How to Troubleshoot a Samsung TV That Has a Blinking Standby Light

By Nina Nixon

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • 5.91-inch screwdriver

  • Rubber gloves

The LED indicators on your Samsung TV come on when something needs attention. The "Standby/Temp" light may blink alone or in combination with one or both timer or lamp LED indicator lights. Understand the language of the blinking "Standby" light to troubleshoot and complete the fastest repair.

Remove anything blocking the ventilation opening area on the back of the TV if the "Standby/Temp" LED indicator light blinks alone.

Turn off the TV and unplug it for 30 minutes to allow the lamp area to cool before realigning the lamp cover, if both "Standby/Temp" and "Lamp" LED lights blink. Remove the screw that secures the lamp cover to the rear of the TV with the screwdriver. Put on rubber gloves to protect your hands in case the lamp area is still warm. Push the lamp cover to the right side and pull it out. Realign the cover with the grooves on the bottom part of the opening where you removed it. The cover may have been off-center, so just verify that it's correctly attached. Put the screw back on the rear of the TV and tighten the lamp cover. Plug in the TV and turn it on.

Contact a certified service technician to determine if the lamp is defective if the "Standby/Temp," "Timer" and "Lamp" LED indicator lights all blink at the same time.

Contact a certified service technician to repair the cooling fan if the "Standby/Temp" and "Timer" LED indicator lights both blink at the same time.

Warnings

Read and head all cautions and warning stickers and labels on your specific model Samsung TV prior to troubleshooting it. For example, the lamp cover and ventilation area may be hot, so take care to avoid burn injury when working in those areas.

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