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What is the life of a big screen tv?

The screen has a black bar on the top and bottom of the picture even when programming is not in wide screen. The bar on top shakes and distorts the picture. There are also squiggly green and red lines in the top bar. I have cleaned the lenses and interior cabinet every year for the past six years. I performed the advance convergence thinking that it would help, but nothing. I just would like to know the solution and more or less what the repair might cost.

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Sounds like the veritical circuit has a bad capacitor. The cost is dependent on the servicers in your area. It can also be dependent on whether you take it to the shop or have a servicer come to your home. Look on a Mitsubishi website to find a servicer in your area.

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