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Black line in center of screen

My 42" plasma tv has a 2" wide black line in the center of the screen. It comes and goes.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    There is a vertical black line on my TV

  • Mike 2342 Dec 15, 2007

    2" vertical line on my plasma TV

  • taskmanbb Dec 17, 2007

    I am having the same problem with the same model, if you find a resolution, please shere it. ThisTV is less then two years old, it pisses me off.



    Thanks

  • fozzir Dec 21, 2007

    Same TV. I've had it almost 4 years. I'm still pissed. Paid 3 grand for it!. Love to see a solution! What's a repair cost?

  • LVOpus Jan 02, 2008

    I have the same model, I have 2 lines that come and go, mostly come =/ Have not looked into repairs yet, I fear the worst.

  • LVOpus Jan 02, 2008

    my black lines are about 2", one is just about center, and the other is to the left. the center one seems to make the image just to the right of the line fuzzy, while the left line does not. The left one seems to disappear more than the center line. Hopefully that can narrow down which board, and where can I find these boards to buy?

  • walteru Jan 03, 2008

    I have just noticed a similar problem in the past few weeks. I bought the TV last Jan., 25th. I'll be contacting Hitachi service before my year end warranty.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    There is not really any steps you can take because the black line off center of the screen comes and goes.

  • jennifer burgans Feb 01, 2008

    We have 2 lines that come and go and we can't get them off!!! I called to see how much the repair shops charege to fix it and they quoted $70.00 just to come and look! Then they said it was probably the back panel and if that was the case, they said I might as well buy a new t.v. That's crap if you ask us!!!

  • bdp0456 Feb 26, 2009

    I also have a black line about 2 inches wide vertical down middle of tv it comes & goes but mostly it stays on now. going to buy a new tv it is 4 yrs old only & paid like $2,500. What a bummer any sugestions? ill fix if not to expensive or too complicated.

  • clisterman May 17, 2009

    HITACHI 42EDT41 HDTV PLASMA
    Problem:
    2 - 2" black stripes from top to bottom
    at first only one
    now 2
    at first they would come and go
    now present most of the time


  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Hey thanks

    tomp2000470

    This solved my problem

    Thanks a million !!!

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These black lines on the plasma screens are very fixable.  There is a dry solder joint on a circuit board at the bottom of the plasma that needs resoldered.  There are 6 or 7 "ribbons" along the bottom of the screen that correspond to vertical sections of the display, so you just follow the black vertical line down to figure out which one is faulty.  I just performed this fix successfully on my first attempt on a Gateway plasma, but it will work on most plasma's, specifically Hitachi, gateway, LG, Hyundai, & Akai. I think they may all have LG boards, my gateway did.
I can't really describe very well what to do, but I assure you it is fixable.  If anyone is near nashville, I might be able to help you out.  My email is tomp2000@juno.com.
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Depending on where exactly the line is, its most probably a bad logic buffer board, if its in the middle then its your F board. Its really not hard at all to fix it yourself, will be more than happy to help any of you guys.
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I have a solid black vertical line going down the middle of mine, too. I called Hitachi and they referred me to a tv repair place. The repair guy came to my house, took a look at it and came back to replace one of the circuit boards. The new part didn't help so Hitachi is going to replace my television instead. Thankfully after all this, I am still under warranty. I've been really impressed with Hitachi's customer service so far. Good luck with your TVs!

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I had the same vertical black line on my TV. I identified an capacitor on the PDP board that had come unsoldered, so I fixed that, and the black line went away. But that created a whole host of new problems. I had blue shadow lines on the TV and couldnt use any of the digital inputs.

I replaced the PDP board with a refurb unit and all was well, until the black line reappeared. So instead of just throwing another PDP at it, im looking for ideas.

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  • Cliff Harris Jan 27, 2008

    I do had (have) the black line. I found a capacitor on the PDP board had come unsoldered. I fixed that and the black line went away, but a few new problems arose. I had blue shadow lines all over the screen, and could not use any of the digital inputs.

    I put a refurb PDP board in it and fixed all problems, for about 2 months, now the black line is back, and im not sure where to go from here. Would love any suggestions on this.

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You likely have a bad connection on one of the circuit boards. I'm assuming that it is a horizontal line, and not a vertical line you are talking about here.

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