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Shadow down right side of screen on a toshiba 44NHM84 44" DLP television

I have seen this problem on the internet but never a solution. I have a 5" wide shadow down right side of screen on a Toshiba 44NHM84 44" DLP television. The set is barely a year old. It happened overnight one day and has been like this for about 2 months. You can still see the picture through the shadow. Any ideas?

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  • soccrb182 Dec 12, 2007

    I just noticed the same issue. Switched from the Xbox360 over to satellite and there it was....a nice shadow down the right side of the screen. Let me know if you here of a solution!

  • pat -t Jan 03, 2008

    Have a 8" shadow down the left side of the screen. Set worked well for over a year but then developed this problem over night. Saw on one of the forums that it could be related to a problem with the light engine. called the local Toshiba rep and found out that to replace the light engine would cost almost as much as I paid for the set. Any solutions?

  • dan-o-might Dec 04, 2008

    I"ve had about a 4-inch shadow on the right side of my screen for over 2 years now. One day it just appeared. It's not dirty. I suspect the mirrors or the color wheel inside may need to be adjusted, i've been too worried to open it up myself

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I had the same problem while under warranty.They changed the engine.The tv is still a piece of $h!t.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem on my RCA dlp television...please advise


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Shadows at the bottom of the screen sound like moisture that was "wicked up" between the screen layers and dryed out leaving a stain. DO NOT get these screens wet, use nothing but a damp soft cloth; just a few drops of water running down the screen can cause a fairly large stain. Some people have suggested that they may be professionally cleaned, but the risk of damage is too great on the user level.

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