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Old 02-23-2018, 04:15 PM   #61
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Default Re: Samsung PN50B650S1F clicks on plug-in with flashing voltages

@freakaftr8 can I ask you a few more questions? Did the ohms test I did on the x and y sustain boards conclusively prove those boards are good? Same question on the logic and t-con boards (or whatever they are called at the bottom of the TV). The only question I have on the SMPS is the 340V at the caps even though the other outputs are correct, but save for that it appears to be good? Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:03 PM   #62
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I was able to answer my own questions by getting the test patterns to come on, and when it does it looks good, save for a few slightly speckled black dots in random patterns across the top of the screen. That should confirm everything works but the main board! I had it on test patterns for four hours to check things when hot and it didn't skip a beat!

Now to find a main board......looks pretty thin!
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:31 PM   #63
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Yep definitely a main board problem. Most likely caused by a failed NVRAM. This is the rectangular chip that's about 1" long by 3/4 inch and has about 50 or so pins coming off of each side
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:06 AM   #64
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Holy cow man that thing is small and the pins are tiny! Can it be replaced without having to re-program the board?
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:00 PM   #65
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Cheapest I found. Looking closer at the pictures it does not have the Flash that I thought.

Here's the board.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152895763601
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Thanks for the link! I'm thinking I may wait and see if one of these pops up for sale locally with a busted screen or something like that.

Can the RAM chip be replaced you think? I wonder where I might find one. I googled it last night and didn't come up with anything. I'm kinda "technologically challenged" so maybe my search params were insufficient.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:41 PM   #67
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I think the only thing you could do it this board is replace eeprom. It doesn't have the NV ram that I thought it did. It could be at firmware problem or and an eeprom failure thou.
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Okay so while Iím asking for help Iím also trying to self-help.

I found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtbrQhwBiOc in which the person is testing the exact same SMPS I have. I followed this procedure as outlined in the video:

The board was connected to 120V AC, like in the video. All other connectors were unplugged.

Ps ON and STBY voltages are present and correct.

Jump Ps ON to ground: all voltages noted on the SMPS to main board connector are present and correct.

Jump STBY to Vs: All voltages are present and correct at Vs and Va, Vg is 15.1V DC but when voltage is read at the capacitor leg noted in the picture, voltage is only 340V DC, as compared to the 396V DC seen in the video.

Does anyone think this voltage difference may be a part of the problem?
I know very little about plasma tvs, doesnt the filter capacitor have to be about 380 or higher to get the backlights on?
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I'm not sure about the exact specs, but they did come on when I finally got it to generate the test patterns. The screen seems as bright as it should be. On the other hand that seems to be the only spec that's low.
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I'm not sure about the exact specs, but they did come on when I finally got it to generate the test patterns. The screen seems as bright as it should be. On the other hand that seems to be the only spec that's low.
I'm dumbfounded by it lol.
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All the resources I saw were showing about 396V. Darned if I know either!
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