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My Samsung LE32 TV wont turn on? (Flashing red light)

nuttanutta

Had a Samsung LE32 LCD for around 18 months now, for around 4 months now when turned on the red power light flashes several times but does not come on.( Every once in a while it does?)Anyone experienced this or know of a fix? I spoke to Samsung but refuse to help. If no fix or cost is too much looks like binning it to buy a new one.

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    tallpete33
    Does sound like a power supply problem which may not be too expensive to fix. If it's the mother board, that could be pricey though. Worth checking the AV forums for advice or phone a repair company for a quote.
    Penny Saver
    Sounds like a SOGA issue with the retailer... only 18months old??? Don't quote me... I don't really know.
    trog0
    trog03 years, 11 months ago #3Show comment tools Reply
    Before you take it back try switching it off and on with all external devices disconnected. There are cases where a devicein standby can send an invalid video signal.
    mug51
    i sometimes get this on my panasonic i bought 2-3 years ago. i turn it on by the power button and the screen will startup but then cuts out and light flashes red, i turn it off and try again, sometimes takes 2 attempts to get it to turn on. not sure if that makes it worse, but it's been like that for about 6 months and it doesn't happen everytime i turn it on, probably about once every 8 or 9 times.
    nutta
    nutta3 years, 11 months ago #5Show comment tools Reply
    trog0
    Before you take it back try switching it off and on with all external devices disconnected. There are cases where a devicein standby can send an invalid video signal.


    Hi i have tried this many times with certain leads in and out etc. Thanks for advice tho.
    nutta
    nutta3 years, 11 months ago #6Show comment tools Reply
    Penny Saver
    Sounds like a SOGA issue with the retailer... only 18months old??? Don't quote me... I don't really know.


    What is SOGA?
    quizmaniac
    sale of goods act
    peodude
    A lot of TV parts are available on ebay, if you or someone you know is technically minded, and you can diagnose the problem, then parts are fairly easy to replace.
    Mallinersha
    Inverter has gone
    peodude
    Mallinersha
    Inverter has gone


    That's easy to fix. Turn it upside down :p
    nutta
    Mallinersha
    Inverter has gone

    I read this somewhere and im sure thats what Samsung thought it was.How much would this cost & where would fix it or could i get part?
    Thanks

    Model is LE32A456C

    Edited By: nutta on Nov 03, 2010 22:13: model added
    Mallinersha
    nutta
    Mallinersha
    Inverter has gone
    I read this somewhere and im sure thats what Samsung thought it was.How much would this cost & where would fix it or could i get part?ThanksModel is LE32A456C


    Personally I'd try the SOGA or your credit card firm.
    griffon494
    hi mate . how did u get on with your tv? as we have same tv ,with same fault????
    nutta
    griffon494
    hi mate . how did u get on with your tv? as we have same tv ,with same fault????

    never did anything still not working :(
    Jeffreyxtc
    Did anyone get a response from Samsung over this - I have the same problem and dont know whether to persue it with Samsung, They bounced me when I phoned them.
    guv
    My missus managed to do similar with the 37" Toshiba in the bedroom. The switch on it has never really been that positive, but as of Thursday last week, the red light come on for about 5 seconds then faded. I took the thing apart Friday evening and found the fault. Basically, the switch gets activated, but doesnt stay on and a piece of plastic had broken off. I thought it was going to be an easy fix (even went and bought some Superglue!) Alas it wasnt. It does need a new switch and on/off button, but in the meantime Ive jammed something in place to keep it on. (It can go to standby fine) So off now means unplugged.

    Obviously your problem may be different, but worth it maybe to have a look if you get nowhere with SOGA.
    darrengilluk
    Jeffreyxtc
    Did anyone get a response from Samsung over this - I have the same problem and dont know whether to persue it with Samsung, They bounced me when I phoned them.


    The fault lies with the capicitors on the main board which will require replacing. may also need a new microchip but that will be assessed when capacitors are replaced. repair should cost between £75 - £100.
    mojoesimpson
    darrengilluk
    Jeffreyxtc
    Did anyone get a response from Samsung over this - I have the same problem and dont know whether to persue it with Samsung, They bounced me when I phoned them.


    The fault lies with the capicitors on the main board which will require replacing. may also need a new microchip but that will be assessed when capacitors are replaced. repair should cost between £75 - £100.


    I heard you might want to watch out with capacitors if you change them yourself, they have around 5k volts and have been known to kill a few ppl. If you are thinking about doing it yourself.
    macwatson
    It is a capacitator problem, The red light blinks off and on with a constant clicking like the unit is trying to turn itself on. I had a similar problem with my 46" Samsung. I looked around in some AV forums and found that this is an inherent problem with Samsung Models. I told them so when I called querying about repair( I had my TV for just over 2 yr) they arranged to fix with no qualms. the only problem was that the repair was done at a workshop an We were without our TV for approx 2 weeks. Hope this helps. Don't back down...stand your ground and let them know your unit has developed an inherant fault.
    jaymccormack89
    hi there i have a samsung 32 inch le32r88bd tele
    type no bp32eo
    i am havin a proplem with in i plug it into the mains all i get bk is the on and off switch flashin red
    does any 1 no wat this is and how much it will cost to get it fixed ..... thanks....

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