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Same issue: PICTURE IS HALF THERE- WHAT TO REPLACE?

I got one of these from a frustrated owner and will attempt to repair it myself- I have a question as to where to start?
The picture appears, however, it comes on and looks like it's behind a black "smear" that eventually fades away (NOT entirely) towards the right of the screen. The picture that is there, is of poor quality and fuzzy. I have the TV hooked-up to Verizon FIOS connection.
Now, should I start with the Z Sustain board?
Does this describe something a tad different than most folks' issues of absolutely NO picture?
Does it point towards one particular part/fix?? Thank you for your assistance! :)

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Any takers for a Class Action Law Suit against LG and report to Consumer Affairs?

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I purchased the Z50PX2D in January 2006 in June 2007 I got the pop and no picture, cost 800+ to fix, now in July 2009 the same thing happened just got it fixed for 600+. Is this an ongoing thing every year and half or 2 years? If so where can I purchase the components so that next time I can fix it myself? That class action suit sounds really good to me, where can I sign up!!!!

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