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Samsung plasma hd ps42097

I have had the tv for 18 mth never had a problem now it comes on for a while then goes off and leaves behind a clicking noise.When the tv is on there is a perfect p[ic and sound but does not stay on for long

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  • stfraw Jan 07, 2009

    Same here but I have HPT4254X/XAA. Now, doesn't even want to turn on, just clicking...

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    If your in the maket for a plasma TV walk right by when you see a samsung regardless of price. I've got the exact same problem with mine.

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Sounds like your power transformer is going bad inside the unit. Time for a repair man to visit you. Be warned, it's not going to be cheap. If you have a battery backup on your computer, try plugging the TV into that and see if it continues to shut down. If so, it's definately time for a repair man.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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