Samsung LE40A656 - difficulty switching on

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  1. RostokMcSpoons

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    Hi,

    My telly seems to be having a problem switching on, starting from a few days ago.

    The LED power flight flashes constantly, the cooling fan starts up... and then it slows down, then speeds up again. Eventually the picture flashes on occasionally, and after a bit of that - it comes on (and works fine).

    There aren't any clicking noises. And no strange smells.

    Any idea what's wrong, and how much it'll cost me to get fixed?

    (I bought the TV as a manager's special from Costco some time ago, so I haven't got any warranty)
     
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    Mine has just developed a similar problem, continuously turning on and off for about 5 mins without producing a picture,this then increased to 10 minutes and now its completely u/s.
    I have contacted Samsung UK and am hoping it's a capacitor issue ( apparently it is one of the models where they fitted incorrect capacitors).
    Engineer is coming on Wed, free of charge if it is the capacitors if not I will have to pay for any repairs,fingers crossed.
     
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    SAMSUNG LE40A656A

    TV repaired free of charge
    Confirmed defective capacitors. My faith in Samsung UK restored
     
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    Yup, mine got fixed too (2 capacitors replaced, soldered there and then), very efficiently for free.

    Good job Samsung! :thumbsup:
     
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    Well I've just had a discussion with Samsung customer service and they deny all knowledge of such an issue but kindly offered to put me in touch with a service centre who would repair it for a fee. I'll probably have a go at repairing it myself but this is the last Samsung product I will be purchasing!
     

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