Toshiba 52WM48 - Dark line across top of screen about 4 inches
You can watch tv fine, however there is a horizontal line which makes the picture appear darker across the top of the screen, it starts about 1-2 inches from the top of the set and the band is around 4-5 inches high, can anyone help with the problem please.
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You will need convergence work to this unit. Not cheap.(Not recommended for DIY unless already experienced in this type work). Might contact a local servicer experienced with Toshiba & see if they can give you a quote over the phone. Be sure you are sitting.
This is probably a good time to consider entering the 21st century & look at LCD or LED flat screens.
Answer ONE: Yes, the speaker mounted close/near to the set
can be a cause of mischief; please move it further away and see if that
helps clear up the problem. But, you must keep it away for several
days before you will know for sure because it takes some time to
degauss all the internal parts that may have become corrupted by the
magnets in the speaker.
TWO: Yes, any set can be repaired the question is cost and wisdom.
Old sets are sometimes not worthy of the repair simply because of the
likelyhood that another failure will follow soon after. A big screen
always invokes a repair charge of $200 and up. After a few of these you
will wish you had put all the money into a new set!
THREE: The lines are most likely a problem in the vertical blanking
circuits of the set. These are horizontal retrace lines that are
supposed to be blanked out during vertical retrace of the raster.
Think of it as a paintbrush that scans across the screen painting thin
lines and when you get to the bottom of the screen it goes quickly back
to the top, but during that time the horizontal, which is many times
faster, has made several sweeps; so it must be blanked out during the
retrace. The repair involves finding the guilty parts and replacing
them. Usually this repair runs over the $200 somewhat.
FOUR: Prior to calling in a service tech try a hard reset to see if
that will recover any of the circuit degradations. Merely unplug the
power cord and leave unplugged for 4 hours or more. It may help. Or,
it may not help; but worth a try since is won't cost you anything.
If the set is over 5 or 6 years of age it probably is not a condidate
for any expensive repair. On the other hand, it is a Toshiba - and
they make a fine set.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have further thoughts.
I had the same problem on my tv found a simple solution its been a week and no problems so far.pull out light engine you will find round piece of tape pull it of there will be a #2 phillips screw in about 3 inches turn it clockwise and watch it vanish.i turned mine a little further to assure it would be gone.only took a couple of minutes to do dont know how long it will last though good luck
This is for the original problem.. Not the second post.
It's a problem in the horizontal deflection circuit. The parts will be available, but you will be in for some daignostic repairs also to find out why it failing or if it has failed on it's own.
There should be a few caps near the IC (an LA7840) that could also be causing the problem. Click the link, it will make it easier to locate the part inside.
This is the kind of repair best left to a TV tech, but get it done now and it won't cost anywhere near as much as it will later.