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TV Screen Stripes

I have high definition panasonic plasma TVs (Model: TH-42PX50U/ S# YJ 5615082) with multiple stripe on the screen (blue and white)? What is this problem? Please help! We just bought two years!

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    my picture has moved over to the right of the TV. What can i do to fix this?

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NOt very clear.....

Multiple stripes all over the screen? Vertical or horizontal?

If it's only like an inch vertical lines put a mark on the cabinet where exaclty the line is, turn off the TV then open the back, you'll see lots of ribbon wires (gold color) from the plasma panel it self going to buffer boards, using the mark find the closest ribbon wire where the line is showing then remove and clean the contacts, make sure to reseat it properly when putting it back otherwise you'll just add more lines or black bar on the screen if pins are not seating properly.
But do not be afraid if the lines get worst just turn the power off right away and reaset the ribbon wire till you get it correctly.

CAUTION;
DO NOT try to do this while the TV is on oherwise you'll burn COF (Chip on film) on the panel and you'll end up replacing the whole PDP.

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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