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Dark area in my LCD TV

I have a dark area in my LCD TV - center top extending down to about mid screen. it is shaped like a little tornado. It is more noticable on darker background. What is it and what will it take to correct?

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    I am experiencing the same black patch, it looks like a tornado. It has seemed that it has gotten bigger. Our TV isn't a year old. what is causing this and is there a soultion to fix it and not having to resort to purchasing a new set?

  • bobo12394 Nov 16, 2008

    Same problem. Lets check a few details. I have a Viewwsonic tv and am running vista media centre. I am wondering if it is some kind of vista 'burn in'

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SOURCE: images go suddenly darker

Turn off the the OPC feature in the Menu. If that doesnt help, what youre seeing is most likely the Advanced Dynamic Contrast going to work. In layman's terms, it automatically adjusts the contrast depending on the video signal it is receiving. If you want to disable this, change the AV settings to "User" (button underneath the bottom door on the sharp remote)

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a 37in LCD

sounds like a failed backlight or inverter.
larger LCD sets use multiple lamps horizontally across the screen.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: My tv has perpendicular dark lines

theres a possibility you left it on to long and it over heated or the tv is just to old and need replacing. average life for flat screens are about 5 years

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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