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LCD TV takes a long time to turn on

My TV comes on after trying to turn it on several times. When I turn it on, I can hear throught the speakers a sound like it is trying to start then stop and tries again several more times then stops. I unplug it and it repeats the same thing until after several more trys I unplug it and plug it back in and it starts up.

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  • joesue69 Dec 26, 2008

    I have a new Sharp HDTV that does the same thing first time I turn it on each morning. Power light comes on and tv clicks every few seconds then power light starts flashing. Press power again and repeat several times until picture comes on. Sharp told me this is common when the tv is cold. Once tv has been on and is warm, I have no problems turning it on and off during the day. Still, very annoying taking 3-4 minutes to come in initially.

  • sedeast Jan 27, 2009

    I have a 42" Samsung LCD TV and it takes a long time to boot or turn on. Its running Linux so it alway took a few seconds to boot but now its taking over 3 minutes. Is there a fix for this?

  • qbengrrl Jan 27, 2009

    I have a 40" Samsung LCD TV which is about to be 2 years new. Whether I turn the TV on manually or with the remote, it is taking over 5 minutes before it actually comes on. It will attempt to turn on, then it sounds like it turns off and seconds later it tries again. It goes thru this process for well over 5 minutes. Once it comes on, picture, sound, image, etc. everything else is great. Would like to know what is causing this problem.

  • dawnekins Mar 08, 2009

    I have 23" Samsung LCD which has the same problem and getting worse.  I'ts not the cold because I didn't have the problem until the set was about two years old. It started by taking 3-5 mins to turn on now often 20mins. Ridiculous! Can anyone help or should I buy a new set?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    I have a 42" Samsung LCD screen that, once turned on, will take a long while until it actually turns on and shows a picture. During the wait you can hear a clicking noice every few seconds. I noticed happening when it was just 2 clicks, now it takes 5-7mins until it turns on. Like others here I've had it for 2 years.

  • baepagechad Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem as all of you are describing. Ive also owned the LCD for about 2 years and the symtoms are the same. I think Samsung needs to address this problem or get some bad reviews via there forums, ect...

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I turn it on I can hear it making a clicking sound like it is trying to come on.

  • Lochhead Apr 20, 2009

    I have the exact same problem with my 42' LCD samsung. Go forbid my kid turns off the TV by accident. It will take 5-10 minutes to turn it back on. I hate the TV.

  • mikepieterse May 04, 2009

    32" lcd tv taking longer everyday to start up. Today took 15 minutes. It never used to but in the last month or so it has started to slow up. Funny how these things happen just after the warranty period.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    Same problem... started taking 5 sec.. 10 sec... now up around 15 secs at best. This does not sound good !

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I have a Samsung 52 inch LN52A550. After one month, it start to take longer and longer for the picture to show up. For a cold start, it will take more than 3 minutes. I bought it from Costco, Costco has very good customer service, they contact Samsung for me. Within 4 days, Samsung send out a technician to fix the problem by replaceing the new motherboard. Now it take 3 second for the picture to show up.




  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem just started after buying it about 2 months ago. I bought it from Walmart. Now I wonder if I will get them to give me a repairman?

  • bill42grace
    bill42grace Jan 04, 2013

    I feel I need to share this, I seldom go back to post things, but Samsung provides a free one-time service call to have the capacitors replaced (at a higher, better quality, too). There is a bit of a run-around with reference numbers and serial numbers, etc. But now my TV turns on right away for free. Thank you Samsung.

  • laurenmariek
    laurenmariek Jul 05, 2013

    Check the capacitors on the power supply board, they "pop" out. If you get level with the capacitors you can see a buldge like its blown p inside. they need to be replaced! easy fix !

  • Mari
    Mari Jan 11, 2014

    I do have the same problem withLG. Anything you suggest?

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Its a common problem with many Samsung LCD TVs. We had the same problem on our Samsung TV. Based on some info on the net we called Samsung Support department ( 1-800-SAMSUNG). After describing the problem and mentioning that I have read on the net that its a common problem, representative asked for the model number and serial number of the TV ( I read them to her from a sticker on the side of TV). The Samsung Rep acknowledged that it was a common problem for my model and few other LCD models and they were fixing the problem without any charge to customer eve though TVwas out of warranty. She took the required info and gave me the ticket/transaction number and forwarded it to a local technician. Technician called next day and setup the appointment with us. Technician came within the 4 hr window that he had promised and changed the faulty capacitor on the power board and was done within 10 mins. Samsung rep had indicated that the technician will determine if the issue was with capacitor or not. If the issue was something else then tecnician will charge the regular service charge to fix the issue.

