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PLEASE NOTE : I will NOT email you the service manual. I get several requests per day to send the manual to people. I tried to make the manual available via the link below. If that works for you, great. If it doesn't, I'm sorry.

- The service manual is at the bottom -

Recently I started having problems with my Samsung Slimfit HDTV (TX-R3079WH) that I bought at Best Buy.  There have been many complaints about the geometry of the TV that I have read online, but mine had never been particularly bad. All of the sudden, the geometry started getting progressively worse - with the picture bowing out to the side. In 4:3 mode, the picture almost filled the entire screen, and in 16:9 mode, the edge of the picture was significantly off the screen.

To top it off, the TV started turning itself off at seemingly random times. Well, not so random. At the worst possible times actually. Pretty much every time there was a gunshot, or explosion, or loud scream, or anything else exciting and climactic on the screen. After it turned itself off, I would have to wait a few minutes, and then I could turn it back on.

Fortunately I bought the Service Plan from Best Buy. On many items I think the service plans are a big rip-off. But in this case, I definately came out ahead, as the repairs were $300, on an $800 tv, and the plan only cost me $120.

Apparently some models of the slimfit have the incorrect resistors/capacitors/something electric in them. This causes power fluctuations (causing the geometry problem), and eventually as a self-protection method, the TV turns itself off to avoid surges.  My mom bought the same TV as I have, so I was worried that she would have the problem too. The tech gave me the serial number pattern of the affected TVs. If your serial number has a Y in the middle, followed by an 8, 9, or A, you are affected. so Y8, Y9, or YA for the pattern deficient out there.

The bad timing of the power-off occured because additional power is needed to show/hear the explosions etc, and that was enough to push it over the edge each time.

The fix only took a few minutes, he popped the back off the TV, yanked some stuff, and soldered something else back in.

After that the TV worked great, but the geometry was not back to perfect. He didnt have the service manual with him, but he said he would email it to me. He did, and I was able to use it to fix the TV. In the interests of helping all the other slimfit owners out there, I will post an HTML version of the manual below. I also have the PDF if you want a copy that way that has the pictures and stuff. Use the manual at your own risk, I wont take the blame if you screw up your TV, and you might void your warranty by doing something in there. 

The PDF can be found here : http://google.com/base_media?q=hand-2197576518937845934&size=8

 

PLEASE NOTE : I will NOT email you the service manual. I get several requests per day to send the manual to people. I tried to make the manual available via the link above. If that works for you, great. If it doesn't, I'm sorry.

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:44 AM gadgets | Back to top


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where is pdf
Left by Brian Khai on Aug 30, 2006 9:56 PM

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Dear Jason, I was having a weird geometry problem with my Samsung SlimFit 21" (CRT) and thanks to this wonderful magic comand (Mute 182) I was able to correct it and much more.

Is that possible handle me a copy of this service manual in PDF? Please contact me: mingulino at gmail dot com!

Thank you very much for your attention!
Giovani.
Left by Giovani Cospefogo on Sep 02, 2006 10:43 AM

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I'm also looking for a way to correct the geometry issues with my 30" SlimFit. This looks like a great start, but if you could email me the PDF, I'd be quite appreciative.

johnwanderson-at-gmail-dot-com

Thanks a bunch man. I know of a few others who could make good use of this info.
Left by Jack Anderson on Sep 02, 2006 2:24 PM

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I too am looking to correct my geometry issues with the same slimfit TV! The PDF would be very very appreciated. chrislgrigg-AT-hotmail-dot-com. Thank you so much!
Left by Chris on Sep 06, 2006 6:08 PM

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I too have geometry problems, I would appreciate it if you could email the pdf to gclark44@comcast.net. Thanks George
Left by Geo on Sep 10, 2006 11:10 AM

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I too have the same problem.

Please kindly send me the pdf to bs2105@yahoo.com.sg asap.

