Samsung LE40F86 Problem- Major Ghosting/Colour Bleeding/Darkness

dannywalsall

Active Member
Hi all, had this TV almost 2 years now and around 4 months ago we started to get the common clicking sound and taking 5-10 minutes to power up. Gradually it got worse, and after powering up for around 20 minutes after we would get a really dark picture, major ghosting, colour bleeding etc on all inputs. It's as though the TV would have to "warm up" before we got a perfect picture.

It has got worse and worse and a few days ago the darkness, ghosting and bleeding now stays on all the time. No perfect picture after 20 minutes, it's on all the time. On all inputs.

We found the guide to replace the capacitors to fix the clicking sound which we did yesterday. We were hoping this would also fix the colour/ghosting problem, but it hasn't, although the clicking problem has now gone.

Is there anything we can do to save the TV?
 

dannywalsall

Active Member
The TV now takes around 20 - 30 minutes for it to "warm up" and get a perfect picture. Not sure whats changed since then, but it's still a major pain. It's unwatchable for around 30 minutes due to the darkness and ghosting.
 

dannywalsall

Active Member
Today it seems to have got worse again. The darkness, distorted image, ghosting seems to be on all the time. The TV has been on a few hours now and it's still there, it hasn't gone after 20 minutes or so like usual.

I need to add, it's mainly round the left side of the screen it's worse and then round all the edges.The centre is watchable but still very dark
 

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