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I have a similiar problem happened after 1 year of operation

White line 2' top of screen with image on 3/4 of screen tech said its the veritical invertor (he did not look at it ) this tv was cheap 20ms233s and did not last over a year i don't see paying $50.00 some bucks to fix and then have some other cheap made in china part go out

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your described problem indicates a failing capacitor in the vertical section. The erring capacitor would probably cost you less than a dollar and could be repaired in less than an hour. It would take more time to open the casing and remove the board in preparation of the work. The trick then would be identifying which is the capacitor. Normally it would be the biggest of the bunch in the vertical section. Often it would have a blistered/leaking top look. There are only two (2) solder points and is polarity sensitive. If you are considering a DIY (do-it-yourself), it would be wise to exercise caution as their are extremely high voltage present inside a TV set even when the power is off.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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