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Horzontal lines across top 2" of screen on both my Toshiba TVs?

This just occurred past 3 mos. - first one TV, then the other started with the horizontal lines. Newest was purchased 2004. Cablevision just left my house and Cablevision claims both my TV tubes are "going" - that I need two new TV's. If it was just one TV, I wouldn't question this - however, what are the odds both TV's (both Toshiba's) would have problems simultaneously. Has anyone heard of this? Hey, if they're on their way out, fine; but just curious if anyone else has had similar issues.
Thanks so much for your assistance!

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  • magzelius Feb 12, 2009

    Thank you so much for your response - we contacted Toshiba directly - they also recommended a tech. should come and look at the sets and also supplied phone number to find tech. in my area.

    I'm still shocked it happened simultaneously!

    Thanks again!

  • magzelius Feb 13, 2009

    I can't thank you enough again for your technical support. We were so sure it was a cable issue. Very helpful. Thanks for the enlightenment.



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It's NOT the "tubes" (the glass picture tube you view) this is 90% of the time a capacitor in the vertical circuitry. A good TV tech can find and fix this issue for probably a little less than $100 per set at the most.

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  • Steve W Feb 12, 2009

    the simultaneous failures are due to a design flaw. Tell the tech that if the problem is due to failing electrolytic capacitors to make sure to install quality 105 degree celcius quality capacitors not the standard 85 degree ones! When the give you the old parts back (and a good tech always will) I bet you will see it say 85degrees right on the label.

    If you make this request, the tech will think you are so smart that you are only hiring him because you don't have time to do the job yourself and so should be quite honest with you I bet!!!!! ;) He might even give you a quantity discount since the problem is almost sure the same part in both sets.


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