox gaming..lol

      Thanks a million!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Surprised to see people are still going the DIY route when Samsung by court order is covering the cost of these repairs now. Anyway, post repair info, turns out that it is the nature of the hot environment in the TV, ripple current/voltages, ESR and time that degrade the electrolytic caps capacitance in switch mode power supplies, over time. So these failures will eventually occur again and again. It is just part of the nature of the electrolytics in a switch mode PS. This type of supply is used in the flat screens in order to decrease the front to bak dimensions, by avoiding larger transformers and caps in alternative power supply designs, not to mention their added costs. Not sure what, if any, liability Samsung will have for these future failures.

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @anonymous: i agree that for some people, calling Samsung is a no brainer. But I've read stories from people indicating it can be a hassle in getting it done. Now if it cost $100 to fix, then yeh, call Samsung. But I'm sure for some this simple 3 dollar repair may be easier and faster than then fussing with Samsung.

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      Discoverinfo 5 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: Oh and interestingly, activity here has actually increase since March 2nd when the class action suite was settled.

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      TV-Tech 5 years ago

      Actually these failures are caused by low grade capacitors. The switch mode power supply has been in use in TVs for around 20 to 25 years. I've repaired supplies 20 years ago, that still function fine today. The quality of the capacitors is key to these supplies

      One suggestion, offer a link to solder wick to remove the old solder. Just pulling the caps out with a soldering iron can damage the circuit traces.

      I have been an electronics tech, doing TV repair for 25 years professionally. Over all you've done a very good job on this lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great article, worked a charm, and saved the hassle of shipping off a 46" tv for some non trivial amount of time for repairs. Thanks, you saved me a lot of hassle.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hi,this worked like a treat,many thanks for your help:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great page! Is there any thing else that would cause this problem (fails to turn on & just clicks). I took my TV (Samsung PN58C7000) apart and all of the capacitors look fine.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This worked great. Two capacitors online at 76 cents each, plus $5.50 shipping and handling. I had a bit of trouble melting the old solder with a pencil iron and went to my bigger soldering gun. I also used a pair of needle nose pliers to straighten the ends of the old wire. That let me put the gun on the old wire instead of the board. The pencil iron worked great for putting the new solder on. As for the look of the bad capacitors, the top was raised like a bad canning jar.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks will try to do it myself

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I did not try the repair for my samsung. However, walked through the tutorial and found it very informaative. I don 't know if I want to tinker but will try samsung first. Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Samsung class action agreement only covers sets built before 1 Jan 2009. It its built after that date (like mine), you're SOL.

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      TV-Tech 4 years ago

      I'm a professional Electronics Tech. I fix things like this for a living, and you've done a very nice job of explaining it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens! I was greatly helped by your lens.please visit my lens ''

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot, i will try to fix what you mention above and heads up

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank I will give it a try

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      NueBlood 4 years ago

      Very helpful lens. I believe my tv is still under warranty. I may just let the pros take this one even though I like to be hands on with repairs that I could do myself. If my warranty is out, I'll just roll up my sleeves.

      Thanks again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent information. Will give it a try!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks, worked perfect. costed 8 bucks from amazon.com vice a brand new tv.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Brent ..... does you TV now work?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Worked a treat. 4 new caps from maplins £1.76. Thanks for the excellent guide! Turns on first time now :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your instructions were clear and absolutely correct. I fixed my tv and it now works perfect again. You saved me from an expensive repair bill and my total cost was only $1.00 for the two new capacitors that blew! Thanks again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your instructions were clear and absolutely correct. I fixed my tv and it now works perfect again. You saved me from an expensive repair bill and my total cost was only $1.00 for the two new capacitors that blew! Thanks again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hi i do have the same tv as the one shown about my problem is when it turns on it looks fine but tryin to use menus the menus seem to move them selfs and now turning the tv it makes a strange sound would this resolve my problem or is there a different fix

