TV HDMI problem - repair help! Please!!

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Found 24th Jun 2009
Looking for some advice or help. I have a 32 inch Samsung LCD telly, and the HDMI socket has been loose for a few months, but now getting no signal at all. I've done some scouring on the interweb and looks like it might be three solder points that hold the HDMI port in place on the logic board that have gone (trust Samsung to cut corners).

Any who... I need to get it fixed now, as it's out of warranty (3 years old now). Maybe a bit of a long shot, but has anyone had similar problem, or got this fixed and know how much this kind of thing costs?

Bonus to anyone in the Leeds area who knows a company that could fix this?

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I've got the exact same problem... 32 inch Samsung TV with faulty HDMI socket, gives no signal..

I just moved everything to the component input as I have no idea how to fix it, but would also like to know what sort of price we're talking.

Original Poster

It looks like its a big problem with Samsung HDMI sockets.

Does the component give a good picture? I use it for Sky HD and PS3.

milesy29;5575520

It looks like its a big problem with Samsung HDMI sockets.Does the … It looks like its a big problem with Samsung HDMI sockets.Does the component give a good picture? I use it for Sky HD and PS3.



Yeah, I have it for SKY HD and XBOX360 and Apple TV... They all look good.

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Babbabooey;5575572

Yeah, I have it for SKY HD and XBOX360 and Apple TV... They all look good.



excellent - will pick one up on the way home so I can watch tv again. Cheers!

Original Poster

Should add that I still ideally need to fix the HDMI problem, if anyone knows any info that could help, I'd be very grateful!

Try asking on ]AV Forums - the forums are the best place that I've found for help in this area.

Do you think its broken the solder? or is the internal workings?

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Cotterpin;5576396

Try asking on ]AV Forums - the forums are the best place that I've found … Try asking on ]AV Forums - the forums are the best place that I've found for help in this area.



Will give that a go, although I did scour this site last night before posting here. Cheers bud

Adam2050;5576571

Do you think its broken the solder? or is the internal workings?



I think its definitely the solder as before I had the cable fixed up with gaffer tape to the back of the tv with gentle pressure in an upwards direction to make contact as if there was some joint remaining.

Now it doesn't work at all, as if the joint is completely broken.

Original Poster

Also found this site which details the same problem. Wish I was good at soldering, but I ain't got any faith in myself to go near it with a soldering iron and not burn down the house.

]http//ww…8w/

milesy29;5576883

Also found this site which details the same problem. Wish I was good at … Also found this site which details the same problem. Wish I was good at soldering, but I ain't got any faith in myself to go near it with a soldering iron and not burn down the house.]http://www.nooberouno.com/2007/07/18/loose-hdmi-connection-on-samsung-ln-r268w/



If its a simple taking of the case off and little bit of solder im sure you could manage it.

Failing that take it to a TV repairer and explain the problem, say whats the cheapest you could do it. Sure its a 2 min job.

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Adam2050;5577003

Failing that take it to a TV repairer and explain the problem, say whats … Failing that take it to a TV repairer and explain the problem, say whats the cheapest you could do it. Sure its a 2 min job.



I've taken the back off. Was really easy surprisingly. Can see the problem straight away. The holding clip is free from the HDMI block, and the three pins that should be held in place with solder are still in one piece.

Is definitely going to be a solder job.

Will be heading to Maplins tomorrow to pick up the bits.

Thanks for the help everyone. Will let you know if I fix, or break it tomorrow! Wish me luck!

Original Poster

An update for anyone that comes across this with the same problem. The solder job was a little too tricky for me to do as the tiny pins had come away from the board. Found the part of board I needed on fleabay, with all the A/V inputs. Ordered it for £45 and came this morning. Was a case of disconnecting all the clips, taking out the old PCB board, and connecting the new one. Literally a 5 minute job.

Switched on and all cushty again!

Advice to anyone who had this problem in the future. If you're good with a solder iron, and the hdmi socket is still connected by the pins, remove the old solder from the reverse, then resolder the hdmi port back in to place. If not, grab the part from wherever you can find it. A search for samsung input board showed a few results.
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