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Vertical black bar down the middle of hitachi plasma tv

My Hitachi plasma tv has a vertical black bar about 2 inches wide running right down the middle of the screen. Can this be fixed or is the tv shot. thanks

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  • Jeff Duncan Jan 06, 2009

    Same problem but stip is about 1/3 over from teh left. AND TV is out of warranty. I thought maybe a connection to that portion of the display. Odd that pixels in one area would all go simultaneously

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Ok if your hitachi TV dies with no power anywhere try this:
Some models have a kill switch under the bottom edge. It's like a gray switch like a small light switch press it back in and voila let there be LIGHT. Saves you at least a $200 trip to repair shop!!

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The tv is shot. This occurs when pixels on the top row of the screen break, which blocks current from moving through the rest of the pixels in that column. But don't worry this problem is common and is covered in your tv's warranty.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • sylvia churchill Dec 11, 2011

    If that is the case why do the lines come and go

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