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The lower half of the screen goes black,with a whack to the left side of the unit,the picture comes back.Also, the top 4 inches of the screen continues to have colored lines running across it,which will not clear.

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    The entire screen goes black, still have sound but the entire tv is black

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Your tv picture is managed by several boards, the two specific ones are the ysus and the xsus. The Y controlls the horizontal pixelation and the X the verticle, if you are having horizontal problems then its the Ysus thats faulty, on this particular set, the Ysus board has two accompaning buffers that are particularly troublesome. I've had more than one of these sets in the shop recently with the same ailment.
Sounds like your buffers are starting to go out. The screen is split horizontally by the two long skinny buffers attatched to the Y main, if the bottom one has one leg in the grave you'll be getting a partially black screen or no picture at all. The colored lines running through the screen are more typical of a failing buffer. Are you interested in taking this set apart and putting a couple hundred into fixing it? If so, comment and I'll post pictures of the dismantle and the buffers you're likely going to have to replace. I can also recommend where to get them but this fix isn't cheap. When buffers go they usually take the Y main too. Worse case scenario you're gonna be out about $350 dollars to fix it yourself. Best case, a ribbon is loose on the bottom buffer and with a dismantle you'll be able to connect it again, but seriously, when in life has the answer ever been the best case scenario? Maybe your luck is better than mine.

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  • sedrickhawki Nov 27, 2011

    Thanks I have the same problem. 42PF7320A/37. Do you suggest fixing it with price on TV's today. I love the TV

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