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Oliva LCD tv has developed streaks in the screen.

I bought an Olivia 327-S12 LCD tv a couple of years ago and it has just developed streaks on the screen and I can't seem to get rid of them. The steaks actually look like dark stains, as if someone has spilled some coke on the screen. The rest of the screen looks great and I can still see the picture through that darkened area but obviously it's a distraction when watching tv. I've tried adjusting picture settings to no avail.

any and all help is appreciated.

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  • durango716 Jan 30, 2009

    Thank you both for responding. Your answers have pretty much confirmed my suspicions. Here's a picture of my screen as you requested Lone99star.

  • durango716 Jan 31, 2009

    Dan, thank you very much for your explanation of what's going on with my LCD screen. I'll start pricing things out and see what I can find.

    Thanks again.

  • karnenorte Feb 23, 2009

    It looks like a Burn in Image i have the same Problem with my 47 inch Olevia

  • Jason Morris May 11, 2010

    Can you take a photo of the screen with a digital camera and post it here.
    It sounds like the screen may be cracked and bleeding internally.


  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    screen has many horizontal white steaks


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This is an indication of damage to the LCD panel itself. Unfortunately this can not be "repaired". The panle itself needs to be replaced. The replacement panel can easily cost almost as much as a replacement TV, so check around for pricing. You may want to try to locate another defective TV that has a good panel but electronic problems and swap the panel.


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  • ABRsvcs Jan 30, 2009

    What you are seeing is a deterioration of the internal polarization film. This is within the LCD panel itself and is a manufacturing problem or a defect in the film itself. As I stated this can not be "fixed". The panel will eventually need to be replaced.



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