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Burn in images

I have rca 42'' plasma tv that I use as my computer monitor. It's about 2 years old. It has an image burned in and I need to know if it's possible to fix it. Can I change the channel that I use and if so would that fix it because right now it is really affecting my viewing.

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When "creen burn" occurs it is impossible to remove and the image will be there permanant. I have seen the same happen to CRT TVs and CRT computer monitors. You have probably had the image on the screen too high in brightness/contrast. Coupled with the fact the image did not change much.

Sorry but there is NO fix for this - apart from a replacement TV.

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Nothing you can do, it's burned in forever.

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