According to the resource ZDNet, LG Electronics has recalled about 60,000 OLED TVs sold in the South Korean market. The problem is with the power board, which malfunctioning may cause the device to overheat. According to the South Korean manufacturer, 18 different OLED TV models sold from February 2016 to September 2019 were recalled.
Caught under the replacement TV models:
- OLED65E6, OLED65G6, and OLED77G6 released in 2016;
- 2017 models OLED65B7, OLED65C7, OLED65E7, OLED65G7, OLED65W7, OLED77G7 and OLED77W7;
- OLED65G8, OLED65W8, OLED77C8 and OLED77W8 released in 2018;
- OLED65W9, OLED77B9, OLED77C9 and OLED77W9 introduced in 2019.
“Overheating is observed in only a small number of TVs of the presented models that use this component of the power board, but for the safety of our customers, we are ready to provide a free replacement for all devices.”, – said the company and apologized to its customers for the inconvenience.
The problem lies in one component of the power boards used to reduce excess current noise. LG reported that malfunctioning of one of the components on the board can lead to an increase in the voltage supplied to the TV. And this, in turn, can lead to overheating of the device. To date, the South Korean electronics manufacturer has already replaced the power cards for 22,000 recalled TVs free of charge.
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