Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40A550 / LE40A550 / LA40A550
Showing 1-10 of 18
off/on problem, samsung will not stand behind product
walt johnson, Amazon
8 June 2012
Summary: My TV will no longer come on when turned on, it goes on/off/on/off with no picture. Samsung says being my model was made in 2009 they will not do anything about it as the problem has been fixed by then. Obviosly it wasn't. It is a capacitor problem that they have had for years and do have a class action case against them. I ended up buying a Toshiba 40"TV and put the Samsung in the garbage, as that is what it was.
Summary: We bought in July 2008 and it had problem to turn on initially and finally this year it won't turn on at all. Samsung's contract repair store has a bad reputation. They asked us to drop off the TV and 3 days later told us that it would cost us $419 to get it fixed. Yeah right! I could buy a brand new TV with that TV and probably would last longer than 3 years. This will be our last Samsung TV.
Summary: Brought this tv in 2008 because of all the great reviews! Tv was great then would not go on. Samsung said that it was out of warranty but would fix it once free if it was capacitors. Then I was told to come to house was 98.00 dollars. So I drop off tv at the repair shop! Well cost me 289.25 for a bad power supply! The tv is working great again but I'm not going to pay 289.25 every couple of years as I can see this is a chronic problem with this Samsung tv!
Summary: Bought this TV in 2008 and a month ago it started to ghost with red and green. Now I can't see anything and have had to buy a new one. Not a Samsung I can tell you. Sorely disappointed with Samsung.
Summary: I was extremely happy with the purchase at first. Fast forward 2.5 years, I had to have the mother board replaced because it failed. Now six months later, my Samsung is dying again. It takes anywhere from 2-5 mins before a picture appears and the light flashes. I can hear a high pitched whistling sound coming from the back of the unit.
Summary: I have had a 40" samsung hdtv for 2yrs 7 months. Until recently the tv was great good color, sound, clearity. Recently, the tv takes about 2 to 3 min. to turn on after you hit the power on button. I have read that eventually it will not turn on at all. Many other owners of a samsung tv are experiencing the same peoblems.
Summary: This was our first foray into the HDTV market and it was a poor choice. We did our research online and "haunted" the tv stores looking for the best HDTV in our price range (around $1,000) with good quality, sound, and picture. We were able to get this on sale on Black Friday in 2008 for around $900. Up until a month ago we have had zero problems with the tv, then one night as the program went to a commercial, the tv blacked out but the volume stayed on.
Summary: I had bought this TV in Oct 2008. It worked fine until last week. It was taking a long to turn on and finally it didn't turn on at all. I couldn't believe that I was having this problem with a SAMSUNG TV after paying $1000. So I called SAMSUNG and they told me that it might be a know internal problem. They said that although my warranty has run out they would fix it for this one time.
Summary: There are a ton of complaints about power issues and a handful of other things. It seems that most last for only 12 to 24 months. I have had mine for three years and it just started to have problems. It really irks me because I don't watch a lot of TV. The only thing I can get to work when it does final power up is coax cable TV. None of the HDMI inputs work and if you try to check and see, the TV will freeze and you will have to unplug it from the wall to turn it off.
Summary: This tv was good for about 1 1/2 years.Afer the red light started to blink each turn on for about 20 times and the picture wanted to come on but shut off Started this sequence over and over..Now it would cost as much as a new lcd tv if I got it fixed. To have this problem all over the USA and Europe, Samsung is going to the bank with their profits is a rip off and criminal.They should recall all their known junk and step up in this bad economy and fix for free...........