Thanks for your help
Left by Brian Tan on Sep 12, 2006 2:42 AM

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the pdf link doesn't seem to work. Downloads halfway then stops. Send it to me if you could.
Left by sam on Sep 19, 2006 2:32 PM

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Please send me the service manual at pantakos@gmail.com. Thank you in advanced!!!
Left by jerry on Oct 19, 2006 8:54 AM

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the pdf link doesn't seem to work. Downloads halfway then stops. Send it to me if you could. Please send me the service manual at lovacc@libero.it
Left by Angelo on Nov 03, 2006 1:07 AM

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Please send me a manual service robsonl@ig.com.br. Your link download halfway then stop. tks
Left by robson on Nov 08, 2006 8:38 AM

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Like the others I was unable to download the PDF, could you kindly email it to me? juan-0245@usa.net

Thanks in advance.
Left by Juan on Nov 11, 2006 4:48 PM

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Hi, mute+1+8+2+Power is not working in my TV set. i have slimfit CS29Z40 and i want to disbale DNIE feature. please help.
Left by himanshu on Nov 20, 2006 7:15 AM

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Thank you so much for this PDF - my only question (and it's probably a dumb one) is How do I display this Lion and Cross hatch pattern?!?! I would love to correctly calibrate the tv.
Left by matt on Nov 20, 2006 7:33 PM

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I was able to enter the menu using the following procedure (on 29Z338T):
Turn off TV from remote - Turn off TV from the button - Unlpug power - Plug power - Press the power button on the TV - Info - Menu - Mute - Power on remote.
I was able to correct the geometry, using pictures from the S-video, but when I switched back to TV - the picture was stretched (i mean the vert. size and horiz. size were bigger than the screen size
Left by Ivan on Dec 06, 2006 12:06 AM

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pdf is corrupt....can you review and repost the link, or email to me at jeffdebi9@yahoo.com
Left by JeffR on Dec 07, 2006 2:22 PM

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Google for 20050708154431015_S62A-aadj-3.pdf and you will find the PDF. ;-)
Left by and on Dec 13, 2006 1:44 PM

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I was able to correct various aspect of geometry, but i don't support curiosity a i aply 'reset' in main menu of service mode, and now the image on tv tunner appear only in b&w with a shading patern (the grays are not greys), greys and shadows are 'meshes', like a true color bitmap seen on a 256 color mode grphic board in a pc. I think that chnge the mode of tunnig, and the tv is in pal mode, because i can see hdmi dvd changing the pal-ntsc mode with all resolution. I hope that you can help me, so i apreciate your atention and if you can send me the PDF file at cardan74@hotmail.com

Thnaks in advance!
Left by Dante Aguilar on Jan 03, 2007 11:04 AM

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Tried to download PDF and google'd, no luck. can someone please send me the pdf?

kovert00 at yahoo dot com

THANKS!
Left by KoVeRt on Feb 09, 2007 11:17 AM

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and me please. paulwilliams83@hotmail.co.uk
Left by Paul Williams on Feb 15, 2007 12:59 PM

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Thank you so much for this wonderful information. My slimfit is also turning off at random times. Can you let me know the exact part replaced?Capacitor?Resistor? My husband is an electronics genius, and we did not purchase the service plan. Thanks, again.
Left by Sondra Servais on Mar 08, 2007 7:13 AM

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Thanks for finding the Samsung Slimfit TX-R3079WH Repair manual in PDF. Please send a copy to my e-mail address. Thanks so much.
Left by Doug Goar on Mar 22, 2007 10:06 AM

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As I can see here, people are asking for the service manual to be sent via email. I can only hope that you are still sending this. My TV has been great for the past 18 months, and today it just won't turn on. Could you email the service manual to lcms77@hotmail.com. Many thanks.
Left by Brendan on Apr 07, 2007 10:56 AM

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tv samsung/slimfit/ Problem ; geometry tv input svideo.
Geometry tvinput antene ist fine.

