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Several dozen thin horizontal white lines across the top of screen, all channels

I have several dozen thin horizontal white lines appearing at the top of the screen. They are there on every channel whenever the TV is on. I have not tried a fix.

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  • Neta1979 Dec 12, 2007

    Mine is doing the same thing. It is very irritating to watch tv with lines going through the top of peoples heads.

  • paul2541 Jan 25, 2009

    There is several white lines at the top of the screen on all channels. Looks like the screen overlaps.



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These beasts are monsters to get into and service without the proper extenstion cables and a service manual. there are no user replaceable parts inside this set. if you know solid state serviceing, you can try and fix it. There is a bad capacitor or capacitors in the vertical sweep circuit and or the vertical output IC is bad also. If you can solder and unsolder go for it. But if you do not or know how the circuit Works Please find a trained tech to assist you with this repair. Good Luck. PS please do not forget to rate this.

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