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Zenith P42W46X - no picture

Got tv about 03-04, can't find the manual, so don't know troubleshooting or what the remote buttons do. one nite i turned tv on and all there was was thin vertical moving pastel lines, there was sound and i could use the 04 channel on the remote. then after about 30 minutes, the picture was mostly black and then blinked off and on with vertical lines or black with multicolor moving little star like dots. is there something with the remote buttons? or junk tv? or repairable?? i have unplugged it for 24 hours, but nothing changed.

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  • light9856 Jan 10, 2009

    Yes, they were across the whole screen, these were not solid lines,they were kind of staticky lines. There was another question/problem posted by someone else that he had taken a picture of his screen but his screen had a solid black area in the middle with the words 'no signal' written. These are the same type of lines that I have.

  • light9856 Jan 10, 2009

    yes, the lines are across the entire screen. No the Tv's menu can NOT be seen.



    Checking the boards I'm assuming need to be done by a technical person?? sorry, see obviously I'm not technical or I wouldn't have had to ask these questions.



    Thanks.

  • light9856 Jan 10, 2009

    I can not fix it or test it myself, so my intent was to find out what might be wrong with it, so I would know whether I would need to find someone to fix it or test it or tell me that it would cost more to fix it than it's worth.

  • Rickyp42w46x Feb 02, 2009


    What does this mean? The sound is working

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    were the lines over the entire screen?

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If the lines covered the entiire screen, fist I would check to see if the TV's menu can be seen. If not then check the buffer boards. Next I would check the logic board

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  • Chuck Jan 10, 2009

    Were you trying to repair the set yourself or just trying to see if it was worth fixing or what?

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Okay I can see the menu.. but I have a snowy picture. where do I go... I'd like to try to repair myself

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