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TV won't turn on

Nov 22, 2008 4:21AM PST

I have the Samsung FP-T5084 50" Plasma tv. I went to turn it on the other day, and it wouldn't turn on. No clicking. No red power indicator light. Nothing. It was plugged into a power strip with other components, and they all work fine. I unplugged it for a while and then plugged it into a different outlet on the power bar, but it still won't turn on.

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Power Cord
Nov 22, 2008 8:17AM PST

Is the power cord firmly inserted in the back of the television?

Have you tried different plugs in the power strip?


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Power Cord
Nov 22, 2008 12:26PM PST

Yes, I disonnected, and reconnected the power cord in the back of the TV. I also removed the plug from the outlet it was in, and plugged it into the other outlets on the power strip that are working for the other components. But the TV still won't turn on.

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Power Supply
Nov 23, 2008 6:11AM PST

It sounds like it may be your power supply.


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Power Supply
Nov 23, 2008 8:52AM PST

Ouch. Hopefully that can be fixed. I'm glad it's still under warranty. Thanks for your help!

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Me too
Nov 23, 2008 8:17PM PST

Please keep me posted. If you'd like the direct number for our service, it is 800-SAMSUNG.


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Feb 3, 2009 9:06PM PST

So I left the power cord in and the power light kept clicking back and forth until after about 5 minutes, it turned on.

So i leave the TV on overnight. I finaly got the tech to come back out. He comes out, turns it off and on over and over and the tv WORKS PERFECTLY.

This morning, ITS HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN. THE NEXT DAY. This time, the power light lights up and clicks sporadicaly. The light never does that blinking thing before the TV turns on. It just goes solid one click, and off the next click. I'VE NEVER PHYSICALLY TOUCHED THE TV SINCE THE REPAIR GUY. I used the remote power button this morning.

I'M SO SICK OF IT!. I've totaly lost my faith in Samsung!

POS - LNT4042H!

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Feb 16, 2010 2:52AM PST

OK have you notice this trend especialy with all the samsung tv,please forgive me but i dont mean to offend anyone but samsung reminds me of toyota i think that the company needs to reconsider going into something other than making tv and electrical products if samsung made the tv and cant firure out the problem then i think it would be wise for consumer not to buy any samsung products.

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Samsung simply doesnt' give a crap
Mar 3, 2010 12:22AM PST

Had same problem with my Samsung LN46A650. Wouldn't turn on 18 months after I gave them $1900. That's about $105/month for a television.
Samsung didn't care, despite the fact that it's happening to a lot of people, so I joined this class-action lawsuit because I have no other recourse.

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May 21, 2010 11:24AM PDT

My PN58A650T1F just died as well 18 months after purchase! 3000 dollars only gets me 18 months worth of TV? That's pathetic. Unfortunately I have TOC Blu Ray player and Samsung suround sound system as well. I promise I won't own another Samsung electronic....

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Samsung lawsuit
Jun 3, 2010 12:26PM PDT

I have the same problem and wanted to take part in the lawsuit, but when I clicked the link it was a dead end....any other links that work?


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can i get some info
Oct 7, 2010 9:38PM PDT

hello can i get some info on that lawsuit if its still available i have a tv and its doing the samething at about the same time i see that this was posted in march so i hope i can be involded or at least get my tv fixed

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This suit will not fix your TV.
Oct 8, 2010 12:56AM PDT

If you want it fixed you get it fixed. Feeding the lawyers and going after the wrong company or not all of them is a shame. Read above and why isn't the maker of the capacitors in the suit?

The fix is very cheap if you do your own work.

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Jan 4, 2016 5:55PM PST

How to fix it?

SAMSUNG TV MODEL CODE: LE32C350D1WXXC. Version: BN02. Does not turn on at the TV. Completely dead. Worked just a few weeks ago. What is the matter? It's a piece of Made-To-Fail rubbish. Yet another piece of Planned Obsolescence art. Dead after a short time. Stick into the electrical outlet and nothing. Store says buy new one, this one too expensive to repair. So typical Korean designed-to-fail garbage.

I will fix it, use it until it turns to dust and NO MORE korean or other trash for me. Consumer revolution - no more consuming! Screw the economy!

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Made-To-Fail (Planned obsolescence)
Jan 4, 2016 5:51PM PST

Wow, thanks! Same here! SAMSUNG TV MODEL CODE: LE32C350D1WXXC. Version: BN02. Does not turn on at the TV. Completely dead. Worked just a few weeks ago. What is the matter? It's a piece of Made-To-Fail rubbish. Yet another piece of Planned Obsolescence art. Dead after a short time. Stick into the electrical outlet and nothing. Store says buy new one, this one too expensive to repair. So typical Korean designed-to-fail garbage.

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PAGE NOT FOUND!? Where is the class action lawsuit located?
Jan 4, 2016 5:52PM PST

PAGE NOT FOUND!? Where is the class action lawsuit located now?

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7+ Years later.
Jan 4, 2016 5:56PM PST

This old thread is now outdated. Please start a new thread as this thread is closing due to age and outdated information.

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same problem
May 19, 2011 7:31AM PDT

hay can you tell me how you fixed your problem i have the same problem. it would sure help me out.

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Power Supply?
Jan 29, 2009 5:49AM PST

Hi, I have the same TV with the identical problem. Just happened this morning. Do you have an update as to what your problem turned out to be or the solution??


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Re: Power Supply?
Jan 29, 2009 12:33PM PST

Yes. It was the Power Supply (inside the TV). Took 4 weeks for Samsung to get someone here (Samsung kept switching the repair company), and about 20 minutes for the guy to fix it. Best of luck!

