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My Samsung DLP TV is having Power on Issues! What Should I Do?!?!?

Posted by Dalton Ikenberry at

Did you just replace the bulb in your Samsung DLP TV and it DID NOT fix your picture kicking on? You are not the only one, in fact you and several people are experiencing a known issue with the television. This issue was so widespread and apparent that there was a class action lawsuit settled in 2012. The defect can cause several weird power issues like:

Not turning on

Experiencing a delay in turning on

Making a clicking sound

Cycling on and off

Other similar problems

This is because of cheaply made electrolytic capacitors that leak on the main board. Samsung of course to this day denies all these claims but they still settled the suit, and it is a known fact that these capacitors are bad. Luckily, this does not happen in all Samsung DLP TVs, just the following models listed below:

HLT5087SAX/XAA; HLT5087SX/XAA; HLT5089SAX/XAA; HLT5089SX/XAA; HLT5687SAX/XAA; HLT5687SX/XAA; HLT5689SAX/XAA; HLT5689SX/XAA; HLT6187SAX/XAA; HLT6187SX/XAA; HLT6189SAX/XAA; HLT6189SX/XAA

For more information on the class action lawsuit check the following links below:
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/1654-samsung-tv-capacitor-class-action-settlement/

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-settlement-warrants-older-tvs-with-faulty-capacitors/

While this can be repaired, as can anything, the determining factor will be your level of technical expertise as well as your interest in investing the time and effort required!

A visual check of the capacitors will usually tell you which are the culprits. They will be 'swollen' and the top or cap will be rounded, instead of flat as they before failure. They can also be forming crust or discoloration around the seams. Getting to them is the most difficult part. Here are some examples of spent capacitors:



While it is fairly simple to identify faulty capacitors and also to locate direct replacements, it is an advanced technical task that requires electrical knowledge, safety precautions, and soldering.

Again, the ability to repair is certainly there, however, the choice to repair would be per case and made by the television owner. Unfortunately Jaspertronics can not offer on site repair for this type of issue. While TV and Projector repair centers are scattered all over the US, we do have a select few that we work with and would recommend. Feel free to reach out if you would like use to get you in contact with them for further help.

Thank you for your time, while this is not the best news for those it affects, we hope that we can help shed light on some common issues in the market that are not well documented.


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