SAMSUNG CW29Z338P
Left by joro dimitrov on Apr 15, 2007 1:48 AM

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I have the same set in my shop. But my problem is different. It has a severe horizontal scan. The voltage at IC401 pin 2 is about 0 volts and pin 3 is about 3 volts. I believe there should be a balance here, pins 2 and 3 should be the same. I don't have a schematic. Have any of you experience this problem?

Ken.
Left by Kenneth Manning on Apr 19, 2007 1:30 AM

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I have a samsun SlimFit and it doesn't power on. It's 2 years old and I bought it from curcuit city. I didn't buy the 3 year extended warranty.

Any suggestions? Any help will be appreciated.
Left by Doesn't power on on May 13, 2007 11:31 AM

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Thanks for the guide, it's wonderful.
I have a samsung slimfit with geometry problems i can correct with service menu, can anyone send me a copy of service manual? please
spike_spiegel_87@hotmail.com
thanks in advance
stefano
Left by stefano on May 30, 2007 3:52 PM

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The Service Manual for the Slimfit TX-R3079 can be gotten from J&J international (they have a web site) for about $37.... I got a copy from them... I believe it's listed as part # AA82-02252A, or just ask for the Service Manual.. good luck...
Left by Matt_Tech on Jun 13, 2007 7:44 PM

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here's the info for J&J:
J&J International - Fairfield NJ 07004
1-800-276-9077 - FAX 973-276-9078
Website: www.samsungparts.com
Left by Matt_Tech on Jun 13, 2007 7:55 PM

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Please send me the PDF file as I also have these problems. Thanks in advance. star and turn off betwing 10 minutes

please help me
Left by HUGO FLORES on Jul 11, 2007 11:06 PM

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I have been having problems with my slimfit TX-R3079WH randomly turning itself off, then back on. Today it turned off and won't come back on. It doesn't have a Y in the serial number, so there must be other batches that are affected. I've had it for about 14 months and didn't purchase an extended warranty. Thanks for your info...it gives me hope...
Left by perryvt on Jul 28, 2007 11:46 AM

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If the TV have an incorrect resistor/copacitors in them has anyone gotten Samsung to pay to have it fixed?
Left by Greg on Aug 01, 2007 10:54 PM

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My 30" slimfit HDTV had to be serviced once about 6 months after purchase. Now, 1.5 years after purchase, it is being serviced again due to it randomly shutting off. I purchased the 4 yr extended service plan from Best Buy, so hopefully it will break two more times so I can return it as a "lemon."
Left by j on Aug 06, 2007 5:08 PM

# Geometric Settings
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Hi sir,
I have got replaced the software IC of SAMSUNG 29" TV-model no. CS29M21MA, for some technical problems, now I am facing some geometric problems, means below picture is cutting, like in news channels below flash news strips....and also above right corner is bending. Please if you have any preset values for this model so that I can set it through service menu.

Model - CS29M21MA (Samusung India)

Thanks
Sanjay
Left by Sanjay on Sep 10, 2007 1:34 AM

# Geometric Settings
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Hi sir,
I have got replaced the software IC of SAMSUNG 29" TV-model no. CS29M21MA, for some technical problems, now I am facing some geometric problems, means below picture is cutting, like in news channels below flash news strips....and also above right corner is bending. Please if you have any preset values for this model so that I can set it through service menu.

Model - CS29M21MA (Samusung India)

Thanks
Sanjay
Left by Sanjay on Sep 10, 2007 1:34 AM

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I am also having the probs with my tv not turning on anymore. What is the fix for this or can someone send me the service manual. theimms at hotmail dot com
Left by BigD on Sep 21, 2007 11:42 PM

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hi i have a geometry problem samsung slim tv please could you send it me sinfan78@gmail.com
Left by sinfan on Sep 30, 2007 4:05 PM

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l have a samsung slinfit with geometry and power problems, lcan anyone send me a copy of service manual pleace
aall.2002@hotmail.com
tanks in advance
migthy
Left by mighty on Oct 11, 2007 3:34 PM

