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EMERSON SCREEN SPLIT

IVE HAD THIS TV FOR NOT EVEN A YEAR AND JUST YESTERDAY I TURNED IT ON AND THE SOUND IS FINE BUT THE PICTURE IS SPLIT AND IT MOVES VERY SLOW, ANY SUGGESTIONS

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  • LAYNFRAME Aug 25, 2007

    HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE TV ON

  • LAYNFRAME Aug 25, 2007

    MAYBE A BETTER PICTURE

  • LAYNFRAME Sep 08, 2007

    FUCK EMERSON

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    exact same problem. My TV is 10 months old!

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    What's funny is I got the TV for Christmas and in June (6 months later) the split screen happened as well. I sent it in to Emerson and now...5 months later I still do not have my TV back. Talk about being p.o 'd.

  • rosey074 Dec 07, 2007

    i to have this same problem with my tv iv had it for a year my warranty ran out in september so bacicley im screwed iv called emerson there ass holes there selling defective tvs

  • Gryphon009 Dec 11, 2007

    Well guess means I am in the same boat as the rest of you guys.
    Split screen, and pictures moving slow and only 1 year old, ironic how the warranty just expired! What a waste of money!!

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Oh My Goodnes!! I'm glad I'm not alone! I had mine about 10 months and it does the same exact thing! Crazy thing is, I have had it on less than 30 times...I know!

  • mlampa Dec 26, 2007

    Same problem! We do not even use the tv much. 9 months old and got the split screen. I guess you get what you pay for. I learned my lesson and will spend an extra 50 bucks to get a better brand. It amazes me that the company is not recalling these with so many people having identical problems. Wish me luck as I am getting ready to call Funai corp

  • JMB_IOWA Jan 06, 2008

    My mother brought the same Model TV with the same problem home for me to look at and since warranty was gone I opened up the case and tore into it.found one of the wires going into the glass tubes to be loose and a spot on the main board that had gotten hot at one time or another dont know if this helps but would either of these things cause the problem?

  • ovidiu_7 Jan 16, 2008

    have the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    update to my problem...So I purchased the 2 year service agreement when I purchased at walmart. I reported a claim, sent the tv to a place in new york and since the tv is under the manufactur warranty, they have to send it to Funai Corp (which is Emerson). Funny thing is, now I am going on my second month waiting and the warranty I purchased when I bought it extends AFTER the 12 month manufacture warranty. Go figure and I wont be reimbursed for the 22.00 I paid for the extended thru walmart. I guess you live and learn and I will stick with the few bucks more brands and not go cheap again.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    Same problem here. Bought at Walmart 1 year ago. Took it to a service

    repair shop. They said it that the driver panel assembly is out. Anyone out

    there know what that is? The cost to repair would exceed the value of the

    unit. I don't have the sales receipt and I did not purchase the extended

    warranty from Walmart. Even if I found the receipt it looks like Emerson would not honor the warranty when I called them.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    I have exact same issue not even a year old

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    Have done nothing yet,TV shop charged $20.00 to tell me it is junk. Will keep it for a while,next free dump day will cure the Emerson Problem

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    EMERSON SCREEN SPLIT probl

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    My mother's TV has the split screen, she prayed today and did her devotions, when she opened her eyes the TV worked. But tonight she informed me it was backsliding and no longer works. Sounds like Emerson needs religion!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    It sure looks like this is a very common problem with these Emerson pieces of ****!! I have a 20 inch here that is doing the exact same thing. I took it to 3 different repair places here and was told that they won't work on Emerson TVs because they cost more to fix than what the TV is worth and they are basicly considered disposable. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  • joyas1 May 04, 2008

    Mine started doing the same thing a few wks ago. After a few minutes it worked fine (on the first day).....now it seems like it's gone :(. Bought it last June (07).

  • Brianrwerie May 08, 2008

    Same problem with the same tv here. Split screen, then no screen. Purchased from Wal-Mart. They apologized for not being able to help, surprise!! Called Funi, they suggested purchasing another Emerson...hahaha!! Are they kidding? Thank goodness our atourney general is hard at work accepting money from these guys. Lesson Learned!! Never again!!

