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Sylvania SRPD442: picture has lines and particles in it, can't make picture out

The screen is not cracked as can be seen with the eyes but has vertical lines and particles in it and you can not make the picture out. It also has a horizontal lines (1 inch wide!) but all the lines (vertical & horizontal) move somewhat. Is this a replaceable board problem or a badly aged screen? I am looking into buying another unit with a busted screen to repair it but don't want to spend the money if this screen is bad. Also, can the bulbs / back lights be replaced in this screen? Any help would be appreciated!


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  • jmgrizzle82 Jan 04, 2009

    My picture flickers a horizontal line across the screen, sometimes more frequently than others, but dosent affect sound at all. Tv repair people said the boards are fine and cannot find a problem. Worked fine for a couple of days when brought back but is at it again. Any help would be appreciated



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The fault can be the screen itself, or one of the driver boards for the screen. This has to be verified by trying the boards.

I don't know for your model if the backplane lamps can be replaced. In most of the models they can be.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008


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