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Samsung tv turning off by itself

Melody does not play when set turns off and on by itself, other problem is the screen shows halve a picture right side no picture left side shows picture its split in the middle left no picture right side picture. Now what I did when the screen is showing grainy as if dnle is off with normal colors you can do a demo in the picture set up screen basically its as if the dnle is on even though it was off in settings its on but with out the demo tags on the screen I can restore picture grayness by turning dnle off and on and if i press source when the screen halve is black it comes back normal but screen gets halve black again. When its hooked to cable sound goes of and comes back on and is losing tuner lock and displays ch 17 even though tv is on ch 3 . Tv is turning itself off picture goes dark and sound goes off and I hear the relay click and then after a cuple of seconds turns back on. When video input is being used the set turns on and off and if cable is connected directly to tv coax jack the tv sound after turning on and off eventually the sound goes out and will come back if set is powered down and turned back on. Voltage on cnb811 is 8.35v when set is on when off 8.80v reading from the redwire off powersupply and white wire reading off power supply is 00.3v dc when tv is off when on its 3.30v dc and so far tv turned itself off and on 10-15 times this happened only 1 time when set turns itself off and on white wire voltage goes from 3.30v to 00.3 then goes back to 3.30 when set has a picture.

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  • djl531 Aug 11, 2008

    Samsung HL-S4676S DLP HD TV PUCHASED 11/2006 SET HAD NO PICTURE AND SOUND I PURCHSED A extended warranty with GE It took 5 weeks for someone to come and look at it They replaced the bulb and said that the old bulb was put in upside doown at the factory 2 days later the tv shut off by itself after a few seconds I was able to turn set back on Today the set did the same thing twice. Any Idea's since the technitions have no Idea what It is?

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    tv turning on and off with clicking sound

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    You can hear the tv turning itself off and on once it is turned on. It keeps doing this. Finally, I turn it off for a few seconds and try again. It does the same thing until it decides to remain on. Additionally, there are colored spots all over the screen while a picture is there. you have to turn it off and vback on again after a few seconds to get the spots out. This is happening very frequently.

  • itsjjg Nov 05, 2008

    I have a Samsung HLS5687W DLP. Just under 2 years old. First time TV turned itself off was furing final half inning of the world series.

    Being a lifetime Phillies fan, i FREAKED. I was able to turn back in a minute later. Happened again - with 2 outs!!!! Same outcome.

    It's now (11/4/08) happening at least once every other day since then.

    It's not a normal shutdown. When it's turned off normally, the vent fan will stay on for an additional 2 minutes or so to vent out the bulb heagt buildout from the chassis. Not so during the unscheduled turn-offs. Checked the fan. it's working and does the normal post-turn off venting. But I can't help thinking is it heat related or heat damage related. I am going to try to vacuuming suggestion that i read in this thread. BTW, if the bulb is bad, you will get flashing light indicators (see owner manual) when it's time to replace. That GE tech was hoping for the fast solution. He's proabably rated on number of calls/visits he makes. Faster is better - for him.

  • cwboston Nov 09, 2008

    My 54" Samsung is two years old and turns itself off after about a half hour and then about every five minutes or so after turning it back on. Picture is bright.

  • Crawfords112 Apr 29, 2009

    I have 56 inch Samsung that turns off and on with the clicking sound... how do i fix this?

  • duncan893 May 17, 2009

    I had the same problem. It happens all the time randomly bt mostly at night. Our tv (when working) looks fine so am sure it is not the bulb. All help greatly appreciated. (I think it may be heat related?)

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    A panel for the sound comes up on the screen and the volume goes - have to turn up and down to get it back on again. Any suggestions?


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I had a similar problem where my 61" Samsung DLP was turning itself off very frequently I had resolved to try replacing the bulb. I called a local TV repair place to see if they had my buld in stock. The guy I spoke to actually told me how to fix my problem! There is a little blue switch behind the bulb access door. The inside of the door has a little piece that presses the switch down. The switch is supposed to work correctly weather the switch is in the up or down position but samsung forgot to take expansion from heat into account. If the switch is held in the upper position by the door and the plastic expands to a certain point, it triggers the set to shut off. This does not occur of the switch is held in the lower position. What you need to do is take the access door off and put it back on by sliding it into position from above. That will hold the switch in the down position, eliminating the problem. My set has not **** itself off ever since.

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I have the same problem of the set turning off and on by itself. There is a circuit in Samsung TVs that would shut it down if a very loud noise occurs in the program being watched, but I have not noticed that correlation. My problem is solved by vacuuming the back panels of the set. They do not seem to have any significant dust on them, but I think the vacuum sucks somewhat inside of the TV and does some good with the fan that is supposed to be cooling the bulb and the mirror. It seems to work for months on end and when the problem recurrs, I vacuum again.

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  • the thinker Jul 11, 2009

    The turning on and off is probably heat related. I cured my problem along those lines by having a 4" Walmart fan blow into the back "door" of the set (where the bulb can be replaced). The turning on and off stopped completely. I think the set is getting too hot inside which the fan remedies. Somewhere in the literature I did read that the TV will turn itself off if it gets too hot so as to protect the electronics.

  • krimi Aug 11, 2011

    It could be the temp sensor going bad. This sensor sits on top of the metal housing which the bulb assembly slides into. The bulb assembly will have a hole on top and this is where the sensor is above. There is a small blue and white wire that plugs into it. If you pull the wire out and put a paper clip or wire in the coupling you will basically bypass the sensor connecting the blue and white wire. If your tv turns on then that is your problem. Its cheap too. Here were my symptoms..1] Turn tv on 2] Bulb would light up..(which eliminates the ballast) regular picture would show up (which eliminates the bulb and color wheel) 3] 30 seconds later tv would shut down with 3 flashing lights. After bypass the tv turned on as always and hasnt shut down yet. Always un plug tv first. Get the replacement part to avoid overheating and possible fire

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My Samsung HLS5687W was turning off, sometimes every 10 minutes, and sometimes it would go for hours without a problem. I noticed it turned off more frequently when it was cold. There is a blue switch inside the bulb access door that needs to stay down that can trigger when the back panel expands and contracts with temperature changes. Vacuum the back, take off the bulb access door, replace from top to bottom and tighten. For extra measure I placed a small fan behind the tv and haven't had a problem since.

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Sue samsung

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I had the same problem. TV turning off by itself. called stupid samsung and they said 100% its the bulb. I ordered a bulb and it didn't fix the problem. I called a local repair man and he said sounds like a heating problem. I recently ordered a new fan so i'll let you know if it works.....

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

I HAVE A HLS 5679W, HAD IT FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, AND IT KEEPS TURNING OFF AND ON WITH CLICKING SOUND. It takes about 10 or so cycles before the tv turns on and works. Sometimes with no sound

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

Throw out ur tv

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I had the same problem...I replaced the lamp, and it's all fine now.

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