Originally Posted by Plasmoidial
TV repair shop called me back today. The entire panel of my two and a half year old B6 would need to be replaced. To do so would also cost $1,100. Like I would pay that much to fix an older TV instead of paying just a few hundred more to get a brand new C8. My credit card also offered a one year extended warranty over that of the manufacturer, but it expired six months ago.
Never have I ever had to purchase a warranty on electronic devices. Never had any die either before I was going to replace them anyway (5+ years). Figures that the one that I spent the most on ($2450) would be the one that actually needed it.
I saw your previous post and can tell you that I had the same problem materialize 32 days after purchasing my C6. One vertical row of stuck pixels.
The retailer that I purchased it from offered no help other than referring me to LG for warranty service. But before I hung up the phone, the guy asked me if I had tried the “clear panel noise” function. I told him I had, but it didn’t help. He then asked if I had tried running a “pixel fixer”. Never having heard of such a thing, he explained what it was and where I could easily find one on YouTube. He also told me to run another compensation cycle immediately after running the video. Lastly, he told me not to get my hopes up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
I was skeptical, but figured I’d at least try it before calling LG. So using the internal YouTube app, I found the video I’ll link to below. I set my picture mode to “vivid”, set the tv to run another manual compensation cycle upon powering off, set the internal sleep timer for one hour, and then ran the video. Much to my surprise, it worked. The line was gone and, after nearly 10,000 hours on the set, it has never returned.
Here I’d the video I used...
If you want to try this, make sure you’re running the video full screen, then walk away for a few hours. Don’t watch the video as they say it can cause seizures. I don’t know if that’s true, but it is certainly annoying. Remember that the video itself will run for one hour and the following full compensation cycle can take up to another hour to complete.
Hopefully, this might work for you too. But if not, you’ve only lost two hours of your time.