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A 12" high by 4" wide block of colored vertical lines in middle of screen

When an image is on the screen, this block of vertical lines appears in the image in red, green and blue colors. I am seeing it on all inputs: video, s-video and component and from all sources (cable, satellite and DVD) so I think it must be in the TV circuitry.

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  • Fernando Salazar Oct 07, 2006

    A technician came and evaluated the problem as a bad Buffer board. The part is ordered and I will provide and update once it is installed.



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I have the exact same problem as sal1965. Does anyone know which circuit board may have a problem?

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I didn't realize I could create the overlay grid before placing the Acetate sheet on the TV screen, until I finished drawing the grid with the sheet placed on the screen. I added grid lines as called for in the procedure. I'm sure this method took much longer no only to draw the lines but some of them were difficult to see.

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I confirmed the need to press 7 often to save results since after I adjusted one grid color without it, I accidentally hit a key that switched me out of convergence mode and when I switched back, all settings were gone.

Another mistake I made was not realizing that the cursor color determines which grid gets moved.

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