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2" vert. red stripe

Verticale red stripe on right side of screen. Some times it is 1" wide. Some times it is 2'' wide.

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  • philgarcia Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same tv....same problem..1" red and blue lines on RH and 1/2of the left side of the screen scrambled...TV repair Labs told me these are disposable TVs......no schems. no parts!

  • lpool54 Jan 13, 2009

    i have the same problem only the 2inch stripe is on the left side of the screen.it is a vizio 40inch plasma tv

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I have worked on many Vizio televisions under warranty and what you are descriping is often a result of the X boards going bad. If the telelvision is under warranty, contact Vizio at 1-877-MYVIZIO, if it's no longer under warranty, the cost of repair is probably going to be more than the cost of a new tv unfortunatly. I always recommend buying the extended warranty's with these televisions.

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