Question about Samsung HP-R5072 50 in. Plasma HDTV
You have dead pixels , It may cost more to fix than getting a new tv, ill recommend calling samsung and talking to them to see if your still under warranty. Thanks -JC
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Posted on Nov 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, Depeending on the thickness of the lines matters. If the lines are Black and about 1-2 inches thick it may be a bad bottom buffer board or a bad panel (screen).
If the lines are thin 1/16 to 1/8 inch it is most likely a bad panel.
You can open up the set and depending on the model, see the thin board/boards running across the bottom with ribbon cables going to the panel. You may be able to attempt reseating the ribbon cables, but be careful as some retainer plugs break very easy.
If the lines are thick black and the reseating doesn't correct it you may be able to buy the coresponding buffer. Unfortunately some bottom buffers are actually part of the panel. If you are not comfortable taking it apart then call a professional but be aware labor charges start around $200 not counting parts, panels start at $600 up to over $1000
hope this helps
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
I have the same problem, currently searching for a solution. Have you resolved your problem yet? Looking to repair myself, any tips or ideas that you have/expirenced would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Todd
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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