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A few days ago, my t.v. went off by itself. I turned it back on and it worked just fine. A few days later it happened again . I turned it back on and 5 minutes later it went off again. I unplugged the set for a couple of minutes and plugged it back in and has worked for the last ten minutes.

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  • josmaster Mar 27, 2008

    I have the same problem but a much greater scale. It turns off irregularly, sometimes after just a few seconds of being on and others after hours of being on. The problem just keeps getting worse. In the past 10 minutes it has turned off 7 times. 

  • Hockeydad25 Apr 24, 2008

    Same here. It happened a lot, then stopped happening for a few months. Then it started again and last night it turned of 7 times within 15 minutes. I finally got tired of it and walked away. What it the problem?

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    I have the same problem but, I have been watching the front panel LEDs and believe that the issue is caused by the Lamp cover sensor. I have removed the cover and reseated the cables. The sensor is a small printed circuit card with an arm that the cover holds down.

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    me too....same problem with my samsung. it happens sporadically but seems to be happening more frequently lately.

  • sierravista Nov 04, 2008

    I have a similar problem. The set has been turning itself off intermittently for several months, but has always ended up staying on. Today, it will shut off the video and audio after about 10 seconds, then restore the audio for another 10 seconds, then completely shut off. I get two green and one red LED's blinking once the set has shut itself off.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    My samsung is just shutting down! Rigt after I turn it on! I bought it at circut city no warenty!



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Go to for solution. There is a switch that just needs to be repositioned behind access door on rear. Fixed my HL-S5086W ok.

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