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

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nutta4y, 9m agoPosted 4 years, 9 months ago
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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nutta4y, 9m agoPosted 4 years, 9 months ago
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tallpete33#1
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#2
Sounds like a SOGA issue with the retailer... only 18months old??? Don't quote me... I don't really know.
trog0#3
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 1 Like #4
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#5
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#6
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#7
sale of goods act
peodude#8
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#9
Inverter has gone
peodude 2 Likes #10
Mallinersha
Inverter has gone


That's easy to fix. Turn it upside down :p
nutta#11
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#12
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#13
hi mate . how did u get on with your tv? as we have same tv ,with same fault????
nutta#14
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#15
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.
guvbanned#16
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#17
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#18
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#19
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#20
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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