I have a Samsung QE55Q700TATXXU TV that is over a year old but had very little use.
During I am a celeb recently it turned itself off, then the next night it did the same again. Initially I thought it might just be offended by how poor the program was but it did it again on Netflix.
A week later and now it wont even turn on, it just tries to turn on, shows a slighty illuminated screen and then click and turns off and tries to switch on again with no luck.
I have contacted support and they have put me onto a repair agent that charge £96 on labour payable before they will even come out and it doesn't suggest that this is the max or that there could be costs for parts on top.
It was purchased to go in a room that's only recently been decorated after we moved into a new house in Feb of last year. So it really has had very little screen time. I have checked and under the consumer rights act I have a case for this to be fixed, irrespective of warranty, as it hasnt had fair use and isn't fit for purpose.
Could anybody help with this please?
Hi @Rob Osborne Think it has nothing to do with anyone on that programme 😀
Whilst it may be a fault with the Tv Board a few things you can try.
Firstly by any chance are you using a Power surge, if you have a green light on the surge part should be ok. However if so try plugging directly into a socket to rule that out. Are you getting a standby light at all, if no red light present that does indicate a fault. can check troubleshooting with various lights here https://www.samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01001086/#tv-s-red-standby-light-is-off
Another possible fix though is to hold the Power Button on the Remote for 30 seconds till it hopefully Reboots,unplug from mains for 1 minute and try again. If no joy an idea to see if a flash reset will work:
Under the Samsung logo on the TV you have a small black button about 2-3cm in from the bottom edge. With the tv turned on
1. press the button at the logo for 5-10 seconds
2. Release the button
3. press the Power button on the TV Remote for 5-10 seconds. Tv goes black and then restarts after a while.
May need the repair though, as far as claim for it to be fixed under Consumer Rights Act outwith warranty that is correct but after 6 months the onus is more on consumer to prove there was a known fault at the time of purchase.
Details here https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/what-do-i-do-if-i-have-a-faulty-product
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The very same thing has just happened to my QE 50Q60TAUXXU 2 nights ago. I was watching my TV when it knocked off suddenly and attempted to come back on but just kept conking out again. As of now there is no picture just an intermittent flash of a feint blue screen. I bought my TV from Samsung Ireland online in Jan 2021 so it is out of warranty by 10 months. So I contacted their support immediately but all I was offered was a repair from a firm on the other side of the Island. This is not a fair response, this TV should last years. What recourse did you take with your case Rob?
Its still in the corner of the room not working. Samsung say its out of warranty and if I am going down the consumer right act route then I have to do it with the retailer.
I've had flu the last week so not managed to do anything.
I ended up paying an engineer recommended by Samsung £100 for what they described as labour in advance of them turning up. For this they turned the TV on got a fault code and left. They said they will then quote for the repair but as it is the screen that has failed it might not be worth repairing.
So after 356 hours screen time the tv has failed. For a £2,000 tv that is £5.60 an hour to watch TV. If you add the £100 on for an engineer to say it might not be worth fixing then we are at £5.89 an hour.
Because it is 18 months old nobody is interested in helping. I've called Samsung again today and they didn't help, I've spoken to reliant direct and they just gave me Samsungs number.
I am now left either spending my time trying to go down the legal route as a £2,000 tv that only makes it to 356 hours is not fit for purpose or spending an hour a day explaining my situation on social media until I build awareness of the possibility a QLED tv will only last 356 hours before it fails with a major fault.
same with me sirs , faulty after 19 months , im going to the small claims court rout i think
I've had the same issue with this TV. It first went after 10 months. Managed to get it repaired under warranty. It went again 6 months later. Had to fight to get it repaired again by contacting the CEO. Just do an internet search for Samsung CEO Escalation and it'll give you contact details. I'm still in the thick of it though as it went again 2 days ago. This is a known fault with this model. We are covered by the consumer rights act up to 6 years after purchase, but as has been said, you have to fight a bit to get what you're legally entitled to, and it seems Samsung is hoping you just give up.