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Old 07-02-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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It’s about 8 or 9 years. 40” LCD and the screen looks like the attached. I think it’s basically shot as plying with all the screen options and resetting picture have zero effect.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Check the voltage that is going in, if it runs on one of those power supplies, I had a similar problem years ago on a computer monitor right after a power surge from lightening, the power in had dropped, changed the power supply and it was then fixed. Otherwise you need a new board or new tv, with today's prices, likely better to buy new when on sale than to fix.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:39 AM
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Otherwise you need a new board or new tv, with today's prices, likely better to buy new when on sale than to fix.
Thanks to tariffs, "today's prices" are about to go up. If you need a new TV, don't wait.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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It’s about 8 or 9 years. 40” LCD and the screen looks like the attached. I think it’s basically shot as plying with all the screen options and resetting picture have zero effect.

Replace the HDMI cable to whatever receiver you are using, or try it in a different HDMI jack.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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Running a fire stick to the TV, let me try swapping it to another port.

It's plugged directly to the wall so no supply from a surge or anything else. The plug does not have a box either it just connects via the two pins to the back of the TV.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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It’s about 8 or 9 years. 40” LCD and the screen looks like the attached. I think it’s basically shot as plying with all the screen options and resetting picture have zero effect.
That looks a bit like mine does when my Comcast cable box goes haywire, which it does almost every day, and needs to be reset. If you have a cable box, have you tried reseting it? Or have you tried another source, like a Blu-Ray player?
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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In Samsung TVs the inverter is built into the screen rather than than the system board. Thus if you're getting that picture no matter the input the cost of replacing the entire screen exceeds the price of replacing the TV. Advise to purchase Sharp/Hisense as replacement.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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1. It is 8+ years old. Repairs (if possible) will be $200+

2. A new Samsung Electronics UN40MU6290 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) is $430
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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1. It is 8+ years old. Repairs (if possible) will be $200+

2. A new Samsung Electronics UN40MU6290 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) is $430
Samsung isn't all it's cracked up to be especially with the lower end models.

TV's are dirt cheap nowadays, it's not worth repairing anything. Other components wear out especially the lamps (light source). TV's become dimmer over time.

That said, who knows what will happen with this tariff BS. Prices could go up? But, I can't see myself paying top dollar for cheap Chinese made junk. Samsung does manufacture some of their stuff in China, most in Korea though.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:02 AM
 
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Samsung isn't all it's cracked up to be especially with the lower end models.

TV's are dirt cheap nowadays, it's not worth repairing anything. Other components wear out especially the lamps (light source). TV's become dimmer over time.

That said, who knows what will happen with this tariff BS. Prices could go up? But, I can't see myself paying top dollar for cheap Chinese made junk. Samsung does manufacture some of their stuff in China, most in Korea though.

I beg to differ. We have two: a 42" and a 65". One is 8 years old and was moved halfway across the country in the back of our Sorento. Neither has had a single problem.
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