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Toshiba 19inch lcd tv green line down screen

This set is one year and three months old. Is it pixel failure and can it be repaired. Thanks

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A solid line down or across the screen is due to problems in the display itself. Unfortunately, there's no way to repair it because the bad circuitry is integrated into the display. The only cure is display replacement.

Not the solution you want, but that's how it is. (With the huge number of transistors that are part of the display, it's actually amazing there are as few failures as there are.)

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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