Oct 11, 2017, 8:02 PM
Post #11 of 12
So, since the voltages do match, the number one suspect becomes the MAIN board.
Re: [jts1957] Famous Samsung Clicking Issue
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I also noticed when searching for replacements to the MAIN board that a lot of people (including Amazon) are selling MAIN board repair kits.
According to the shopjimmy installation video for this kit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4f2Ik8rCI), the large chip replacement is to cure issues with no audio. However those two smaller items are specific to the "clicking on and off" issue.
So, I focused my handy hair dryer on that specific area and ... voila ... the TV fired up in less than a minute!
Looking more closely at the area surrounding that specific area I noticed two black structures which appear to be melted and the structure closest to the edge is directly over that specific area. Here is a pic showing what they should look like on the left and what mine looks like on the right.
My guess is that replacing those structures (and not the two small components under them) would solve everything. However, at this point, ordering a new board for $95 from eBay is probably the most efficient solution as any $20 repair kit would also warrant purchasing the tools (soldering iron, wick, heat gun, etc...) as well.
So, to anyone out there, I hope this thread sheds some light on another potential solution. If you don't hear back from me, that means ordering a new MAIN board was the solution!
p.s. what are those two black structures in my before/after pic?