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My SAMSUNG (49MU6470) TV Has Developed a Shadow on Screen

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by charliegolf, 7 Jan 2020.

  1. charliegolf

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    Two years and 4 months old, and a vertical shadow about 8" wide has appeared about a third of the way in from the left side. I have a sinking feeling:(. I can probably get similar for about £350. Are there any fixes? Ta.

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    First thoughts are either dust of backlight failure. Both are fixable, but dust is more difficult to deal with successfully.


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    Thanks Lucid. Where would be a good place to look for repairs? Big retailers; or local tv repair shop? Ta.
     
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    Maybe the small TV shop if they still have an on-site engineer (an expensive commodity) , but TBH, what (or who) you need is the local guy selling refurbished TVs. He'll be used to swapping out bavklights and splitting the various layers of a panel.

    Try Facebook selling groups.


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    Lucid, thanks for your earlier replies. Not many responses locally for a repair. I'm a fairly good DIYer, and if the cost is not mega for parts, I'd like to have a go prior to junking the telly.

    Can you give an estimate of the cost of new backlights; and where to look for them? Ta.

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    It's not something I have time or space to get involved with. You could try this link as a starting point though: https://tvledbars.com/

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