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Question DetailsAsked on 1/15/2018

I have a 50 inch Samsung smart TV, the contrast on the screen is very light and the left side of screen is black

The screen is not cracked. Just a contrast problem. You can see the screen but it's very light

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Yu can find a lot of previous questions about screen repair in the Home > TV Repair lin under Browse Projects, at lower left. Including discussions about checking out new cost of equivalent TV, because commonly repair is about as much or more than a new TV - plus a new TV comes with a warranty for some period, while a repaired TV willnot have any warranty against other types of failure.

Sounds like a backlight failure - which could be from a failed backlight strip (that size TV can have up to about a dozen or so of these strips, which is why you would have only partial screen failure) - a common thing on LG and Samsung TV's, according to web blogs and complaints.

If you shine a flashlight in there at an angle and see the picture show up, almost certainly a backlight failure. The strips run about $25-50 each, upto a dozen or even more in the screen - plus probably a few hundred $ labor to replace them.

TV Repair is of course the Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed repair tech for this work - or at least to give an estimate. Be sure to ask about pickup and redelivery, not only because most people cannot fit a 50" TV into their case with a lot of breakage risk (especially if you do not have the original packaging), but you also run the significant risk of getting it fixed, then breaking it on the way home.

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