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Blue Bleeding on Plasma Screen

I have a Samsung 42" S4253 that I bought about 18 months ago.

Recently I noticed that when the TV has been on for about 2 hours, there is this blue bleeding that emanates from the left side of the screen and extends a few inches. I seems to be most apparent against white, blue and green backgrounds. It last for a few hours then disappears.

Does anyone know what this is caused from and/or how to fix it?

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  • bmoney104 Jun 03, 2008

    How do you go about adjusting the voltage once the TV is opened up? All I see is a sticker.

  • montagt Jun 08, 2008

    I am experiencing the same problem with my Samsung S4253. I am wondering if you tried this solution and if it worked for you. Did you have any problems removing the back panel?

  • nittany1 Jun 24, 2008

    I'm having a similar problem with the same model. I have a blue haze along the left side and also in the middle of the TV. I've had a Best Buy tech out 4 times (replaced 2 parts and made other adjustments) and they still won't replace it. Nice to know that extra $400 that I paid for the service plan is paying off - guess I'll keep having them come out until I get my money's worth or until they replace it...

  • bmoney104 Jun 25, 2008

    So whatever Best Buy is doing isn't working?

    I didn't get the service plan because I generally think such things are a waste. Not sure I feel that way because the blue bleeding is driving me nuts! Mine actually goes away after the TV has been on for long periods 3-5 hours. It starts usually after an hour or so. It completely ruins my TV viewing experience as I'm constantly looking for it to start bleeding.

    I did take the back off, but the solution was vague and couldn't find the adjustable voltage. I didn't want to screw anything up permanently so I backed off.


  • nittany1 Jun 25, 2008

    I spent about 40 minutes on the phone with Best Buy yesterday only to find out that they technically don't have to replace the TV until they have completed 4 qualifying repairs. This means that I have to have them come out this week, figure out which part to replace next, then come out to replace it when the part arrives. After that, if the problem continues (which it will), I will probably have to go through the same process again. They definitely don't make it easy.



    Worst part is that the tech was out this past Saturday, and the bleeding wasn't showing while he was there -- waited til after he left and it came back (I took pics this time to show him). I'll keep you posted.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    verical blue line on right of screen

  • SaintJames Jan 23, 2009

    I need help...same problem

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I was having some increasingly severe pixilation on the left side of my 42" Samsung plasma. After reading this thread, i took off the back of the panel. I cleaned all vents but made no adjustments as i could not find what i needed to adjust. The only other change i made was i unplugged the TV from my surge protector that had 7 other things plugged into it and plugged it straight into the wall. After turning the TV back on, i was pleasantly surprised to find that the problem was fixed. I'm not sure if the vents were blocked & it was over heating or if i had interference through my surge bar, but i do know i am more then happy that it is fixed!

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I don't really know this model of Tv. but i know this model of
Samsung panel. If u remove the back cover of the tv and look at the power supply at the left and top left you will need to make voltage adjustments. At the top right of the plasma panel you will see a sticker with voltage for adjust the VS VE VSET on the power supply 110 to 100, 205 to 190 and 195 to 188. And this should clear up the blue rash on screen.

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I have also found that because these TV's tend to run hot, you could simply take a small fan, turn it on and face it at the back of the panel (if you can). Another thing is to make sure that all of the vents on the back of the TV are free from obstruction (dust, etc.). this works if you're going to be running the TV for a long period of time.

I have had the same problem on my 4253 for about 6 months off and on. Sometimes, adjusting the voltage works. Sometime cooling it down works. Eventually it comes back. And, since I'm out of warranty, I'm just gonna live with it the best I can.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

I dunno

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