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Samsung 5 550 picture sort of ghosting. All connections

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Samsung 5 550 picture...

Samsung 5 550 picture sort of ghosting. All connections good. This TV worked perfect 2 to 3 yrs. Been sitting idle for a yr . Decided to find out if worth fixing.Could this be a board causing this?

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model number of your TV? How old is it?

Samsung series 5 550.5 yrs old but sitting idle for at least a yr.

Technician's Assistant: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?

Yes and yes

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been an issue with your Samsung? What happened right before this?

Worked perfect for probably 3 yrs. Turned on 1 day and pic ghosting and kind of pinkish color. Could this be the circuit board to go just like that with no warning.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the TV Expert to know before I connect you?

Guess that's it for now.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: TV
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TV Technician: Shahid, Technician replied 4 months ago

- Can you provide me a picture of the TV screen so I can view that ghosting picture issue myself that will help to diagnose the problem quickly?

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