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What would cause a black spot appox 5inch in diameter to

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what would cause a black spot appox 5inch in diameter to appear on the screen
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: un60f7100afxza 6years old
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: yes and yes
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: just showed up
JA: Anything else you want the TV Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with this.
A few questions coming up and please note that there may be delays between replies if i have to gather various info ;
Please send me a hello so i know you can see my reply ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.


If you open the TV's own menu , does it show up normal or is also affected by this ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
shows up normal

You mean that it covers that spot or you can still see it ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
shows up thru the menu

O.k then I know what this is , please give me a minute to type this down

Thanks for waiting
This is a LCD/LED tv and i`m afraid that there is only one possible cause for a problem like this and that is a defective LCD panel .
Anytime you have horizontal lines , shadows(dark area) or blobs /spots etc. on a lcd tv and it shows no matter what is on the screen including the menu then it is a sure sign of a defective panel.
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

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
JackThanks for the advise it was worth the time to be sureThanks again

Thank you