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Why is my Samsung TV making a clicking sound?

As an owner of a Samsung TV, I was frustrated to hear a clicking sound coming from it. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved the issue, as well as other solutions I discovered. In this blog post, I’ll explain why my Samsung TV was making a clicking sound, and how I was able to fix it.

Samsung televisions are not immune to temperature changes, and when the internal parts warm up or cool down, they will begin to let off a clicking, popping, or crackling sound. This is nothing to worry about, and a completely normal thing for electronics to do. 

If your TV is making a clicking sound and will not turn on (known as the click of death), it is likely to be due to a bad capacitor. You can fix this yourself and there are tutorials to do this online. However, doing so will void any warranty you have, so it is recommended that you find a Samsung Authorized repair store near you to do it instead.

While the clicking sound you hear is probably due to temperature changes, there are a couple of other more problematic issues that can cause your Samsung TV to make these annoying clicks. 

Tips:

  • A clicking sound on a Samsung TV is often caused by temperature changes and is nothing to worry about.
  • Bad capacitors can cause a clicking sound, and the TV won’t turn on. This can be fixed yourself, but it is recommended to find a Samsung Authorized repair store near you.
  • A software update, soft reset, hard reset, and picture test can also help with solving clicking noise issues.
  • If the issue is not associated with temperature changes, it is best to contact Samsung Support for assistance.

Why is my Samsung TV making a clicking sound?

The most common cause of your Samsung TV making a clicking sound is due to the natural contraction and expansion of the television’s inner workings.

Like other electronics, televisions are made up of various plastic and metal materials that are affected by temperature fluctuations. When this occurs, it is normal to hear some cracking, popping, or clicking sounds. With that said, however, that isn’t the only cause of an annoying clicking sound.

Hardware Issue

Sometimes, when a Samsung television is experiencing hardware issues, it will start making a clicking sound. This can occur even if the television is otherwise working normally. 

Unfortunately, you will need to contact Samsung Support for assistance with hardware problems. They will be able to discuss the matter with you, troubleshoot the problem, and then create a solution to help get your television working properly once again. 

Bad Capacitors

A common problem with LCD televisions is that the capacitors on the power board can go bad. A tell tale sign of bad capacitors is that the television makes a clicking sound but won’t turn on. If you feel comfortable with tackling the problem, you can fix it yourself, though this will require several tools, such as a Samsung Repair kit and soldering iron. 

Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel comfortable trying to fix the bad capacitors yourself. Instead, reach out to a local electronic repair technician or contact Samsung customer assistance. They can give you a list of repair techs near you that have experience working on Samsung televisions. 

How do I fix the clicking noise on my Samsung TV?

If the clicking noise on your Samsung TV is caused by normal temperature changes then there is nothing you can do to fix the problem.

However, the clicking noise should just occur when you first turn the television on or off. If the clicking noise continues to happen even after the television has been on or off for some time, then you probably have a more serious problem on your hands. 

Try a software update

There is a possibility that there is a software bug causing the issue. You can turn on automatic software updates by going ”settings” then ”support” then “software update” and ensure ”Auto Update” is turned on. Alternatively, you can manually update over the internet by clicking ”Update now”.

Try doing a soft reset

Often, a soft reset is all that is needed to solve issues on a Samsung TV. A soft reset does not erase any data. To soft reset a Samsung TV, you simply need to turn the TV off, then remove the plug from the wall outlet and wait for 60 seconds, then put the plug back in and turn the TV on again.

Try a hard reset

A hard reset involves completely reseting the TV to its factory defaults and your data will be erased.

To do this, do the following:

  1. Turn on the TV and press the “Home” button on the remote
  2. Go to “settings”
  3. Then click “general”
  4. Then click “reset”
  5. You must then enter a 4 digit pin number which is 0 0 0 0 by default
  6. Then click ”Yes” to reset the TV
  7. The TV will then turn off once it has finished resetting
  8. You can now turn the TV back on and set it up again

Do a Picture Test

A picture test is a self-diagnostic process that allows the TV to identify the problem and find a suitable solution. 

To do this, do the following:

  1. Press the “settings button”
  2. Go to “Support”
  3. Go to “Device Care”
  4. Go to “Self diagnosis”
  5. Then click “Picture Test”

Ensure that the cables are connected correctly

It could be the case that the clicking sound is being caused by a problem with the cables connected to the TV especially the HDMI cables. It would help to make sure that they are connected properly. If you happen to have another HDMI try using that as instead and see if it solves the issue.

Contact Samsung Support

Unfortunately, if the issue is not associated with temperature fluctuations, your best option is to contact Samsung Support for assistance. In most cases, the television will need to be repaired in order to fix the clicking noise. The support agent can assist you with determining if the television is still under warranty, as well as locate a repair technician near you. 

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