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l have a samsung slinfit with geometry and power problems, lcan anyone send me a copy of service manual please
Left by subash on Oct 25, 2007 9:46 PM

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Of course my set starting shutting off at six weeks, and I have the extended warrenty. No one can find the problem, they say it works fine at the shop. I get it home and it shuts off after a couple of days, and it will come back on after a couple of days. Samsung and the service tech have tried to tell me it's the power in my house. I have an electrician prove them wrong.
I would appreciate any info on what they need to fix in the tv to slove the power issue. Thanks!
Left by Chad on Nov 03, 2007 12:42 PM

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hi.. cant d/l the PDF.. it stops dl-ing after some while. can u please send me to the mail or upload to a different place. i guess Google base has some limitation.

i just screwed up my Slimfit settings.. now only black screen comes out and stand by after 5/6 secs. how can i reset the settings now? plz some one help me.
Left by tanvir on Nov 07, 2007 10:40 PM

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I got my 27"HDTV (almost slim) with my rewards at thankyounetwork.com. I am deaf so I rely so much on closed caption. The caption on this TV is so bad I can hardly read it. It is white (looks like poor typewriter) letters on black....some letters are dull and others are bright. Can you solve this problem for me? Is the caption inside the TV itself and is there any way to correct this? Thank you
Left by Marianne Larsen on Dec 01, 2007 7:39 PM

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I have problem with my 29''samsung slim tv CS-29Z40MHTXNGC.
It simply will not come on, instead the red light will be lit thats all.
Can some e-mail the service manual please
Left by umar dada on Dec 10, 2007 9:10 AM

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I have problem with my 29''samsung slim tv CS-29Z40MHTXNGC. the red light will come on but it wont start
Left by umar dada on Dec 10, 2007 9:12 AM

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Samsung 30" Slimfit TXT3093WH will not power on at all. Just stopped working. Anybody know why this can occur. It just makes a faint ticking noise constantly. What kind of repair does this involve. Ony 1 and a half years old. Looking for an ansewr please!!
Left by Jesse on Dec 10, 2007 10:51 PM

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samsung ws32z308p
Left by ady on Dec 12, 2007 12:25 PM

# playing with geometry
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I have geometry probs with a 32 slimfit. Using the old info - menu - mute - power (start with TV off) you enter the service menu. Whatever input you use HD, S VIDEO, COMP, select before you start.

Write down the start GEO settings, then play around - most settings are self explanatory. You can only improve the GEO not cure it as most GEO problems are caused by a non symmetrical signal from source i.e to correct one part of the picture you will distort another - I worked on the law of averages looking at a wide variety of sources - the THX optimizer on STAR WARS dvds provides some excellent displays to help sort your picture.

Good Luck (Review of set - good picture SHIT geometry)
Left by rockboy360 on Dec 30, 2007 3:04 PM

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My Samsung 30" Model nos Tx-R3079WH, stop working .
Without no reason, its has been like this since 2 months now, tried turning it on everyday but its refuse to come on.
Please can someone help me.
Left by obinna ugochukwu on Jan 20, 2008 4:39 PM

# Samsung power problem...simple fix..thankfully
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I've had my Samsung TX-R3079WH for 2+ years and it suddenly quit working. No standby light, no chime while turning it on...nothing.

I called Samsung for repair (out of warranty) and they said they would send someone out. I stopped them from doing so b/c they couldn't give me a quote on the price for diagnosis. So I called some of the approved repair centers in my area and 3 different places told me that the power circuit board (or something like that ) needed to be replaced. All estimates pointed to $350-$400 for parts and service. I declined and decided to look into the TV myself.

I took the back cover off (only 12 screws) and followed the power cord to this $200 board that supposedly needed replacing. Immediately I noticed a tiny fuse that was blown!

