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I have samsung lcd tv which the screen fades after 10 minutes.

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I have samsung lcd tv which the screen fades after 10 minutes. I have checked coax and power cables - no problems there. Also in menu checked screen setting. (PS I have asked this question tonight but the site had trouble taking my money.
Hello, my name isXXXXX be happy to assist you.
Please allow me to ask you a few questions to diagnose the problem.

- Can you please get the model number written on back or side of TV?
- What video devices are connected to TV and does it happen while watching any video source?
- Does screen come back itself or TV shuts Off when screen fades?
- Any further info related to this TV that you want to share?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

samsung l37a456c lcd

no other devices attached.

screen gradually gets darker. when switched off and on again . screen comes on but starts to fade again


Only other thing is tv is 5 years old

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

have already reponded. Note i have checked coax cables

Thanks Jon for the reply.

- So screen goes darker but not complete black and keeps displaying picture though not bright, is this correct?
- Does TV take longer time to power up or turns On as normal?
- can you please connect DVD player in TV as test to check how its picture appears?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

does display picture but fades to shadows


does take longer than used to


same problem when using dvd


Thanks for info.

- Can you please recheck model number of TV as l37a456c seems incorrect and I'm having hard time to get proper info for this model.
- Can you please provide bit more details about 'shadows'?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

just checking now (tv attached to wall)

Please take your time.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

model is LE37A456 C2D


As it fades , people start to ghost (not just faces). It is as if they overlay backgroud


Thanks for model number info.
Please check following image link and confirm is that picture similar to problem in your TV?

OR can you please provide me picture of TV screen to see those shadows?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

picture problem is similar


Thanks for the info Jon,

Key info is "samsung lcd tv which the screen fades after 10 minutes" that means TV shows normal picture before it fades.

I would first check power supply board for leaky/ bulged/ top puffed capacitors to replace them with same rating, it requires soldering work with proper tools, that would help to get constant and stable voltage supply to other circuit boards in TV to keep getting normal picture as TV displays correct picture in first 10 minutes then problem starts which seems due to bad capacitors in power supply board.

So please either replace bad capacitors in power supply board or replace entire power supply board in TV that would resolve the issue. If you are uncomfortable working inside TV then local TV tech will do this work for you.

I trust my input will help you out. Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanks Shahid.