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Info was great but I called Samsung to check on the issue, my tv is a 2007 and apparent they are repairing this issue for free evn out of warranty. Asked me a few question and arranged for a Samsung tech to come out and repair for free!! Love it,

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      Texasjohnboy 4 years ago

      Great news, I had the same issue with the clicking and my tv would not turn on. I read online about a settlement and called Samsung just now. The asked me a few questions and all said and done, they are sending tech out to repair free of charge even after he warranty has expired. My tv is a 2007 model Plasma HPT5054X/XAA.. Here s the link I read about today... Samsung.com /capacitor settlement

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have NOT yet repaired my LCD HDTV but the symptoms are exactly as described here ... and I am sure if I repiar as suggested, my LCD TV will also come ALIVE. The description is very good. Thanks a BUNCH for this detailed description for DIY repair.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Really glad to see all of the people using this fix. It really is pretty

      simple. But as others have pointed out, you may be able to get this fixed

      by Samsung. It's up to you if that is something worth pursuing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My tv is fixed thanks!!!! You made that so simple!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My tv is fixed thanks!!!! You made that so simple!!

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Great to Hear

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sorry to bother you with this, I was wondering if you had a site with all the pictures? for some reason only about half of them are opening up for me. if not, do you have a file that you could e-mail me? smippt@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much for this Great posting!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      have not tried this yet, with your instructions I think I will try.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for this post. It helped fix my TV. Just wanted to thank you for putting in the time & effort to put this together. Its very detailed & very helpful. Just love to see fellow man helping each other out without asking anything in return. Thank you!!!! Saved me some big bucks!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks a million, I just fixed my samsung 50" last week, it was the capacitors, but I had 4 of them go bad, 3 of them was very clear that they were bad, I found another on on another board and it was just and I mean just a little damaged, fixed it in about 1/2 hr. If anyone needs help hit me up at krhomeremodeling@comcast.net I will fix it for you. I had my TV looked at by a TV repairman and he wanted $750 the parts that I ordered online with shipping was $9.39. I still will not buy another Samsung again, they would not help at all and they just want us to purchase a new TV.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: I contacted Samsung by phone after viewing this sight and they sent out a technician to fix it free of charge as a one time fix . I would not have known to do this without reading about it here. Thanks a lot.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for the time and effort put into this. I am a visual learner, and the step by step instructions with the illustrations will make this process much easier. My husband will be doing the repair, but I am sure I will have some part in it as well.

      Thanks again. Can't wait to get this fixed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am having this issue with my Samsung. I took the back cover off and none of the capacitors show bulging or leakage. There are 6 larger capacitors and a bunch of little ones on the power supply board. Should I try replacing the larger ones first to see if they are the problems, or should I look somewhere else??

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: My tv would also turn after about 10 minutes....I followed the steps and 9 bucks later......it works like new. Thank you so much! I bought 4 #272-1032 from radio shack and they worked perfectly

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      When I started to read your blog I had to laugh cuz that was me ready with my lunch and no tv but clicking only. Your step by step guide was great and I am waiting for my kit to arrive so I can fix it and watch TV again. Thanks for the helpful info.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i will definitely be popping to maplins for my bits. Thanks for posting this, you've been great..will tell you if it all works!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This worked perfectly! I ended up using two 1000uf 35v capacitors to replace my two blown 1000uf 25v ones. $6, a quick run to Fry's, and 30 minutes of time and I had my TV working again. Thank you for the very helpful guide.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Samsung actually came out and replaced the parts for free. Purchased it back in 2008 and came out last month to repair it for free. Guess it was part of a class action lawsuit. Another time they gave me a brand new upgraded tv because one of my sets had a couple of dead pixels. Guess I have been lucky to have great service..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just what the doctor ordered. Fixed my son-in-laws telly. Will send him the bill of £0.98 today.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for this! Worked beautifully, easier than I though. This page saved me from having to buy a new TV.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hi,im can't get any 820uf 25v for my samsung tv. do you think the 820uf 50v will work? i need to replace 3 of them

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: those should work fine

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: thank you very much! i think my christmas wish just came through

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful instructions. With a kit from Amazon and some time and patience, even for someone who'd never soldered before, my husband was able to fix our 52" Samsung before Christmas, saving us a ton of money. We are very grateful to you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Did you get an answer? Mine does not show visible damaged apacitors, either.

