Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Markham, Ontario
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Yes stylezzz posted this. Seems a part is coming loose over time from rough transport or heat ?
Anyways, the tech was over today for a total of 15 minutes. Turned on the TV, did an "aaahhhh, I've seen this before". Took off the back, exposed the main casing, showed me the problem and fixed it in 5 minutes.
The problem? There are small black screws holding the casing in place, what happens (he said he's seen it on some Sammys as well) is that the manufacturer forgets to put on locking washers with the screws. Over time, the heat will slowly loosen the screws holding it in place, and it can slide a bit, causing the shadow effect. He said, picture holding up a piece of paper, with two hands along the top of each side, and letting one side go a bit. That is what happened to this.
So he fixed the image (it was on the ceiling at the time), put the screws back in with the washers, added a very small amt. of glue, closed it up, and it was fixed. I asked him if he did calibrating (he did) but said the 50HM66 reallly didn't need much because he hasn't seen any with convergence or geometry issues as of yet, and to save my money.
F room: Jvc70FH96/8300HDPvr & Dish 811, Bed.room Toshiba 50HM66, & Sa3250, Study LG42PX4D & XBox360: Kids tv: Toshiba 50H81, LG4200a, XBox 360, CM4228, 9521rotor, & 7775 preamp.