Samsung 30" Slimfit HDTV SMELLS up the whole room!
I realize all TVs probably have a 'new TV' smell, that is likely some sort of toxic chemical off-gassing (I know they have flame retardants in them!), but I have never had a TV smell so strong! Not so much when it's not on, but when it's running, even for a short period, it smells. It's not a burning smell, but basically I'll call it a 'new TV' smell, but so strong it's on the verge of making you feel sick. We have the TV in our bedroom and even the bathroom and hall smell when it's running. I'm considering returning it due to this. I've had it almost 2 weeks and the smell isn't getting better. I've even tried leaving it run all day (yesterday) with the windows cracked and that didn't help. I LOVE the TV otherwise - this is a real bummer to me :(
Extremely toxic smell, have to have a fan on in the room. We have been ex[eriencing headaches and feeling sick. Sent TV to electrician, he can't find a problem, just said it has a 'new' TV smell. Have spoken to someone at place of purchase and we are returning it for full replacement.
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I AM HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM WITH MINE ! But before mine turns off, it shows a blurry squiggly red mark on the screen then shuts off and wont turn back on sometimes for several hours.. And everytime I CAN get it back on, I have to unlpug the whole thing and plug it back in...
Look for a monitor cable with 15 pin RGB plugs on each end, that will transmit the video portion of the signal so you will need an audio cable with 3.5mm plug on each end also, there are RGB cables that have the audio cable together as one big cable.
your picture tubes is going bad. i've had 5 yes 5 of these tv's replaced by samsung/bestbuy. i've kept buying the PSP (product Service plan) now my most recent tv is doing the same. samsung no longer makes the picture tube for this model. i've already called them. it was a nice tv. i've gotten about 6 months out of each model. I'm moving on the LCD, nice rca 32 inch HDtv model at walmart for less than 500.00.
If it smells like ozone, I don't know how to describe the smell, it is from the faulty CRT base socket, it is not a major trouble, you can easily replace it or get it replaced, just get the exact same type base socket. I don't think the problem is something else becasuse other smells that can happen are from burning components, in that case the tv wouldn't have worked so long. Good luck.
Your TV may something arcing inside of it. Maybe a loose connection. Since it is probably under warranty you should get in touch with the dealer where you purchased it. Perhaps you can get the whole TV replaced.
Keep in contact with Samsung or the repair depot, as they may hook you along till the warranty is up and then want to charge you big bucks. Ok if your not happy with this set, go back to the store where you bought it, and compair it with one they have on the floor. If there are not any, tell them your not happy with the set and see what they will do about it. If you get no where with them, contact Samsung directly and they are easaly found online. If you need a URL I will be more then happy to supply it. Good Luck