Noticeable line through screen picture sony KDL-40V3000
Recently I have noticed a line though the picture about 4 inches from the top and goes the length of the screen. There is a difference in the color brightness on the other side of the line. It is VERY evident when the background color is solid. What could have caused this and how can i fix it??
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I just fixed one with the same problem. The light flashed 13 times.
I had to cut one trace on the hv board to one of the lamp drivers.
There is a slight but barely noticeable darken line across the screen but the tv stays on now and the picture is good. I don't
know if the lamps can be replaced but why bother now.
call up some local repair shops ( tv repair shops) they usually have some kicking around that you can pick up rather cheap. Super simple replacement too you will be shocked at how little it takes to replace them!
A service technician arrived at my home this morning and infromed me that 13 blinks indicates a bad LCD panel. His quote to repair it was approximately $500 more than the TV initially cost. I contacted Sony support directly, and they have agreed to replace the TV, since it is less than 30 days out of warranty. The KDL40V3000 has apparently been dicontinued so they are replacing with a KDL40V4100(factory reconditioned). I know this won't necessarily help others with the same problem, but if your warranty ended recently enough they will probably work with you to mitigate the expense.