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I have a 32 inch samsung lcd tv all of a sudden these horizontal lines of red dots appeared all over the screen please help can i be fixed the tv is only 18 months old

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  • DAVID FOX May 27, 2007

    it happens on all sources but not on the menue screen

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I have seen the same on my Philips 32PFL5332D 32" LCD. It appeared on the regular TV and HDMI input from DVD and the set up menus. I shut it off and unplugged it for a few seconds. It went away after I plugged it back in and turned it back on. I am not sure if it has to do with a build up of static charge. I have heard LCD TVs are prone to being affected by static charge.

    Can anybody confirm this?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    We are having exactly same problem. We have turned the tv off, sky off, dvd off and still happening. Teletext however works perfect

  • tim graham Dec 06, 2007

    i also have the same problem. my tv is only 19 months old.

    could they all come from the same batch,i ask this because told manafacture gaurante is only 12 months.may be able to push for refund!!!

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  • lori11 Dec 09, 2007

    I just bought a Polaroid 32" lcd three weeks ago and today I turn it on and there's lines up and down & no picture just sound. Tried unplugging it and turning it back on and still the same. Anyone know what is wrong, and is it worth fixing

  • Blackstar1 Dec 10, 2007

    I have a Samsung 32 inch model LNS3241D, 18 months old and all of the sudden multicolor horizontal lines started appearing. More and more untill 80% of the screen was covered. I could still see the channel picture through these lines, but, the lines were there. When I turned it off, let it cool down, the lines were no longer there. Within 1-2 minutes, they slowly returned. Can anyone help, much appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    i just got my tv and i conected my hd set top box to the tv turned it on and at a certain coulour red dot apear i dont know what it is cause it doesnt apear on normal tv

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I've had exactly this problem with this Samsung TV. I called Samsung who were worse than useless. I tried taking it to a repair shop and was quoted £300 -£350 to fix it. With brand new versions costing around £450 it's not worth it. All I can recommend is never buying a Samsung again and telling everyone you know to avoid them.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    I have a similar problem. It affects all sources, a bouncing vertical red dot appears when the set has been on for a while. The red dot appears about 8" in from the left. My set is still under warranty however and I will contact the store re this issue. Otherwise brilliant TV.

  • mrsoul027 Feb 08, 2008

    Same problem exactly... started with one line of coloured horizontal lines and now it's two... no one has answers?? I have the 40 inch version

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    I have coloured horizontal lines across my daughter's LCD,it's a year old and hardly used so disappointed to have it Not working.

  • sarahtullay May 04, 2008

    on pictures there are red dots all over and theres red lines going across the screen

  • grinch2000 Jun 10, 2008

    40 inch same problem, red line on left of screen, red dots on screen, 6 months old should be under warranty but going to be a pain to find receipts etc.

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I have a simmilar problem, but my dots are blue all over the picture, tv engineers have no idea what is causing this, as no imformation is available

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    Took television to repair engineer, he advises me that the set is not repairable, and samsung are aware of the problem, which is a board fault and they have discontinued the set, and there is no parts available for the set, told me to bin it or sell it to someone who might require a screen.

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    Hi, I have an LN-R408D with little random red lines. They are very thin and come up on darker spots of the screen. Best Buy just came and looked at it and said he'd order the parts...but you say they are no longer avialable to fix these older TV's? What is the part number that causes this or at least what's it called?

  • river9650 Sep 16, 2008

    i have a samsung hd tv 42 inch. they are so wrong not to help us with this issue my dots are white and they started just afew now have grown to half the coming cod if you can believe that why hasnt samsung execs stepped in to help us. my tv is only 14 months old the bulb went out the 3rd month i had they are not cheap mj tampa fl

  • icemonster Jan 04, 2009

    I have a similar problem. samsung 40" LCD LNS4095D, white, red and green flickering dots, mostly white. Happened 14 months after i purchased,samsung, would not help because it was 2 months out of warranty. Cannot find info anywhere about the problem, it happens with al inputs. If i view the menu without any inputs, the menu shows up crystal clear. Its not a pixel problem but some kind of signal or processing problem. Don't buy samsung. Crappy company, won't address the problem.  

  • leskwolfe Jan 15, 2009

    My Samsung 42 - now has almost a half screen of horizontal lines...

    they have grown exponentially over the past 2 months.

    I think this is really terrible - and something we should post on the SAMSUNG site!

  • khibdwb Apr 01, 2009

    Just encountered the same problem this week...exactly 20 days after my one year warranty expired!

    Where can I sign up to be a part of the class action lawsuit?

  • ksyphrett Apr 17, 2009

    I have a 15 month old 47" LG LCD HD. It developed red line on left side and anything that would ordinarily be black is now red. LG customer service told me they have never heard of this problem and I am on my own since it is now out of warranty. This is the 2nd LG I have owned that has not last more than 2 years without having a problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have LG 21 CRT and having problem of white horizontal line about 3/4 mm on the top of screen. other everything ok. from these lines picture seems became cartoon faced. the line appears on 2cm below from top. please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my 32 inch ld led tv has a horizontal red lines

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Screen is red

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I unplugged the TV and now the picture is back.I read that the LCD's are vunerable to static build up so unless my daughter is using her TV I unplug it.

I was thinking about getting a large LCD for the family room but I'm not going to until they improve on this technology.

Good luck to everyone!.


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It is probably due to the signal being corupted before it reaches the screen, due to inteference in the cable. Try to swap cable, or get all power cords as far away from it as possible.

Posted on May 06, 2008



I had a mass/earth cut and it does that on my screen. What I do is I plug it where the electricity is ok

Posted on Mar 03, 2008


If you run your cable through a video switcher it will distort the signal.

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This should be repairable. It may be the LVDS Cable or the Main board problem. The only other problem is the T-Con Board.

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