Question about Flat Panel Televisions
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.
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.
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
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.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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.
Posted on Nov 19, 2011
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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Posted on Oct 26, 2009
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!
Posted on May 21, 2013
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