Question about Samsung HL-S5687W 56" HDTV
Picture can be seen behind the dark streak. Dark streak appears to be getting larger with age.
Your TV has a bad light tunnel. This part is inside the light engine. A qualified tech will have to replace it, but the part is available. Once it is replaced the TV will be as goog as new. Please take time to rate this solution and let me know if I can be of further assistance
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
I can see my picture, but it has gone dark. I replaced the bulb and the picture has not improved. Any idea what else could be wrong. This is a samsung hls5687w model
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Inspect where the dark streaks are on the television. If the streaks occur at the same place on the top and bottom of the screen, they are due to the formatting of a movie or television show you are watching. This is normal. Also, if the streaks appear on the left and right of the screen, they are due to the show being filmed in full-screen instead of wide-screen. This also is normal.
Change the input setting so you are viewing the contents of a different device. If the dark streaks are gone, you know they are due to the device connected to it. However, if the dark streaks remains no matter what input the TV is connected to, the problem lies with the television.
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