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(5 Fixes) White Spots On Samsung TV [Updated 2023 Guide]

White Spots On Samsung TV

A white spot on your Samsung TV screen is like a speck of dust on a beautiful painting. 

See, it ruins the picture. So it really shouldn’t be there. 

That said, let me help you enjoy the full beauty of your TV display once more. 

Continue reading to find out: 

  • 5 tested ways to fix this issue.
  • What causes the white spots on Samsung TVs.
  • 11 detailed steps to re-glue loose reflectors and fix this problem.
  • And this is just the beginning… 

What causes the white spots on Samsung TV?

Physical damage causes the white spots on Samsung TVs. But dead pixels on your screen can also cause this issue. Sometimes, this happens when your TV’s reflectors fall out of place. And in other cases, they’re caused by using the brightest setting on your TV display. 

White spots on Samsung TV: 5 ways to fix it

#1: Check for physical damages

Display problems aren’t always caused by your TV’s internal components failing. 

That said, before you try to change any settings on your device… 

You should check for any physical damage around it. Because this also causes TV screens to turn white. 

With that said, follow these steps to…

Check if your Samsung TV screen is damaged:

  1. Turn your TV OFF.
  2. Unplug it from its power source.
  3. Wait for 10 minutes. 
  4. Shine a flashlight on your TV. 
  5. Observe its screen up close. 

Now, do you see any signs of damage? These include: 

  • Dents. 
  • Cracks. 
  • Deformation. 
  • Broken glasses. 

If you can, that’s likely the cause of the white spot on your TV.

And the best way to approach this problem is to bring your TV to professionals. So you should skip to the fifth fix for more information about how to contact them. 

Note: Samsung’s warranty doesn’t cover physical damages. 

Now, if you don’t see any signs of screen damage on your device…

You should continue to the next fixes. 

#2: Adjust the brightness of your TV

Too much screen brightness can also cause white dots to appear on your screen. 

So, before you proceed to more “in-depth” solutions…

Try to adjust your TV’s brightness settings: 

  1. Turn your TV ON.
  2. Head to Settings. 
  3. Select Picture.
  4. Tap Expert Settings.
  5. Lower Brightness to the lowest value you can stand. 

Reading recommendation: (7 Fixes) Samsung TV Circles On Screen

#3: Revive stuck or dead pixels

All technological screens are made up of pixels.

See, these tiny dots stick together like puzzle pieces. So they can make up the picture you see on your TV.

However, like puzzle pieces can go missing…

Some screen pixels can also get stuck or become dead. 

And when this happens, you’ll see a white or black spot on your TV. 

Now, most of the time, dead pixels need professionals to fix.

But I know a small trick that can bring them to life if you’re lucky.

That said, follow these steps to…

Revive the dead pixels on your screen:

  1. Take note of where the white spot is on your TV. 
  2. Turn your TV OFF and unplug it from its power source.
  3. Wait for 10 minutes so your TV can cool down. 
  4. Place a microfiber cloth on top of the location of the white spot.
  5. Press the cloth towards the screen gently. 
  6. Plug your TV back into its power source.
  7. Turn it ON. 

#4: Reglue the reflectors of your TV

Are the white spots on your screen perfectly aligned? 

And are they circular? 

If your answer is yes to both of these…

Then it’s safe to assume that your TV’s reflectors have fallen out of place. 

“What are those?”

Like their name suggests… 

Each of them reflects 1 LED light inside your TV. So that the light can be distributed throughout your screen. And it won’t just shine on a single spot.

That said, if a reflector falls off…

The LED light it was scattering before will just shine on a single area. Instead of spreading further. 

And this causes a consistent white spot on your screen. 

With that in mind, you should re-glue the reflectors of your TV. So that all the lights inside your device can scatter evenly. 

Important: This fix requires you to open up your TV. So I suggest only proceeding if you’ve done this before. This way, you won’t risk permanently damaging your TV or hurting yourself. 

Reminder: Opening up your TV will void your Samsung warranty. So if your device is still under it, you should skip to the next solution. This way, Samsung can solve this white spot problem for you. 

With that being said, if you’re confident in doing this process yourself, follow these…

Steps to reglue the reflectors of your Samsung TV:

Step 1: Gear up

Opening your TV puts you at risk of being electrically shocked. 

But with enough precautions, you can prevent this from happening.

That said, you should wear footwear of any type throughout this whole process. 

And you should also have safety gloves on while handling your TV.

This way, even if your TV still has remaining energy when you touch it…

You won’t be affected by the electricity. 

Step 2: Prepare your items

You only need a few items to do this fix. 

But regardless, it’s still important to prepare all your tools at hand-reach. So you can easily use them later. 

With that said…

Place these items near you: 

Step 3: Disconnect your Samsung TV from the power

Turn the TV OFF. And disconnect it from its power source. 