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Re: Power Supply
Feb 27, 2009 4:47AM PST

Turned out my issue was the same as yours - power supply module. Quick swap over and it works great again. Only problem was it took 5 weeks to get the part into my house for the 20 min fix.

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Power Supply
Mar 9, 2010 2:28PM PST

I just bought a PN50B860 3 months ago and this past Saturday it went completely black. TV will still "turn on" by making it's initial chime but will not "click", LED power light will not come on, and no OSD/input will display. IMMEDIATELY, I hopped on Samsung's site and submitted a service ticket. Got a call from a local Greenville, SC repair center this morning and they are coming out Thursday. I hope it's a bad PSU or something simple to fix. Haven't bought a new TV in 10 years. Spent $200 on a 27" CRT that still works today...spent $2000 on a new TV that craps out after 3 months. I hope Samsung stands behind their products and gets this fixed quickly.

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Same TV, Same Problem!
Feb 15, 2010 7:02AM PST

Hey there - wild4trout -

I'm wondering if you had a similar problem to me - it seems like this thread was hijacked and everyone's talking about a clicking noise and the power light blinking, but I noticed that you didn't mention either of these. I'm having a similar problem to you, I have the Samsung 50" FP-T5084, and it just stopped turning on. A few days ago we noticed that the shut-down noise had stopped, but we ignored it. Last night, the TV just shut off and would not turn back on. I don't have a clicking noise, I don't have the red light, etc. Are these the symptoms you experienced? I'm noticing two parallel issues with Samsung HDTV's not turning on, and since my TV doesn't even have enough juice to make the light blink, I'm assuming its power supply is shot.

You said you did replace your power supply; do you mind me asking where you ordered it from? I'm anxious to get the nicest TV in the house back in working order...



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Same Here......
Mar 2, 2010 4:12AM PST

Sounds like Samsung should work on this issue. My wife was watching TV last night on this same model and this identical thing happened. She said she heard a crackle sound and then nothing. TV is DEAD.....will not turn on....not even the red power light. I have been reading today and it seems like some people have to switch out the entire power board, while others just had to replace a fuse. I am amazed that SO MANY people have had issues with their TVs just dying like this.

I also can't remember if we got the TV from Circuit City or Best Buy and whether or not we got a "performance plan." I guess we should just have a technician come out. The TV is no longer under the manufacturer's warranty....we have had the TV over 2 years.

Any suggestions?

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Me too. Replaced capacitors.
Mar 2, 2010 5:10AM PST

Love this thread.
The Samsung customers here are actually solving the problem themselves and the Samsung HD Tech just posts, "Sorry to hear that," "You may need to call service," and "Keep me posted!"

Anyway, my 42" LCD crapped out with the clicking noise about a month ago and I replaced the faulty capacitors that shipped with the unit, despite never having used a soldering iron in my life. Unfortunately it died again this morning. No clicking, just dead. Guess I'll be cracking it open again to see if I can fix what Samsung won't.

The capacitor fix that's been succesdful for many is described in this video:

and elsewhere in this thread.

Good luck.

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Apr 17, 2010 8:12AM PDT

Same model #, same problem happened two days ago. This is ridiculous!

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Got mine from best buy!
May 9, 2010 12:21AM PDT

I have the exact same issue. I called best buy today to see if my service plan was still valid. I got the TV 1 1/2 years ago and I got the 3 year and I have to say I am relieved. They are sending a tech out tommorrow to fix it and they are having him bring a new TV (upgrade) incase it is toast. I love that place!

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Made-To-Fail (Planned obsolescence)
Jan 4, 2016 5:58PM PST

Look up: Designed-to-fail and Planned Obsolescence. They are doing it on purpose. Do not buy SAMSUCK products. Devil

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Might not be power supply
Jul 15, 2010 7:43AM PDT

My Samsung (along with thousands of other people) started doing the same thing....won't turn on.
I swapped my power supply out and there was no change. I checked my wall outlet and tried different power strips.
I also bought a LED monitor from Samsung that had the same problem and THEY couldn't even figure out how to fix it!
My advice to EVERYONE on this site that has problems with their Samsung products is Google class action lawsuits against Samsung and let's get our money back so that we can buy products that last longer than two years!

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Samsung 50" F-PT5084 turned off and would not turn on
Sep 12, 2010 6:27AM PDT

Purchased the 50" Samsung plasma Model FP-T5084 in 2007, just past the warranty and on the first Sunday of football season, tv powered off on own and would not turn back on. Looking online seems like this is a very common problem although when I called Samsung, they said it was not. They referred me to a service center saying that I would be contacted in 2 days for a technician. Needless to say, football Sunday can not wait. I called a local repair tech, he came out and resolved the problem for $150- a blown fuse- said I was lucky. I am sure the Samsung repair tech would have charged more and made me wait longer. Regardless after less than 3 years (conveniently right after warranty expired) the tv should not have issues. I have a Panasonic and a Sony which are older and have not had any issues to date. Go with a local repair person and ask them to check the fuse first.

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May 18, 2011 3:07PM PDT

good luck, it's more of a problem than just a will blow again...I changed mine several times and now the power light just flashes and the tv doesn't go on....SAMSUNG SUCKS! I got taken on this POS and will not buy another samsung product...$1700 and only got about a year and 1/2.....the new 50" tv's are selling for $700 now....not even worth fixing this DOG!!!!!!!!

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