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Aric, Technician
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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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I am having problems with my Samsung TV. It just clicks and

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I am having problems with my Samsung TV. It just clicks and the red light flashes on and off. No picture.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
Hello, Sorry you're having problems. Can you please get me the model number off of the back of the Samsung?
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
In addition, I would also need to know how long you've owned the set for and when this problem occurred please.
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
That clicking and blinking light generally point to a failure in the TV's Mainboard (most common) or Power Board. I just wanted to know which model we're dealing with here to look up the history of the set. However it's worth it to try a hard reset, as sometimes the processor in the TV can simply have locked up. The first thing you would try, is disconnect the set from power, then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote), for 10 seconds and release. Then plug the set back in, and also check that the power cord is connected tight at the TV as well. Press power once, and see if the set powers up normally. Try this procedure up to 3 times, and please let me know what happens.
Expert:  Aric replied 11 months ago.
If that does not work, and since the issue has been intermittent (sometimes unplugging works, sometimes not), I am going to say that the Mainboard in the set does indeed need to be replaced, and that is something I can help you with- but I will need at least, the full model number off of the back of the set if you're looking to repair this yourself. Alternatively, if you can tell me the rough age and size of the TV, then I can also give you a repair estimate and a link to a service center if you'd like. Feel free to reply back if you need more help, or want to reply back with more details. It does not cost you anything more to reply back once you've rated. Please do rate me positively (at least 3 STARS) and I will continue with you on this as needed. The positive rating ensures I am credited for my work.