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Emerson LC320EM8 LCD HDTV red vertical lines on right 1/3 of screen

The set was bought in May of 2007 and has shown a red vertical line from top to bottom about a pixel wide with all connections (HDMI, Component, RF tuner) for a month or so. This line will disappear after the tv has been on for a while. Now there is a second line that just appeared yesterday to the left of it. I can take pictures if it is helpful. I'd rather not have to send it in for service if I don't have to due to the cost to ship it and the possiblility that no problem will be found.

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Same problem but more and more lines appear as time goes by.

  • miabllrs Jan 26, 2009

    same for at about 6 lines now....if anyone can find out what part is malfunctioning i might be able to tell you where to get the part


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This should be repairable. It may be the LVDS Cable or the Main board problem. The only other problem is the T-Con Board.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Line in middle of LCD screen

I too had a black line horizontally across the screen (on a 52" d62). It was brand new and was as if the screen had been "pinched" at the end of the line and it radiated outward (in my case, the "pinch" was at the extreme left and line went out to the right, like a crack).

Mine was a factory defect (right out of the box) and was replaced (2 yr now and no issues). This line of yours may have been there from the start and maybe you just didn't notice it?? Not a slam, just an observation.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Permanent Vertical Line on my Sony Bravia 46 inch LCD TV

What you're describing is usually the result of an improperly seated connector. With the power disconnected, open the tv and locate any connectors between the LCD screen and the driver circuit board. Unplug them, and reconnect it assuring it's properly and firmly seated. Be careful when handling these cables as they tend to be quite fragile... take your time.

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SOURCE: is there a difference in the screens for a emerson

The manufacturers will use any screen they can get their hands on depends on the price they willing to pay for, you can have same model number with difference LCD panel brands inside. This is a common practice. You can have cheaply made CHI MEI screen or good LG/PHILIPS, or Sharp LCD panels inside your TV. CHI MEI wil be more likely.

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SOURCE: I have an Emerson LC320EM8,

What happens to the sound when the picture freezes? Also are you able to bring up the menu when it freezes?It sounds like a main A/V board issue but I would like to be sure.

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SOURCE: where can you get a replacement remote for emerson

Encompass parts sell remotes for these brands,

You may log in as a guest if you do not have an account.  look up by model #

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