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Horizontal lines when I turn on tv.PT-53X42 HDTV

When I turn on my tv which i have had since 2002 it has a bunch of horizontal lines(white lines) in the picture. If i leave the tv on for about 3hours the lines gradually go away.Is there a part i can get to fix this and install it my self? Or do I have to get a profesional to install it.

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Get the professional, although this won't be an expensive fix... You likely have one or more caps in the vertical circuit that are going bad... A cap acts like a battery in a circuit taking on voltage and releasing it at an even rate. When they go bad their ESR (equivilent series resistance) rises and the cap takes longer to reach it's op temp and work properly...
A tech with an ESR meter will easily find and repair this one... But you'll need to take it in to save the pickup/delivery charges.
Good Luck!

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