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Black Vertical Lines in screen

I have a samsung spr4232 plasma tv thats out of warranty. There are black vertical lines on the screen that are a few pixels wide and evenly space about an inch apart across the screen. I had the "repair" guy come look at it but he was useless. He said what I suspected, that it was either the panel or some other internal part, maybe logic board. I dont want to pay 500 to "maybe fix it". Have any DIY tips?

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All I can tell you is that you maybe have left your T.V. on a channel that didn't move for so long, or maybe someone else did and it burnt the screen. Plasma's run off of plasma gas to create the great picture and they collect on the screen and stick. What you need to do is go to your menu and look for "screen burn protection" and put it on white and let it sit for 20 minutes. All of one color such as white doesn't harm your T.V. The only way anything burns is like a bright white line in front of a black background.

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