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Samsung 40" LCD TV won't switch on bought from currys 2 years ago

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Hi all,

 

Just came across this site in my attempt to see what my options are and thought I'd try a post and see if you kind folk can give me any pointers.

 

My sister bought her Samsung 40" LCD TV about 2.5 years ago (LE40R73BDX) and recently when you switch it on, it repeatedly cycles itself on and off and now won't turn on at all.

 

Doing some research on the internet, there appears to be a huge number of people with the same problem and all going bust around the same sort of time i.e. outside the 1year warranty and around 18 months to 2.5 years. The problem appears to be cheap capacitors used by Samsung on the power supply and some electronic savvy people have replaced these capacitors themselves and got their tv now working.

 

(What is also worrying me, is that I also have a Samsung 50" plasma just under a year and I'm wondering if mine too will go the same way!)

 

I've contacted Samsung and tried explaining to them that a large number of people are experiencing this exact problem and will they fix it. They point blank said no, but they were well aware of the problem and all the internet posts. I cited the sales of goods act and they replied you need to take that up with the retailer.

 

I contacted Currys and cited the sales of goods act and they said I need to get an engineers report.

 

and thats where I get stuck my questions are:

i) Is there any way round this engineers report, are Currys quite right to ask for one? - the TV is clearly broke, its plain to see.

ii) I've read from other posts these cost around £50 - will this cost be refundable by Currys?

iii) I'm not sure how to get hold of one - do they need to qualified with certain credentials like corgi is for gas? or can I get anyone who is a dab hand with electronics?

iv) Once I get the engineers report and send it in, does Currys then deliver or does it come up with some other way to get out of it - guess I'm trying to find if there are any other pitfalls or expenses.

 

This is the first time I'm going down this road, I've got my L plates on, just hope I don't hit a lamppost.

 

Thanks in advance,

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well said BSC.

 

-unless samsung agree this is a known manu fault, then it will be a repair & refund of report fee.

 

if samsung agree - the SOGA ' unfit for purpose' applies.

the free replacement & a refund of report fee should happen

 

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