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Toshiba 36A50 - No Picture - Just Bright Line

So I acquired a 36A50 for a deal - free (or was it?) It was working well for about a week and then the shadow like lines began at the bottom of the screen - this didn't bother me being this TV cost me nothing at this point. Then the screen (V-hold) began to mess up and the image was retained on the top 1/2 to 3/4 of the viewing area. Lastly it's gone to that bright white line of death across the center of the tube. I know it's a circuit or solder issue because when you smack it it used to come back on and work fine, now it'll just tease you and make you think it's gonna come back and it doesn't. So I want to know what to replace - I am fairly able to fix things, just need details on what and where to replace. Thanks! You're friendly trash scavenger.

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