Samsung LN40B530 (P7NXZA) Color Issue
I have had this TV for 4-5 years, purchased new. I recently moved back to home to Indiana from Texas. This time during the move I left the TV on it's stand instead of placing it on a couch, as I have in the past. Upon plugging it in I noticed the colors were off (even on the menu's, so it's not an input failure). I figured a cable had come loose, so I took the back off and reseated every single cable, including the LVDS cable and the two flat ribbon cables coming off the T-Con board. I was unable to reseat the other end of those ribbon cables, as I would have to detach the entire metallic shell/frame. However, these attempts failed. I pushed, tapped and jiggled the LVDS cable with the TV on, and no luck. Most importantly, I have learned that after 10 to 30 minutes the colors will restore / revert back to normal. Now, I don't mind waiting 10 minutes, but 30 minutes is excessive.
At this point I am considering replacing the T-Con board and the LVDS cable. I can grab the board from a eBay seller in China for ~ $30 and a used LVDS cable for ~ $10. However, I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue or if anyone can advise me otherwise.
I have attached a photo displaying the color issues I have as well as how it looks after the TV has "adjusted" itself. I really appreciate any help that can be offered. I'd hate to waste money on new parts if it will not solve me problem.
Last edited by JustinRizzo; 08-26-2014 at 10:44 AM.