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Dark black spots around the edges of LCD TV

I'm having a bit of a problem here...I have a Memorex 32" 1080i LCD TV which is about 8 months old and I just noticed a dark black spot at the top of the picture. From what I can tell, they're not dead pixels because it fades to the actual picture around the edges and it is slightly transparent. Nothing has been spilled in it nor has it been touched or bumped. I've tried applying pressure and holding a magnet to the area but that has done nothing.

Also, you can't tell in the picture, but just above the black spot is a little patch of "clear" area where you can see some of the picture. Sort of like a "U" shape. Any ideas what could of caused this, or better yet, how to fix it?

Thank you!

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  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    Similar problem on my sharp 10801 32" but it's on the bottom edge.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    hi there

    black spots appear on my plasma when turned on but clears off after sometime

  • brotherstack Nov 27, 2008

    Ive got the same problem, I would really like to know how to fix this.

  • kurttttt Dec 12, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. 

  • dokdan Dec 25, 2008

    When I first power up my Hitachi Plasma (Wall Mounted) it just shows a blank dark screen but as it warms up over 15 minutes the picture finally jumps into life after building gradually in faded colours. Once running it is fine except if we turn the AC on and the set cannot handle sudden changes in temperature and blanks out after imilar period of around 15 minutes. I either have to turn the AC off and restart the TV to keep it going or periodically tunr TV off and on again until recovered.

  • slayer420 Jan 15, 2009

    I have a 32" Sanyo LCD TV and I have a dark spot on the edge of the screen. It sticks out about 1.5" of the side. I don't know what caused it but I think the problem with the LCD TV is different than the problems you are getting with your plasma TVs because they work different. Just like problems with burnt images, LCDs the image don't get burnt but sometimes the image will stay do to pixel memory. This eventually goes away on a LCD. On a plasma a burnt image will always be burnt on the screen.


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This issue is tape from the edge of the panel falling onto the screen.You will have to remove the cabinet and the panel from the bezel(front cabinet).remove the screws from the lcd outer edge. Take of the tape.Be very carfull of the ribbon cable that goes to the lcd controller and to the lcd screen itself. They break easy. If you do , its over. you will need a new panel. to much money and work. best to leave it alone.I have fixed it several times for people with warrentys. It is just anoying but will not hurt your tv.

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