Samsung LE40A656 firmware upgrade failed

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  1. Penguin

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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to upgrade our samsung
    LE40A656 with the latest firmware.
    After an hour it was still there with almost 100% finished.
    And it stayed there...

    So... I pulled the plug, put it back in, and dead it is...
    I can do a power on, but that's it, nothing happens.

    Power off only works with the power button on the tv, not with the remote.

    Is there anything I can try myself?

    thx
    Tony

     
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    It is always a risk with a firmware upgrade.
    If the upgrade doesnt finish , or the power is interrupted while its in progress , the device is " bricked ".

    Theres nothing you can do yourself unfortunately. Check if your warranty covers failed firmware upgrades , otherwise its back to samsung for a repair.
     
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    I had my firware updated lastweek by a samsung engineer, he put his usb flashdrive in the slot on side of tv, then pressed the remote power button at same time as the source button on tv, he released the buttons as soon as the led went out and started flashing, the tv came on and a message saying searching for usb (or similar) it appeared for a few secs then went off, and after about 20 secs the update came up on the screen and showed a progress going across the screen in a box, the whole updating process took less than 2 mins, the think the firmware was 1023, althoug i could only find 1020 on the samsung website
     

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