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Samsung Replacement Chip for White Dots - Does it last?

by Terry_Scalia / June 4, 2012 7:57 AM PDT

If anyone has replaced the White Dot Problem Chip on their Samsung HDTV, how long has it been, and is the replacement chip identical to the original, in the sense that it will again be faulty with the same amount of use?

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Great question
by ML6280 / June 5, 2012 12:21 PM PDT

I replaced mine about a month ago... so far so good. The original chip lasted about 4 years 3 months (3 months past my Best Buy warranty...go figure). I have read many posts from frustraited owners...some with sets a little more than a year old....all the way to 4-5 years. I hope I can get at least another 4 out of this chip. I imagine the only folks with the answer to your question are TI (Texas Instruments)...they are the ones who make that chip. Perhaps they have made inprovements to the chip?


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We took the chance
by Terry_Scalia / June 5, 2012 10:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Great question

Since I posted my question, we finally got through to someone who would tell us that the chip has, indeed, been improved since the original (apparently Samsung cannot tell us that, or it would admit the liability on this widespread failure) We, too, are a bit over four years from the purchase, and we just ordered the chip and will have our TV back to normal next week. Still less expensive than a new TV, and still wrong Angry to have to pay at all.
Good luck with yours, Here's to another four years! Happy


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