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Samsung LCD tv - Turns on and off by itself.

Just bought a Samsung LCD tv, 32" 2 days ago and it worked fine yesterday but today it keeps turning on and off by itself but even when it turns on, no picture comes up. Tried resetting it (unplugging and disconnecting cables, etc). Nothing seems to be working. The bleeping it makes when turning on and off is driving us mad.

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  • urbanagenda Jun 02, 2008

    My Samsung LN-T2332H 23" LCD TV, continuously turns on and off by itself. It did it a couple of days ago, then started working for several hours, but then the problem started again.

  • raspage Aug 20, 2008

    Bought our 40" Samsung LCD TV, 530 model last week and it too turns on and off by itself ... middle of the night, middle of the day, will turn off while you are watching it. Sometimes will turn on and then off again within a few minutes, sometimes will turn on and stay on. Retailer could not offer explanation other than "bring it back".

  • shon284 Dec 02, 2008

    my samsung 23'' tv turns on and off by itself every 1 minute

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I have the very same problem. Bought a 46" Samsung LCD HD TV at Futureshop 2 weeks ago (LN46A750). It was working fine until this afternoon when I have to turn it on, there is no display and it will turn off and on again by itself. It pisses me off. Fortunately I could return it back and have it replaced. But I already have doubts now with Samsung knowing now that this is a common problem and several users had this already.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Same problem on 40" model. I called Samsung and scheduled a tech to come to my house. He called before coming to verify what the problem was. After explaining the problem to him he said that the main board would have to be replaced. He also told us that this is not the first time he's seen this problem with a samsung. He recommended returning it since we had bought it a week earlier. We finally returned the tv and bought a Toshiba 46" for the same price (from wal-mart). I actually like the Toshiba better.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    We have the same thing going on. Some days it works just fine and others, it turns itself off every few minutes. Best Buy said we couldn't get a warranty because it was a display, then when I called to tell them what was going on, the guy laughed at me because I didn't get a warranty! GRR! He said it would cost close to $200 to send a tech, then however much parts would cost! Samsung has to be responsible for repairs SOMEHOW!?

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    Scott Akin Nov 07, 2013

    same issue. Samsung sent someone out to repair but they replaced parts that did nothing to solve this. Tech said they did this due to recall and it will not fix. Cost to repair- $321. For that I will be any other HD TV BESIDES Samsung

  • fullerlax451 Apr 09, 2014

    Hey yall, I just figured out how to fix this. On my Samsung 32 inch led tv I was having the same problem. On the back of the tv there is a plastic cover with a screw attaching the cover to the tv. If yours has a similar cover, take this cover off. You will see a strip of wires connected to the tv through a white plastic clip. With the tvs power unplugged, disconnect the wires from the tv. These wires are obsolete to the general functionality of your television. Once you've located and unplugged this wire strip, plug your tv back in. This solved the problem for me for a couple days, but this step will need to be repeated once your tv goes back on the frits! The wire strip connects the tv to the LAN receiver, the manual power and the remote control receiver, so you have to plug it back in if you want to use these accessories. Hope this helps you out and good luck nerds.

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Not sure if this is the same problem, but I just moved and set up my Samsung 40" LCD and it has been going off and on by itself with the worst yesterday every 2-3 minutes. After speaking with a friend of mine who is not in the Tv business but just has good common sense, I determined it was likely a bad power strip. The bottom line is I replaced the crappy power strip (which was fully loaded with all 6 outlets in use) with the higher quality one I had in the other room. The problem is gone. I suspect the power strip was failing or real bad quality........try plugging the tv directly into the wall outlet first. hope this helped.

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    Thank you so much. The same thing happened during Blackhawks playoffs. Your advice did the trick!!!!!

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Hmm...I have been in the repair business for 20 Plus years now and it is now coming to my attention that fake parts are being manufactured, what is cool about electrolytic capacitors is that they have the ability to heal themselves, they can cool down and work for a while, but mainly they just explode, I would guess that the low dollar vendor for the capacitors on this run of televisions went to the low bidder or they have gotten a hold of some miss labeled capacitors, right capacitance, wrong voltage, an it could be a run of sets designed to work on the lower voltage standard in Japan, anyways these have found their way into your sets, and they cook for a year and pop, it is usually an easy fix, but most do not understand this, I guess the cheapest model is the best, instead of buying products that will last you 10 years, you get to buy it 5 times now,,,treat your enemy well and treat your brother like ****, I guess we get what we pay for.

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I have found a solution!

There is a class action settlement against Samsung and they are willing to fix problems on certain models mad during certain dates here is the link: http://www.samsung.com/us/capacitorsettlement/ I have just gotten off the phone with them and they will be sending me a technician next week to fix the problem.

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If the tv is shutting off while using wifi (Netflix) for some reason the tv shuts off if the signal is weak. Plug in an Ethernet cable or move your router closer

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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    If the tv is shutting off while using wifi (Netflix) for some reason the tv shuts off if the signal is weak. Plug in an Ethernet cable or move your router closer

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I just unplugged the tv from the power strip directly into the wall and the problem of tuning on and off seem to have solved itself out

Posted on Sep 08, 2012

  • Ifixstufff Apr 04, 2014

    if the power strip has a mov in it to fight surges, it may be failing and clamping the voltage, I have noticed power stirps with so called surge protection will cause noise in audio systems, power blanking when anything else is switched on or off in the strip.

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I bought my samsung 40 8000 series 2 weeks ago, I have had an issue with the blue standby light not working as the manual says it should as it has 4 different ways of viewing it ( i know it sounds over the top for a standby light)

Anyway this morning my wife went to turn the tv on and it turned itself straight off, the remote was completley unresponsive and I reverted to unplugging it and then back into socket and it came back on. I am a real fussy bugger and this kind of problem really gets to me as I saved for 6 months to buy this tv and now not sure what to expect on a daily basis. Take note Samsung your new LED TV;S are having issues you must investigate, release firmware or some kind of fix, customer loyalty is most important, tony.

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My 40inch does it too. I called out the geek squad for the warranty repair and all they did was update the firmware. I called them again and they found nothing. Now since I did some research, I have called them for a third time and told them what I found. Can't wait till they get here. I am sure they are gonna come up with some techno mumbo jumbo to sound smart. But as long as it gets fixed that is all that matters. I have 4 more years to bug them every day just to make them come out and check it.

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Press menu on the remote, go to system,
check timer-should all off
check eco solution-should all off
check auto protection time should all off
=if issue not resolved tv need for repair

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Johnocz - THANK YOU SO MUCH. I have my PS3, blu-ray player, UVerse cable box, speakers and TV on the same circuit and power strip. I moved the TV to its own socket/power strip and the problem's solved. GREAT advice!

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