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  • dsn1210 Aug 12, 2010

    I took this advice and called in, my television is about 2 1/2 years old and they still are sending someone out to replace the capacitor free of charge and it only took about 5 min on the phone. I was very happy with the outcome of the situation.

  • sstritsman Nov 21, 2010

    did you need to provide samsung with a purchace date and info off the original sales reciept?

  • kewlwater22 Dec 08, 2010

    i just called 5 minutes ago and all they asked for was the model and serial number off the back of the tv. they set me up with a company to come and fix it in less then 5 minutes.

  • jeb42483 Mar 14, 2011

    i actually changed the power cord from being plugged into power strip to an actual wall outlet. Voila.....it turned on immediately. It used to take about 4 minutes to turn on.

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    didube Feb 01, 2013

    Thank you so much for this information. I had called Samsung this morning at another phone number and told them I was having this issue and was not told about this capacitor settlement. I started looking for prices of new TV's and then decided to ask.com about this problem when I came across this. I just called the number that was given and was set up with a local company to call me and set up an appointment which will be free of charge if it is the capacitor. You have saved me money and this was getting to be quite annoying each time I turned on the television.

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If you're a little tech savy and are will to take your TV apart you may find like I did on my Samsung that on the power board there are one or more capacitors that have or have begun to fail. The type of electrolytic caps they use have little cross slits on top of them allowing them to split open when they overheat to avoid exploding I guess. You'll have to unsolder the caps that have split open at top and replace them with the same type of cap but with a slightly higher Farad value. I.e. if it;s a 20microfarad cap you'll have to go with a 30 microfarad etc. Or... you can pay upwards of $1000 dollars to Samsung to fix.

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  • Mike Chamberlin Dec 29, 2009

    For all of you reading my solution from before please note that I made an error when referring to the value of the capacitors. i.e.. if it's a 2200uf cap then stick with a 2200uf cap but go with 5 to 10volts increase in value. Make sure the temperature rating is equal to or higher than the original cap.

  • 1stStepFixYa Jan 23, 2011

    1/23/11 Don't try doing it yourself until you call 1-800-samsung. They are still sending someone to your home free of charge. I did it with my Samsung 40" that I bought about 3 years ago. They came, replaced several capacitors that had gone bad and that was it !!! It took less than half hour.

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11/18/11 My Samsung 42" HDTV was taking a long time to warm up. I read several comments on the web about this problem, and several other problems people are having with their TV's. I called 1-800-Samsung, told them my problem, and they are sending a repairman to fix it. They also told me they are aware of other problems with the TV,and they will send someone out as a one time deal. I was told that they will replace the capacitors, but if it is something else, I'm responsible for the cost. Have your Model # & Serial # ready. My TV is over three years old.

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I have been having the same problem for the last couple of months on our 42" Samsung LCD. I came across this forum and saw the suggestion of calling Samsung directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG, and that they are willing to come out free of charge to replace the capacitors that have possibly gone bad. Apparently there is actually a class action lawsuit that was recently posted in reference to this problems having to do with the capacitors. Although Samsung is not admitting it is their fault, they are willing to replace these free of charge if you meet certain criteria. The website that will give you all the details of this lawsuit is http://www.samsung.com/us/capacitorsettlement. Or you can call them at 1-800-SAMSUNG, and they will kindly assist you.

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  • blemareng Apr 03, 2012

    I have the same problem with my 32 inch TV but look here I'm in Southern Africa Zimbabwe where we don't have this toll free number to phone the Samsung Technical Services to fix my problem. What do I do guys?

  • Denise Apr 03, 2012

    blemareng, you can sign on to www.samsung.com/capacitorsettlement, and there should be a link there for your country. Hopefully the information there will lead you to the assistance you need.

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    mityga Oct 31, 2012

    Thank you for the link to the settlement information it came in handy when I called Samsung.

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I just called Samsung because my 40" flat screen takes about 5 mins to come on and while its "trying" to turn on it sounds like its clicking on and off. My TV is 6 years old!! Well out of warranty & they didn't care. Set me up for free capacitor replacement next week with local repair co. If the capacitor replacement does not work, they will replace power supply for free next. If that doesn't work I can pay for additional repair out of pocket as they did all they were required but I don't have to pay them back. Very very nice! Call 800-Samsung now!

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