I went to Radio Shack, bought a replacement and everything is working again. Here is the fuse type and Radio Shack part number in case you're in the same boat.

5 AMp - 250V Slow Blow Fuse
T5AL250V
Radio Shack part # 270-1067
Left by phattymatty on Jan 23, 2008 3:17 PM

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thanks phattymatty you were right. after 2 years the tv just dies. followed your instructions. bought a 4 pack of the fuses for $3 and we're good as new.
Left by Albino Alligator on Feb 02, 2008 10:15 PM

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Would anybody be so kind as to tell me which components
are replaced to fix the power problems?I was a TV repairman in the 70s and 80s and simply dont have the
test equipment or a manual to tackle this. THANKS
Left by Chris on Feb 03, 2008 12:17 PM

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I have had a simular problem with my TX-2782 I do not have a Y in the middle of my serial number, But it did start shutting off and quickly got where it would not stay on more than a few seconds. This happened after only two months of use!!! My TV has been in the "authorized repair shop" for more than two months and Samsung will not do anything about it untill the repair shop gives up!? The "repair shop" is A Better Electronic Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Left by Frank Hertz on Feb 16, 2008 6:16 PM

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Thanks phattymatty! We also bought the fuses after our slimfit wouldn't power on, and it works good as new. Ours was also only 2 yrs old.
Left by Cheryl on Feb 18, 2008 9:25 AM

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I have a Samsung TX-R3079WH that turns off every 5 minutes. I am so pissed at Samsungs. They will not fix it or replace it. I am hiring a lawyer and plan on suing Samsung for the price of the TV. If anyone would like to be added to the lawsuit and try to recover some of your money let me know. The more people I can get with the same problem the better chance we will win. Please E-mail me at itdannyr@gmail.com.
Left by Danny Richardson on Mar 10, 2008 6:44 PM

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Hi,
I recently had the same issue and downloaded the PDF and all is now working well. I did read however in another blog about being able to take away the 4 second delay between turning the TV on and being able to see picture. I was wondering how this is accomplised.

Thanks
Left by Alex on Mar 21, 2008 8:43 PM

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yes my TX-R3079WH turns off by itself after a few minutes, wow thats a surprise, does anyone know the part number and name that needs to be replaced to fix this problem. i did a search on the samsung parts website for #AA82-02252A but found nothing.
Left by samsung hater on Mar 28, 2008 5:27 PM

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Thank you so much, Jason! I downloaded your PDF with no problems and fixed my TV - now I can see the whole image in HD and can focus on complaining about the show I'm watching, not the image quality! You've made me a happy guy. Cheers!
Left by Dave on Apr 23, 2008 3:23 PM

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Can not download the service manual, anybody could help me sending it to me, tnx in advance
proteo_1@hotmail.com
Left by PROTEO on May 03, 2008 8:57 PM

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Hey phattymatty, we have been having the same problems with our samsung. We were so excited when we read your advice. We did what you said and bought a new fuse at Radio Shack and put it in. It worked great last night, but then today it turned off again after being on for about an hour. Got any other tips for us???? I sure hope so. This is INCREDIBLY frustrating.
Left by jill on May 06, 2008 9:11 PM

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My 32" slimfit developed the same problem at 2.5 years old. I read this blog and learned about replacing the 2.5A fuse. My fuse didn't appear to be burned out, but I replaced it anyway. It worked for awhile, but then starting turning itself off again. I'll be calling the repair man tomorrow, but if he quotes $300, then so long Samsung...for good.
Left by Don W. on May 18, 2008 10:04 PM

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Hey there, all of you have totally different problems then me on the tx-r3079wh . The t.v works fine, i watch dvds , play games etc on it - not having the auto turning off problem either, The score is cut out a lil bit off the screen on basketball games. Thats about it for the picture.
But its the features itself the hdmi is not working whatsoever , and i get this really high pitch sound in the background periodically - (it sounds like you;ve gone deaf) You just turn off the tv , and turn it back on to remove the noise.
But i just got a ps3 and it totally sucks that i cant use this tv as hd anything . Horrible im going to look for my receipt now hopefull its sill under warranty.

