I think my Samsung HDTV died. :(

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Jason Harbaugh, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Jason Harbaugh

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    I have a Samsung HCM4216W HDTV that is just over 3 years old. I turned it on tonight and the convergence is completely out of whack. Like someone used the guns as disco lights then just left them all pointing in their own directions. I can't manually adjust the convergence. When I get to that menu and try to move the little crosshairs, nothing happens.

    This happened when I first bought this tv. I bought a floor model, worked for about 2 weeks then boom, all out of whack. They gave me a brand new one and I didn't have any problems until now. I think I bought the extended 4 year warranty but looking at my receipt it doesn't say how long. It could be 3 or 4 years. I'm hoping it is 4 because the 3 years ran up in Feb.

    This really blows. I bought this from Soundtrack or as they are known now, Ultimate Electronics. I hope they will come through for me. I can't afford to replace it. So much for those earlier comments about how I don't want to replace a working HDTV that only has component inputs. It should last 10 years! Phoooey, I jinxed it.
     
  2. Adam_R

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    Good luck with the TV. I hope your 4 year warranty is still in force.

    This is why I buy from Circuit City. They keep all the records and have a GREAT repair/replacement policy.

    I am about to get an exchange on an old Sony I have had many issues with and now is doing similar things as your TV.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Jason Harbaugh

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    Woohoo, thank you extended warranty. Looks like I'm covered through 2008. They had all my records with just my phone number so no worries on trying to find old tickets.

    Now I just have to wait for the service guy to schedule an appointment. Last time this happened, they couldn't fix it, they just replaced it. I wonder if they will do that again, or if they will just try harder this time to repair it?

    I'll tell you what, I normally scoff at any offer for an extended warranty but I think for big ticket items like this I will continue to opt for the additional years. They just don't build em like they used to.
     
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    Repair guy came, replaced a chip, tv works. Guess it happens alot, they just burn out. Doesn't bode well for the future if it only takes 3 years for a chip to go.
     

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