Question about Televison & Video
I have a Samsung HLS5086W - 50 inch Rear projection. I had one white spot a couple of weeks back and now there are more than 50 dots. I realized that its a known issue in Samsung DLP TV. I called up Samsung and they are not providing any kind of help in getting this rectified, no discount, no recall, nothing. And looks like it will be more than $400 - $500 to get it fixed. Is there a way for us to collectively talk to Samsung and have them recall this??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will actually get white and black dots , the black ones are tougher to see because of the color in the background , within 2 months youre picture will be fully covered with dots....I went through the Samsung website troubleshooting flow chart , and it led me to a bad Digital Micromiror Device , or DMD board . What is actually the problem is the DMV chip connected to this board . Inside this chip are 3 million tiny mirrors ,and when they physically get stuck , they either show black or white instead of a color . Samsung will not tell me the part number of the chip , they will only offer to send a service tech to my house .
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
See link below for "field of stars" fix:
Worked a charm on my 50" Samsung DLP. Read thread carefully as there are 2 different version of the DMD chip you will need to replace. I ended up fixing mine for less than $165!
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Random dots or pixels failing on a DLP TV will be a bad DMD chip. This is a technician replace item only. The chip runs around 160 dollars list price. The part number will depend on which version the set uses and will be determined by the technician.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
It seems you might have an issue with the dmd board. Go to the menu, and if the dots still show on the menu, the issue definitely is with the dmd board but if they don't come up on the menu, the issue will be with the video board.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
The random whit dots you are seeing is more than not the DMD or million little mirrors board. The white spots represent some of the mirrors that are sticking in the on position. In that case they are always reflecting white light from the lamp. I don't concider the DMD board a do it yourself repair since on the older DLP set it requires mechanical alignment as well. The best thing to do is contact a techincian and see what they might charge to repair the TV for you. Please take a few moments to rate my answer...Thanks..
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
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