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CANDLE LIKE BURN ON THE SCREEN CANNOT WIPE AWAY

CAN THIS BLACK MARK BE REPAIRED?

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  • aldagrimtook Apr 14, 2009

    Same problem here, mine looks more like Virga that is affecting the top quarter of the TV. If this wasn't an LCD screen I'd say that it needed to be degaussed.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Had the very same problem. Started about 1/3 from the left of the screen and then seemed to move over time toward the right side.

    Thought it might even go away as it seemed to also be getting smaller.

    Then, one day, while I happened to be looking at it, the whole right half of the screen went black.

    Bought on Shopnbc exactly 34 months ago. Just 1300 dollars worth of junk now.

    Next time think I will buy a Sony or Panasonic.

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No that is part of the LCD. You would have to replace the LCD and that cost more then the sets are worth

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