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Silencing Samsung Plasma TV startup sound?

by cliefke / January 27, 2008 1:56 PM 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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by grc24 / January 28, 2008 12:28 PM 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
by cliefke / January 28, 2008 1:33 PM PST
In reply to: Yes.

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

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Melody Option
by frankjuval / January 4, 2010 6:01 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

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
by morganur / April 8, 2010 12:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Melody Option

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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by bradleyboyd / May 27, 2010 12:47 AM 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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by presstoe / August 3, 2010 8:22 PM PDT

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

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excellent !!!!!!!
by redmac197 / November 1, 2012 12:47 AM 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
by cyberguy42 / December 29, 2013 8:23 AM 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
by WR_Yahoo / January 26, 2014 12:48 AM PST

Excellent advice. You're a lifesaver!

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a thousand thanks!!!!!!
by babyfishmouth29 / June 23, 2014 12:43 PM 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
by Zefferson / February 12, 2017 8:52 PM 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
by mkisaacs / November 25, 2010 2:59 PM PST
In reply to: Melody Option

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
by Vad451980 / January 21, 2013 12:15 PM PST
In reply to: Yes.

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!!!
by ocube / July 8, 2013 9:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

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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by boat567b / January 5, 2014 12:21 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

worked thanks

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Thanks a Billion!!!!
by Pastor_JD / October 17, 2016 6:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

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
by xianlewis / January 29, 2009 12:06 AM 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
by Disinterested_Bystander / February 10, 2009 10:33 PM PST

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

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by xianlewis / February 11, 2009 4:05 AM 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
by leohifi / February 11, 2009 12:09 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

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,
by divvymyride / September 13, 2009 5:10 PM 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!
by becewing / October 24, 2009 5:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you thank you,

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!
by bintal / November 14, 2009 9:37 PM 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.
by heinousscot / November 25, 2009 4:20 PM 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
by TyRc84 / December 21, 2012 11:40 AM 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.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 1:15 AM PST
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Thanks You So Much!!
by TyRc84 / December 22, 2012 11:11 AM PST

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

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so excellent thankyou!!
by sendmeback / November 6, 2016 1:18 AM 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
by daisesrmyfavorit / May 18, 2011 3:34 PM PDT

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

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stupid feature on Samsung
by littlebuggin / November 17, 2012 12:23 PM 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

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