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Samsung TXM3297HF shuts off after 2 or 3 seconds

I turn on the TV, the power light blinks (In a varying order, I surmize it is trying to tell me an error code. But I have no way of telling what it is) and the unit shuts off. I get sound but no picture.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I difficult to tell, but from what I think happens:

    This is after the power-on melody:

    On - 2 seconds
    Off - Split second
    On - 2 seconds
    Off - Split second
    On - 3 seconds
    Off - Split second
    And then the solid on light that is there when the unit is plugged in. This is a CRT if that makes any difference. Is there a chart somewhere of all the blinking light codes for my unit?

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Usually means your TV's lamp needs to be replaced. I'd need to know the sequence of blinking to really determine this.

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