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42 inch plasma wont turn on

I just bought this samsung plasma and it won't turn on. It keeps making a clicking noise like it's trying to turn on but it won't. The clicking noise occurs every 4 seconds or so. The blue light keeps flashing. No picture comes on. Any suggestions.

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    Yep i have the same problem also...

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  • tvfan2 Feb 11, 2008

    I had the same problem and my model is HP-S5053. The moment you connect the power core to surge protector, the clicking noise is made consistently and tv won't turn on.

  • inkyj Mar 26, 2008

    Having same issue. My TV is JUST out of warranty, so I'm getting NO help from samsung. I have had it in an authorized samsung repair shop twice, and they can't figure out what's wrong. They said they heard of a couple other people having the same problem, but never figured out what the problem was wiht their TV either.

    At this point, i'm assuming it's a bad power supply, but it's about $500 to repair it, so i'm hesitant to replace it if i can't confirm the problem first.

  • jdogger May 20, 2008

    ya i have a hp-t5425 42 in and it does the same thing keeps clicking samsung is a useless company

  • vgenius Jun 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with a 2 year old plasma. Samsung says that I need to replace the main pc board assembly and the power supply, to the tune of $955!!! This includes a $300 labor charge. The repairman that came out said that Samsung makes an inexpensive, HIGHLY problematic Plasma TV.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    keeps clicking and blue light flashes every few seconds

  • mastersam200 Jan 19, 2009

    Samsung hp5053 plasma, made in Mexico it would not turn on and it is making a clicking sound. I paid around $2500.00 two years ago. Samsung customer service gave me a transaction number butThe executive customer relation (so they call themselves) not answering the call, they don't let the call go through(i think it is a scam to wear us down)). I will never buy a Samsung product again in my life and i am going to let the world know about it . It is going to cost them a lot more in the end than the cost of repairing my tv.

    It is like the US auto makers they build a lousy reputation and it caught up with them and in the end their korean government will be asked for a bail out.

    lets fight back with this powerfull medium the net. sam

  • usageos Jan 24, 2009

    Has anyone found out what causes this and what the cost of repair is. After loosing a 1200 already it just really gets me having to fix something after only 14 months.....yes....just past warranty. When considering higher price purchases, it really makes you think about quality and reputation. SONY...of course I'm sure they've also got issues, but with previous products I've had, they at least try to attempt to satisfy the customer. We do pay the price that is being asked for a product which is or SHOULD be 100% quality.

  • usageos Jan 24, 2009

    It won't turn on. Only click. How expensive is it to repair? Sorry you've had the same problem as me and thanks for your answer.

  • Choodles Mar 23, 2009

    exactly the same. can anyone post a solution?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    help me with the black screen of death on my samsung hp-r4262.
    I have sound but no picture. I have tryed all the normal checks such a wrong source, no menu when button pushed.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Television makes clicking noise while trying to power on. Bought a new power board and it still won't turn on.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    mower will try to turn over but stops turning and the clicking keeps on

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    keeps making a clicking noise



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I may have the fix.... Fixed two of my 50 inch plasmas that stopped turning on 1 year after I bought them. They both wouldn't turn on.... LOL Just gave me the black screen of death and a red blinking LED when I tried to turn on. I have pics and step by step instructions. Your time and under 40 bucks is what you'll need. I fixed both my sets for 80 cents. You can fix yours too.... I too got the it would be better to replace it than to have it fixed lie told to me too. I held out to the bitter end. Glad I did....

Posted on Feb 08, 2009


I just had the same problem with my Samsung HP-P5031 - just over the warranty period and obviously samsung in being no help

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Yes same here

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is the set making a clicking noise?
is the power light flashing on the front?
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