Have TV Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Hi , I`m Jack , I will be helping you today
I`m sorry to hear about your trouble here and I would have only one question on this really ;
How old is this tv and if over a year do you have an extended warranty ?
Reason for asking is that the lcd panel is gone
Anytime you have horizontal lines , shadows or blobs /spots etc. on a lcd tv and it shows no matter what is on the screen then it is a sure sign of a defective panel.
So yes I can confirm the TV's self test , the panel is indeed defective
As a rule of thumb the LCD panel cost around 80% of the original cost of the tv and then it has to be stripped down and rebuilt around the new panel and then again that is if you can find a new panel.When under warranty most companies will replace the tv , not the panel.Sorry to say but this makes the tv practically un-repairable due to the high cost and again that is even if you could find a replacement panel
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news today but i`d rather tell you straight and spare you a waste of time and money
Wish i had better news and an easy solution for you today but I hope this help and I will be in standby if you have any questions.Thank you and please take the time to rate my answer with the stars at the top of your page and SUBMIT so i get compensated for my time and note that you can still reach me here at anytime after this chat is closed if you have other questions.
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Much welcome and please do not forget to rate with the stars at the top of your page (and SUBMIT) so i can get compensated for my time helping you.