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Black line on panasonic plasma

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I was just recently given a 42 Panasonic plasma model number th-42pd60u. I don’t know the history of the set.
What the problem is a semi transparent vertical black line just right to the center of the screen. About 9inches wide
It only seems to appear when viewing the full screen format, meaning the whole screen is showing a picture; sorry I don’t know the name for that format. I just tried a wide screen DVD and the line didn’t appear, This display was when you get the black boarder top and bottom.
I don’t have the remote so I can’t play with the different formats.
I’m just hoping to see if you guys had any thoughts on what or where to start fixing?

Thanks Jason

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  • jason73 Jan 04, 2008

    salt56

    Sorry how would find and reseat the ribbons cables?

    and how do I locate the signal module?

    thanks

    jason

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You either have a bad signal module or if you can go into the set and reseat all of the ribbons cables this might fix the set. Of course with the power off! If reseating doesn't fix, if I was going to fix it I would order a signal module first. It plugs up.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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    TV Doctor Jan 04, 2008

    The signal module is the module where all the input connections are. That is the signal module. Take the screws out. It unpluggs .All the ribbons are flat and white wires like a ribbon real thin. Usually a little bar flips up holding the ribbons down going across

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