Samsung Plasma TV Repair
Problems can often occur with even relatively new Samsung Plasma Television. Some customers report their screen going black shortly after turning on the television, and flickering picture even though the TV's speakers continue to produce sound. You can test and rule out a number of things before concluding that your TV has a hardware defect.
First, check the input settings of your television. Often, users will experience a dark screen when first turning on their television if the selected input corresponds with a turned-off or unplugged input, such as a gaming system or DVD player. If the problem persists, try reconnecting all cables on the back or sides of the television. It's possible that one of your cables has gone dead. If you have access to other cables, try swapping these in and see if the problem persists. Some customers report that turning the television off and unplugging it for an extended period of time, up to 24 hours, can fix the black-screen issue.
Diagnosing Power Supply Issues
• If you've tried all of these suggestions and problems persist, it's possible that the power supply inside the television is defective or broken. The power supply for most Samsung Plasma televisions will cost around $150, with labor costs of around $250. Unless you have a fair amount of TV repair expertise, this is probably not the sort of repair you'd attempt yourself. Also be aware that occasionally, especially with older television models, we have all parts in stock.