Yeah, those are the numbers to call. They're not the first level 1 800 Sam-sung number.
Those pictures do show up, but I did have to hit the reply button, THEN add those pictures afterwards. You may want to double check my last reply and see if the pictures are there now.
IC stands for "integrated circuit", it's a whole complete circuit built into one little box. On those ribbon cables, the copper colored bar is that IC. It inverts the black and white simply because within that IC, one of the switches that supposed to deliver 5 volts or 0 volts switches it's output to the exact opposite of what it should be.
But like I said, Samsung knows that this can happen to equipment. They know it can happen to "out of warranty" equipment, and they do have the Customer Relations Department to take care of customers like you.
While they can stand there and say "Its out of warranty" the customer relations department is there to help make customers happy. They're the ones that can authorize out of warranty diagnosis, out of warranty repairs, or out of warranty exchanges. That's their job.
They tighten up near the end of the month because they're alloted a certain monthly amount to make customers happy, so since it's the beginning of the month they should be able to help.