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PS 3 I have a scrolling line going through my screen when using my PS 3. Most of the time it is not noticable but when it is it can be very annoying. I tried the system on other TV's and it still showed up. What would you recommend?thanks

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Re: PS 3

Please specify if the line appears always in same spot on your display and I may be able to assist. However, please note that if your device is still in warranty it would be very adviceable to send it for a repair because if the problem is related with what I think it does, it will require dissasembling the unit in order to fix it and this will void your warranty. Please reply back with these informations and I will try to troubleshoot this for you.

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