Question about Vizio Televison & Video
They are there all the time. If you flex the screen they get smaller.
Sounds like panel fault. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" will make surf easy. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience.
Screen-shots to defective LCD panel is given. You can see and compare it to that of your TVs, and can make sure.
Posted on Apr 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: thin vertical red line
This maybe the symptom of a bad Panel. One Vertically This line is 99% bad panel. Call your warranty provider or SONY tech support if purchased under 2 years.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
if someone found a solution for the verical line please post it. the laptop has never been hit and the vertical line just showed up there...
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
SOURCE: Vertical Red Line
I had a bright red 1" wide vertical line on the right side of my Vizio P42HDE as well as an equivalent Green line on the left. Sometimes a Blue line would appear adjacent to the red line. Had this TV sinc Oct. 2005. Based on internet research, I opted to purchase an LG 6871QCH060Q board (upgrade to the 6871QCH038A and the 6871QCH038C). Picked the board up on Ebay for $100 + $10 shipping from ShopJimmy parts.
From start to finish, this took about 2 hours to repair. Tons of screws to remove. Took me a while to figure out that the video connection unit in the back is completely modular and needs to be removed before attempting to remove the back cover. Once the cover was removed, I was surprised that I could not see where the replacement board was located. Turns out, you have to go one level deeper and remove the audio board and digital board followed by metal bracket/cover. Once removing the metal cover, the bad 6871QCH038A board was visible. A couple of zip ties will need to be cut as well as several cable connections to get to the 6871QCH038A board. Replaced the board with the 6871QCH060Q upgrade. Make sure to keep the sticky foam rubber isolation pieces and adhere them to the new board. It did take some time to figure out how to disconnect and reconnect all the various types of cable connections. Just take your time. The power cable connector for the 6871QCH060Q board is in a different location, thus I had to reroute the cable. Reassembled and only had 2 unused screws left!
TV workd great. Lines are gone. Have a little burn-in going on where the red line appeared, but still better than forking over $800 for a new 42" LCD 1080P TV. Hope to get a couple of more years out of this Vizio.
One line I found has a general example of LG/Vizio repair manual. Not exact, but close enough...http://www.scribd.com/doc/7580885/LG-TV-Plasma-Training-Manual
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
The red line driver at that point isn't working or there is a bad connection to the panel for that line. (I assume the intensity and hue of the cyan line varies witht the picture). What type of screen is it? Plasma or LCD? The following is for LCDs and may not apply to plasma panels. (I haven't had to fix those yet.)
Once in a while you can solve the problem on an LCD by gently massaging the connector to the display panel edge at the bad spot, although there is a risk of causing other lines to drop out. I once fixed an LCD that had a hair caught between the elastomeric connector and the display glass, but if that were the culprit in your case, you'd probably be missing more than one line. It could also be a problem with the driver chip for that line.
Be very careful about tearing into the LCD. The connections are very delicate, the fluorescent backlight tubes are glass and have mercury inside, and the potential for electrostatic discharge damage is always a concern. It's easy to cause more problems than you fix when you get into the connections, although those can usually be reversed with patience and steady hands. The worst case is a misalignment that would mess up your color registration (color drive going to the wrong line). Most panels have a sticker inside warning against removing the driver electronics. It's there for a good reason.
If I've scared you off, or if the connector massage doesn't work, there are companies like Moniserv that specialize in repairing LCDs. They have the equipment and dust-free facilities needed to repair bad panel drivers.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: Thin Red Line on LCD TV
I had a similar problem with my LCD screen TV, and to my dismay, my warranty just ran out. A thin red line began to appear on the right side of the screen, and since many online and expert sources pretty much say replace the expensive LCD screen or get a professional to fix it (in which I suspect to be a business plot to get people to go to pricey experts), I decided to look for other possible alternatives.
Here is some tips/solutions I was given (and it worked! at least for me):
1) Turn off the LCD and unplug the power source and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Turn it back on and see if it disappears or improve. (This is the one I used.)
2) While turned off, try jiggling gently all chords connected to the TV (cables, power chords, etc.); you could even try unplugging and replugging the chords/cables. Turn the TV back on and see if the red line disappeared or improve. (This is the one I heard worked for others.)
If the above doesn't work then I'm afraid you do have a bad panel on your screen and will need to call in the experts or get a new TV. I hope this will help. Best Wishes.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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