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Vertical line in middle of screen

My uncle handed this plasma TV to me as he was clearing out his house of "old electronics", I guess you could say..

I've tried going through all of the menu screen settings in an attempt to remove the black line. Tilting it at other angles does not work either (Sorry if that sounded silly.)

I want to avoid spending +$1000 in repairs for this set but it looks like that might be the case anyway....unless someone has a different solution?

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  • iiistereoiii Sep 17, 2008



    Black bar appears to be in the menu as well.


  • iiistereoiii Sep 17, 2008

    Could I sell it for parts?

    If so, what would be a reasonable price range?


  • iiistereoiii Sep 17, 2008

    Well, before I sell it, I just now thought about asking my uncle if I could borrow parts from his 5 other broken plasmas. From what I recall, all I know is that he picked up most of them from Katrina damages back in 2005.

    That's if he has a replacement 42 inch screen anyway...

    $150-$250 sounds very decent though.


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    black vertical line in middle of tv screen

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Go here, this will work!  worked for me!
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That's a plasma TV so there should be no bad LCD in that.

Fortunately, that's an easy problem to fix. Vertical black lines on a plasma screen are usually just an indication of some bad circuit boards that can be fixed with by re-soldering the bad joints. You can watch how to do it on this plasma TV repair site.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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  • sherwin_828 Jan 23, 2009

    That's a plasma TV so there should be no bad LCD in that.

    Fortunately,
    that's an easy problem to fix. Vertical black lines on a plasma screen
    are usually just an indication of some bad circuit boards that can be
    fixed with by re-soldering the bad joints. You can watch how to do it
    on this plasma TV repair site.

    Hope this helps!

  • sherwin_828 Jan 23, 2009

    That's a plasma TV so there should be no bad LCD in that.

    Fortunately,
    that's an easy problem to fix. Vertical black lines on a plasma screen
    are usually just an indication of some bad circuit boards that can be
    fixed with by re-soldering the bad joints. You can watch how to do it
    on this plasma TV repair site.

    Hope this helps!



  • sherwin_828 Jan 23, 2009

    That's a plasma TV so there should be no bad LCD in that.

    Fortunately,
    that's an easy problem to fix. Vertical black lines on a plasma screen
    are usually just an indication of some bad circuit boards that can be
    fixed with by re-soldering the bad joints. You can watch how to do it
    on this plasma TV repair site.

    Hope this helps!





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Try changing the tv mode to video 2 or 3 (any video input with nothing attached). If the line remains even with no picture being sent to the TV, then it's a bad LCD, and will need repairs. Maybe you can post a picture with your digital camera so we can see what it looks like.

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    Steven Parker Sep 17, 2008

    Owch...That is definitely a bad LCD screen, and will take some serious repairs to fix. Either learn to live with it, or try and get it repaired. However, repairs will be very costly.


    Steven

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    Steven Parker Sep 17, 2008

    Sure, it can be sold for parts. I would think a tv supply store would buy it from ebay for 150-250 dollars, and they'd pay shipping.

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker Sep 17, 2008

    Just make sure that you replace it with the exact same lcd monitor, from a same exact model numbered LCD. 


    Also, don't forget to vote if my advice was useful :-)


    Steven

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Hey man! Have you already fixed the problem.If not i have got the same tv with a broken screen,Will you be interested to sell yours? and if Yes at what price? Thanks Gerard

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ON THE BOTTOM ON THE INSIDE THERE ARE 2 THIN BOARDS CALLED C BOARDS. THEY HAVE CONNECTORS THAT MAY BE LOOSE THAT CONNECT TO FLEX CABLES THAT CONNECT TO THE SCREEN. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE POWER BOARD FROM THE TWO SUS BOARDS ON THE SIDES BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MESS WITH THESE CONNECTORS. THE CHARGE STORED IN THE POWER BOARD WILL ARC AND BURN THE FLEX CABLES. THE CONNECTOR BELOW THE STRIP IS SUSPECT. IF THAT DOES NOT FIX IT THEN C BOARD IS BAD OR THE PANEL IS BAD.

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