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[Samsung] Samsung TV Capacitor Class Action Settlement Notice

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A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving certain Samsung televisions. In cooperation with the District Court of Oklahoma County, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is offering a settlement for certain Samsung-branded televisions manufactured prior to December 31, 2008. You may be entitled to receive the benefits of this proposed Class Action Settlement if you purchased, acquired or otherwise owned any of the following Samsung-branded televisions, and the television is experiencing or has experienced the "Covered TV Symptom(s)" as described in the proposed Settlement. The class action lawsuit alleges a defect that may cause the television to experience symptoms such as not turning on, experiencing a delay in turning on, making a clicking sound, cycling on and off, or other similar problems. Samsung denies the allegations in the lawsuit, but has agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid the costs and uncertainty of continued litigation.

I'm sure some of us can use that extra $.

Source: http://www.samsung.com/us/capacitorsettlement/

They cover these:
LCD TV LN-T******/XAA; LN**A******XZA; LNS4041DX/XAA; LNS4051DX/XAA; LNS4052DX/XAA; LNS5296DX/XAA
Plasma TV HPT5034X/XAA; HPT5044X/XAA; HPT5054X/XAA; HPT5064X/XAA; PN42A410C1DXZA; PN42A450P1DXZA; PN50A410C1DXZA; PN50A450P1DXZA; PN50A460S4DXZA
DLP TV HLT5087SAX/XAA; HLT5087SX/XAA; HLT5089SAX/XAA; HLT5089SX/XAA; HLT5687SAX/XAA; HLT5687SX/XAA; HLT5689SAX/XAA; HLT5689SX/XAA; HLT6187SAX/XAA; HLT6187SX/XAA; HLT6189SAX/XAA; HLT6189SX/XAA
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Wow, thanks. Just sent this to my dad. He spent something like $300 getting his fixed... it also blew out his board. Never bad putting some money back in your pocket for a repair biggrin.gif
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Damn. I have a PN58B650 ..... I have the same damn problems mad.gif

 
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Oh, for Pete's sake!

Like two years ago, after dealing with the problem TV for almost a year, I finally learned what was causing the problem, opened up the TV, took the cover off the power supply, and sure enough, out of 7 capacitors, 5 were blown. I jotted down the voltages, capacitance, etc., of the capacitors, ordered new, replacement caps online (after determining that there wasn't a Radio Shack within 50 miles that had what I needed) for about $25, and when they arrived, replaced the caps myself. Thanks to Mr. Fix-It -- and NO thanks to Samsung -- the TV was back in perfect working order.

A year later, the kids managed to put a nice line of dead/damaged pixels across the display by swinging/throwing toys around, and it was determined that as soon as we could, it was time to replace the piece of crap.

Today, with the girlfriend's nice, tidy little tax refund, we bought a sweet new 55" Sony Bravia from Walmart for $1000. I brought it home, got it set up, and sent that damned Samsung with our youngest child's stepmother, to go to Best Buy for recycling, but I kept the remote, with the intention of selling it on craigslist or eBay, since I know from experience that replacing a lost or broken remote isn't always easy. However, I couldn't remember the exact model number of the TV (in case someone wanted to verify whether the remote would work with their TV), so I started searching for the website where I'd read and posted about replacing those bad capacitors, and what do I stumble across? This.

Now, admittedly, I was able to fix the TV -- and without much issue, for that matter. It didn't cost me the hundreds of dollars that it cost some people to GET their crappy Samsung piece of crap fixed. It WAS, however, annoying having to deal with the issue until I finally found the information that led me to being able to fix it, and it did cost me $25 and a couple hours of my time, and had I not just sent the damned thing to be recycled, I might very well have been able to get at least SOME reimbursement, even if only the $25 it cost me for the replacement caps.

Talk about friggin' timing...doh.gif
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