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      AlanLDS 4 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: My Samsung Plazma PN50A530S2FXZA, serial no. AMGX3CMQ500130K, Version KX03 was built May 2008. It did the clicking noise and cycled on and off, and eventually quit altogether, although it still does the clicking cycling thing.

      I pulled her apart and found several circuit boards with many more capacitors all of which look fine. Can supply pictures if needed.

      Thank you for your efforts. You have helped many.

      Alan

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      Ugly Link, but you can get 820uf 25v capacitors at Amazon here

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MCPK8E?ie=UTF...

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: these comments make my day. Merry Christmas (a bit late)

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      I figured out the mystery of the missing images and hope to have them all back up tonight (1/2/13)

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Are you talking about the same model Samsung? if so, remove the one that I show as these are the ones that go bad. Unfortunately, finding bad capacitors when they don't show signs of failure is not something I can help with.

      You might just replace them all. I don't know how many your talking about but capacitors are very cheap and in a couple of hours you could do it.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      All images back up, hopefully this makes more sense now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I got really excited when I read your instructions and realized that many people did it successfully. I opened my TV (LNT4069) and found two faulty capacitors, replaced them but it did not fix the problem. I replaced other 4 1000uf (10V replaced with 25V) and problem is not fixed. There goes my excitement... I wonder if somebody else has experienced the same results and if there is something else we could do to fix "clicking" problem?

      Thanks a lot.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry to hear this. The clicking problem is almost for sure a capacitor issue I guess you just haven't found to right one(s) yet. I don't have this particular TV, but I did a little research and there appears to be 16 capacitors on the power board. I'd keep on replacing them. I found this site that sells all 16. I'm in no way related to this site, just trying to help.

      http://lcdalternatives.com/Repair-Kit-Samsung-LN-T...

      Good Luck!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      just fixed my telly following these instructions! im a student and couldn't afford to buy a new one so thank you very much!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      awesome work instruction! found 2 smoking guns right away!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Many models of Samsung TVs are covered for this repair due to a class action settlement (USA only I believe). I had capacitors replaced on the power supply board and when that didn't fix the issue, the whole power supply board replaced (all for free) This still didn't fix the problem (exactly as described in this article. The next recommended repair is to replace the main board. This is not covered by the settlement and I await the estimate for this part.

      Any idea if bad capacitors could be the issue on the main board? I suppose I should take a look.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      TV's back up and running, cost me £1 for parts :) Cheers for the guide!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Worked like a charm! TV is up and running! Thanks a bunch!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your instructions did the trick! My TV is back in business. Just awesome. Excellent step by step instructions. Great job!

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Awesome to see more people getting the TV fixed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excelente! Ao substituir os 2 capacitores a TV funcionou. Muito obrigado por compartilhar sua experiência.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: You are an excellent collaborator. Congratulations on the effort of step-by-step on this page. Cheers.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I thought this was the problem with my 50" plasma samsung tv but none of the capasitors appeared to be bad. I've replaced the main board ans supply unit board and yet I still get two clicking noises and a red light but nothing on the screen....any suggestions?

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It's still most likely capacitors. I would start replacing any capacitors

      that aren't on the main board you replaced. Kind of a pain, but capacitors

      are cheap.

