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Samsung TXN3275HF 32" tv - purple picture

Hi, we have about a 5 year old Samsung TXN3275HF 32' HDTV 1080i. The other day while t.v. was on - picture was perfect -- suddenly the picture flashed - losing all green and yellow hues. I turned the t.v. off for about 10-15 minutes, turned it back on and all was normal - only for another 15 minutes. Same scenario - turned it off, let it cool, back on - all ok. This continued throughout the day until eventually, no greens/yellows ever came back. When I accessed the color panel to adjust colors, greens/yellows are not even an option - only reds/purple. The entire picture has an all over purple hue. When I use it in the standard 4x3 size, the stripes on the sides are purple instead of grey. Also we have tried using it on antanae and the colors are the same, so I know it isn't the connection cords coming from the Satellite. Other t.v.s in the house are fine - it's just this one. Help!! Is it time to chuck the t.v. for a lightweight LCD or is it worth getting fixed? Thanks for your help. Laura

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    TV tried to come on but is now dead.....same model and year. Could it be a fuse, HOT, FSB ????

  • wjun May 12, 2008

    This past Saturday, the same model TV (TXN3275HF) was working fine. In the afternoon, I turned it on, and it wouldn't power on. I unplugged it many times and tried it on different outlets. Still nothing. I've had mine for 5 years as well.

    I called the Samsung customer service line and compained. They generated a VOC (voice of concern?) ticket and said they would contact me in a few days.

    Let's see if they will do anything. It will cost me $95 just to have a technician come over to diagnose the problem. Who knows how much more the repair will cost?

    I will keep you posted.

    W.J. in VA



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Chuck the TV - probably It depends on the repair facilities available where you live. In big urban areas the cost of staffing a repair shop is such it can cost nearly as much per hour just to look at an item is it does to buy the next one-plus you get all the latest features.

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    Purple picture - it can either be an RGB fault or a chroma defect in the jungle IC. If the greyscale is purple - not true black and white, the RGB has failed, in this case, the G-DR (green drive) RGB amplifier to the CRT (either a diode or transistor or both). You can check for dry solder joints on the CRT base board (it might just be a bad connection - very simple to fix). If the purple caste is within the colour content of the picture, but the greyscale appears correct, then it's a jungle IC chroma issue which can only be repaired by a competent workshop technician. Get a quote, or throw the TV away and buy a new one. Up to you.


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Before I threw the TV away, I opened it up and saw a blown fuse near the power cable connection.

I just replaced the tiny fuse in the same TV. It's a 250-Volt 5-Amps fuse. Make sure you get this exact fuse. Otherwise, it will blow again. Now, the TV's working fine.

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