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55C8000 Red Power Light Blinking

by JW76 / May 27, 2010 1:20 AM PDT

I have had my UN55C8000XF for 2 days now and the red power light will start blinking and I'm unable to use the TV. I'm unable to access any of the menu funtions. The power button on the remote will still turn off the TV. It's almost as if some kind of interference is sending remote commands to the TV. I covered the remote sensor with my hand and the problem was still there.

If I turn the TV off then on the problem is still there. If I leave the TV off for 5 minutes or unplug it the problem goes away. I have the latest firmware 1019. My setup is very simple, cable box, c6900 Blu-Ray.

This has happened 3 times in the last two days while watching the TV. Today it happend after TV was on for 10 minutes.

Things of tried while problem occurs:
-unplugged network line
-covered remote sensor

If I don't find a fix for this I will probably take the TV back because of the blinking light and poor DLNA support.

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55C8000 Red Power Light Blinking
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 27, 2010 9:17 AM PDT

JW76,

The red light blinking indicates that it's either receiving a signal, or a button on the bezel is registering (such as the touch-sensitive up and down volume buttons). It does sound like it may be an issue that can be repaired, but since you indicated that you'll check with your retailer, then I'm sure you'll find a satisfactory solution. If you do decide to keep it, I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to repair, and that could be done under the warranty.

I'm sorry to hear that you're not pleased with the DLNA features, and I hope that you get something that fits all of your needs. I do hope you'll consider Samsung in the future.

--HDTech

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55C8000 Red Power Light Blinking
by JW76 / May 29, 2010 9:18 AM PDT

HDTech,

Thanks for the fast response. Here is what I found while trying to cover the remote sensor. If I apply a small amount of pressure to the left of the remote sensor on the front bezel the problem goes away. My guess is the my TV has a lose connection or faulty touch sensor. I called by vendor Crutchfield and they are sending a new unit right away.

On the DLNA after playing around with 7 different DLNA server software products. I was able to have success with Mezzmo. Mezzmo has specific support for Samsung TVs and is pretty fast.

Thanks.

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my red power light keeps blinking
by cclaire / May 22, 2011 10:17 PM PDT

and it doing mad stuff like the volume i dont know what to do how do i solve this and why would this happen i have only had my tv for 8 weeks the red help plz asap thankyou samsung series 5

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Re: only 8 weeks
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 22, 2011 10:34 PM PDT

That means you still have 44 weeks left to claim a warranty repair.

Kees

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This happened to me
by Onehotdogplease / December 11, 2011 3:36 AM PST

And my brand new 55 led 8005 after my young nephews came to visit us. As all kids, they love remotes and buttons, and they played around a little with the remote before I snapped it into safety. After this, the standby light kept flickering. After I read the comment about 'false' signals sent from the remote, I took out the battery in the remote and put it back in, and now it works perfect again.. Easy fix for an annoying problem

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Same issue happening off & on since new in 2011
by Kbcb08 / July 31, 2013 8:33 PM PDT

I purchased un55c8000 in 2011. been happening off n on since after the first month. went away for a long time so i never claimed on warranty. Now it's really bad. Happens daily after a few minutes or few hours of use. Tv turns on an off repeatedly until power cord is unplugged. Red indicator light flashes and then shuts off. Please tell me how to fix the problem.

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Re: Same issue happening off & on since new in 2011 -
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 1, 2013 1:09 AM PDT
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