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Black Line down center of screen

For the past week I have had a 1.5" solid black line runnning vertically down the center of the TV screen.  Sometimes it will go away for 2-3 hours, but the frequency of which it is occurring keeps increasing.  How can I get rid if this line?  Is the TV shot?  It is only 2 years old.

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    I have the same problem with my hitachi. I took it in to get repaired and was told it was the panel which would cost at least $2,000 to repair.

  • Mike 2342 Dec 15, 2007

    I have an intermittent Black line down the centre of my TV, and I have taken no steps to resolve the problem.

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I have the exact same problem, I was told however that it was a ribbon wire. You can find wires for your television on ebay for approx. 35-40 bucks, or you can just take your tv to someone have them order it for 100 and fix it for 1000. However I do recomend that you have someone do it that knows what they're doing, because it is a very complicated process to change one of these said wires.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Had the same problem.  Was quoted $800 to fix.  Searched the internet for 6 months and found this thread on avforums.com

 

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=462873&highlight=black+line+on+plasma&page=4

 

Read through all the posts.  Very simple fix, but you have to have some mechanical inclinations or you can cause more problems than you started with.  I was up to 5 of the black lines, but decided to attempt the soldering these guys did and fixed it all for the cost of a soldering iron!

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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