Although it looks great, and has worked fine for a while , it has more problems that my last tv that was around for 25 years lol till the last year as well Definitely going to trade it back in and get some sort of upgrade . Screw this tube shit lol , they dont make em like they used to..

Left by Farrell on May 21, 2008 9:20 PM

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I picked up one of these free off of craigslist the other day, it was of course dead. I took it apart and found a bad solder joint on the power supply board, under a transformer. It had a little bit of smoke around it and the resistance was all wrong. So any how I resoldered it and the TV has worked great since then
Left by gary on May 24, 2008 6:34 PM

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could i please have the service settings for this model, as the pixels look about .2 further apart on the outside than they do in the middle..
Left by ws32z40 on May 26, 2008 1:43 PM

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I just want to tell everyone the AWFUL time I have had since purchasing the Slim Fit 27" TV from samsung. I bought it in December (for X-mas present) then in February it would not turn on. It got repaired, then 2 months later did it again. The repair guy came out took the back off switched A BUNCH of stuff and when he left my picture was lopsided. I had a white line in one corner because the picture tilted. SOOOO I called again. this time the repair guy came out and refused to fix it. He said I needed to call samsung to demand a replacement. I did that Today. I was told they no longer carry this model (I WONDER WHY HAHA) and they gave me 3 option. I could get a 26" even exchange. A 32 " with a $200 cost to me or a refund, I though that was BOGUS. I have to pay a difference to get a 32 BUT they won't pay me the difference for sending me a smaller one??? doesn't seem right.
Left by Sharon on Jun 13, 2008 11:05 AM

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I bought the 32" slimfit (TX-R3079WH)about 2yrs ago, and about 6 months ago it shut down and wouldn't turn back on. So I had a local TV repair shop fix the flyback tranformer. That lasted about 4 months,of course out of the warranty period), and it kept shutting down, and I have to waiting about an hour to turn it on because it won't turn on after it shuts down. Samsung will do nothing except tell me to spend even more money to repair it. I decided to just buy an LCD or Plasma TV instead. I am also trying to join a class action suit to get my money back form Samsung.
Left by Harry on Jul 13, 2008 10:52 AM

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Samsung TX-R3079WH
No power please e-mail the service manual pdf
Thank You
Left by felix on Jul 18, 2008 6:21 PM

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Don't know what to do. No power please email the service manual...thanks
Left by Terry Ryan on Jul 21, 2008 1:41 PM

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I gave a Samsung TXT 3092 with all the same problems. turning off, etc. It has been in the shop twice, and is in the shop now. Bought it from BestBuy 10 months ago. Very little use. Samsung Customer service is terrible. Any chance that some of us could get a lawyer and file a class action suit for fraud?

~ Ken
Left by Ken on Jul 27, 2008 1:44 PM

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My slimfit shut off one day. It was having no problems until then. I took it apart and found the blown fuse. I replaced the fuse and it worked good until now. 6 months after fuse replacement now I have the Geomitry problem with the Big bows at the edge of screen. Samsung should own up to this problem and fix out of warranty sets for free since this is a apparant engineering problem. Pdf dowloaded great thanks for help.
Left by Carter on Aug 10, 2008 3:38 PM

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My tv just wont turn on. The geometry was fine. Is this something i can fix myself.
Left by sam on Aug 14, 2008 9:06 AM

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I was never good at Geometry either
Left by GFarce on Aug 17, 2008 10:47 AM

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I have just bought a 21" cw-21z573. But I have same problem with the geometry. But I cant download this pdf can anybody send it to my mail... Thanks caninsan79@hotmail.com
Left by caninsan on Aug 29, 2008 6:19 PM

