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Why is There A Bright Spot On My Samsung TV? (10 Fixes)

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Have you ever noticed a bright spot on your TV screen that seems much brighter than the rest? It might cause you to worry about the cause.

You’ve asked yourself why this spot is always there and what it means when your Samsung TV has this bright spot.

In this article, I’ll explain what you need to know about this little bright spot, what it represents, and what you can do to fix it.

There are several reasons why your Samsung TV has a bright screen. It can result from a damaged reflector, a faulty processor, a damaged graphics card, dead or stuck pixels, etc. Whatever the cause of the bright spot on your TV, it isn’t permanent, and you can fix it, but if you can’t, it’s best to contact a technician.

Why Does a Samsung TV Have a Bright Spot? 

Why Is There a Bright Spot on My Samsung TV?

There are several reasons why your Samsung TV has a bright spot. The table below likely causes the bright spots on your Samsung TV.

Damaged reflector.If the reflector in your LCD TV becomes loose or damaged.
Faulty processorIf the processor of your TV becomes faulty.
Faulty graphics card.A faulty graphics card.
Dead/Stuck pixelIf the light-emitting pixel on your  TV gets damaged.
Dead micro-mirrorIf the TV micromirror is dead and can no longer reflect the signal.
Defect in the panelThe problem only manifests when the TV displays light color images or white graphics.
Power surgeIf there’s a power surge.

How do I Get Rid of the Bright Spot on My Samsung TV?

To rid your Samsung TV of a bright spot, follow this step-by-step guide and resolve this problem today.

However, before engaging in the repair process, ensure you wear footwear and safety gloves and follow the instructions to rid your Samsung TV bright spot.

#1. Get the Items Needed

If a loose reflector is the cause of your TV’s bright spot, you need to open the TV and glue the reflector back to its normal position.

In addition, get items such as glue, gloves, toothpick, prying tools, screwdrivers, and other tools you need.

#2. Disconnect Your TV From Power

After getting all you need for the repair, disconnect your TV from the power source. It is important to prevent electric shock when working on it.

Wait 15 minutes to ensure there’s no power in the capacitor, and you won’t have a problem with the residual power in the TV.

#3. Place Your TV on a Flat Surface

Ensure you place a soft material like a quilt on a table that’s large enough for your TV and place it on it.

The soft material you place on a table protects your TV screen from damage. So it’s important to place your tv on a soft surface.

You do not necessarily need to place your TV on a table if you don’t have a table big enough for your TV. You can use your mattress instead of that.

#4. Unscrew all the Screws Behind the TV

Check for screws behind your TV, and use a screwdriver to remove all the screws you find. A screwdriver magnetizer and demagnetizer would be useful here if you have them.

While unscrewing the screw behind the TV, it would help to have a screwdriver magnetizer and demagnetizer so you can use the magnetizer part to draw and stick the screws to it.

You need to note where each screw is on the TV so that when it’s time to replace it, you’ll be able to do that without stress.

#5. Remove Your TV Cover 

After loosening all the screws behind the TV, remove the back. You can also use a small prying tool alongside your fingers to lift the edges and make it easier to remove the TV cover.

#6. Remove the Screen

After removing the cover, turn over your TV with the screen facing upwards. Take off all the screws that hold your TV together, if present. 

Remove the TV frame; you can use a prying tool to help with it. Next, remove the cable holding the screen to get it out.

#7. Remove Your TV Diffuser Panel

The white part you see is your TV’s diffuser panel. It’s the one that spreads out the light coming from your TV reflectors.

Before removing your diffuser panel, detach the bezel connected to it and label the sides of the reflector. It is for you to know the correct position of the reflector.

It would be best if you labeled the sides of the reflector so you can place the diffuser correctly when reassembling it.

#8. Glue Back Your Reflector

Under the diffuser panel is the reflector. The reflector consists of clear lenses spread evenly on your TV. Next, you need to glue back the loose reflectors in the TV. 

Apart from gluing back the loose reflectors, ensure you check on all the other reflectors to see if they’re tight to avoid closing the TV and still having the problem of loose reflectors.

Here’s how you can glue back the loose reflectors on your TV;

  • There is 3 post-holes guide reflector positioning around each TV LED, and each reflector lens has 3 LED posts. Ensure the lens posts fit LED holes so they won’t fall off.
  • Add superglue to a piece of paper. Do not add excess glue.
  • Use a toothpick to add superglue to the postholes of the LED light.
  • Put your reflector on top of the post-holes you have glued down.
  • Use the toothpick to apply super glue to every LED light with a loose reflector.

#9. Replace the Diffuser Panel

You labeled the diffuser earlier, which makes replacing it easier. Next, insert diffuser tabs into TV hooks and press the diffuser’s edges to lock into place.

#10. Replace Your Screen and Cover the TV

Replace the TV screen and the frame of your TV and position them correctly to lock them in place. Screw back all the screws to the back of the TV.

Finally, return your TV to its position and connect it to a power supply. Then, put it on to check if the bright spot isn’t there anymore.

Other ways to eliminate your Samsung TV from a bright spot include;

  • You can reduce your TV backlight and disable auto-brightness for a panel defect. Repeat till the bright spot disappears.
  • Use the vinegar-water solution to clean bright spots without knowing its actual cause.
  • If your screen is too damaged and you can’t repair it, you should get a replacement to fix this.

Also, you can check if the bright spot on your Samsung TV is due to a hardware issue so that you can contact them for help.

If they discover that it’s a hardware issue, they’ll rectify it; if not, you might have to pay.

Also, if your Samsung TV is still under warranty, you can take it to Samsung for help. However, if it’s not and you can’t fix it, contact a professional for help.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix the Bright Spot on a Samsung TV? 

You’ll spend about $79 to $169 to fix the bright spot on your Samsung TV. This price might increase or decrease depending on the model of your Samsung TV.

If you have an older model, it might cost you more to fix it, but if it’s newer, it might still be under warranty, so fixing it can be considerably cheaper or free.

Why Are There Bright Edges on My Samsung TV?  

Your Samsung TV has bright edges because the layers that make up your Samsung TV screen are not in the right place.

Due to this misalignment, pressure builds up inside the screen, moving the parts that make light out of place and go in the wrong direction.

The cause of the bright edges on your Samsung screen is backlight bleed. It appears in the corners of the screen as bright spots of a backlight.

Another cause of this on your Samsung TV is cheaper screen display quality than the higher screen quality. However, cleaning your TV with a microfiber cloth is a simple fix.


In summary, the major cause of the bright spot on your Samsung TV is a loose reflector. However, other factors can cause your Samsung TV to have bright spots.

Most times, the bright spots on your screen aren’t permanent, and you can fix them, but if you can’t fix them yourself, it’s best to contact a professional.

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