Samsung forum: power failure on PN60E7000FFXZA

by: wallace_GT November 15, 2013 3:04 PM PST

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power failure on PN60E7000FFXZA

by wallace_GT - 11/15/13 3:04 PM

I need help figuring our what happened to my power on my set. Last night, I went to turn on the TV, and there was a huge blue spark that emitted from the back of the set, along with crackling, popping electrical sounds. Then, that acrid smell of fried electronics. My heart sank as my set is just outside the manufacturer's one year warranty! Now there is a red light in the lower left-hand corner (an LED below the actual screen) that blinks, and the set won't come on.

I know some Samsung sets in the past had blown capacitors, so I gently took off the back panel to see if that might be the case. Unfortunately for me, it appears that all capacitors are good. I was able to track down one piece on the power board that still had the acrid smell from last night. I wish I could get a picture of it here, but to describe it: a silver, two-tiered square (like a wedding cake maybe) roughly the size of a yellow sticky-note pad. It has a piece of white tape that runs vertically over the top of it. The piece is located in the northeast corner area of the power board. I see no visible damage to this part or any other parts of the electronics in the back of the set.

I guess my question is--what is this part called, is it a serviceable piece, or does the whole board need to be replaced?

<div>I had this TV hooked up to a Yamaha Receiver (model

RX-V4730), the Xbox 360 Elite (not the Slim), and a Samsung Blu Ray player (I don't have the exact model number now, but very similar to the BD-E5900)--all with HDMI cables. Any help would be greatly appreciated!</div>

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