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Samsung LCD/Plasma/DLP TV's Capacitor Class Action Settlement Lawsuit

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Last Edited by widgit February 21, 2012 at 03:59 PM
FINALLY, Samsung is offering a Class Action Settlement on a defective capacitor in some TV's. I am sure lots of people in SD community have bought these early LCD/Plasma/DLP model HDTV's from Samsung around 2008. I had "ln52a650a1f" LCD HDTV that died right after 2 year warranty expired. I called Samsung and argued with manger and ended up cussing at him because they wouldn't acknowledge the problem or give any sort of reimbursement. After doing some research, I found out that lots of people are having same problem with Samsung TVs bought around 2008 and the cause was a faulty capacitor bought from Chingmai electronics (basically means Chinese junk Smilie) that's inside these model TV's.

My problem was getting ghost images, dark multiple images that would clear after TV warmed up for 30-45 minutes but it was a pain the "you know where". So, last month I ended up buying LG 3D TV that I absolutely love and vowed to never buy Samsung again wavewave

Here is the link that you need to check your model and take appropriate action:

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

NO SAMSUNG TV's for me again.

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#61
My TV is from 2010, but am having problems with it. I wonder if it was just a hold over at Best Buy. LMAO

Can't check my model number since I'm not at home. What kind of compensation will people get?
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#62
that is why I never buy this kind of low cost brand
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Quote from Lanmanna View Post :
My TV is from 2010, but am having problems with it. I wonder if it was just a hold over at Best Buy. LMAO

Can't check my model number since I'm not at home. What kind of compensation will people get?
between $50 - $300
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#64
I have a 50" Samsung DLP that was given to me by a friend. There is no picture on the screen, I wonder if this falls in the same category. He has tried replacing the bulb in it already and it didn't fix the issue. I haven't had a chance to check it out to see what the problem is yet.
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Quote from blackblaze View Post :
between $50 - $300
Wow! Mine is a 22 inch, so if it is one of the models, I doubt I would get much.
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Quote from rvegab00 View Post :
Guys to think that you'll get away from faulty electronics by just switching away from samsung to toshiba, or panasonic will get you away from the ever problematic capacitor problem is, at least in my opinion, somewhat ignorant.
All producers are trying to pickup their materials at the lowest costs, these things are bound to happen. Furthermore design flaws with the electronics and physical structure can trap heat and shorten the life of components such as capacitors. I'm by no means saying this is acceptable, when you pay good money you expect a quality product. My point is, this time it was Samsung, next time it could be Sony, or Panasonic. I'm not playing Samsung fanboy either, just trying to shed some light and say, it can happen to ANY product line from any producer. Just like any given car can have a major recall at any given point in time.

You could say the same thing about computers but Dell had a capacitor issue in certain models\mb versions that they had to swap out. Don't remember hearing any other computer company having the issue.

This may have been an issue with 1 type\model of capacitor and I am pretty sure not all TV manufacturers use the same brand\model number capacitor in their TV's.
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Quote from bluetrep View Post :
that is why I never buy this kind of low cost brand
Samsung is not a low cost brand when it comes to HDTVs. Do a little research.
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Samsung is not a low cost brand when it comes to HDTVs. Do a little research.
I think that was a troll post.
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#69
I also had an issue with my Sammy LCD. TV would not turn on. Googled the solution. Replaced the bad capacitors and all is working great ever since.

Would love to get something out of them for my trouble, but certainly not willing to sell them back my perfectly good TV for $300, just so they can sell as a refurb for $500.

Just the same... Glad to hear they are finally owning up to the problem since most people wouldn't feel comfortable doing the repair themselves.
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Quote from newman4ever View Post :
I also had an issue with my Sammy LCD. TV would not turn on. Googled the solution. Replaced the bad capacitors and all is working great ever since.

Would love to get something out of them for my trouble, but certainly not willing to sell them back my perfectly good TV for $300, just so they can sell as a refurb for $500.

Just the same... Glad to hear they are finally owning up to the problem since most people wouldn't feel comfortable doing the repair themselves.
Make your own repair receipt.
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#71
Mine is LN**C (instead of A). I don't know I should be sad or happy LMAO
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Quote from boshii View Post :
I think that was a troll post.
You never know, there are posters here that can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
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You never know, there are posters here that can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
There are some posters who don't remember how to breathe.
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#74
Good post. Wish they had something for those HD-CRT wide-screens from around 2005. I had a Samsung one that was a hot mess. Lots of issues with those.
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Quote from dvvb View Post :
I'd the similar issue with my model: LNT4061F. I called samsung and technician replaced capacitors free of cost. He said SamSung is aware of this issue and they are fixing the issue free of cost on Request. I don't see my model mentioned in the Lawsuit.

-Dvvb

All LNT-models are included....hence the ****** listed for model numbers
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