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my samsung lcd tv has a black spot in the center of screen

Customer Question

my samsung lcd tv has a black spot in the center of screen at start up. this is followed by an almost split screen , one normal and one twice the size. finally , the screen has 3 white lines running accross the screen, then , a normal picture. this has been getting worse rvery week. what can i do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Anthony F. replied 7 years ago.

Hello JA Customer
I have been fixing Tv and Electronics since I was 5 years old
With better than 20 years experience and 17 years in business

I cant believe you followed that up with

"Then the picture is fine"

I guess the first place we need start is to look at the power supply

I have seen some strange stuff

Since your pix returns to normal we may have some hope that this is not a bad LCD panal

and may be able to fix it

Check the power supply for Puffy and bloated looking capacitors

the tops will not be flat

If you have this issue you will know right away

So open the tv and get back to me


Customer: replied 7 years ago.

well, the back is off. nothing looks bloated, or burnt, or out of place.


Expert:  Anthony F. replied 7 years ago.

Can you take a pix of the power board?

and u/l it it would be nice if i can see what you see


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no, i do not have a digital camera
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX guess i will bring it in to a shop that can take a look at it.