Important: Let your TV rest for 15 minutes or longer. This way, the capacitors inside it can drain their remaining energy. And you’ll be safe while opening up your TV. 

Step 4: Place your TV on a soft surface

Find a table that’s large enough to hold your TV when it’s laid flat. 

And put a thick comforter or fabric on top of it. 

See, this will act as a cushion for your TV screen. So that it won’t crack or break while you handle your device later.

And after ensuring that the surface is soft, put your TV face-down on the table. 

Pro tip: You may also use your bed as your workstation for this fix.  

Step 5: Unscrew the back cover of your TV
Unscrew Back Cover Of TV

Locate the screws at the back of your device.

And unscrew each of them carefully. 

Now, bear in mind the screws on your TV have different sizes.

So remember where you removed each of them from. This way, it’ll be easy to screw them back after gluing the reflectors. 

Step 6: Lift the back cover

Note: Before you proceed, double-check that you’ve removed all the screws from the back of your device. That’s because forcing to lift the cover will break it if it’s still screwed to your TV. 

Use the prying tool you prepared earlier to create a gap between your TV and its cover. 

And use your hands to widen this space. With that, you can remove the back cover completely. 

Step 7: Turn your TV over

Place your TV face-up. So that you can access its screen. 

Note: Don’t worry. This won’t damage the exposed components at the back of your TV. That’s because Samsung TVs are light.  

Step 8: Remove the screen of your TV

Observe the edges of your device. And unscrew the screen’s frame if needed. 

After doing so… 

Slightly lift the screen from the TV’s body with the help of your prying tool. 

Then disconnect the cables around it with your fingers.

Note: Place the screen on a safe and flat surface. So that it won’t be scratched or broken. 

Step 9: Carefully lift your TV’s diffuser panel 

This is the white paper-like layer you’re seeing inside your TV now. 

That said, you also need to remove this. Because the reflector lenses you need to reglue are directly below it. 

Note: Label the sides of the diffuser panel before you remove them. So that you can return it in the right position after this fix. That’s because placing this panel in the wrong direction will give your TV weird images.

Step 10: Glue the reflectors back in place

Now, you’ll see the reflector lenses of your TV.

See, they might be small, but all of them must be in their right locations. Because if they’re placed somewhere else, white spots will appear on your TV.

That said, go ahead and collect all the lenses that have come loose.

So you can re-glue them back to their designated spots. 

Pro tip: Wiggle each reflector slightly. So you can also re-glue those that are about to fall off. 

And now that you’ve collected all the loose lenses, follow these…

Steps to reglue the reflectors of your Samsung TV:

  1. Put some glue on a piece of paper.
  2. Dip the tip of a toothpick into the glue.
  3. Find an exposed LED light on your TV. Or a light without a reflector on top of it.
  4. Lightly poke the toothpick into the 3 post-holes surrounding the LED. 

Note: After gluing 1 hole, dip the toothpick into the superglue again before you poke it into another 1. So that there’ll always be fresh glue on the tip of the toothpick. 

  1.  Place a reflector lens on top of the LED light. 

1 side of the lens will have 3 posts or guide marks. So place this side downwards. And align its posts to the post-holes around the LED light.

After doing so, ensure that the reflector sits perfectly on the LED light by slightly twisting it.

Note: If it moves, the reflector’s posts aren’t sitting on the holes yet. So you should realign it again. 

Now, repeat steps 3 to 5 for each exposed LED light. And after you’ve glued all the reflectors to your TV….

Step 11: Assemble your TV again
  1. Put your TV’s diffuser panel back in place.
  2. Return the screen and frame of your TV.
  3. Flip your TV.
  4. Screw the back cover into place once more. 
  5. Return your TV to its stand or mount. 

Now, your TV won’t have the white spots when you turn it on. 

Want a visual guide for this whole process? Watch this video:

Further reading: 13 Easy Steps To Fix Bright Spot On Samsung TV Screen

#5: Contact Samsung or local technicians

If your TV is still under warranty and you still see the white spots on your screen… 

Then you should contact Samsung so they can fix your device for free.

That said, you can reach their support team through their:

  • Online chat support.
  • Toll-free number (1-800-726-7864). 

However, if your TV isn’t under warranty anymore… 

You might want to consider getting it repaired by reliable technicians instead. 

That’s because they usually charge less than Samsung does. And most of the time, they can fix your TV faster. 

Are white spots on Samsung TVs normal?

White spots on Samsung TVs aren’t normal. 

That’s because Samsung is known for their high picture quality. And a white spot isn’t a part of that promise.

And really, their picture quality is 1  reason why Samsung TVs are expensive. At least compared to other brands.

That said, if your screen has white spots…

You should try the fixes I mentioned above to remove them.