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When off the tv clicks and the screen glows for a short while then returns to normal but works fine when on

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SOURCE: Samsung 42" Plasma HPT4254

You need to either call Samsung if it is under warranty or get a TV repair guy for you.It is a common defective problem i have seemed from Samsung,but usually it happened within the firs 30 days.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Whenpower is applied, TV clicks on and off, no picture.

there probably is ive had a similar problem i just opened mine up and replaced the power board fixed it but i dont at all recommend fixing your own tv take it to a pro :P

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung LN-5265F LCD TV is very slow to come on.

its the elecrolytic capaitors on the power supply.
it shows how to fix it yourself for only 'peanuts'

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: TV wants to turn on & off (clicking sound)for about 10 minutes.

I had the exact same problem on my LN-T5265F LCD (clicking on and off - stays on after 10 minutes). I just followed the advice here. - I opened up the TV (very easy 20 or so screws).
- Took the cover off the BN44-10150A power board.
- Found the two bad capacitors on the top right of the board. (They were bulged on the top)
- Went to Radio Shack and purchased two 1000uf capacitors
- De-soldered the old caps and soldered in the new ones
- Screwed the TV back together
- Powered it on and it is working great now!

Thanks to everyone who posted here. A repair that could have been a several hundred dollars with a service call, turned out to be a $6.00 fix by replacing a couple of capacitors myself. The wife thinks I’m a genius. Funny thing – I told the guy at the Radio Shack what I was doing and he said “why don’t you just get a new TV, They’re very inexpensive now”.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 42 inch samsung lcd tv tv takes forever to come on

I would check the power supply for bad caps they will have a swollen top replace those and that should fix your problem

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: When I turn on my

This problems very common on a LCD tv.It the tv power supply board,have bad dying capactors,these capacitors are alway bulges or puffing up on it tops.That the board,where the power a/c cord plug into it.U have all the tools,know basic electronic and can do basic soldering?Just check the power supply board,for those dying capacitors that bulges or puffing up on it tops.Replaced these dying capacitors on the tv power supply board,ur tv will power up normal again and have no more clicking sounds and will not take anymore 2 mins or more to turn it on.Or tries websites like, to buy a whole refurbish power supply board for the replacement.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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