Nov 2, 2021, 8:40 PM
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Hi all. I've searched the forums extensively for a similar problem and found some people reporting some aspects, but I can't find anyone experiencing the same issue as me, I'm hoping someone can help!
Samsung UE32F5000 sporadic not powering on - please help!
The problem has been getting progressively worse over the last six months.
When it DOES work OK, this is what happens:
- Standby light is on
- Turn TV on with remote
- Standby light flashes a few times
- TV comes on
However, often, when you turn the TV on from standby, the standby LED goes out, doesn't flash, and the TV doesn't turn on. Unplugging for a few minutes then plugging back in sometimes causes the standby light to come back on, but sometimes it doesn't, it can be necessary to unplug/plugin in the TV several times in order to get the standby light back on. Once the standby light is back on, sometimes the TV will come on with the remote, sometimes not, so then it's back to unplugging/plugging in.
I was convinced it was a capacitor on the way out on the power board, but disappointingly there's no bulging caps. Since it seemed to be a power issue, I replaced the power board, but that had no effect at all.
I am considering ordering a replacement main AV board and see if that fixes it, but I'm stabbing in the dark. Hence this post! Does anyone have any suggestions for a more targeted approach?