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There are black areas on the tv screen in the background…

There are black areas...

There are black areas on the tv screen in the background which are getting bigger. It seems to be on every input and output. its a samsung 65 in. LED built in 2011. I need to know if this can be fixed or buy a new one.

Technician's Assistant: Are there any HDMI cables or A/V jacks (red, yellow, and white cables) plugged into your Samsung TV?

Yes

Technician's Assistant: Was there a power outage recently?

No I dont think so

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

The black sploches are in the background but arent visible when the screen is bright. they become visible on blue skies and such

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4/25/2018
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Just going by your description, this is not something that can be repaired economically. When the screen develops these dark areas it means the entire screen would have to be replaced, which costs too much compared to replacing the tv with a new one of similar size/features.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Id have to replace the whole screen?

That's correct.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
OK Do you know of a way to get rid of your old big screen TV if you buy a new one?

You might just want to retire this tv to a spare bedroom for the kids to use or something. Or try to sell it really cheap on craig's list to someone that doesn't care about the issue.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
OK one more..this TV was built in 2011 is this about the length of time for the thing to last?

Depends on how many hours per day the tv is used. If it's 8-12hrs/day then, ya 7-10 years is about right.

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