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Dark shadow I have a Samsung HL-R6168W DLP that has a dark 3 inch shawdow on the left side of the screen. It is out of warranty, any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a very similar problem on a HL-R6168w purchased 8/17/05. I have a 2" vertical shaded area on the left side of the screen. I had this problem for approx 2 months, Oct~Nov 2007 and it disappeared. The shading returned in Dec and the vertical shaded area "grew" to 2". I have called local TV repair who say that this will likely require a circuit board change out at a $400 to $600 cost. I don't want to pay for an expensive time consuming search for repair. Next step is a call to Samsung for specific repair directions and or repair cost relief.

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Uh Oh! Your light engine is warping a little from overheating and is distorting the picture. It usually means replacing the light engine.

My suggestion to you is to get on the phone with Samsung and start complaining, then keep complaining until they agree to pay for it. You may have to get the problem diagnosed by a pro before they agree to pay for it though.
Hope ya fix it!

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