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TV Bars I recenly started getting white bars across the top of the tv picture. They come down about 1/6 or 1/7th of the screen. They dont show up in black or dark areas on the screen just when lighter color's are on the screen. Thanks for any help.

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These are called vertical retrace lines. They are going to get worse untill you find the bad capacitor(s) or replace the vertical driver/output IC. Please, if you have not the solid state repair experience, get a pro to assist you in this repair as there are no user replaceable parts inside this set. Good Luck PLease do not forget to rate this thread.

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