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It's a Samsung SlimFit HDTV TX-T2782

Makes a high squealing sound when you turnit on. Makes the dog hold himself and wince in too.

samsung 30" slimfit makes a high pitched noise, but only sometimes. always goes away when turned off. the picture is still excellent, except for a very slight convergence issue (picture has a slight red tinge on left side of white lettering over black backround. very slight. the noise varies from high pitched ringing to a more static like oscillation. worked fine at apartment, started after moving. unit wasnt dropped or damaged

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    Mine is a lemon also. didn't last 2 years and problems all along.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    Same here. Different model, but similar issue. Purchased in July 2006.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    We have had the same crackling problem. Sometimes unplugging the cable box and plugging it back in helps. My sister has the same tv and hers has the same problem. Her tv has also just stopped working, which mine has done today, which is why I'm online trying to find help. Thanks Samsung.

  • jtomazin Feb 14, 2008

    This is my second TX-S3082WH Samsung Slimfit television with a bad flyback transformer. Both of these televsion have made high pitched whineing sounds (unbearable at times). The first was deemed unrepairable by the service center at which time I was advised to return my television to Circuit City and get another. My second slimfit (purchase July 24, 2006) has performed flawlessly until two weeks ago when it began to behave the same way. I've contacted customer support, whom have been less than helpful as my warranty expired 5 months ago. As a consumer I understand that a warranty is limited, however I don't believe Samsung designed these with a useful life in mind of a year and a half (or two weeks in the case of my first Slimfit). They've offered to cover parts no service on this televsion...but as I've come to find the t.v. could cost over $300 to get repaired when a new TXT3092 Slimfit only runs $569 at Circuit City. I would advise anyone considering purchase of the TXT3092 not to do so after my experiences with the TX-S3082. If anyone else has had this problem maybe we could consider a class action or something as this appears to be a common problem with this t.v.'s. Any advice or insight into this matter would be most appreciated.

  • jtomazin Feb 14, 2008

    Same problem with a Samsung Slimfit TX-S3082WH...this is my second of this model...the first was deemed unrepairable with a bad flyback transformer by the service center sent by Samsung and I was advised to return it to Circuit City and get a new a year and five months later my second Slimfit is acting the same way...Samsung support has been less than helpful...any suggestions would be appears that this is a fairly common issue with these televisions...maybe we should consider a class action

  • ngilbe1 Mar 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Don't know what to do.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    loud ring noised

  • jimnoyes Sep 04, 2008

    Suddenly my SlimFit 30" HDTV is making a high pitched sound, but sometime it goes away and others it becomes unwatchable. I've had to send this same unit in for repair after one year of use when the screen no longer came on. Now two years later I've this new issue, when did our expectation on TV's go from 10+ years of service to being SOL once the warrenty runs out? Will begin the process of harassing the Samsung until I feel I've been compensated.

  • Scheroona Nov 15, 2008

    Same problem, after a couple of years our Samsung slimfit TV has suddenly started making a high pitched whistling or high pitched squeling noise. Have been researching but have not found a user serviceable answer yet. I'm not about to crack open the back of this heavy puppy myself tho...

  • Just6417 Jan 13, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM w/my TXS3082. I had my tv for 2+ years working fine then only recently I had this problem. I went to BestBuy today and they told me that there may be a recall and to contact Samsung. "Jennifer" at Samsung Customer Service didn't want to give me the time of day and said "Flyback Transformer" and gave me the number of a repair shop. I agree Jimnoyes...when did the time come that were were expected to only get 2 years out of our tvs?

  • DrColossal Feb 12, 2009

    I got my set a little over two years ago and I having the same problem with my TXS3082. Sometimes the squealing goes away and sometimes the noise is unbearable. Looking on Samsung's website, they mention the flyback transformer failing and needing to be replaced. Anyone have an idea how much that service should cost?

  • jasonandrewb May 18, 2009

    Preachin' to the choir. I had a squealing problem as well. In addition, an occasional discolor-ment in the upper right and left corners. We thought it could have been that our TV was on too much or the heat in our cabinet from the TV and 360 was causing problems, but after reading this post I have found we are not alone. In the end, it turned itself off and will not turn back on.

    In our minds, this was a big purchase and a long term commitment to a product. We felt this would be a solid TV that would last us a typical 8 to 10 years, even if it moved to the bedroom. Have TV's become disposabal like other electronics? If so maybe Verizon should start selling Phone & TV combos. Get your new phone and get a new TV every two years. J/k lol.



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I have a very similar TV set, a Samsung TXS2782. I fixed the problem for now anyway. I sorta have a unknown way of solving problems with almost every electronic device I've encountered with technical issues, don't ask...a gift I suppose lol!
Anyway, I decided to detach the back encasing of the TV. It looked as though it would be simple, thinking I would only have to remove the screws surrounding the encasing and it would pop off. Well I knew that this wouldn't be that easy.
Step 1. Unplug TV set and remove all connected wires. Then remove the screws on the perimeter of the back encasement.
Step 2. Lay TV on its screen on a flat surface, preferably a soft surface that will not scratch the screen. ( this is so that when lifting the casing off the TV, the components inside will remain intact )
Step 3. Start lifting the casing off the unit, starting from the top of the screen. You will not be able to completely remove the casing, especially towards the bottom of your TV because I am not sure which model you have. But there will be enough space to insert a Pledge duster wand, or Swiffer 360 between the casing and the screen.
Step 4. Gently maneuver the duster around the internal components specifically towards the bottom right of the TV. there is a coil, numerous wires, and components most likely covered in dust. This is where you'll need a strong flashlight (I used a mini-mag lite) to look for all the layers of dust that needs cleaned.
Step 5. Brush off as much as you can see, but do not touch any circuit boards!!!! And avoid small wires because they can come loose. Mainly try to dust off the coil.
Step 6. I suggest using a compressed air can to spray as much as possible as well. This will help to remove a lot more dust and dirt that has accumulated inside your TV.
Step 7. Replace the encasing of the TV with the screws that you removed, being sure that you line up all of the connections with the cutouts on the back panel before screwing it back together.
Finally, plug your TV back in, power it up, and see if the sound is gone or at least more faint.
I hope this helps some of you out...I will continue to investigate a more easy and effective fix but this worked for me and a few others I've explained this to.

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I have the same problem, let me know if find any good solutions.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008


I was told that it might be a flyback transformer issue. Hope that helps, I'm still looking into getting mine fixed.

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