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Power issues. turns on than cycles off and on till you turn back off.

You turn the tv on it powers up to the last channel it was on within about 3 to 5 seconds it powers off with a loud pop. And it continues this cycle un till you power it off manualy. Any help would greatly appreciated it SAMSUNG has been NO HELP what so ever.

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    My Samsung SP-R4232 will intermittantly make an electrical zapping noise from the back of the set and then shut off and turn back on. It looses all the settings for time and channels when this happens. It may be due to dust contacting the high voltage flyback circuit and occasionally grounding to the chassis. So far it still fuctions well except for this occasional arcing issue.

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Sounds like something is shorted. Don't keep trying to turn it on it will most likely either ruin the Power supply or something else. Have someone qualified look at it. Good luck. Jay

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