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TV Problem My television has lines running across the screen. It started at just the top but now every time we turn on the tv there are a few more and now they are almost half way down the screen. We still have color and sound. The tv is only a year old. Is it going to need to be replaced?

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Re: TV Problem

No. Are the lines white or black? Does the picture look distorted at the top? Is there a chance it is still under warranty? It sounds like a problem in the vertical retrace circuit. Probably a capacitor near an IC that's used for timing. You shouldn't be having this issue already. A tech should be able to see a distorted waveform in the vertical section. Hope this helps.

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