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Same problem Hi. I have the exact same problem with my LN40A530. Have you found a solution yet?

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I called 1-800-Samsung and set-up an appointment for a service technician to replace the motherboard and power supply. But the power supply had to be back ordered, which meant a 14+ day delay. So the service repair issued an exchange claim # for the LCD and asked me to call the Samsung exchange service and refer to the claim #. Took about a day to have the exchange approved and they agreed to exchange it for a LN40A550. Unfortunately, I now have to wait for someone to call to set a delivery/pick-up date. Good luck, hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • Nexus Geefour Jul 10, 2008

    Update on the new LN40A550: still the same problem. The HDMI cuts out then in when playing a DVD--I get a "Searching for Signal" message. I even replaced the DVD player with a new Samsung-1080P8.
    Samsung requested I call them back so that they can walk me through the process of trouble shooting the problem before they issue a service request.
    Stay tuned...


  • Nexus Geefour Jul 14, 2008

    You're right! I returned the Samsung 1080P8 DVD player and purchased a Philips Soundbar HTS8100 at Costco and now everything works! No more "Searching for Signals" message when connected with HDMI. How embarrassing for Samsung, their own DVD player is "not completely" compatible with their LCD's. I had to say "not completely", because it did work with composite A/V cables. But who wants composite when you can have HDMI?

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