      Good luck!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Faulty Inverter board fluorescent lamp, or faulty inverter board transformer. Capacitors are not the only reason lcd tvs stop working. The duches that made this blog just got lucky with his capacitor failure. Don't listen to other duche bags telling you to start replacing capacitors.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: LOL! Really? That's your comment? Genius! Obviously there are many

      things that may cause a LCD TV stop working, and I think most rational

      people understand that capacitors are only one of them. But they are easy

      and cheap to replace. I think all of the comments speak for themselves. I

      think most will agree that there is only one duche(sic) bag here and his

      name is Zeus.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This fixed my Samsung 52 inch LCD TV, total cost of rapair is $1.37c for two capacitors @ 61c each plus tax. Thanks you

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Glad it helped.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Worked like a charm!!!!! Thank you!

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Awesome to hear! Makes my day every time someone posts a success.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      awesome,,,thanks man for taking the tiime to do this.

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You're Welcome

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      brilliant

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks

      The best explanation I read and makes sense to a non electronic person. Sometimes you get ripped off by TV repairers. Its like a secret society when you enter the store. The tinted one way windows....

      Keep up the good work. Internet at its best

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      Discoverinfo 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you very much. The internet has provided me with so many answers to

      nagging questions, it is nice to "pay it forward". Glad to see it helped.

      Cheers.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My samsung smart tv is about 1.5 years old and a few days back when i turned it on it had vertical lines and a green tinge, then grey tinge, the left part of screen would go greyish and green. I switched it off for a while and it worked fine. 2 days later same problem. Now totally black screen! HELP! do you think it's a capacitor problem?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I replace capacitors on my Samsung LE46B650 today but tv will still not power up. I must admit the caps didn't look faulty or blown. What else do you suggest?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I replaced the power board with a new one and it still does not work. Any suggestions?

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Worked perfectly..... **Hand shake** Thank you so much!

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      paul-taylor2 3 years ago

      I am in no way a handy guy and my wife and I were able to follow these instructions and with $2 worth of capacitors and a $20 soldering iron our TV is back to normal. Thanks so much for the easy to follow instructions. Obviously saved a load of a money!

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @paul-taylor2: Very nice. I'm glad it helped.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks. Worked like a charm!!!!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Got my TV from The now out of business Circuit City in 2008. Paid $2061.99 out the door. I know huh !!! They were very expensive back then !!! When it quit working I though, "Great ... What a waste of money" ... But ..................... Wow ... Can't Thank You enough !!! Took the thing apart ... had three bad capacitors. Spent $5.08 for new parts ... 15 minutes to pull and replace ... WORKED LIKE A CHARM !!!!!!! Again ... Can't Thank You enough !!!!!!!!!!!!! Jim ... Southern California

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Much thanks to you! My wife is an electrical engineer and she soldered circuit boards just after college, so we had no fears there. But you saved us a lot of time diagnosing the problem and getting replacement parts at Radio Shack. Our TV is an LN46A650, and we had to remove an additional steel panel to get to the board, but otherwise your instructions were dead on. Thanks again! Andy & Lara

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      samsung-galaxy lm 3 years ago

      Worked Great, Gracias!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      It works! Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. I found two bulging capacitors and replaced them.

      BTW, I also have the 650 and found the metal shield over the power supply board.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thank you, your instructions were easy to follow and worked perfectly!!!!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks for your time in putting this together. I was able to fix our Samsung LN52A650A and save hundreds! You are awesome!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Just want to say thanks a lot

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Your very welcome. Very cool to hear from everyone that has been helped!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thank you so much this was great help And best of all saved me Money

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thank you!!! It took me 5 mins to get to the capcatiors and 10.00 to buy it!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @Discoverinfo: Hello, Thank yo so much for you help on the SAMSUNG issues.

      I have a S550 Plasma versus a LCD.

      Is the "fix" the same process?

      Please advise.

