If your Samsung TV is constantly turning off, you are not alone. In fact, many Samsung owners are plagued with this problem. Auto-power-off seems to happen regardless of what you’re watching. If you have a smart TV, it will turn off while you are watching CNN, the Discovery Channel or any other show. This is very frustrating!
Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. In this post, we will share with you some ways to stop your Samsung TV from turning off (automatically) every time you watch a program.
Why does my Samsung TV keep turning off?
In brief, a TV that turns off automatically is called an auto-off TV. The main cause of an auto-off TV is that the power consumption of the TV is too high. When the power consumption of the TV reaches a certain level, the TV turns off automatically. However, if the power consumption is too low, the TV may also turn off automatically.
Overheating is another reason for your Samsung TV turning off automatically. It is related to power consumption. When the temperature of the TV rises too high, the TV may shut down automatically. Monitor the temperature of your TV to prevent this from happening.
Another reason for this problem might be that you have connected a device to the HDMI port of your TV. If the device is too big or too heavy, the power consumption of the TV will be increased and the TV will turn off automatically. Because of this, it is critical to know what devices are connected to the HDMI port of the television set.
Your TV will also turn off while you are watching TV because of the automatic shutdown feature. If it detects that it has not been used for more than ten minutes, it will shut down automatically. This feature is designed to save energy.
A defective motherboard is also a reason for the auto-off TV. If the motherboard has a defective chip, the TV may turn off automatically. Faulty Surge Protector is also responsible for the TV turning off automatically. If there is a surge protector connected to the power outlet where the TV is located, and the surge protector does not work properly, the TV will be powered by the surge protector and will therefore be constantly running out of power. As a result, the TV will shut off on its own. Therefore, make sure your surge protector is working properly.
How to prevent your Samsung TV from turning off automatically?
Power Consumption and Overheating
There are a few ways to prevent your Samsung TV from turning off automatically. However, before we discuss those methods, we should first understand what is the causes of the TV turning off automatically The TV’s high-power consumption is the primary cause, as previously stated.
The first thing you must do is to unplug your TV from the power outlet for 2-3 hours every day. That will allow the motherboard to cool down and will prevent the TV from overheating. You should do this even if your TV is not turned on.
Video settings like Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness and Color on high values are also responsible for overheating. To solve this, you should adjust these video settings to low values. These settings can be changed using your TV’s remote control.
Energy Saving Mode
Another way to prevent the TV from turning off automatically is by using an Energy Saving Mode. There are two types of Energy Saving Modes: Standby Mode and Power Save Mode. If your TV is in Standby Mode, the TV will not turn off at all.
However, the standby power consumption of your TV is much higher than the normal power consumption. That means, if your TV is left on for 24-hours, the standby power consumption of the TV will be equal to the power consumption of the TV when it is running. If your TV is in Power Save Mode, the TV will shut down after a certain period of time (usually about 4-hours) if it is not used for a long time.
Auto Shut-Down Feature
It is possible that your TV has the auto shut-down feature turned on.
If you do not want your TV to turn off, you can disable the auto-shutdown feature.
How to turn off the auto-shutdown feature?
Go to “Settings” (menu button).
Go to “General”.
Select “Eco Solution”
Finally, turn off the “Auto Shut-Down” feature.
Defective Motherboard and Surge Protector
You cannot do much about a defective motherboard by yourself. Only someone with extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software can successfully repair a malfunctioning motherboard. This is usually done at an authorized repair shop for a Samsung TV if its warranty is still active. If your TV keeps shutting off on you, it’s unlikely that this is the cause.
Check if there is a problem by plugging the TV’s power cord directly into a wall outlet rather than through a surge protector. Change or repair the surge protector to get your TV to shut off on its own if it doesn’t.
A bad capacitor in a Samsung TV also causes the TV to turn off automatically. If your TV has a bad capacitor, it will have a very short lifespan because a bad capacitor will shorten the life of the whole TV. It will eventually cause the TV to burn out and stop working.
To check if your TV has a bad capacitor, you should ask an expert to do a “Capacitance Test“. It’s not difficult to fix a faulty capacitor, but it’s best left to a professional.
Incorrect Channel or Radio Frequency
If your TV is set to the incorrect channel or radio frequency, it will keep turning off. That’s because the electromagnetic waves generated by the wrong channel or radio frequency will interfere with the normal operation of your TV. To fix this, you should adjust the channel or radio frequency on your remote control. To do this, you should refer to the instructions that came with your remote control.
Remote Control Error
If your remote control has a problem, it may be the cause of your TV turning off automatically because of the misplaced and unconscious movements of the buttons. If this is the case, you should seek assistance from the manufacturer of your remote control.
3 Tips to increase the life of your Samsung TV
1. Use a TV Stand. You may protect your TV by putting it on a TV stand. It also helps prevent your TV from being damaged by children who are playing on the floor. TVs may become a heat generator if they are left on for lengthy periods of time. A TV stand is a good way to prevent your TV from becoming a source of heat.
2. Keep the temperature inside the room at a comfortable level. Your TV’s lifespan will be shortened if the room temperature is too high. It’s recommended to keep the room temperature at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) or lower.
3. Do not leave your TV in direct sunlight or a garage. The heat from the sun or a car’s engine will shorten the life of your TV.
The main causes of a TV turning off automatically are related to the owner not knowing how to operate it or problems with the TV itself. However, defective capacitors, bad motherboards, and surge protectors also contribute to the premature failure of a TV.
In this article, we’ve tried to explain what the causes of an automatic shut-off of a Samsung TV are and how you can fix them. We’ve also given you 3 tips to increase the life of your Samsung TV. If you have any questions about the causes of your TV turning off automatically, you can ask us through the comments below. We hope you found the information in this post to be helpful.
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