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Samsung 32 inch LCD delay in start up

I have a 32 inch Samsung LCD T.V around 3 years old. When we press the on button on the remote the T.V takes anywhere upto an hour to actually bring the picture up. The red light flashes on the power button on the T.V but no picture or sound for a substantial peiord of time.

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    We have the same problem with our 40 inch Samsung LCD. When you go to power on the tv, the red power light flickers and you hear a clicking sound for every blink of the the red power light.

  • advaithappa Jan 15, 2009

    I have a 42inch Samsung LCD TV almost a year old. Recently it takes around 3-5 minutes to start up and the red light flashes and hear a clicking sound please help

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    Yes, my 32-inch Samsung series 4 LCD has this issue, as does the 40-inch series 5 Samsung LCD at work. Four to five seconds is the standard delay, but sometimes the work machine seems to get stuck and requires a power cycle at the wall.

    It's quite frustrating and I haven't found a solution to it (I've upgraded to the latest firmware).

  • rtuhin20 Mar 27, 2009

    I also have the same problem. Could anyone fix this problem?

  • rtuhin20 Mar 27, 2009

    We have the same problem with our 40 inch Samsung LCD. When you go to power on the tv, the red power light flickers and you hear a clicking sound for every blink of the the red power light.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Ditto here! It seems to take increasingly longer to start up. We also sometimes have dashed pink vertical lines on the screen that (usually) go away if we turn the set off and then turn it back on. But just today we started getting crazy-colored solid vertical lines. Does anyone know a solution to any of these problems? The set is about 1.5 years old (Samsung LCD, 40").

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 8 month old Samsung LCD 40". The slow start up, vertical lines and purple specks started about 2 months ago and once it does start I have to cycle the power a few times to get rid of the specks.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    have the same problem with my unit. it makes a ticking sound when turned on and takes a minute before the sound and picture shows up the screen. is the ticking sound link to the same power supply problem?



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I had a technician fix this exact problem today it is the POWER SUPPLY the TV is not getting enough power to the main board, i have been searching for weeks and no one ever post a solution here it is guys get them fixed $200 only

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    This situation on many models is covered under a FREE FIX by Samsung. Check out for a form listing the models covered. As stated by others, it is a capacitor issue. Why try to fix it when they will for free. My unit is 5 years old and they're fixing it for FREE!


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There are 4 capacitors on the main power board if they have what looks like black tar coming from the top of them they have blown and need replacing. They are what starts up the power circuit and hwhy it is increasingly longer each time to switch the set on. Until it finally wont come on

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Samsung sent a tech to replace the failed capacitors on my 2-year-old 42". I had no warranty and they did it for free. It took the tech less than 20 mins and he had done lots of them. My suggestion is to get the serial and model number off the label on the back of the tv, noting the manufacture date at the same time, and call Samsung. It seems they heard the cry of the oppressed and owned up to their mistake of installing underpowered capacitors. You may get a freebie. I did not have to fight, threaten, or raise my voice, and there was no interminable number of hurdles to jump before I was speaking with a human being. I suggest you go to their website and get the contact info for your part of the world. By the way, initial contact with the repairman (after Samsung sent a fax to them itemizing the problem and authorizing the repair) was Thursday, and the fix was completed on the following Monday at lunch time.

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I Changed the wiring to make sure the TV is getting more power now. But the problem is growing, initially it was only few min and now it take almost an hour and sometimes longer. Whom due I call too have it fixed lik emaybe the black Tar or something. Geek squad?

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