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Samsung DLP smeared spots on inside of screen

Model #: HL-P5085W (with the pedistal built into the TV)

About a inch in from both sides of the screen I have these spots. Best I can describe them, they look like a clear, oily substance was smeared on the screen from the inside. These spots are see through for the most part and are only visible when the screen displays white or very bright colors.

They have been there from the day I purchased the TV but I honestly let the spots go until I recently got a xbox 360. It seems to get much more noticable when I display movies and games in Hi-Def.

I have a extended service contract with Conn's but they said cleanings aren't covered ($160 service call for cleanings). Samsung said it might be something in the display mechanism but it's out of warranty.

Is it hard to dissassemble the screen on these and clean the inside myself?
Or do I get Conn's service to come check it out then decide?

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I have had the same problems with blue pixelation on the left hand side of the screen after 1.5 years of owning the TV. However I took out the extended warranty and had it repaired just yesterday. It was a firmware update that needs to be done on the TV to allow more voltage through the board, and it seems to have worked. Had the TV on all day yesterday and no sign of blue pixelation.
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have the store fix it you need a tech that has the right equipment to fix that. Since you say you replaced the lamp I assume you mean a LCD micro projector not an LCD Flat panel. There is a piece of equipment that a tech should have that can be plugged into the TVs circuit board and it can fix the spots with an electric pulse. I have seen in done on micro projectors in the store that i work by our techs. So my advise is have the store fix it before your warranty runs out.

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