A few months ago my tv started this one. I switch it on and sometimes it stays on for a minute or so then the screen goes blank, sometimes the screen remains blank from the start. After another minute it shows the channel its tuned to on the screen but no picture and I have to turn it off and on. After two or three times of this it comes on and stays on - the picture (when it arrives) is perfect. Is this a power supply problem and can I fix it myself without blowing up the neighbours' homes as well?
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Re: Switches on then off then on then off...
The first thing to try is to see if your set has loose conections,you need to remove the back and tap in diffrent areas of the chassis to see if it reacts,if it does you'll know soemthing is loose and it has to be resoldered,if you are familiar with tv service you will have a place to start checking but if you are not too familiar seek the assistance of a servicer,the repair should not be expensive.Let Us know how it goes or if you need more information.
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If lamp is good, Did you reset lamp hours? That should be done. Reset instructions are different for different brand tv's. If you have reset the lamp hour counter, then test the ballast and the power supply to make sure they are sending out a constant voltage and current reading.
Got the same problem with my second TX-S3082WH Slimfit...the first had the same problem...it was deemed unrepairable and I was advised to return it to Circuit City...now a year and five months later Samsung support has been less than helpful as I am 5 months out of warranty...don't know what I'm going to do...any advice would be appreciated
The problem could be the power supply, the flyback trasformer or simply a bad connection. A repair cost for this TV set could run any where from 75 bucks all the way up to 225 or so, depending on the problem. Good Luck