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Samsung slimfit hdtv cr32z30 died the other day. Checked the fuse, it was ok. Power button blinks rapidly when I try to turn the power on. I only buy Sony now, but I would like to get this TV working, so I can sell it to the pawn shop.
Left by Steve Currin on Aug 31, 2008 9:32 AM

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My Samsung just went off one day and want come back on, before is was great and a great picture, but we were watching it one day and it just went off. please send me the manual
thanks
Left by Brenda Williams on Oct 14, 2008 2:03 PM

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Recently my TXR3079WH started acting up, screen turned hourglass on me and would shut off after a few minutes, did this a week ago. I unplugged it for a while and started it later, adjusted the tilt and it seemed to be ok . But the other night it went wonky again. This time I DL'd the service alignment pdf (from link above) and went throught the service menu. I noticed that several items seemed different from the factory settings noted in the manual, so I adjusted all to be as per menu, except H Parabola, which controls the hourglass/round screen compression and roll top and roll bottom to straighten the (pre-existing) blooming issue out. I hit the reset part as well. TV seems ok now (knock on wood), looks better than ever!
Is there a H/W problem (after 3 yrs) that I am compensating, like a weak power component or something?
Left by Dane Fess on Oct 21, 2008 8:09 AM

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That didn't last long, went funky again last night. Must be strictly a H/W issue, any suggestions?
Left by Dane Fess on Oct 23, 2008 1:59 PM

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Got the set back this past weekend. I had taken it in for servicing, because of the power shut-off and obvious picture problems, the tech replaced the PC Board and all is fine now!
Left by Dane Fess on Nov 25, 2008 9:36 AM

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Please help me! I have a Samsung CS-21T20MQ. The picture was bigger than the screen size. I found the way to enter the service menu (Info + Menu + Mute + Power). The problem solved with adjusting the deflection. But somehow I choose option called "RESET / 09-12-2004", and then the TV went off and won't turn on anymore. The power light is on and reacting when I press the remote button. Please help me....
Left by Dave on Dec 20, 2008 4:21 AM

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ok so i know how to fix the geometry problem thanks to the .PDF but it doesn't tell me what i need to replace with my Y9 model...
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Hi. I've bought a Samsung 21" cw-21z573 this morning. He's got the same geometry problems. How can I open the servce menu...? I can't find any pdf! Please, help me. Could you send it to me by e-mail (luke_1977@jumpy.it)Thankyou so much!
Left by Luke on Jan 13, 2009 10:15 AM

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i ve 29" CS29M21MA slim tv. i wanna know abt the correct geometrical combination . any body with a good geometrical tv can give his combination so that i can input it. mine has a worst geometrical problem. seeking for help.
Left by samie on Feb 17, 2009 10:08 AM

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To get into Service Mode, just do this:

1) Turn TV off.
2) Press: MUTE-1-8-2-POWER (one after another).

** Be careful!!! You can render your TV useless **

Read as much as you can before you start. Record the default values of any SM settings before you change them. And oh yes... ** Be careful!!! **


For more Service Mode info:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=720504

For more general Samsung Slimfit info:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=541592
Left by Why Did I Buy A Used Slimfit? on Feb 22, 2009 6:12 AM

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If you need a good, free calibration disc (to fix your geometry), go here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496 . It is great for a free download, but it works better if you also have the "blue film" or glasses.

I used it with my HD-A2 to make the picture look 60-80% better. The geometry looks better too. I can still see "lines" in the top of the screen. They look like the scan lines, that further apart than the rest of the screen (more pronounced in blue scenes, such as sky). In addition there is a red bleed line, with faint blue and green lines in the top of the screen (very visible in dark scenes).