  • cwbsfan Jul 11, 2008

    Same situation - tv went out shortly after the 90 day return window passed at WalMart. We have contacted Emerson repeatedly, faxed in the info, and are still waiting (8 weeks later) for someone at Global Express to contact us regarding the pick up of the t.v. Many phone calls later, we are ready to contact our local tv station's consumer line and get them involved. After reading these postings, we aren't expecting much - seems as though they know the issue and don't care to fix it - I'm sure they will continue to sell many more of these worthless boxes as long as our retailers keep stocking them. Maybe we should ban together and send our anger towards the retailers who continue to take our money even though they surely have to know of the issues by now.

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    Scott Oct 12, 2008

    I have the EXACT same problem with the same model. VERY TOP Horizontal pixel line stays active but everything thing else has a very slow pixel response and the bottom is split screened with a copy of the top screen. Amazed how light it was and how few parts they used inside and the engineering it must of took to cut down any extra part, but obviously they went too cheap and under built it. The only thing Emerson builds well are ceiling fans it seems.....
     

  • Shaddox Oct 25, 2008

    Same problem, less than 2 years old, but from WalMart. I should have know to never buy a tv from WalMart. But everyone raves how wonderful WalMart is and how they save you money. BS!! I bought a tv to have for several years not less than two!!!!!!

  • cbailey523 Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with the split screen, Since Emerson doesn't seem to care about their customers-I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER EMERSON PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem! I'm so pissed! Guess I will just throw it away and start over!

  • Briggsx Apr 28, 2009

    Same problem...split screen. Not that many hours on tv...but out of warranty OF COURSE. When I called Emerson they said...they have NEVER heard of this problem before. What a bunch of liars!

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Rosey074, looks like the number for Emerson is: 1-800-256-2487.
Good luck.

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I know exactly what a split screen means. It's bad news bro'. Means the panel is bad. You have to replace the whole tv. Same goes for lines on the screen. It seems a year is all you can expect out of these cheapies.

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I have the same problem. I called them, answered a bunch of questions and was assured that there's nothing they can do. We're on our own. Bought at WalMart.

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I've got a BIG clue just a moment ago..... I unplugged one of 3 inverter backlight cables (with it off of course) and fired it up. For a moment it worked perfect for the first time since I've had it in my repair shop in 6 months (side proj.) with only a dim top half of screen then soon shut off and restarted back the old way. This leads me to suspect a weak power supply (maybe weak caps) if I find exactly which caps are bad I will post later - hopefully a $2 fix if that - just the hunting for the bad one will take some time.....

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Where is their factory? Let's burn it down!!!

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Emerson/Funai and LCD . You get what you pay for . That is all the life built in to these cheapies. I've been in the repair business since 1975 and a good LCD if they make one will cost you about $45.00 per screen inch and make sure you always buy the extended warranty on ANY LCD made.

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I called emerson once and bitched them out about this piece of crap tv that i have with the split screen now i cant find there phone number does any one know it.
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Emerson Tech Support says that the display pcb is defective. The display pcb is not available separately from the display. The display is not available. Emerson has been replacing the complete tv if it is still on warranty. Jerry S

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Omg exact same problem!!!!

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The Funai Corporation is a joke...My tv has the split screen also. I bought in Feb 07 May 07 it quit working 5 days after the 90 day warranty ran out. I brought to service center and they sent it back to Funai Corp to determine problem...TV needed to be replaced...I was sent a brand new tv (It took 4 months to get) and it did the same exact thing after 3 days...I call and wanted to return and get a refund. They told me on several occassion that they were sending me a return label. After 3 month of calling and waiting for label I was called and told I had to pay 45.00 to get tv picked up and service...I lost it.......I wasnt paying to get a tv picked up that was sent to me as a replacement and it broke 3 days later...I ended up contacting the better business bureau and also talking to my attorney about filing a small claim when I finally got a call to have the tv picked up by a service (like ups but not one I have ever heard of)..They picked up the tv and now I am waiting for a response on if I will get a refund or replacement tv...I already went out and bought another brand tv...I just want my money back but they wont just send me a check they can only do what is cost effective so I will get another crap tv and will break again I am sure........Wont buy another Emerson

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