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Silencing Samsung Plasma TV startup sound?

Jan 27, 2008 1:56PM PST

Does anybody know if there is a means of stopping the startup and shutdown sound that every samsung TV emits?

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Jan 28, 2008 12:28PM PST

On your Samsung remote. Press the MENU button. At the botttom of your screen you have the setup selections. Scroll over to the SOUND option and select that, A menu should appear and toward the bottom of the menu you should see MELODY. Scroll down to that and select ON or OFF.


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Thank You
Jan 28, 2008 1:33PM PST

You have just saved my sanity. Thank you so much!

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Melody Option
Jan 4, 2010 6:01AM PST

That doesn't work. I found the melody menu item, turned it off, but it doesn't stick. When I turn off the set, after turning off the melody option, there is no melody. But when I turn the TV on again, the melody comes back again, when turning on and off. What gives? I want it gone.

Is there some kind of software upgrade to fix this?

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turning startup melody off
Apr 8, 2010 12:46AM PDT

I had the same problem on my PS50B450. No software upgrade was required to fix it.

First press the TV button on the remote,
then enter Menu

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May 27, 2010 12:47AM PDT

You're amazing for telling me how to do this. For months,this has bugged me and i've never had a clue how to get it off.

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Aug 3, 2010 8:22PM PDT

Thanks for the post - yours was the only suggestion that worked.

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excellent !!!!!!!
Nov 1, 2012 12:47AM PDT
Happy wow i have been trying for ages to get rid of that start up noise ,i know this is an old post but it was the only thing that worked thank you so much
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A thousand thanks
Dec 29, 2013 8:23AM PST

I realize this thread is years old, but I wanted to express my thanks for your instructions- they saved my sanity as well.

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turning startup melody off
Jan 26, 2014 12:48AM PST

Excellent advice. You're a lifesaver!

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a thousand thanks!!!!!!
Jun 23, 2014 12:43PM PDT

i am aware that this thread is old, but i still had to express how glad i am that i found this advice, and that it worked. that sound was making me batty.

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For anyone who this isn't working for either
Feb 12, 2017 8:52PM PST

In my case, "Store Demo Mode" was active, rather than "Home Mode"

To fix this:

Hit "Source" on the remote, set input to "TV"

Menu > Setup > Plug & Play

It will ask you a few questions. Make sure to select "Home Use."

The settings on your TV will have changed. Change them back to your preferences, including Melody.

It should now save the setting.

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Melody Option - turning off
Nov 25, 2010 2:59PM PST

I had to upgrade my Samsung LN40C550 software to version 1016 from 1008 to get this setting to stay set. Otherwise it would turn off without a sound (as set), but then go back to the medium setting for the next time it was turned on.

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Finally got that annoying sound away
Jan 21, 2013 12:15PM PST

That on off sound was so annoying drove me crazy, found how to get it off in a minute your instructions were awesome!! No more waking up the kids!! Thank you:)!!!!

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You are hereby ordained a Jedi!!!
Jul 8, 2013 9:07AM PDT

I would send you a kiss if I could... can't count the amount of times that sound drove me nuts... thanks for finally restoring my sanity!!!

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Jan 5, 2014 12:21AM PST

worked thanks

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Thanks a Billion!!!!
Oct 17, 2016 6:33PM PDT

This had been driving me nuts for like 10 years. Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!

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Can't find "Melody" on Samsung 46" HDTV
Jan 29, 2009 12:06AM PST

I have a Samsung 5 series 46" HDTV, and under the "Sound" options I cannot find "melody." Unlike the person to whom you responded, I still have not found sanity! Please help me turn off the sound, I have a 3 month old child I don't want to disturb when I turn on/off the TV after he falls asleep!

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Try the "External Settings" Option
Feb 10, 2009 10:33PM PST

Hi - I have a Sammy DLP, and the menu option is found under Setup > External Settings. YMMV.

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Feb 11, 2009 4:05AM PST

Checked out external settings, and indeed there was a melody function that I was able to turn off. Hooray!

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Melody and LED display
Feb 11, 2009 12:09PM PST

As well as turning off (or down) the, "Melody" there is are options to control my Samsung T200HD red/orange light in the lower right. At first I turned it off but soon discovered I need to know if the set was on but connected to a blank input! There are four options under the name of, "Light Effect."

Samsung's have lots of options once you figure out the names.

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Thank you thank you,
Sep 13, 2009 5:10PM PDT

I have a Samsung LCD 540 series. The startup and shut down sounds were killing me.
found the option under
Menu--> Setup--> External Settings--> Melody
now the loud and obnoxious sound is GONE!!!
thank you for the tip

Let's carpool @

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help samsung 37lg6000 start up noise won't stop!
Oct 24, 2009 5:48PM PDT

I have a samsung 37lg6000 tv and have tried all the suggestions to turn off the start up sound but they don't work for me. I don't have a sound or external option on the menu!
any help much appreciated!

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Re: help samsung 37lg6000 start up noise won't stop!
Nov 14, 2009 9:37PM PST

We have a Samsung LE32B652 and this worked for us:

Menu > Plug & Play > General > Melody

You can then choose to switch it to: off / low / medium or high.

I hope this helps.


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YES!!! Plug N Play was the secret.
Nov 25, 2009 4:20PM PST

I could not for the life of me figure out where my setup options were on my Sammy until this, so thank you. I no longer wake my wife every time I turn on the TV from another room.

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Samsung LN40C650L1F melody problem
Dec 21, 2012 11:40AM PST

My melody option is greyed out. It won't let me select it at all. I've tried resetting the settings, demo/store mode is off, I have the latest upgrade, but I still can't access the melody option.

Any ideas? I'm about ready to go all Office Space on this tv!

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True! When the speakers are set to external.
Dec 22, 2012 1:15AM PST
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Thanks You So Much!!
Dec 22, 2012 11:11AM PST

That's was it. You have saved me!! Thank you thank you thank you!

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so excellent thankyou!!
Nov 6, 2016 1:18AM PDT

YES this worked for me too...MENU>PLUG and PLAY>GENERAL>MELODY....I am so grateful thankyou!! I even signed up to Cnet just to show my gratitude lol

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Thanks the External Settings option worked for me too
May 18, 2011 3:34PM PDT

Goodbye loud sound! I was looking to avoid disturbing my baby's sleep.

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stupid feature on Samsung
Nov 17, 2012 12:23PM PST

Omg......tytytyty! We have this 42 inch in our bedroom - I noticed when I was following these wonderful directions that the melody was set on high "volume" to boot!!! Lol -all these years hubby and myself put up with this obnoxious noise- often saying to each other why would they do this??? Yay! We don't have to remember to mute before shutting down every time! Woot! Happy tytytytyty Happy