Home Samsung accepts overheating problem with some smart TVs

Samsung accepts overheating problem with some smart TVs

In recent times, there have been several complaints of overheating issues’s with some Samsung TVs. These complaints have been around for more than a year now but have been recently increasing, so much so that the company had to issue a statement via its official product forums. The South Korean manufacturing giant acknowledged the issues of overheating with some of its TV’s and said that the complaints have been referred to its technical support unit. As of now, the actual cause of this issue is not known and Samsung’s next line of action cannot be predicted. From user reports so far, the 6200 and 6300 LED series in addition to 5200, 5300, 5500, 6200, 6350, 6400, 6900, and 7200 lineups have all had this overheating problem at some point. Evidence of overheating manifests as melting of screen corners in severe cases while milder scenarios just show an appearance of vertical bars, a pixelated screen edge or varying display colors.

Samsung stated on its official product forums that only a few units experienced melting of screen corners. However, there is a huge volume of complaints which indicates that this problem is not limited to a couple of cases. As of now, there has not been any report that suggests property damage and even though Samsung has acknowledged the problem at hand, it has not given the actual cause of the overheating neither has it suggested any solution. Reports have emanated mostly from the United States while a handful of complaints have been received from Dubai. Nevertheless, these are not the only regions to have experienced this problem. This type of problem is not strange to Samsung Electronics, recall that the Galaxy Note 7 went up in flames sometime last year which forced the company to recall the device at a huge cost. It is not clear if Samsung will recall the affected units or issue a replacement for those affected.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.