How to Update Samsung LED TV Firmware

By Jennifer Mackinday

Samsung LED, or light emitting diode, televisions use an LCD screen with LED lights either behind the screen or around the edge of the screen to provide a high-quality picture in a lightweight case. LED televisions are often energy-saving and most meet Energy Star specifications. A lightweight and thin profile makes LED televisions easier to mount on a wall than other types of televisions. Some models of LED televisions are also 3D-capable.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • USB memory drive
  • Internet access

Step 1

Find the model code of your Samsung LED television. This information is printed on a sticker and can be found on the back of the television. Write down the model information.

Step 2

Log on to the Samsung Support website (see Resources). Select "TV/Video" in the center of the page. Choose your television type and model number in the pop-up window.

Step 3

Choose "Get Downloads." Connect a USB memory drive to your computer. Select "Firmware" and click on the "Upgrade File" icon. Choose "Save" in the pop-up window and save the file to the USB memory drive attached to your computer. Allow several minutes for the download to finish.

Step 4

Click "Start" and click "Computer" to open a Windows Explorer window. Double-click the USB memory drive. Double-click the execution (.exe) file downloaded from the Samsung website. Click "Unzip" from the pop-up menu. After the file unzips, select "OK" and then select "Close."

Step 5

Right-click on the USB memory drive icon in the Windows Explorer window and then select "Eject." A pop-up message will alert you when it is safe to remove the drive. Disconnect the USB memory drive from your computer.

Step 6

Turn on the television. Insert the USB memory drive into a USB port on the back of the TV. Select the "Menu" button on the remote control. Navigate to the "Support" menu using the arrow buttons. Press "Enter."

Step 7

Select "Software Upgrade" using the arrow buttons and press "Enter." Verify that the upgrade file is a more recent version of firmware--the higher the version number, the newer the file. Choose "Yes" from the pop-up message confirming the upgrade request and press "Enter." When complete, the television will reboot.

Step 8

Remove the USB memory drive from the television.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not install the downloaded upgrade file if the television has a newer version.
  • Do not remove the USB drive during the firmware update.