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Steady Hum in Audio

A Hum in Audio in all modes of operating. The hum was a 60 cycles in nature. Since the power supply is a switching supply and it does not operate at line frequency I felt that the hum must be introduced from the line voltage input. However I was going to check the power supply input. Before removed the power supply I noticed that the FOUR mounting screws that held the power supply to the main chassis were not tight. Tightening the mounting screws solved the HUM problem .If the power supply is not grounded fully a ground loop hum will appear. I felt this may become a problem as the sets age. From a retired electronic tech RAY AI4DU

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    Louie Role May 11, 2010


    Appreciate much the sharing of info. TNX



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This TV is well known for humming if you change vidio settings to any that require more power than default. Keep the vidio settings in the default positions.

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Again, thanks for sharing and posting at FIXYA.

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Good catch Ray. Thank you for the info.

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Picture fine no flashing lights. Audio has constant hum. Volume needs to be at 100 in order to hear after and hour or more sound returns and hum goes away.

Unplug the set, remove the back, and inspect the power supply board (usually the power cord goes straight to the power supply). If you see any electrolytic capacitors with the tops bulged out, this could cause the problem - the power supply voltage to the audio circuit would be low and poorly filtered, and often varies with temperature or load. There are additional capacitors right at the audio amp that could cause the same problem when they go bad, but usually it's the ones right in the power supply. Do a web search for "bad capacitor" images to see exactly what to look for.

Fortunately, the parts are cheap (usually under $1 from electronic component suppliers) and not very difficult for a competent electronic technician to replace. Insist on replacements rated for at least 5000 hours endurance at maximum temperature, and selected for the highest available ripple current rating. The Panasonic FR series capacitors are a good choice. They'll cost a few pennies more than the Chinese off-brands with no endurance or ripple current specs available to the public, but it's well worth it.

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60 Hertz hum in audio. When I turn the TV volume down to where the hum isn't bad, the volume level from my cable box isn't high enough for me to hear.

Try moving any power cords away from the coaxil cables and dont have the cable box resting on any other electrical equiptment

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Check to see that you're not in SAP mode, (Separate Audio Program) in the audio portion of your menu. Could also be filtering via a bad cap or two in the audio circuit the the hum is a 60 cycle hum because of it. If you have a cap analyzer you could check those also.
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My smamsung lcd tv has thick horizontal lines across screen that move upward, any ideas?

You have what we call 60 Cycle Hum Bar. You also might have audio hum too. The problem is a grounding issue either coming from the source such as a Cable Box or a Sat box. More often this occurs with cable boxes. First unplug the source box from the tv completely. You will find that the Lines have disappeared. Next connect a Coax cable coming from the wall bypassing the Box to the RF input on the tv. If you still have the Lines, then the problem is with the Cable signal not being correctly grounded and you need to call the Cable co.. The Cable box can also be causing this as well. If all of this does not work then try using another set of Component cables as they can cause the same issue.

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Hum in sound volume

It could be a few things. The first thing you want to look at is make sure that the microphone is muted in the mixer controls of your audio cards. These settings are located in the control panel. If you need the mic, look under the advanced settings under it and disable the 20 db option for it.

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There is a loud hum on my 32" AKAI LCD TV on all channels.

The humming noise is cause by defective capacitors in the power supply 12 volts line. These capacitors become defective due to the amount of heat surrounding them.
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does the hum occur when playing a dvd or only when watching tv ? if the hum occurs only when watching tv, i would like you to disconnect the cable line from either the wall or the back of the cable box and see if this hum disappears. if the hum disappears call your cable company. you have what is called a " 60 cycle ground loop ". hope this helps.

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hello, the speakers are fualty or have a shorted connection if they came with the tv contac your seller and arrange for a replacement imediately dont wait. since they are giving you feedback dont use them they may cuase other fualts in your tv, any component thats cuases hum or noise when pluged into the tv should not be used at all.

one important thing is to have a grounded plug this also may cuase fualts down the line,
if posible get a power line conditioner or ups (uniteruptable power supply)

flat panels are very over protective you dont want the tv to start blinking. since flat panels have built in protection circuts any slight short or fualt may cuase the wide screen to go into circut shutdown mode and this will cost you more if the speakers create a short in your audio circut it may damage your widescreen internal boards and cuase a system shutdown circut (red light flashing no picture)

contac your sellers site let them know your speaker are cuasing a loud hum
and that you will need the speakers replaced these are definitely fualty
if you dont have any coverage or you got the set as is then dont take any chances use other speakers.
if you are electronically inclined you can open these up and find out whats wrong with them internaly it may be a loose connection, since opening up the equipment may void your warantee contac the store first see what they say..
good luck happy holidays

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the tv is picking up a 60 cycle hum from the bond wire.they did not filter the main audio fix it buy a 3 wire to 2 wire ac plug without the bond wire. plug it into the wall socket an it should fix the hum. it fixed mine an now no hum. fletchb321.

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