Question about Samsung HLN5065W 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

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Dlp vertical lines

I have a 2 year old Samsung 50" dlp tv.  I recently started having problems with vertical lines across the screen.  (e.g. lll  lll  lll  lll)  They are in sets of 3 or 4 about an inch apart, with a larger space between each set when a movie has predominately dark colors.  When the screen has mostly light colors, the lines are 1" apart across the whole screen (llllllllllll).  It looks like the colors in the lines are offset from the colors on the rest of the screen, or shifted 1".  They are there from the moment we turn it on until we turn it off, and they will not go away.  We have unplugged everything and plugged it all back in.  We have cleaned inside of the set.  It doesn't make any noises that are out of the ordinary.  We are not finding any solutions, although other people seem to be experiencing similar problems.  It isn't under warranty, which doesn't matter when no one knows what is wrong!  Samsung seems clueless on the problem.

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  • hsm2 Oct 25, 2007

    The tv is an HL-P5063W.  I thank you for your help!

  • garcia124 Nov 24, 2007

    I am experiencing the same problem listed above. This just started 3 weeks ago. I have a Samsung HL-R4266W. Can someone give the part number I would need to order? Thank you!

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  • wattsup Dec 29, 2007

    I have a Samsung HL-R5667WAX/XAA DLP that is just over 2 yrs old. Up to now I have had no problems. Have not even replaced the lamp yet. However, recently a dark gray vertical band, about 3" wide, appeared on the left side of the screen from the top to the bottom. The picture image is visible through the band but it is very annoying.

    Samsung customer support wanted to know if the set had been dropped. It hasn't. They indicated a repairman would need to come out to "re-aline" something.

    Unfortunately, when I called the local authorized repair shop they indicated that the repair for this problem would be $800. This sounds like more than just an adjustment.

    Any idea what the problem is? Can I fix this myself? I'm an electrical engineer so I'm not afraid to attempt the repair myself.

  • bcheung Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Samsung HLN-617W which is 4 years old.
    Vertical lines which roll on a 45 degree angle with all video inputs. The lines aren't always the same. Sometimes they are small spaced lines and sometimes they are spaced an inch apart or so. But this doesn't happen when I use the DVI input (DVD player).

  • tiepolo Jan 31, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Panasonic PT-50DL54. What part do I need to replace and is it something I can replace myself or is it something I should have a technician repair?

  • Gene Thynge
    Gene Thynge Feb 10, 2008

    Same problem I have 8 vertical rows with 8 vertical lines in each row. It does seem to go away after the TV set is on an hour or so, whats wrong?

  • bunnyhop Jun 28, 2008

    I have a Samsung HL-S4266W a year and a half old. Verticle lines across the whole screen exactly one inch apart. They semm to not be visible when there are alot of color variations on the screen at that particular time. But when screen is mostly a lighter color there are the lines. How can I fix this???

  • may_andrew_s Jul 28, 2008

    My Samsung HL-R4266w had the same problem. The vertical pixelated lines on the left side At the time the tv was 13 months old, or 1 month out of warranty. Samsung was gracious enough to extend my warranty and pay for the $750 replacement of the DMD board.

    However! I started having issues with it again last week, had sound but no video, and no LED's blinking. Took it in to get some sort of diagnosis. Another burnt out DMD board (another $750 estimated repair)! This time the tv is out of warranty and Samsung won't do a thing to help me out. Still trying to decide if it's worth fixing. Anyone know what it would cost to fix by myself? Can you even buy DMD boards?

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    Had the same problem with a 42" dlp. Had to replace the whole engine, which includes the dmb board or something like that.It was the whole light and guts of the unit.Tv was about 18 months old, samsung made good for the part,after alot of complaining, I paid the labor to have it fixed,200 bucks,better than having to buy a new tv. I will not buy another samsung.

  • alakaifak Feb 10, 2009

    i have same problem with lines Samsung HLN5065W tv i called to repair they said DMD bourd defect it cost $400 , that's silly.



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The person you talked to at samsung is more than likely a customer support rep that does know anything but what his computer tells him. i have seen this symptom several times in many makes and models. if you can give me your full model number i will give you a part number to fix this issue.

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    Troy Shull Oct 25, 2007

    dmd board part number bp96-006798b


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Threaten to sue samsung until they stop receiving calls or you have a new dlp in your house paid for by them! you wont be harrassing them since legally theyve replaced your defective part with another defective part.paying for a dmd board is stupid when you can pick up a used dlp for much less on ebay!

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I have a samsung LN-S2352W TFT-LCD TV. After you have the TV off for a little while and go to turn it on I get vertical lines of all different colors and no picure but you can hear the sound just fine. After I wait like 5 minutes the picture will pop on and no more seems like too TV has to warm up first. I just started having this problem for about a week now and I have had this tv for about 2 years.

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