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Panasonic DMR-ES40VS Have had it just over a year, and all of a sudden, the screen is split - approx. 1/2 on each side - whether playing a VHS, or DVD, or just watching TV. Image quality is still good. There appears to be two small yellow vertical lines near the split - and they spread slightly like a Y at the upper part of the screen. Sound quality is fine.

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I called Panasonic, and they told me to try a reset. I'm sorry, but I forgot which button to push and hold to reset it, but it has worked GREAT ever since! A local shop said it was a loss when I described the problem to them. Call the Panasonic Service Center, and they can tell you how to do a reset.

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