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Apex model#GB4308 I geta 6 inch wide line in the middle of tv at intermittent times sometimes all day I will get it,other only at night etc,,I can afford a new one I am disabled with low income Please Help!

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If you mean a horizontal line going left to right across the center of the screen and it's intermittent then a tech should be able to fix that one on a service call fairly easy... The vertical IC in that unit, IC N301, is a TDA8351 and it most likely has some poor solder connections due to heat stress - we call ring cracked - thus the problem sometimes corrects itself temporarily. While he's coming out anyway ask him ahead of time to bring the following: Two resistors 1.0 ohm 2 watt and a cap 3300 microferet 25 volts and his DMM & ESR meter. Ask him to ESR test C863 this is a high failure cap and test R370 & R371 in the supply for change in value. Shouldn't be too much to repair - and simply ask ahead of time what they charge for a service call, and if they think they can correct such a problem (ring cracks on the solder connections of your vertical IC) on-site. If you're not too sure where to begin your research for a qualified shop try NESDA at: Good Luck Bill

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