SAMSUNG TV ADVICE REQUESTED

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  1. NATTY BUMPO

    NATTY BUMPO

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    We have a 10 yo Samsung LED TV (39") whose screen has suddenly gone dark. Sound works. The HDMI image comes on in the upper left corner and then goes away. TV has always worked excellent. But it is seldom turned on these days.

    Anything I should try? Should I try to get it looked at by a TV tech? Or should I just go buy a new TV set? THKS for any advice.

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  2. sureshot006

    sureshot006 Staff Member Mods

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    Hdmi image shows up... what do you mean? The little box that indicates what input you're on?

    Do you have more than one HDMI input and are maybe trying to connect to the wrong one? Maybe bad cable?
     
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  3. Thirty pointer

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    TVs are disposable after they get a few years old unless you have a relative or friend to fix it for you .The repair will cost more than a new one .Plus they are oudated a couple years after you buy it .My Samsung was state of the art 7 years ago now you can buy a much better one for a third of what i paid for it .You should check for obvious issues though .
     
  4. Gordon Casey

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    New TV's have 3-4 plug in cards and a screen. Around 100 bucks to get a serviceman over, probably a little less to take it in. You got 1/3 of the cost for a new one even before parts. Kiss it good by for 10 good years and go buy a new one.
     
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    What is your signals source?
    With our cable , there is the cable box and the t.v. that need to be on together.
    Meaning if someone turns "it" off with the remote ,they can shut off both ,or one source.
    That can give just the cable box the signal to turn on when the remotes power with is hit. Leaving screen dark.
    Or it can be the other direction...Still no go/view.

    Then there is the source that is changed to run the DVD player. If not put back on the prior source to view cable , no T.V. again.
     
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    Could be LED back lights...mine did the same thing.....A total teardown if that's what it is.....not worth the cost to repair...take the advice others have mentioned....cheaper to purchase a new set..that's what I did ..
     
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    You'll probably pay as much or less than your 10 year old TV than a bigger new one. You'll also get all the new features. Scrap it
     
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    Hold your horses guys, you don't even know for sure its broken
     
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    I think you get a free flat screen at best buy if you buy a toaster.
     
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    I wrote a long post and deleted it. I figured the MS TV techs would solve it like the mask problem.

    It's most likely someone hit the input button on the remote, a loose or bad HDMI cable, a bad port (switch to the other one) or the main board the ports are plugged into has failed. The last option is the "buy a new TV choice"....

    I love this bar! Lots of advice, some good and some not!
     
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    Mine locks up from time to time similar to what your describing.......i found a site that recommended holding power button on actual tv for 10 or seconds.......it worked for me.might be worth a shot. Mine happens when xbox or dvd player is turned on before the tv is on. No idea why but it jacks it up
     
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    Turn it on and take a flashlight up close to it and see if you can see anything. If you do then it is the backlight that burned out, had it done with several monitors. Basically the same thing. Bulbs are cheap but it does take a tear down to change them.
     
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    As others have suggested, it could be a weak link between the couch and the remote control.
     
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    Your right .Every once in a while our Dish TV remote will get a button pushed by mistake and it takes a rocket scientist to figure out what happened .Check for obvious issues or get a friend that's tech smart .
     
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    I've had some luck over the years extending the usage of TV's by giving them a hard smack to bring the screen back on. Smacking location varies per TV.
     
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