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Weird dark section of my tv...pic attached

Hi

I noticed the top 1/3 of my tv got a darker shade and want to know if there is a way to fix it

I assumed the lighting strip or whatever you call them is burn out or low?

It a Samsung UN40F6300 and I have it for 5 or 6 years now
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Deal Guru
Aug 14, 2007
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Toronto
raptors87 wrote: Hi

I noticed the top 1/3 of my tv got a darker shade and want to know if there is a way to fix it

I assumed the lighting strip or whatever you call them is burn out or low?

It a Samsung UN40F6300 and I have it for 5 or 6 years now
Backlight strip. May be a pain to install though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174177016979


If your handy and know how to test the circuit for continuity with a multimeter and get down to those strips, if you can find the one led that is gone (or more if there is) you could solder a jumper wire around it to complete the circuit so the rest will turn on, may be slightly dim in one area but won't be as bad as the whole strip being dead.
[OP]
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Apr 20, 2018
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XtremeModder wrote: Backlight strip. May be a pain to install though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174177016979


If your handy and know how to test the circuit for continuity with a multimeter and get down to those strips, if you can find the one led that is gone (or more if there is) you could solder a jumper wire around it to complete the circuit so the rest will turn on, may be slightly dim in one area but won't be as bad as the whole strip being dead.
Huh?!... (Scratching my head)

Only thing I got is basically get to the strip and pull out the old and put in the new strip ... I ain't solder anything because I never use it and not taking the risk on making it worse

If that the only solution then i have to suck it up and deal with it until.i moved out of my mom's place and get my own place and buy a bigger TV that I want to get... Right now it a 40" in my bedroom
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Then yes you can buy that and put it in and it should be fine.

The second option was a quick explanation on repairing the strip to make it work again (without the LED's that aren't working) but if you don't know how to solder then yes you can replace that strip.

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