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Vertical red line on 55 hitachi plazma

I have a 2yr old plasma with very little use and when i turn it on for the first ten minutes it's crystal clear. Once it's warm it develops a red vertical about 12 inches long. I've shut down viewing for fear of burn in. Is this fixable? It seems like it would be because the first ten minutes it looks great. If you can let me know what my options are I would be very appreciative.

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Re: vertical red line on 55 hitachi plazma

The vertical line, in my case, was due to a bad contact on the flexible printed circuit. I fixed the problem by using a piece of a rubber eraser to apply downward pressure on the flexible circuit as shown in the picture. To locate the faulty section lightly push on the flexible circuit from lef to right untill the line dissapears.

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