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Wide white vertical bar down center of screen.

I have a 1.5" wide bar running from top to bottom of my screen. It's nearly in the center (bar starts exactly on center and goes 1.5" to the right). It appeared one morning, after the tv had been off overnight, as a multicolored bar then quickly became black. After talking to Sony tech support, I reset the tv by unplugging it for 1 minute. The bar became white, but was otherwise unchanged. I also tried another outlet. Still have the white bar. Sony says it needs to be taken in for service. Unfortunately, I live on a small Caribbean island where that is impossible. We don't have any kind of electronics repair available at all. Anyone know where I can get detailed technical help so I might try to fix it myself? Thanks.

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The only way to fix this is to replace the entire inside of the television, basicly the entire set except the case and power supply. I watched two repairman do this repair and this is not a do it yourself job. I asked them on a scale from a 1-10 how hard this job was for them, and almost before I could get the last words out of my mouth with this questions they both said a 10.

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