Some people are explaining their situation to the Samsung customer service center at 800-SAMSUNG and posting that they are getting some favorable responses. I'm not a member of service, and I can't speak for any sort of approval, but I'd recommend checking to see if you can explain the situation and ask for assistance.
Our Samsung HD TV (780p 40 inches) is three years olds--our three year extended warranty just expired.
Lately, it does not turn on the first time. At first, the picture would come on without sound. After turning it off once, it would come on with sound, working normally. Now, nothing comes on the first few times (up to five). It clicks, like it wants to come on, but the beep that signifies it's coming on doesn't happen and neither the sound nor picture comes on. The best I can relate it to is a faulty car starter--just a click, but no power.
I'm getting worried, as the problem keeps getting progressively worse. Thankfully, the TV is still coming on eventually. I am just dreading the day it doesn't come on at all. Any idea what might be happening or what the source of the problem might be?
It's rather frustrating. I know the TV is three years old, but considering how much we paid for the television, I expected it to last much longer than three years. I'm hoping it's a simple and inexpensive fix. Ideas and suggestions are welcome!