      Thank you,

      Ben

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I just cant provide pretty pictures of what it looks like, but it should be

      the same general process. Look for bad capacitors, buy new ones and

      replace. You have very little to lose in trying, and may very well fix your

      TV.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have a 46" Samsung 550 LCD and Im getting this clicking sound for a minute or two and the TV finally goes on. Also, the sound just stopped working abruptly. The picture is still perfect. Before I break into this bad boy and follow your instructions in this post I would like to know if there is anything else I need to look for to correct the sound problem - can that also be caused by a bad capacitor? Thanks for this great post. - Eric

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      first of all, great instructions.. replaced the bad capacitors, the tv turns on great now. But the screen is black..(light black)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Or if your TV was built before Dec. 2008, you can call the Samsung Class Action Settlement hot line and they will send a technician to fix it for free. 1-888-899-7602. Do so before September 2nd 2013! Ours just broke 8 days before the 18 month window closes on September 2, 2013. What timing! Look online for model numbers affected.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks! Friend had this problem and I'm having him call now. He is completely broke. Crossing my fingers that this works.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I to had the problem with my Samsun not turning on and just clicking, I bought a new power supply and installed it and the tv worked fine for about 3 hrs, then it shut itself off and started clicking again. WTF??

      So I pulled the back off and tested all the fuses on all boards, they were all good. Tried unplugging the side boards to see if they were faulty but they test fine......So I thought what the heck i`ll try my old power supply again...............and it worked and is still running fine, although its only been an hour.

      Does anybody understand what happened here?

      Thanks

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I can't thank you enough. Your detailed instructions along with photographs were dead on. I ordered the capacitors from Amazon and picked up a decent soldering kit at Radio Shack. Total investment $65.00 with the upgraded kit. I was able to complete the job in about an hour. The best part of the story is that the TV belongs to my 93 year old Mother in law. I saved a ton of money and made her very happy. Thanks again !

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for mentioning this! My TV had this problem today, so I started searching online for a way to troubeshoot. I saw your comment & was able to call (just in time) to get a free repair visit through the class action settlement!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      here is a easy fix until you get one repaired. if yours quit like mine,(would not turn on at all) you can take a blow dryer on hot and blow into the vents on the bottom back side with all the antenna and rca jack connections. within 3 to 5 minutes mine turned on. hope it works for you too. then just leave it on!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Just want to say thank you. My Samsung 550 52in TV is fixed thanks to this great blog.

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      janey126 3 years ago

      Wow what a great info and lens! Just awesome!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have a Samsung LN46A550P3FX similar to the one you are working on here. It follows the same behavior you have here, sort of... When I received it, the minute you plug in the power, you get an alternating 'click' or audio 'pop' from the left or right speaker about once a second. The tv can not be powered on. Naturally I thought this was probably a power board issue too, so I tried to swap in a different power supply, and that one didn't really work either. Same issue, just the alternating audio 'pop' from the speakers every second until power is removed. Is this the same issue, or is the 'click' you're talking about different? Hope you can help!

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      gac95222 3 years ago

      Thank you! Already had a soldering iron, so I fixed my tv for $8! Great work!

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @gac95222: Awesome to hear!

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      aj5933 3 years ago

      I have a Phillips model 40PFL7505D that is doing the exact same thing. The problem is that when look at the circuit board all the capacitors look great. Any suggestions? aj

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @aj5933: Unfortunately, I don't have any diagnosis tips for this. If it were me, I

      would buy replacement capacitors and start swapping them out. It's really

      quite easy and cheap and I really have nothing to lose. Good luck

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      tony-burley-7 3 years ago

      FIXED.. COST $1.60. YOU ARE A LEGEND

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      Discoverinfo 3 years ago

      @tony-burley-7: Awesome!!! I love to see these kind of comments!

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      tuffybug 2 years ago

      i have a philips 40 inch tv with the clicking sound when i attempt to turn the set on after it had been on for quite a while. it will turn on after 30 minutes or so and has been doing this for about a year. do you think it's still a failed capacitor problem? it's not that easy for me to disassemble the set by myself. there are no young strong people here available to assist me with a repair. the set is too heavy for me to maneuver by myself, so i don't want to try if you don't think the capicitors are the problem

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      Discoverinfo 2 years ago

      @tuffybug: Yes sounds exactly like a capacitor problem. Good luck.

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      nidhogg 2 years ago

      It worked great, thanks for your efforts in getting the answers out there!!!!

