20 Most Recent Samsung PN50A650 49.96 in. Plasma HDTV Questions & Answers

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Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Dec 11, 2019

Back - light problem. Check and replace damaged component/s at its back-light inverter board, or replace this board as card basis. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. It will be best to replace the inverter board as card basis.
To some model sets; especially LED back-lighted types; the back-light inverter circuit will be part of the main power supply board [SMPS]. In such cases, the power supply board might need replacement. To some models sets, the back-light inverter and SMPS section circuit will be integrated at its main board itself. If so; the main board should be replaced

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Feb 09, 2016

If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Type in the brand name of your device, in the search box [at the top right] of the display window and the Search will start at once as you type in, and will show you all the related posts. It will make surf easy.
Line, faults & possible causes to LCD screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015

If you have the DISH Network DVR, then the Lower Left button on the remote says format, use it to change the format of you screen mre than likely it is just on Gray bar and needs to be on normal.

Hope this helps...


Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Jul 22, 2013

We have a Samsung plasma and noticed the glass sliding down as well. We popped the plastic frame off and put the glass back in place and then put new double sided sticky tape down across where the old tape was. We popped the frame back on and the glass hasnt moved at all. I did call Samsung and our warranty ended last month, so I am waiting for them to call me on setting up a tech to come out. However I do feel that we shouldnt have to pay for this since they did not secure the glass besides some sticky tape and a plastic frame! I will post what Samsung says after I receive the call from the technician on how to fix this problem. But this has fixed the problem for now.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Jul 16, 2012

I now have the same issue. What did you do?

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Best option is to switch from the HDMI to component input. This is an HDMI compatibility problem between your TV and cable box. You will still be HD but you won't have the blinking out issue. I hope this was of some assistance, best wishes.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010

Try several inputs. See if you have the sam result. If you are watching with an antenna make sure all is connected and setup is set up.

Try set up for the TV with its' remote.If it works on the blank screen that means an input problem.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Mar 24, 2010


Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that you like Plasma TVs a lot however, a plasma TV is a very hard working device. It is working harder than any TV that has been built before, and as a result it produces a lot of heat. 75% of technical problems in plasma TV's are caused by overheating problems. A lot of people operate under the assumption that plasma and LCD is the same thing. They are actually two competing technologies that achieve similar results (crystal-clear, color-filled pictures) and come in similar packages (super-thin cases). LCDs require much less power to operate than a plasma display, since an LCD uses fluorescent backlighting. LCD Televisions require approximately half the power that plasma displays require. Plasmas are power-hungry devices, requiring a significant amount of electricity to light every individual pixel - even the dark ones. Both plasma and LCD TVs are a great deal lighter than a traditional CRT TV. Still, plasma will be about 20% heavier than an LCD TV of the same screen size, although both types will be of comparable thickness (less than 4 inches). So with all that being said I would recommend you to buy a LCD rather then Plasma as the life span matters. Please check this link for what FixYa recommends. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

Try do a reset by going in menu, and restore it to factory setting if still persist.

Do a hard reset by unplugging the power cord, as you have been doing, but a complete reset requires the power to be unplugged for at least 4 hours. Then when you turn it on all the internal soft codes will boot up to factory default settings.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009

This particular model has a 60Hz refresh rate. At this point there are no broadcasts or video sources outside of special labs that can generate enough data to produce a refresh rate of 120Hz. Expect this to become available in a year or so. Please realize that the human eye can not see changes faster than about 30 frames per second. The current standard refresh rate of 60Hz is twice that. The only change you could see (unlikely) would be a slightly smoother flow for fast moving scenes. Typical movement on the screen will not likely see a difference.


Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009

If possible turn one off and tune the other. Then turn the other off and tune it. Then turn on the other. That is your only option at this point.

Samsung PN50A650... | Answered on Feb 16, 2009

check the display strip. un plug it and fix it

Samsung PN... | Answered on May 14, 2019

the capacitors seem to have gone bad if they have like a black dot on them it is a sign they have actually blown they can be replaced by placing new ones on but it would be better if the board was replaced (unless you wish to replace those capacitors please please do be careful in doing so they hold enough charge to give you a bad zap even kill if one isnt careful)

Samsung PN... | Answered on Jan 05, 2017

Fault at its main digital board. Short circuited component/s at it. Contact any service technician; or the authorized service center. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts.
In most cases, the main board might have to be replaced. If so, a software [firmware] update too might be necessary.
Before going further; try a hard reset first. If it does not help you, replace the main digital board. There are two methods to reset TVs. The first is simple to do; a Hard Reset. The other is somewhat skilled; is a Factory Reset (System Reset). To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. If you do this by overnight is better. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here. ..

Samsung PN... | Answered on Jun 30, 2016

Return to the initial set up procedure and disable it.

Samsung PN... | Answered on Oct 27, 2015

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