It's a shame because this TV has a great color and sound otherwise.
Left by Another Sad SlimFit Owner on Mar 01, 2009 5:55 AM

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hi jason,
the file in the link is corrupted.please send me a copy of the file to my email. kvnheng@msn.com.
Left by kevin on Mar 04, 2009 9:43 PM

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Hello all! I am an electronics technician in the navy. I run a repair lab, and a friend of mine brought his TV in for me to look at - the TX-R3079WH model. When it was plugged in it would blow the fuse (F1). The amperage would peak to 6.2Amps AC. Then it would level out to about 5A. This is all because of poor manufacturing. I am still looking for the components to replace to improve it's performance and stability. However, I would recommend replacing the fuse with a 6.3A 250V Slow-Blow fuse until I can get you more info. Here's the fuse info at radioshack:

6.3A 250V 5x20mm Slow-Blow Glass Fuse (4-Pack)
Model: 270-1068
Catalog #: 270-1068

***This will only work reliably for this model and only for the power issue of continually blowing fuses***

Get back with you soon! Good luck :)
Left by Beau Anderson ET2(SW) on Mar 26, 2009 11:56 AM

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My samsung TX-R3079WH was working fine, it is about three years old, and this morning will not turn on. It is getting power, I pulled off the back pannel and the fuse appears to be fine. The red power light blinks....any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Left by Tony on Apr 02, 2009 1:49 PM

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How do I get the cross hatch pattern or lion head pattern ?
Left by Victor on May 11, 2009 9:05 PM

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My samsung just lost power this morning. I was planning to call the company or tv technician but decided to search the internet about the product. I never opened a tv in my life, but when I read one of the comments that there are only twelve screws(actually 14 srews) in the back to open it, and replaced the fuse with upgraded 6.3A 250V (4 pk)
slow-blow glass fuse
Model: 270-1068
as recommended by Beau Anderson, I decided to do it myself.I have to look for it(it is in the lower left side, I just use a srewdriver to take it out) Right now the tv is working fine. I hope it will last long. Thanks a lot.
Left by ed on Aug 08, 2009 2:30 PM

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I have the Samsung TXr3079WHX and it's a POS, let me tell ya! We bought it in January 06, and it worked fine until May 07. Called Samsung, had to jump through thier hoops, but finally got them to agree to repair this....Was sent in to the repair place in July or so, didn't get it back until October. We enjoyed 3 months of TV and just after the 90 day warranty ran up (from the repair place), the set died again! The TV has no picture at all, but when it's plugged in it "sounds" like it's getting power and I see the red light blinking 4-5 times, the pause, then another 4-5 times....I was excited to see the posts on here about replacing the fuses from Radio Shack. I promptly bought some today, tried my hand at fixing it and nothing! Found the reciept from the repair place and it says they replaced part AA96-03090A (deflection board. Wondering if anyone has done this and is it hard to do? I found it online for $75.00. I would be willing to try this one last thing---The TV has been sitting since January 08, gathering dust and I'm about to throw it out! Help would be appreciated... :0)
Left by Mary on Aug 22, 2009 2:26 PM

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I do not have to say much but I am headed to Radio Shack in search of a 6.3amp slow burn fuse. Wish me luck and thanks Anderson for defending our country while helping us to enjoy our TV's.
Left by Another Customer on Oct 07, 2009 12:22 PM

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My Samsung tx-t3093wh seems to have the same problem. The screen goes out where there is just a white line flashing the the center horizontally, then the tv shuts itself off.
Could someone PLEASE EMAIL ME THE REPAIR MANUAL! I would be forever grateful!
Left by Catherine on Oct 12, 2009 3:59 PM

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hey dane fess if u get this ,,,,,you had the hourglass pic on yours?? and putting a new board fixed it?? and what did that run you??
Left by ryan on Nov 07, 2009 7:51 AM

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hey catherine i have that s.m if u want me 2 email it 2 u give me ur address
Left by ryan on Nov 07, 2009 7:59 AM

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Hi There
I have a Samsung TX-R3079WH that i can't get to STEREO.I have tried everything but still when you turn it on it shows "mono"

I am not so "clued up" when it comes to this stuff

Deon

Can you please help
Left by Deon on Nov 13, 2009 9:19 AM

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