Samsung HT-X40 System - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

switch from 1080i to either 420p or 720p (720p is actually better)
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8. home theater HT-X40T/XAA Firmware
this will upgrade the dvd player

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Nov 27, 2018 | 1,160 views

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Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Oct 17, 2018 | 268 views

protection error message means that your unit's fan is not working

it is a feature to keep your unit from overheating

check if there is anything blocking the fan of your unit from rotation

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Sep 08, 2018 | 3,635 views

My guess is connected wrong

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018 | 122 views

If you are lucky all that has happened is that the lens that reads the disc has got dust on it and needs cleaning. You can get a lens cleaning disc or other DVD lens cleaning products from a shop for this. If you are unlucky then a bit of dirt has scratched the lens and it will need replacing.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Dec 06, 2015 | 149 views

Try re burning your disc in another program such as Nero. Sometimes if you burn a disc with generic burner they will only play in that program

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013 | 97 views

Depends what program the dvd was burnt with. Try re burning the dvd with another program like Nero. Keep an eye on your options.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013 | 78 views

If you want to buy its original remote control, contact the authorised service center for Samaung at your town.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Mar 02, 2012 | 63 views

Generally speaking, an amp attempts to protect itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'nekkid'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections at the speaker as another possible root cause for intermittent shutdown.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011 | 95 views

Hi, if your remote is not function please replace the battery first. If fails, check the IR light of remote for malfunction

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011 | 113 views

Hello, all of the vocals are supposed to be coming from your center speaker,it may be turned off(check the units menu) speaker might be disconnected.,volume might be set too low as each speaker has a individual volume control in the menu.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011 | 321 views

What i have done to increase the reception is i Moved my system and or Nailed it high on the wall.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010 | 80 views

Take it to a repair shop. The output transistors may have shorted and need to be replaced or there is something shorting out the power supply - the protection circuit activates to prevent a fire or spark in the unit.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010 | 138 views

sounds like Something is hooked up backwards or voltage is wrong and it's over heating

1. make sure all the speaker pos/neg connections are attached properly as instructed.

2. make sure all voltage selector is set to 120V not 220v

3. try playing with no speakers and add just one speaker at a time (power off with each addition)

4. check the fan on the PSC (printed circuit board) - inherant problem

5. if the above don't work and it's under warranty return it immediately for a replacement

6. if not make sure cooling fan is working and dust free - sometimes flipping or turning it around does the trick this is a design flaw

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Oct 03, 2010 | 1,188 views

replace the amp

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010 | 325 views

I am unsure of where to find this board but try ebay. as of today a replacement unit is 139.00 plus shipping. The board can be repaired, The problem is most likely a bad transistor. In some cases components surrounding the transistor will go bad also. If you can solder remove the transistors one by one until the protect mode goes away. Read the numbers off the part and type them into a search and order replacements. install the replacements and check for good audio out. Hope this helps.

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on May 04, 2010 | 1,115 views

it didn't solve my "protection" display problem...

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010 | 424 views

If protect is coming up on the display, it means the system is detecting a short somewhere on one of the speakers and so is turning the amp off to avoid damage.
Check all the connections at the back of the amp to ensure they are not shorting, and at the back of each speaker, if nothing is found there, check each wire for damage (like squashed or rodent damage).

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010 | 618 views

The output was shorted and probably damaged the output stage of the amp. It's a service shop repair unless you know electronics and can get parts for it....

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010 | 166 views

What is the color of the Select/OK button on your Comcast remote: is it red or grey?

Samsung HT-X40... | Answered on Feb 23, 2010 | 804 views

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