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      Bill K. 2 years ago

      Your instructions were perfect....Thank you for taking the time to do all of this. I bought the parts through work, and one of our tech's replaced the caps. You saved me a lot of time and money. Thank you again !!! Bill

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      Dave 2 years ago

      Saved a ton of cash and it took about 45 min. Worked like a champ. Thanks

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      Dave 2 years ago

      Saved a ton of cash and it took about 45 min. Worked like a champ. Thanks

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      Sharon 2 years ago

      Thanks! Our picture is working great now, but for some reason no sound any ideas?

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      Gette 2 years ago

      works great!

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      Alan 2 years ago

      Worked perfectly. Clear, detailed instructions in this article were a great help. Thanks!

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      Stan 2 years ago

      LN52A650A failed replaced 4 capacitors and was up and running in an hour. Thanks

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      Mal 2 years ago

      Great guide. LN46A650A. Started making clicking sound. Replaced 4 caps with 35V 1000µF 105C caps. Worked perfectly. Thanks a lot

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      Jason 2 years ago

      Samsung 52" 550. Replaced 2 caps with 25v 1000µF 105C. worked perfectly the first time! no prior soldering or electronics experience - I looked up a few youtube videos to make sure I was doing it right. thanks for great info!

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      israel 2 years ago

      It work like a charm for me good guide

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      KC 23 months ago

      WOW !!!

      It really worked !!

      My daughter found this site as an alternative to buying a new TV. I read through the instructions and figured it was worth the time and nominal cost to give it a try.

      I've never even seen a soldering iron before today, much less used one (although I have used a glue gun and the principle is pretty much the same).

      $16.00 for parts at Radio Shack including the iron, an hour of work, some serious mother/daughter bonding time, and - voila! - the TV is working.

      Thanks for the excellent instructions and a fun afternoon.

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      Edmond 19 months ago

      Many thanks for the tips, very helpful indeed. It was good to fix my tv and save the many dollars I had been charged by repair firms.

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      John Anderson 13 months ago

      Fantastic. I had two visibly blown capacitors but replaced all four as a matter of course. Thank you so much for such excellent pics and explanations.

      TV is up and running. How good is that !!!!

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      Awesome! 11 months ago

      Followed your directions and it worked perfectly. I definitely owe you a beer.

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      Cindy 10 months ago

      I cannot tell you how much fun I had soldering for the first time!! July 2016, no more class action suit -- so I was on my own with my 2008 Samsung. But now it works great. $46 for parts and soldering iron at Radio Shack -- coulda saved about half by ordering through Amazon but I wanted to watch the Olympic Trials NOW..... Thank you so, so much for this site!

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      Rion 10 months ago

      I don't think one could ever stress enough at how fantastic it is to have people like yourself who help out the millions of us who just don't have the money to repair or replace all of today's disposable products. My sincere thanks.

      Unfortunately my TV is slightly different and I am getting conflicting info on what the problem is. My capacitors look to be in perfect shape, not that that is an indicator of health. I used a stethascope with the membrane replaced with a steel probe and located the part where the clicking is coming from. A small black box located right beside the power cord. With a voltmeter I found that the power jumped from 5v to 0v and back in time with the clicking sound. This is where I get confused. First I read that this is better than having to replace the whole board but shortly after I read references to installing the new board? I can't say where I read this because I've been on the net for two weeks and hit a lot of sites and only the useful tidbits remain. I tried ordering this part from Samsung but they only sell the whole board to a tune of $300 & change. I might have already sent for it in frustration but there seems to be some confusion as to whether the clicking part is the problem or something else has gone wrong and the clicking part is only a side effect. Would you be able to help me figure this out? It is a Samsung 55" LED. Model Code: UN55C5000QFXZC, Version No: CN01, S/N: Z2EH3CCB100015N. The black box # is F&T; F3PA005V, 5V__DC, 5A250V~AC, 5A30VDC, 5/80A250V~AC/0860. I have clear detailed photos of everything if you have an email I can send it to. I wondered if the supplier of these parts from China could be found and bought through them? As well I thought there must be other products that this part is used in, if this part is the problem. It's sad to say that I have been saving up for this TV for a decade and finally bit the bullet and bought it for my family at Christmas. I felt very confident in the product believing that Samsung was the cream of the crop. By the second Christmas we were not able to all gather around the fireplace channel. It sits now gathering dust beside my first TV that is still going strong; a 21" 30 year old GE piece of crap. An infuriating reminder of what we have allowed these companies to do to us. I look forward to any help you can offer.

