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Picture problem, half screen blank

After playing a dvd half the screen on my plasma went black. Now with any source, tv, satellite, or dvd I only get half the screen the other part is black. is it a repair problem or is a setting screwed up? Thanks for any advice. Michael

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Re: picture problem, half screen blank

On a plasma there are 2 buffer boards, upper and lower, it all depends which half of the screen is on as to which buffer to replace, the buffer boards are located usually on the left hand side if you have the back off the unit. You maybe able to reseat the ribbon cables and get the video back up

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