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I bought on credit a SAMSUNG LCD HDTV Model LA37B530P7R last August of 2009, it was performing well until lately this October it just happened one day that I observed very faint flickering dark lines streaming down the screen more noticeeable when the scenes are in daylight.I immediately have it checked with the local cable tv service provider and they surmised it is not due to their connection but on the tv. Two days later, as I was away in work, my wife notified me that when they tuned in the tv, they got no picture on the screen but the sound seems good. I immediately went to the store where I bought the unit and asked for the Samsung qualified technician and told my problem. I did not brought my unit first, but he presumed that it might be the lcd display, and he told me it would cost a lot (almost half its price) to have it repaired. I have second thoughts because the it is beyond the 1 year warranty period. I don't have that money now considering my big investment for the tv. I am now stuck so please help me. Thank you very much!

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Hello,

Mostly, when your televisions screen goes blank, it is not due to the lcd display, it most likely is caused by a component in the television.

And mostly is some capacitor on a panel that is causing the problem. Once a problem comes up and has to do with the screen, it is either the lamp is faulty or a capacitor got burnt on the main panel of the television.

You can assess it yourself by unplugging the television for some time and opening it up, then you open the cover protecting the panel and take very close looks at the capacitors (some battery like structures that are erectly placed on the panel) for any one that is burnt.

Once you detect the faulty one, you can replace it with a new one. Also take a close look at the lamp to see if it is not the problem.

Do not let any one reap you off your money, it is quite cheap to get a capacitor or a lamp and the problem is not a lcd display problem. you only have lcd display problem when your television falls or hits a hard object.

Take care

NOTE:' have a local repair man assess the television to explain further. Do not open if you are not familiar with such activities.

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Samsung is not known for bad lcd panels. if you see flickering bright to dim conn. on transformer inverter pcb if lines intermittent ck lvds cable or might be scaler ic on logic pcb but without a scope to trace the video signal it is hard to tell also ck reg mosfets on logic dont always go with the cap theory really troublshoot bad caps can look good but ck bad with meter they are not always bulging lcd are notorious for zeners! and always solder everything

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