Perry Sass: Just received an older LCD from a friend who upgraded. I'd say about 2/3
of the screen is "in shadow" (slightly darker than the other 1/3, with what
looks like a diagonal line demarking where the "bright side" turns to the
"dark side." This is quite distracting, but otherwise, the picture is
fine. Does this sound like a shadow due to wrinkling of the film? I
imagine because the shadow is on such a large part of the screen, I would
have to run the ice pack over it for quite a long time if this technique is
to work, right? How long would you recommend and how hard are you supposed
to press? Thanks.
Randi: Didn't work for me.. I think my tv is done, 7 years was enough I guess.. I
have 2 big line shadows on my Vizio lcd 1080p
Jeff is: lighted up the shadow on mine, thanks
Arif Nur Rahman: im writing this while i hold my frozen mozarella cheese. lol
MARQUITA BURKETT: I seriously thought this was bogus! I tried it and it worked! The only
thing is that it came back a few minutes later. I guess you have to keep
Chris Walton: Damn it. I have shadowing on my tv but I'm a vegetarian!
E RPaulsen: I have a KDL40S2000 which i inherited with the stain... Tryed this but I
didn't see a big change. Do I need to do this several times? For how long?
Oh I would be thrilled if this works in my case!
Benjamin Miller: Cannot believe this worked!!!
Phil Stanton: Fix your monitor with.......
Bill Lee: When I first saw this , I thought "that is the stupidest thing I have ever
seen" . But, being known to do stupid things , I decided to try it. I used
a BLUE ICE cooler because bacon has gotten so darn expensive . It didn't
work instantly. But, after about 5 minutes of running the ice pack over the
bad area, my 2 inch wide dark line was gone.Thanks you treydaponq for
saving me $600 that I was going to spend on a new TV.
lisa: I have a samsung dlp tv with a 4" black shadow on the left side. I watched
your video and was wondering if this would work with my tv? Just because
it's not an LCD tv, it's a DLP, I really could use your help. Thank you
jacobpablo13: Only try this with smoked bacon. I tried it with unsmoked and got
electrocuted. Now i speak with a lisp...
droitega: I am going to try this..... On my smartphone's screen, it has a dark
spot-like really annoying. If it works I will buy you a fridge of bacons
and beers matey:)
Chris Sanders: Thanks alot for this! I just picked up a 42" Sanyo that had this on almost
the entire left side of the screen and it cleared it all up. The TV was
FREE lol cause they got tired of staring at it :D
Iouri Chadour: Thank you - this helps a lot - I thought I may need to get a new TV
Max Smith: Thanks a lot this worked great.
Se7en: Will this work for my LED with back light clouding/bleeding??
SSSVideos: You are wonderful, this actually worked!! I tried it first when the TV was
on, and it only helped a little, then froze the whole screen when it was
cool, and then turned it on. If I try very hard I can sort of see a little
shadow line left, but it's 99% gone!! Thanks so very much for saving me
hundreds of dollars on a new TV! : )
Ryan Anderson: Absolutely incredible. Thought for sure my TV was doomed. Worked like a
charm, and I can't thank you enough!!!
kylerb1981: The bacon introduction is my favorite part :D
treydaponq: There is some debate here. Personally I do the this with the TV switched on
for about 5-10 minutes. This allows you to see where the shadow is and
means the TV is not too hot to reduce the effects of the cold ice. If you
do this this with the TV switched on, do this at your own risk! Obviously
water and electricity don't mix which is why I only use ice in sealed
plastic bags. It works for me. Also, don't keep the ice on there too long,
I do it for about 10 seconds at a time. Hope that helps:)
desidevoke: Can i use a block of ice within a plastic bag? I should try this because I
don't know if my LED monitor has dark patches or what. I describe it as it
looks like a dark smudge which can't be cleaned lol.
curtmoody: It worked! You ROCK!!!
3nglisc: it just got rid of about 90% of the shadow blodge that i had in the middle
of my sony bravia screen...thanks mate
Nikos Kougioumtzis: This Fix Works!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks bro!!!!!!!!
DSD Movies: Bought a new (very, very... very cheap) LED from Argos. When the screen is
darkish, there are quite a lot of obvious dark patches. Anyone know if this
is caused by the same thing? I'll try this tomorrow anyway. I will have no
trouble returning the TV, it's brand new and there's this fault, but if I
can avoid lugging it back up the road, I'd like to!
treydaponq: Hi, take it back. Uneven back lighting should not be present on a new TV
regardless how cheap it is, It will only get worse! Best of Luck!
Le Perique: This worked for me! THANKS A LOT!
Richard Miller: just fixed our samsung lcd with a box of spring rolls. Thanks for the fix.
Kyle Ayala: awesome advice man, worked like a charm...thanks so much!!
SDFcommander: BRILLIANT! Well done man! I was looking all over for a solution to this
problem. This wrinkle is VERY annoying and there is no way I can get a new
TV right now. I used a frozen ice pack and wrapped it in a cotton cloth
from an old t-shirt and that fixed the problem! again well done and thank
treydaponq: I can't guarantee it will work every time!
treydaponq: Try 30secs, check it, then another 30 and so on.
El Fenix: Thanks for this. I had some success with this technique on my Samsung 32"
screen. Well worth trying this if you're considering replacing your TV.
treydaponq: Possibly might improve things, Ice pack won't fix every screen though. Some
TV's have pixel burn and this is like a physical stain on the inside of the
LCD panel. A downloadable screen refresher - eg a youtube clip made full
screen size that flashes either colors or Black white strobe can supposedly
help but never had much luck with those myself.
Bodo Blaze: Would this work on my Samsung? I've got a video uploaded of the faulty
screen, please check it out & let me know. Thanks
treydaponq: Yes, any ice or icy product in a bag is fine so long as it has a flat edge
and is packed in a sealed bag it should be okay. It works better on some
than others, give it a go, it might work for you.
G1nge_UK: Wow, just tried this and it worked. Any idea how long it'll last for? Still
stunned it works to be honest.
treydaponq: Freeze Spray often contains chemical propellents and alcohol which may
damage the screen surface. I have used it before, but found it to be too
cold for the screen and made it go white/blue.and took out the pixels for a
while which is a bit scary. Personally with an expensive TV I would not
risk it again as it is not as controllable in my opinion. Good Luck :)
mileyondisney: It actually works! Can't thank you enough for this. I thought I was going
to have to buy another TV. But this trick actually fixed it. I used a
frozen cod filet. Thanks!
Allen Grey: This really worked thanks!!!!!
AaronHJT: How long must you apply the frozen bacon for the shadow to disappear?
Robert Buckley: Fantastic!...great tip. My 65" vizio had started with a small shadow area
at the top center and growing...used flat ice pack and wuala...gone. Also
makes sense about the warping film area...thanks. saved me a call to vizio
support who I know would never suggest or accept this solution
Mr Frisbee: Well, who would have thought it. This really works (I did use a soft
freezer pack which gives better contact. Amazing result. My PC monitor has
been bugging me with a couple of "patches" for a few months and, after
about 3 mins with a freezer pack, they are about 90% gone and more or less
invisible. Wonderful stuff.
Michael Enright: The bacon didn't work... but it did kick started something. Frozen fish
cakes finished the job perfectly. I want to invite this guy into my life ~
my Sony£600 32" now has a new lease of life ( I was seriously thinking of
junking it ). Treydapong, mi casa, su casa.... and no frozen food on the
treydaponq: Glad to have been of service, should last a few weeks at least, sometimes