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Samsung TV Blue Tint (Causes and How to Fix)

As an owner of a Samsung TV, I have been frustrated to find that my picture has a blue tint. After researching the causes and spending time testing, I am here to share my experience and the solutions I have discovered to get rid of the blue tint on my Samsung TV.

The reason your Samsung TV has a bluish tint could be due to incorrect RGB color settings. However, an LED backlight failure can also cause a blue tint on your screen, and in this case, the LED strips will need replacement.

Tips:

  • The Samsung TV’s blue tint can be caused by incorrect RGB color settings or an LED backlight failure.
  • To adjust the Color Tone, press the Settings button on the remote, select Picture, select Expert Settings, and scroll down to Color Tone.
  • To fix the Tint from RGB Controls, press the Settings button on the remote, select Picture, select Expert Settings, and scroll down to Color Tint (G/R).
  • To replace the LED backlights, unscrew the back cover, remove the boards carefully, flip the TV so the screen is facing up, remove the screen bezel, and loosen the screen layers one by one.
  • Make sure to diagnose the problem carefully to pinpoint the most ideal solution.

Causes of a Samsung TV Blue Tinted Screen

The Samsung TV’s blue tint can vary greatly, from a slight cool-toned white that makes everything look slightly bluish to a full-on, true blue color cast on the whole screen.

It’s important to go over the recent changes that happened to the TV, like a power outage and then a voltage surge, or even a toddler playing with the remote. This will help you pinpoint the reason for the color change.

The Color Temperature Is Set to Cool

This is the simplest reason why your Samsung TV has a bluish tint. Someone might have messed with the picture controls, setting the color temperature to cool.

However, this change is only very slight and doesn’t look like a strong blue; just the faintest bluish light over the whole image makes it look cooler.

The RGB Color Settings Are Incorrect

RGB is another problem with the settings, but this one gives a stronger blue tint to the screen. The RGB controls were used to calibrate the color balance of the TV. 

This seems to be a problem with the older models, since newer Samsung TVs lack a blue option when it comes to screen tint, with the two available options being R & G.

There’s an LED Backlight Failure

Unfortunately, more often than not, this is the problem that’s causing your Samsung TV to have a blue tint. 

It’s a classic hardware failure that happens when the yellow filters on the LED backlights fail, revealing a strong blue light from the LEDs.

This seems to be a common problem with modern Samsung TVs, as well as other brands that use LED backlight technology. 

The LED strips are usually some of the cheapest TV components, which leads to higher failure rates than other parts.

How to Fix a Samsung TV Blue Tinted Screen

The ease of fixing the blue tint on your Samsung TV will depend on what’s wrong with the TV. If it’s a simple settings issue, you can take care of it yourself. However, if there’s something wrong with the hardware, you’ll probably have to call a professional technician.

Adjust the Color Tone on Your TV

Color Tone is a setting you can change to have the display be neutral, cool, or a varying degree of warm. While Neutral offers pure white images, Cool adds a bluish tint, and Warm 1 or 2 adds an increasing amount of pinkish hue. You can adjust it by following these steps:

  • Press the Settings button on the remote
  • Select Picture
  • Select Expert Settings
  • Scroll down to Color Tone
  • Choose Neutral, Warm 1, or Warm 2 instead of Cool

Fix the Tint from RGB Controls

You can also adjust the color tint by playing with the RGB settings on your TV, if that’s what skews the display towards blue, you can try to adjust it to have a more neutral color. Here’s how you can do that on modern Samsung TV:

  •  Press the Settings button on the remote
  • Select Picture
  • Select Expert Settings
  • Scroll down to Color Tint (G/R)
  • Use the right and left arrow buttons to adjust the color tint till it reaches the correct value

Change the LED Backlights 

This is the most difficult fix on this list because it involves taking apart the TV and changing one of the screen components. So, if you’re not comfortable doing that, call a professional TV technician, or the Samsung support team if you’re within the warranty period.

The steps to replacing the LEDs on your Samsung TV:

  • Unscrew the back cover
  • Remove the boards carefully
  • Flip the TV so the screen is facing up
  • Remove the screen bezel, and take extra care if your TV is curved
  • Loosen the screen layers one by one and put them away
  • Remove the plastic screws holding the LED backlight together
  • Push and slide the LED strips
  • Replace with new LED strips
  • Reassemble the TV in order

Conclusion

A Samsung TV’s blue tint can be an annoying malfunction. The cause can be pretty trivial, like a wrong picture setting, or it can be serious, like broken LED backlights, which can be replaced by a technician. Make sure to diagnose the problem carefully to pinpoint the most ideal solution. 

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