I have a samsung model #LN46C610 46 INCH LCD TV PURCHASED IN 2011. IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN MAY 2010.WHEN I TURN THE TV ON IT SHOWS FINE FOR ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES,AFTER THAT IT BEGINS TO FLICKER.THE FLICKER CAN SOMETIMES BE INTERMITTENT.I AM OUT OF WARRANTY AT SAMSUNG AND THEY WANT $460 WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE TVTO FIX IT.A.FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY APPARENTLY THEY ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY ICAN BUY A BRAND NEW SET.IS THIS A WORTHWHILE PROJECT TO FIX ,CONSIDERING THAT IT MAY VERY WELL COME DOWN WITH ANOTHER AILMENT.I HAVE 5 FLAT SCREEN SAMSUNGS BUT THAT WILL BE MY LAST SAMSUNG PURCHASE
Ihave switched cable boxes.disconnected power.changed channels.brought signal in on the coaxial imput instead of the hdmi imput.the flicker is always there .sometimes the picture screen also darkens
Thanks for the question!My name is XXXXX XXXXX X have a couple quick questions for you:1. How fast is the flicker? Like a strobe light?2. Did Samsung tell you what they wanted to fix for $460?Best,Dan
it sometimes flickers like a strobe and sometimes it is bearable.i think they were going to replace some kind of board
Ok. And are you going to try and repair this yourself, or are you just trying to figure out what's wrong and if $460 is reasonable?
i am not trying to repair it myself.i need to know if it is worthwhile having it repaired as opposed to purchasing a new set.if i buy a new set it comes with a new warranty and i do not have to worry for a whole year
Michael,I understand. Based on your symptoms, I would say $460 is actually pretty accurate; maybe even a little on the low side. I say that, because usually the flicker you're seeing is indicative of a defective LCD panel, and that's the most expensive piece inside your TV. Replacing the LCD panel is almost never cost effective.Now, there is a chance you have something simpler going on, like a defective power supply board or inverter board, but those would be a bit more rare considering the symptoms. These would be cost effective to repair, however... usually $150-$250.It's your decision, of course, but if this was my TV I would invest $50-$75 and have a local TV repair shop take a look at the power supply and the inverters. If they say those are fine then the panel is the problem and you should eat the $50 and buy a new TV.Let me know if you need anything else!Best,Dan
USAF trained; currently teaching electronics for the DoD.