Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonLG recalls some OLED TVs affected by overheating in South Korea - FlatpanelsHD

LG recalls some OLED TVs affected by overheating in South Korea

22 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

LG has initiated a voluntary recall program in South Korea to offer free repair of some OLED TVs from 2016 to 2019, according to Yonhap. It is investigating TVs sold in other markets too.

Overheating OLED TVs

LG believes that approximately 60000 OLED TVs sold have a bad component that could under some circumstances lead to issues, of which 22000 have been fixed already. It impacts 65 and 77-inch models – but apparently not 55-inch models – from the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 generations (full list below). It is not the actual OLED panel that is overheating but rather a power board component, according to LG. The report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency noted that the "power boards carry the risk of current overflow after performance degradation of a current-controlling component".


The company said that OLED TVs sold outside of South Korea are not subject to the repairs at this time. However, in a statement to The Verge the company noted that it is "investigating other markets" for potential issues. It is not clear why it would affect only TVs sold in South Korea and it remains to be seen if LG identifies any issues in TVs sold in international markets. Update: In a statement to Flatpanels the company said that it is "basically a component meant to reduce electric current noise that was analysed and discovered could raise temperatures on the PCB". It is a voluntary recall from LG as it has not been mandated by any authorities. Repairs are offered free of charge in South Korea.

Affected LG OLED TV models

2016 models: OLED65E6, OLED65G6, OLED77G6 2017 models: OLED65B7, OLED65C7, OLED65E7, OLED65G7, OLED65W7, OLED77G7, OLED77W7 2018 models: OLED65G8, OLED65W8, OLED77C8, OLED77W8 2019 models: OLED65W9, OLED77B9, OLED77C9, OLED77W9
- Source: LG, Yonhap, The Verge

Latest news

Philips OLED805

Philips launches its first 2020 OLED TVs with Android 9.0, DTS Play-Fi

14 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV

Report: Apple to bundle TV+, Arcade, Music, fitness, more

14 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Alexa LG TV

Hands-free Alexa comes to select 2020 LG OLED TVs via update

13 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

TCL is bringing Roku TVs to Europe, South America

13 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
TCL 6 series 2020

TCL launches upgraded 6-series 4K LCD TVs with miniLED, VRR

12 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Android TV cinematic

Android TV getting 'cinematic' ads & new features like ALLM, instant apps

11 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Apple: Services like PS Now, Stadia & xCloud not welcome on tvOS/iOS

11 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Disney abandoning UHD Blu-ray for catalog titles - rumor

10 Aug 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |