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Black bar down screen left side 12 inches in from left

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Problem solved! All I have to is press on + and - of the volume buttons and hold there and then press "menu" button and it resets the whole thing and the black bar had disappeared. Tv screen is back to normal.

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This is either a circuit board problem or the panel could have a bad tab

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