Originally Posted by BearcatRR
Need some advice on my LN52A650. In September 2010, I packed mine away for storage while I was deployed overseas. It was stored in the original packaging in my parents dry, climate controlled basement. I returned home (Ohio) this past September and just recently made a move into my new place out in Colorado Springs. The set worked perfectly when I boxed it up in September 2010, but when I hooked it back up for the first time earlier this week, I was getting a row of blue pixels in the far left side of the screen as well as some blue artifacts randomly throughout the picture. After a couple of days, the blue line remained but the artifacts were clearing up quite a bit. Last night I came home from work and there were green artifacts all covering most of the screen and severely degraded the picture. They cleared up a bit after the screen had been on for about an hour. Tonight I came home from work and immediately turned it on and let it run for ~2 hours while I worked on other stuff. I just went out to check on it and it is worse than last night.
Does anyone have any ideas on if this is fixable or is it going to have to get pitched? I really don't feel like dropping $1500-2000 on a new TV at the moment. I am going to do some more searching through this thread, but 779 pages is a lot to sort through, even with using the search function.
Well first and Foremost... THANK YOU for serving our Country!!!! AndWELCOME HOME
Now, I wouldn't pitch it by any means. yet at least. Everything is repairable! What that is caused by is the question and how plausable would it be to fix it?
You can get a Nice 55inch 120hz processing LCD now for around or less than $1000 but you could also get a 55in LED LCD for around $1200-$1500
If that is still over your budget, I think that it has something to do with graphics processor on the Mainboard. Normally Artifacting of that nature and severity is from Software issues, being that it's so Uniform to the picture and not Randomly spread throughout the screen which would indicate hardware.
I would call Samsung and See what they are willing to do and go from there... If it's giong to caost you an arm and a leg to fix, then Iw ould save the oney and go for a new one. Liek I said a 120hz LCD that is 55in will be less than the LED LCD's currently on the market.