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Tuning Up
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-18-2013

52" bravia has ghosting and dark spots

My Bravia has been having ghosting and darkness issues

the entire right half of the picture is very grainy and actually ghosts what ever is on it. It takes 5-10 seconds to update the picture and it has a green tint to it.

I know the T-Con board has been replaced before but this was never this bad.

The center also has about a 5" wide dark spot that runs top to bottom. once the TV is warm, it goes away and the area on the right that was ghosting before - then switches over to just being very dark and has lines on in...


Is this TV done??

Twasn't cheap....



Top 40 Artist
Posts: 1,303
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: 52" bravia has ghosting and dark spots



Check if the issue occurs with different source devices of the TV. Power reset the TV:

  1. Turn off the television.
  2. Unplug the television power cord from the electrical outlet.
  3. Let the television remain without power for 60 seconds.
  4. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.
  5. Turn on the television.

Also, check if there is any firmware update available for your TV which addresses this issue:


If the issue not resolved, I suggest that you get the TV physically examined by service technicians. Click on the below link to initiate the service request:


If my post answers your question, please mark it as "Accepted Solution".

Thank you for your post.

Tuning Up
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-06-2015

Re: 52" bravia has ghosting and dark spots

My 52 inch Bravia lasted just 5 years and now I too have the same symptoms. Seems like when I shelled out $1,400 for an LCD SONY, I did not expect to be at this decision point within only 5 years. I did have an extended warranty through my dealers that extended the measly 90 day Sony warranty by an additional 2 years. As of now I have just given up on this brand. I have had much more satisfactory experiences with LG on my products and customer service.  On tha basis I will be ending my run of loyalty to this deteriorating brand and buying either and LG or a Samsung. 

Tuning Up
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-01-2016

Re: 52" bravia has ghosting and dark spots

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Same ghosting problem.  I disconnect and reconnect the control buttons panel and it fixes the problem.  However, the problem reoccurs, and then i have to disassemble the TV and disconnect and reconnnect the two leads to the control buttons panel, and it fixes the problem.  What part should I replace to permanently fix the problem?  Replacing the control button panel seems too obvious.

Posts: 626
Registered: ‎10-20-2015

Re: 52" bravia has ghosting and dark spots

Hi waldorfw,


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