I use(d) my Samsung BD-D5700 almost exclusively for playing video from a flash drive or USB drive. No problems for over two years. Never played a disc since it was about six months old. Then I played a regular DVD about two weeks ago. The next day the player started to turn itself off. There was nothing else that had changed. No changes in location, air flow, cables, sound equipment or anything. The DVD was inspected before it was placed into the player (and then after the problems started, inspected once again) and it had no defects at all. (DVD plays fine on the POS Vizio 3D BD player I have (that came in a package deal and does NOT play videos through it's USB port))
I cannot get more than three minutes into a video or DVD now without it cutting off, except for two specific files on the flash drive I usually use. Then it plays for almost six hours without going into it's psycho mode (until last night, it went more than four, but not sure how much longer. It was in it's mood when I checked it again.) I even formatted a second flash drive and loaded it one file at a time to see if there was an issue with fragmented files on the USB drives. Nope. Same s$%t, different day.
Opened up the player twice now (and left the cover off the second time to maximize cooling, no change) and there are no apparent loose solders, no parts noticeably warmer to the touch, no bulges in any capacitors, but every indication is a heat issue. The unit will go on and off incessantly for five to ten minutes, cycling below twenty seconds each phase, and then stay off for a period close to seven minutes and then tries to start up again. Once again it goes into the cycling off and on for a couple of minutes before it once again stays off for a longer period.
After leaving it unplugged overnight, when first plugged in, it immediately turns itself on, something that should not happen, so it's still retaining the cycle command. It may get three minutes into a video and then it starts again. Tried disconnecting the bd player itself, but can't play a video because it wants you to "close the tray" that's not open, or even connected. So why can't I play a video from the USB with the tray open in the first place? Bad programming.
Samsung is NO HELP on this issue, and it's NOT JUST SAMSUNG. It's BLU-RAY units.
Anybody else got any ideas? I didn't fork out my money to have a disposable player that has to be replaced every one or two years. Too bad HD-DVD lost out. With their compatibility and commonalities with standard DVDs, I'm betting we wouldn't be having these issues. It was a tried and true format, with really subtle changes compared to blu-ray.
Had the same problem and it almost drove me to drink.
If your Samsung Bluray keeps turning off and on by itself and will not stay on, I have a fix......
Got no help from Samsung. This happens when the power to the Bluray is suddenly interrupted.
1.) Turn on the Bluray, your TV and the cable box if you have one
2.) As it does it's on and off on and off tricks, press the "load DVD" button (above the #2 button ) on the remote
3.) Put any DVD in and press close
4.) When the DVD begins playing, press the Function TV source button. (Top Right Button)
5.) Press source button to HDMI 1 or, whatever HDMI setting you're on.
Should be good to go.