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I have an Hitachi 42edt41a and I have a one and a half inch black line going vertically from top to bottom. I can't get rid of it. help

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  • calabres331 Mar 14, 2009

    Black Line Vertical going down middle of screen!

    I have the same problem!

    Also sometimes a black square. These issues come and go as the TV runs longer, so is it heat related? Is the lamp/bulb dying?

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Calabras, you are right it is heat related but there is no bulb or lamp in this set. There is a design flaw that causes this. There are several threads in this section that detail precise fixing instructions.
Here's a link to forum that shows what you need to do to repair the tv. This is a very inexpensive fix but is a bit time consuming and requires a lot of common sense. http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-televisions/462873-black-line-fault-hyundai-hpt4240-fixed-2.html
The dismantle is not the same but soldering the chips on the orange ribbons is exactly what you need to do. So pay attention to that part of the tutorial.

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