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Dark bottom half of screen and dark patch in corner

The bottom half of the screen seems darker than the rest and there is a dark patch in the corner. any ideas?

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Re: dark bottom half of screen and dark patch in corner

Thanks for the picture - that's a big help.
It looks you have the dreaded light tunnel collapse common to all LG1.gif DLP TV's. Inside the light engine there is a square tube made up of four mirrors. These mirrors deform and crack with the heat of the lamp. They fall down over the light aperture and cause a shadow of varying degrees. It is fixable now at a realistic price ( used to have to replace engine) as LG have made the parts available. It would take a competent tech around three hours to complete or if you are technically minded you could do it yourself. I hope this helps.
Hope Ya Fix It!

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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