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Vizio plasma screen has 2 red lines

Two red lines down the center of my vizio. I have done some research, and apparantely it is due to a defective part vizio used. The replacement is like $280. I cannot afford it. It started out as one line down the center. Now there's another line that appeared today about a half of inch next to the first one. If I don't pay to get it fixed, what will eventually happen? Will I soon lose the screen completely?
If anyone knows, please tell me!
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Heather

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  • Tony Nguyen May 11, 2010

    does the line move with different channels or inputs? if not your panel is getting bad and that is not repairable unless the panel itself is replace.

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I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.

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