There were models with early failures but now most should be in the normal failure rate. This can really upset folk as we look up the Ti documentation and see that this will fail, no ifs ands or buts.
Also, you see this failure on the other makers so it appears to be a part that does wear out.
I know this doesn't help you get a free repair but you can try the top post about service issues and hope. If you want sources and videos about changing it, I have those but I find some get upset and don't want to know about this part. They just want it free.
Okay, so looks like im another victim to the "White Dots" My model number is HLS6187wx xaa and sure enough the tech told me that it was not included with the models for free repair I explained to them that the dots were increasing and he again explained that there was nothing she could do.How could some TV's be covered and others not??????? Especially if its all the same issue. I have a Samsung blue ray and surround sound system. The least they could do is supply the faulty DMD. If this was an isolated case where my TV was only having a problem I would be okay, but its so many of US.
Im hoping to contact customer relations to further express my frustration with the White Dot issue that so many of us are having.
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Vincent N: Hi, thank you for reaching out to Samsung technical support. How may I assist you?
Randy: Hello I have a samsung hls6187wx/xaa its getting small white spots all over the screen it started with a couple and grew more each day. now its like 30 and counting. I have heard this is do to a bad DMV chip that is on the DMD board.
Vincent N: I understand that, you are seeing white dots on your TV screen and are increasing in number with time. Am I correct?
Randy: That is correct. It happens on all sources.
Vincent N: Thanks for confirming.
Vincent N: Since when you are facing this issue?
Randy: It started happening about a couple weeks ago with just a few dots.
Vincent N: Do you see these white dots on the Menu pop up, when you press Menu button on the remote control?
Vincent N: Since you are facing the same issue on all the sources, it seems your TV needs to be diagnosed by the service technician.
Vincent N: As your product is out of warranty, you need to file a service request. I will provide you with the click, on clicking the link you will be directed to the page where you can file a service request.
Vincent N: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/request
Vincent N: Are you able to access the link?
Randy: I have already filed a service request
Vincent N: Once you file a service request, you will be contacted in 2 business days and will be assisted further.
Randy: My last big screen set lasted 15 years without incident.If I was aware of this problem at the time of purchase I would NEVER had purchased this unit.
Vincent N: I apologize for the inconvence.
Vincent N: We have thoroughly checked the information and found that we don't have any reported issues with this product.
Vincent N: The information posted on forums can not really be validated, we observe that many similar looking issues are posted as a unique issue, but when checked the actual causes always differ. Samsung does not have control over the content posted on third party web-sites.
Vincent N: Diagnosis by the Service Technician could isolate the issue.