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My Samsung PN58C8000 plasma tv has red banding on white backgrounds. I see this a problem with this tv. How do I repair this and how much will it cost? The tv is out of warranty.
I have the exact same TV with the exact same problem. The issue is called diffusion and is not repairable. A Samsung repair tech can adjust the voltage settings but this will only work for a few weeks and cost a little more than $100. If you call Samsung they may be willing to issue you a new panel gratis (they did for me) but you will have to pay labor for the swap (about $400). If you do this the new panel will start to act up just like the old one so I would advise against it. Samsung will also claim that this is not a common problem which isn't true - especially for the 58" models which are seeing many extended warranty claims (which I didn't purchase).Best advice is to deal with it until you can't take it anymore and then buy a new TV but avoid Samsung in general and especially their plasmas. That is the route I am taking. And bashing Samsung for bilking me out of $400 6 months ago to replace a defective product with an equally defective one and then saying so sorry but you're now on your own.
on Nov 22, 2013
Reset v chip password on 2002 samsung tv
really need a model number to access this, you can try with tv off and within 5 seconds press from original remote control:
mute 1 8 2 power, you should see a tech service menu, look for reset or virgin mode. Also may be listed as factory reset.
on Mar 05, 2013
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