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Black line HAVE A SAMSUNG 42 PLASMA MODEL R4262 WITH A LARGE BLACK LINE IN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. IS IT FIXABLE??? I have a Plasma 42 TV and it has a black line from top to bottom of the screen. Any ideas what's the problem?

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Samasung plasma Tv PDP 42 C96H

  • weegie50 Feb 15, 2008

    2 1/2 in solid black line from top to bottom on my 42'' samsung plasma

  • miamirome Apr 10, 2008

    I have a Samsung R4262 that has developed a vertical black line (both the buffer board and logic boards have been replaced, but the problem still remains). Does anyone have a fix?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

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