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PICTURE HAS FADED WITH A SLIGHTLY DARK SHADOW ON ONE SIDE

by harryjo1 / November 2, 2009 2:54 AM PST

MODEL No : LE40M86 BDX / XEU
Hi - THE PICTURE ON MY TV WHICH IS JUST 30 MONTHS OLD IS VERY DIM AND HAS A SLIGHTLY DARK SHADOW ON ONE SIDE OF THE SCREEN. WHEN I BOUGHT THE TV THE PICTURE WAS GREAT BUT NOW IT IS NOW VERY POOR.

CAN ANYONE ADVISE ME OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PICTURE AS I PAID

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PICTURE HAS FADED WITH A SLIGHTLY DARK SHADOW ON ONE SIDE
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 2, 2009 9:08 AM PST

harryjo1,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having this issue with your TV. It may be an inverter board, or something internal having to do with the backlighting of the unit. I would recommend having the unit inspected by a technician.

--HDTech

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Same Here
by aric32 / March 29, 2010 1:35 PM PDT

Sounds exactly like my problem. Samsung LNT4071, started getting a ghost about a month ago. Then 2 weeks ago I noticed the left side is darker than the right. This was after having the power board replaced in December(under warranty then). Great tv when working right, however I bought this in December of '07 for quite a bit of money. Should last longer than this.

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Right Side darker than left & double image
by Fourstriper / March 31, 2010 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Same Here

Trying to track down LNT 4661F problem. On power up the right side is darker than right and has a double image, as it warms up the right side brightens up and matches the left side, but now four evenly spaced hosizontal lines appear on the screen, with some intermittent mild double imaging. Tried swapping several boards T-con, video board, T-con cable, to no avail. Capaciters on power suply board are 25 volt and appear in perfect condition!!

Any ideas???

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did you fix it yet?
by matty6979 / December 5, 2010 10:20 PM PST

did anything work for this problem? i have the same thing going on right now on mine. it cost me 2600.00 2 years ago.... this is the ***** if i cant get it fixed.

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Dissapointed
by pdok64 / August 10, 2010 7:00 AM PDT

I sold Televisions for Circuit City for 2 years. I usually Pointed people towards Samsung, Sony, or LG televisions depending on the value at the time and the customers price point. In the store I believed the Samsung had the sharper crisper picture across all lines but that the Sony's picture was cleaner. The LG sets were a great value for the price. That being said I was able to get A Samsung at a great price. 6 months later I got my mom a Sony as it was the better deal. A shadow appeared on my screen about 6 months ago but wasn't that big of issue. It's continued to get Darker and now shadowed horizontal lines have started to appear. The sets long out of warranty and I am not going to buy another Samsung screen. I thought LCD screens were rated at 20 years or thats what I was told to tell customers. My moms Sony still looks beautiful. Knowing what I know now I would not have pointed customers towards a Samsung period.

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