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Was watching TV yesterday and all of a sudden it went out. When I turn the TV on, I hear a squeaking noise for about 10 seconds, then, nothing. No picture appears or anything. The power light just flashes. I called customer service and they had me to unplug the set, wait 30 seconds and plug it back in while pushing the power button. Said this was a reset for this TV but still nothing.

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  • Michael Painter
    Michael Painter Dec 25, 2007

    TV was just out of warranty when it stopped turning on normally.

    Called service tech. Charged $80 to tell the former owner it would cost $800 to fix. I think this is BS.


    When plugged in after being off for at least 30 mins. it will start to start normally, actually displays the Samsung Logo, and plays part of the startup sound (3-5 seconds), then screen goes black, and power light surrounding OFF/ON button on front flashes orange with a 3,3,3 pattern.

    Then set appears dead until left off for a while.

    I have the service manual, but it doesn't even mention the error flash codes.




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This sounds like a bad convergence board.
You didn't mention the model but I bet its a samsung rear projection HDTV.
If the convergence board fails, you can diagnose by pulling the power leads to the 3 convergence circuits, then power on the tv, if it lights (picture will have very bad convergence) then that is most likely the cause.
You can usually buy a new convergence board for about $80-$100. Look on eBay by the make and model of the TV.
And its real easy to replace.

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