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      Roy Anon 9 months ago

      Same here, I pay USD 60 to samsung and they come and check the LED, saying that it must be the whole things dead, and asking me to buy the LED screen @ USD 1500, But I am sure that's the PSU problem, because by disconnecting everything, just the PSU with power cord, it still clicking. So, I say no to samsung. I try to check it up by myself, all cap looks good, and I replace them anyway, and it still clicking. Finding information from the web for a few weeks, still no solution at all, and what I can say is that, that little black box F3PA005V keep clicking. I wonder if that relay box is damaged or what, anyone have idea on it?

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      Brittney Briggs 7 months ago

      Can't thank you again for such great instructions for this simple fix!

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      Melanee 7 months ago

      Well, it sounds like we have a new generation of Samsung LED TV's experiencing the same problem. But after reading the two most recent posts I don't know if the solution is the same. I also have no visible signs of failure with my capacitors. I have a 2011 Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV Model# UN55D6900. At this point I really don't know what to do. Your TV power supply board looks a little different than mine, I'm not even sure what capacitors I should be replacing. I think I am going to go on ebay and look for a new or refurbished power supply board, I just hope after doing that it does not end up being a problem in the main board or something else. If you or anyone has any info on the new generation Samsung LED TV problem please post. I will try to post again if and when I find a solution to my $2800.00, 5 year old TV that keeps making a clicking sound and won't turn on.

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      Don 6 months ago

      1 samsung series 5 530 lcd tv as shown in first post

      2x 470uf 25v visibly buldged

      2x 820uf 25v visibly buldged

      2x 1000uf 16v looks ok, but replacing anyway

      I'll go a voltage range higher than these ratings.

      Best part of this is....the kids actually showed an interest and found this thread on their own. The boys pulled the board for me, and I'll replace the cap's. I'll give the repaired board back to them to re-install.

      This thread is absolutely priceless. Your helping a younger generation learn that this doesn't have to be a throw away society.

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      Carl07866 5 months ago

      Have a Samsung LN32A45OC1DXZA that is a bit over 8 years old and thought this discussion might be helpful. The problem started a few days ago when I could not turn it on or get it to stay on for more than a few minutes. The picture quality is fine and have not noticed any other problems. I opened up the back and all the capacitors look fine, no bulging or leaking. I notice a comment about a black box and Melanee's comment about, but it appears like the original author has not commented in 2 years. Any thoughts? We have had 8 good years with this TV and would like to avoid buying a new one if possible.

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      Julliana 4 months ago

      A massive thank you, the steps are explained perfectly, I can't believe I fixed a tv all by myself. And to think it only cost £1.44 amazing. Thank you thank you thank you

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      Rich 4 months ago

      What a clear precise explanation you provided. A total novice who never soldered before replaced 4 capacitors for $9. Had to use 1000uf vs. 820 but no problem there. Problem fixed and the TV works like new. Thank you SO MUCH!!

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      RyanO 4 months ago

      Will this fix work on the HP-T5054X/XAA?

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      Roman 4 months ago

      Hi, everything is presented very clearly and I began to follow that guide because my Samsung had clicking noise as I try to turn it on, and it just clicks for 2-3 min until it eventually switches on. Anyway as I opened the TV, all the capacitors look okay, as the new ones I bought in advance. Should I replace them anyway? Do you have any advice?

