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Samsung LN-T3253H LCD Sound Problems

I just purchased a new Samsung LN-T3253H LCD tv from Circuit City on 12/2/07. After a couple of hours of watching tv on it I started noticing a humming/buzzing sound coming from the tv. I called Samsung about the problem and i was told to unplug the tv, let set a few minutes and plug back in. I did this and the sound problem was still there. I boxed up the tv and carried it back to CC for a new tv. Got the new tv home and had no problems with it until a couple of days later where the same issue with the sound started again. I have also tried to correct the issue by unpluging everything from the tv except for the power cord and the sound problem still exists. I have the tv plugged into a surge protector that i also purchased new from CC, and have tried plugging the tv directly into the wall outlet thinking this might solve the problem and that the surge protector may have been causing the issue but that was not the case. Sound still could be heard. Now the sound has gotten to the point that after the tv has been on for awhile the humming/buzzing noise can be heard over the sound of the movie/show i am watching and is very annoying and noticeable. What you suggest I do and is this a common problem? Thanks

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  • bccengineer Dec 14, 2007

    Can anyone else give me another solution to the sound problem with this tv or at least a more detailed solution? What exactly does a loose transformer mean? Please help.

  • bccengineer Dec 16, 2007

    The sound is not coming from the speakers. The sound can best be heard when the tv is muted. The sound appears to be coming from the back side of the tv around the top right side with the viewpoint being from the front of the tv. Based upon comments it must be high voltage transformer since the power supply is located on bottom left of tv. If anyone has anymore suggestions based upon my comments please advise. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    I had the exact same problem. I returned it and got another. The same problem with the second set. I tried everything....... I read this report and returned it.

  • vette_guy Jan 06, 2008

    I am having this problem as well. I am returning my TV to Best Buy tomorrow.

  • Torn-Again Mar 05, 2008

    Have exact same problem!

  • bccengineer Mar 31, 2008

    I called Samsung to report the problem again. I was referred to local service shop who came by and trouble shooted the problem. A new power board was ordered and installed in less than 10 days. Problem is fixed and I have had no more problems since.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    There is no sound on tyhe TV.

  • KatherineS Jan 31, 2009
  • michealwhela May 09, 2009

    Television has a hum that has recently developed. The volume now has to be higher to hear the sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Sound works but no picture

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Windstorm last night. Utility power was off for 2 1/2 hours. TV will not power on, tried new cord and still nothing.



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Posted on Feb 29, 2008


This is a silent recall by Samsung for many of their LCD HD TVs. Mine just got picked up 30 minutes ago for warranty repair. A coil on the power supply circuit board is the problem. Samsung had installed a cheap coil which is defective.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

  • evomaru Feb 11, 2012

    Do you know the value of the coil? I recently purchased this tv and have this same problem.



Same stinking problem!!!! Does Samsung have a solution?

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

I have the exact same problem!!

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

Mine is a POS too. I switched out 4 of them all with this problem. I'm still within thirty days and CC won't take it back because they claim "i've exchanged it too much". I'M FURIOUS!!

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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I have the same exact issue, i didnt purchase the service plan and its been 37 days and Circuit City wont take it back. Im FURIOUS!

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Transformer is loose return it and get different brand.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

  • Cary Farah
    Cary Farah Dec 14, 2007

    is the sound coming from the tv or speakers?
    there are transformer in the set, one being the high voltage
    transformer the other is a power supply transformer, you need to open
    it up and find where the sound is coming from.

  • Cary Farah
    Cary Farah Dec 17, 2007

    if you just purchased 12/2/07 i would exchange it.


I finally got mine fixed. All the 3253h have this problem. It took two service trips because Samsung messed up the service bulletin. I had a court date and everything for my local CC, but I finally got the issue resolved. There is a choke around a coil on the power supply board, when the tv is warm that is what is making the noise. The coil/choke was replaced with a new version and the sound is gone. Strange but this is not a component level fix. A new component gives you the same problem. Either way I'm happy now

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

  • evomaru Feb 11, 2012

    Do you know the value of the coil? I recently purchased this tv and have this same problem.


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