please fix my 98 year old Chud grandpa's TV.

/g/, please fix my 98 year old Chud grandpa's TV. He doesn't even recognize anything is wrong with it because TVs were shitty when he was young

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So what is wrong with it you tard?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      those aren't lights shining on the TV. the TV has a six pack basically. I turned the brightness up but it's still shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        buy a new tv

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not an option. He's a depression-era relic and I'm a poorgay

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if you can't change something just ignore it. it doesn't matter in the end

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If he doesn't notice the issue, is it even a problem?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >LG

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love LGs, if you know what I mean

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    homie is 98 years old he doesn't give a frick about some white spots

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if you can't change something just ignore it. it doesn't matter in the end

      If he doesn't notice the issue, is it even a problem?

      He had laser surgery and probably notices them. He doesn't like to b***h about stuff but I know inside he's fuming.

      • 2 months ago
        sage

        >cant fix it
        >cant buy a new one
        >grandpa isnt complaining
        why are foxnews watchers so braindead?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anon's gramp's is 98 or some shit. Foxnews is familiar and he probably gives just a tiny frick since the population has more than doubled since he was a kid. Buying a new seems silly to him since his mindset is "it still works, it's good'nuff. I walked 20 miles uphill in -25f blizzards to get to school..."

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >foxnews
    lol, time to die

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Time to die
      Religious channel on 24-7
      Weather channel 24-7
      News and network viewing is still focused on earthly things.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a laptop display that does that. I know exactly what caused it (me). I can't fathom anyone else doing what I did to cause it.
    Thinking for a moment about what the guts of TVs look like (I've repaired 6 or so), I'm wondering if that TV has fallen and landed flat on its front (or back, but landed FLAT) OR maybe it was squashed during a move?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...] (me)
      similar thought and solution. If it happened from a fall or squash tapping on it could cause it to get worse. I'm thinking it needs to lay flat on its back, see if it improves, if not, tap on it while on it's back, look for improvement.
      If it's like my display, there might be damage to a liner (light diffuser) that is part of the back of the LCD panel (holes in it allowing the LEDs to shine through).
      If it were dropped or squashed the liner could have been damaged by sharp points on the back of the PCBs or even the screws that mount the PCBs and other internals.

      >me
      Backing off as I never had an LG, just some tv and display repair/damage experience.

      This. I had this exact same problem with one of my LG tvs and fixed it myself. Some of the LED lamps in the backlight panel become loose and since they're not properly seated, they give this look.
      If you take the tv to a repair shop they'll want to replace the entire LED backlight panel but that's not necessary, you can just fix the loosened LED lamps in place using superglue or some good brand transparent adhesive tape. The end result might not be 100% perfect (for that you'll have to replace the LED backlight panel) but it'll look a lot better.
      OP, you will have to disassemble the entire tv down to the (very fragile) LCD panel for a DIY repair though, so if you're a clumsy moron or have caveman hands don't even try, leave it as it is or take it to a repair shop. If you want to go this route, there are plenty of videos on YT showing the entire disassembly, repair and reassembly process. Just put "<tv model number> backlight repair" in search.

      This makes sense to me, but again, I never had an LG

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >This makes sense to me, but again, I never had an LG
        It's a common issue with some LG series/models.
        To better clarify, the problem is actually not the LED lamp itself but a small rounded, semi-transparent light spreader piece, that's located in front of each LED to redistribute the light uniformly across the LCD panel. In some models they're fixed in place with glue, in others with adhesive tape. When one of these spreaders becomes misplaced even if just slightly offset, it gives a look similar to OP's pic.
        The problem usually starts with just one bright spot, then keeps growing worse over days, weeks or months as more and more spreaders become loose and misplaced. On my LG tv, before I fixed the problem, one day while using it, I heard a loud thud coming from the tv and a new bright spot appeared. The spreader had just fallen to the bottom of the tv.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good to know anon, I get damaged tvs from people a few times a year and repair them. It's always a single component fix (usually capacitors on the power supply board or LEDs or the IR receiver).
          I am familiar with the light spreader disc you mention just not from LGs. Again, good to know.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >poorgay
    a $300 65" panel from walmart will be infinitely better than that thing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      We old folks have a lot of problems with smart TV menus and the overly simplified remotes. We always end up on channel 1063 watching spanish cooking comedies.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        sorry grandma but we're at the point where this tech is approaching 20 years old
        saying 'haha I'm le old' isn't an excuse anymore.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You haven't dealt with many old people, it really does become difficult to learn new shit and retain certain ridiculous minutia (like logical buttons on remotes and touch screens on microwaves and phones; slowly become just tiny rectangles/shapes of blurry confusion). It's true and real and it will happen to you. Be nice to your nieces and nephews now, you will need their help. Think of it as an investment in your future.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >I'm a poorgay
    Old LCDs cost peanuts or people literally give them away I thought. It's a disposable world after all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not op
      Was browsing Craigslist for them a few months ago, depending on the size, $60-$200 asking price.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the backlight strip is too close to the display i think, give it a tap or press behind the tv and watch if it's getting better

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a laptop display that does that. I know exactly what caused it (me). I can't fathom anyone else doing what I did to cause it.
      Thinking for a moment about what the guts of TVs look like (I've repaired 6 or so), I'm wondering if that TV has fallen and landed flat on its front (or back, but landed FLAT) OR maybe it was squashed during a move?

      (me)
      similar thought and solution. If it happened from a fall or squash tapping on it could cause it to get worse. I'm thinking it needs to lay flat on its back, see if it improves, if not, tap on it while on it's back, look for improvement.
      If it's like my display, there might be damage to a liner (light diffuser) that is part of the back of the LCD panel (holes in it allowing the LEDs to shine through).
      If it were dropped or squashed the liner could have been damaged by sharp points on the back of the PCBs or even the screws that mount the PCBs and other internals.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I had this exact same problem with one of my LG tvs and fixed it myself. Some of the LED lamps in the backlight panel become loose and since they're not properly seated, they give this look.
      If you take the tv to a repair shop they'll want to replace the entire LED backlight panel but that's not necessary, you can just fix the loosened LED lamps in place using superglue or some good brand transparent adhesive tape. The end result might not be 100% perfect (for that you'll have to replace the LED backlight panel) but it'll look a lot better.
      OP, you will have to disassemble the entire tv down to the (very fragile) LCD panel for a DIY repair though, so if you're a clumsy moron or have caveman hands don't even try, leave it as it is or take it to a repair shop. If you want to go this route, there are plenty of videos on YT showing the entire disassembly, repair and reassembly process. Just put "<tv model number> backlight repair" in search.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    there is pope and mercenary in granpas tv, not even miniled tv can cure that

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's the local dimming panels OP. If you already fricked with the settings and LG doesn't have an update for the LD board of the model you're shit out of luck

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be some homosexual kid
    >do some shitty work for vatican city website
    >dies
    >become saint

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