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Screen displays bottom half of picture only

Half my tv screen shows on my phillips hdtv

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  • tooican May 11, 2010

    phillips flat tv 23PF9956/79

    hi,can you please help me,as you turn on full picture and half hour later or 15 minute later gose half pic ,heres detail model,screen shows half a picture on phillips flat tv 23PF9956/79 ,cheers from john

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Jfanellijr ..your plasma has overheat problems, not circuit or video board, use high compressed air to blow out all the dust inside the vent. Hope this helps

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This is a Y sustain board and/or buffer problem. Suggest replacing both. Post the model number and I can track down parts for you if you want to DIY.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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I have model # 42pf7320a/37 and I get the bottom half of screen going black. Any help would be appreciated!!

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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