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Samsung C530 power on problem

by adi14882 / August 4, 2012 7:51 AM PDT

As of today my TV is taking about 25-30 seconds to power on whereas before it only took 5-10 seconds tops.

I haven't changed any settings on the TV recently, I have the latest firmware installed and I have a CI+ card and a HDD plugged into the unit, though removing these accessories does not solve the problem.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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Why yes I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 8:33 AM PDT

I find that having hard drives plugged in extend the startup times of not only my PC but my other things like a HDTV.

Do you think this is a bug?

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by adi14882 / August 4, 2012 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Why yes I do.

As I said, the TV still takes 25-30 seconds to power on even without the hard drive plugged in.

It does take longer for the TV to recognize the hard drive than it does a flash drive for example and I'm guessing this is because the hard drive needs more power to run than is available. If anything, it's a design flaw, not a bug.

Back on topic, I've been trying to think what happened recently that could have caused this and there was a short power outage last night (I'm 95% sure the TV was off while it happened). Maybe a power surge is to blame?

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I missed that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 10:43 AM PDT
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There is another reason such as any WiFI or internet connection can slow it down.

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by adi14882 / August 4, 2012 12:05 PM PDT
In reply to: I missed that.

It doesn't have internet/wifi.

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Can I ask for the full model number?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 12:59 PM PDT
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I've used generic answers since I can't be sure which Samsung it is.

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by adi14882 / August 4, 2012 6:47 PM PDT

It's a C530. I put that in the title.

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I googled that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2012 7:24 AM PDT
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And came up with a few models that had that in the full model name.

Sorry but unless I see the full model number I think I'll have to stick to generic answers which can be wrong.

Did you call it in?

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