Today I repaired a Samsung TV in just a few minutes.
A friend walks in and says : My Samsung TV is ticking.. Red light blinking on/off... It is about 6 years old... What could it be?
I just say : "Ah bad caps again?"
Reply : "Do you really thinks so?"
Let's fix this puppy a.s.a.p so you can watch TV again.
So I take my screw driver and go with him to take a look at the TV.
Indeed, it is trying to start but fails etc. tick tick tick blink blink blink...
1) remove power cord
2) take off back cover
3) look around
4) Notice caps with round caps in PSU???
Of course there are, 2 bad capacitors, 10 Volt 1000uF close to a thermal aluminium block.
Alright, here they are... I say..
Exclamation : "Bad caps again? Can they not make anything anymore without bad capacitors, I bet most of these TV's get dumped in the trash for this"
And that is probably true, a bad capacitor costing 20 cent will make your TV worthless. And please note this is not a low end TV, this was a top of the line very expensive TV a few years ago.
So what to do? Replace the caps with some high grade low ESR ones.
Step 5: replace bad caps
Step 6: place board inside TV
Step 7: Test TV => works fine
Step 8: close back cover and go home.
Another TV saved for a couple of years.
So literally Deja Vu, you can look at it again for years.
Until next time