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      Brandon 3 months ago

      Worked great for me! We lived with the slow TV startup for over a year before I fixed it, wished I had done it sooner. There is a kit with an assortment of the capacitors you need and some solder on Amazon. Just search Samsung TV repair kit.

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      Aldo 3 months ago

      I'd never done electronics before and with this tutorial fixed my tv together with my teenager son, simply brilliant.

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      Angelica 3 months ago

      Thank you so much for this! I've never touched a soldering iron in my life nor removed the back of a television, but this worked wonderfully for me. Now we have a working 46 inch tele that we had originally found for free!

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      Charlie Zollinger 2 months ago

      Am I the only person that could not fix it? I had 2 bad caps, the black ones. Replaced them and nothing changed. It still clicks and wont turn on. Do I need to replace every cap on the board even though they look perfect? And is that class action lawsuit still active? Also will that repair if covered be VOID since i tampered with it? thanks in advance.

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      Queenie 2 months ago

      Yep, a new generation, but the same TV. 2008 LN46A550 series. I read about the repair and the class action, contacted Samsung and was told that the "assistance" ended in 2011, I believe. And that they "were kind enough to" extend it for a few months after it ended. But No GO now. So I had the bf crack it open and there were the 2 ea. 470uF and 820uF capacitors all puffed up. He ran over to Radio Shack but they didn't have but one of the four I need. I am about to buy on Amazon and will definitely buy up on the voltage, currently 25V for all. The trick for me was to figure out how much higher but it seems best to get as close to the older ones but still rated higher. Here I go looking ..........

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      Paul 2 months ago

      I have a ns42p650a11 plasma tv that the red light flashes and you hear a clicking noise 3 times then the red light stays on solid. I inspected all the circuit boards and all capacitors look fine. Not swollen or leaking. I replaced the power board and still does the same thing.

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      Rosesami 2 months ago

      Step 8 First picture:

      I have one of those things that look like staples burnt in my power supply board, what are they? how to replace them if possible and where to buy them?

      I have already replaced four bad capacitors by following this post instructions, was very helpful, but unfortunately mu case sligtly differ as one of those "staple like" is burnt.

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      Tom-Tom 2 months ago

      I have Samsung UN40ES6500 FXZA circa 2012. I have carefully inspected and all the caps look fine. No leaking or bulging and solder joints look good. what should I do next. I have the blinking red light and no turn on problem. Thanks in advance. TT

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      Ultimate electronics newbie 8 weeks ago

      It worked for me! I bought a kit on Amazon, replaced only the pooped caps and bam! turns right on every time. THANKS

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      Pia 7 weeks ago

      My TV makes the clicking sound and will continue forever without turning on WHEN ITS COLD. I noticed it would turn on OK in the summer but not once it got cooler. If I use my hairdryer to heat up the area behind the switch, it will turn on after about a minute...unless its really cold in the house then it takes a couple minutes. I don't think I could replace a capacitor but I sure know how to operate my hair dryer. If that quits the replacement cost won't break me.

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      McGruff753 4 weeks ago

      Had this issue crop up shortly after my warranty expired. Called Samsung and because of the internet buzz (and I think there was a class action lawsuit to boot), they fixed it for free. Fast forward several years and it happened again. Used your steps to refresh my memory from when I watched the repair guy do it the first time. Found 3 different capacitors bad, and not the same ones that were originally repaired. Went to my local Fry's and for $5.81, my TV works like it did the first day I bought it. Thanks for posting this very helpful guide. It DOES save you money.

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      thomas thomson 13 days ago

      There is another clicking that comes from the speakers,you will spend more than 4 buck trying to find that one so let me explain ,the stand by light blinks four times,then a click from the speakers,it is the tcon board not the capacitors,

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      sunshinelise 3 days ago

      OMG....I just fixed my TV! Thank you so much. My husband wasn't too happy about me fixing it, because if it worked he couldn't get a new one. Lucky me it worked! Thank you for saving me soooo much money! :)

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