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TV doesn't turn on

by myapt3d / May 13, 2009 10:37 AM PDT

I have a Samsung PNa550 50" plasma tv. I went to turn it on and all I had was a black screen and the power indicator light would just blink. And on occasion, it would make the noise like the tv was getting turned on. It's odd...I'm not a techie at all, but wondering if anyone had experienced anything similar to this.

I've tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, using a different outlet and it's the same picture with the power indicator light just blinking.

The tv is only 5 months old...

any help or insight into this would be appreciated!!

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TV doesn't turn on
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 14, 2009 4:16 AM PDT
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I'm sorry to hear you're having these issues. If the unit is 5 months old, it is still under warranty. You can call 800-SAMSUNG and have the unit repaired.

Keep me posted.


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common probl?
by myapt3d / May 18, 2009 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: TV doesn't turn on

From checking on other forums, it looks like this problem with the capacitors in the internal power supply is a very very common problem.

its very disheartening and disappointing that something like this will happen to a tv that is months old.

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