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Wide vertical bands of color through the viewing area. The sound is fine

When I turn on the TV there are wide vertical bands of color through the viewing area. I can see a picture behind the bands, but there are two of the same picture - like a split een. the sound is fine. the colors may change if I turn off the TV and turn it back on again.

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One of your "X" buffer boards is defective. In Panasonic plasma tv's they are located at the bootom of the set and connect directly to the plasma diplay panel via a thin ribbon cable. The board you want to replace will be directly in line with the discolored vertival line in the picture. The part number is on the circuit board and usualy starts with "tnp..." or "txp..."

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