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I have a Samsung widescreen LP t (1080HDTV) purchased in December

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I have a Samsung widescreen LP t (1080HDTV) purchased in December 2007.
Lately the screen has developed small white dots, which have over a month or so
gotten more numerous.
Can you tell me what the white dots mean and if there is anything I can do short of
replacing the whole set?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** am an independent tech connected to you via this pay for assistance website service. Your satisfaction is my top priority and in return your positive rating is the only way I will receive credit for my time.
The white dots are a failed DLP Chip. The Chip costs $200, labor to install it is $250. If you have some experience with hand tools and want to buy the Chip and install it into the tv then REPLY back here and I will be happy to help. Considering the time and money you would have spent on a repair shop you should realize that the advice I've given you is well worth it. You can now make an informed decision on what to do about your tv issue.
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