How to Fix Samsung LN46C630 Screen Flickering Issue


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Introduction: How to Fix Samsung LN46C630 Screen Flickering Issue

The Samsung LN46C630 TV has a known issue with screen flickering after the warranty has expired. Rather than pay $150 at your local repair show, fix it yourself in 15 minutes!

The fix for this issue is easy. There is a jumper on the power supply named JP852. If you cut that jumper, the screen flicker will no longer happen. I do not know what JP852 is used for, but apparently there is a service bulletin from Samsung for this fix. Thank you to Denise from an Amazon.com review (here) who provided the details on this fix.

Please assume this will void your warranty and potentially break your TV. After doing this fix on my own, my TV has been running fine since February 18, 2012 . I will update this guide if for some reason my TV stops working.

UPDATE June 14, 2012: It has been a few months and my TV still works great!
UPDATE December 31, 2012: My TV is still going strong. NO ISSUES TO REPORT!
UPDATE March 16, 2013: All is well! It has been over 12 months since I cut the jumper and everything still works as well as the day I bought it.
UPDATE June 19, 2013: Still going strong. NO ISSUES TO REPORT!
UPDATE October 19, 2015: NO ISSUES TO REPORT!
UPDATE February 23, 2017: NO ISSUES TO REPORT!

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Step 1: Symptoms

The symptoms of this issue are mostly described as "screen flickering".  It mostly happens intermittently at first, then gets progressively worse.  HDMI connections start first, then component, etc.  If the user turns the TV off, then on, it usually fixes the issue for a little while, but it eventually comes back.  After a month or two, the screen will flicker be permanent.

The model fixed in this tutorial is a LN46C630K1F.  This fix is supposed to work for all TVs in this class.  I did see something online about this issue happening on other Samsung TVs in a different class and the fix was cutting a different jumper.

Step 2: Remove the Back Cover of the TV

There are 18 screws (there is a harder to find screw in between the two rows of component jacks).  A normal sized Phillips head works.  If you are leaving this TV on the stand base, remove the bottom two screws last and be careful, it just sitting on that base without any screws!  I recommend replacing the bottom two screws after you have the back cover off so you TV does not fall off the base.

Step 3: Find the Power Supply

The power supply is located where...  the power cord plugs in!

Step 4: Find Jumper JP852

Jumper JP852 is located on the power supply in the top left corner just below the 46.  It connects something labelled 'Input rating' and another labeled 'COLD'

Step 5: Cut Jumper JP852

This is easy and you can probably just use scissors.  Cut the jumper on the middle and separate the wire so it doesn't touch.  Put the case back on the TV and you're done!

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138 Discussions

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JoshM291
JoshM291

Question 7 weeks ago on Introduction

My tv doesn’t have the P it has a J852 here is the serial number un65f6350af

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mscir
mscir

2 months ago

Do you know if this will work on a UN32EH4003F?

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adrianomelim82
adrianomelim82

4 months ago

Tenho uma Samsung Le40a557p2f 40polgadas a imagem da o som da só que vejo tudo a piscar chega ao ponto de a desligar pk cansa a vista o que poderá ser. Já verifiquei o inverter e está ok já não sei o que diga

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Deep0197
Deep0197

7 months ago

Does this also work for plasma tv?
Its screen is behaving abnormally. It turns black gradually, sometimes green and red pixels show up, sometimes burns to red only and sometimes works perfect.
Need help please.

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goforq
goforq

8 months ago on Step 5

Greetings. Has anyone found which jumper to cut for LN46B640? Thanks!

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NoelA11
NoelA11

11 months ago

the often cause of the flickering is the energy saver mode, so by turning it off via settings on the menu function on screen can often fix it without the need for getting out the screw driver and wire cutters. if you do resort to this drastic solution, please be aware of the dangers involved. there are live components if plugged in, and even after unplugged there are still capacitors on the power supply that can hold a charge, so a dropper tool or screw can cause major damage. take care.

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jwfan
jwfan

Question 1 year ago

Hello,

I have a Samsung 46" Flatscreen that is 5 years old, and now has this problem. It is a model UN46EH5300F. I need to know WHICH jumper wire to cut, and have provided some photos.

Can anyone help me?

Many Thanks!

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jwfan
jwfan

Answer 1 year ago

Unfortunately I never received details or confirmation on the correct wire to cut. If anyone does, I'd like that so that I can fix this TV!

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RobertH555
RobertH555

1 year ago

Unfortunately this resolution, while helpful, doesn’t include the correct Jumper wire for my model(photo), Samsung LN40”. Does anyone know the correct wire to cut? I already have my Samsung off the wall with the back plate removed. Thank you

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KristyK13
KristyK13

Reply 1 year ago

Hi! I have the same model. Did you find out which to cut and did it work? I’m working on it now.
Thx!!

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RobertH555
RobertH555

Reply 1 year ago

Kristy,

Unfortunately I never received details or confirmation on the correct wire to cut. If you do I'd like that info.

Robert

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KristyK13
KristyK13

Reply 1 year ago

I never did either so put back the tv and it still starts flickering after about 30 minutes:(
If anyone knows what to cut for this model pls email me at sunshine8822@gmail.com
Thx!

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Mattchance
Mattchance

1 year ago

We’ve been having sporadic flickering for months. Was about to give up on this tv and get a new one...then saw this post on my LN46C630...and it worked perfectly. FIngers crossed that it’ll stop long term. Thanks so much for the post!

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ZachF28
ZachF28

Question 1 year ago

I have a Samsung LCD tv flickering LN37A330J1D and I am also having this issue, however, JP-852 does not exist on any of my pcbs. Does anyone know the correct jumper to cut? (There is a J### style to the numbers, the p is missing)

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CiconneR
CiconneR

4 years ago on Introduction

mine is LN40C630 but the power supply is different which is my jp852

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RobertH555
RobertH555

Reply 1 year ago

Were you able to find the correct jumper? I have similar model with same issues. Thanks

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goldenanimal
goldenanimal

Reply 4 years ago

I have the same. An LN40C630 also. Can't find anything labeled JP. Lots of JW's but no JP's. Any idea on what the 40" equivalent of the JP852 is?

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AlvinH4
AlvinH4

Reply 4 years ago

Hi There

Nothing with JP, and only two digit numbers JWs on my TV. Any suggestion.

Did anyone give you an answer too this problem? If so can you pls let me know what jumper will work?

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mikehall40
mikehall40

6 years ago on Introduction

Hi there. I have a similar issue with my 40inch Samsung. I took the back off and looked all over the board for the named jumper. But all I can see is jw numbered jumperes. Nothing with JP, and only two digit numbers, ex jw85 vs jp852.

Is there a fix for this model, or does it perhaps need a new power supply
Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Mike