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Problem with tv

Watching tv and picture went to a line across the middle of the screen, sound ok does this mean a new tv or can it be repaired Ihave picture for a few minutes then screengoes black except one horizontal line...sounds is fine. Is it worth repair on a 5 year old TV??

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  • drwoltering Aug 14, 2008

    Was watching TV when the picture was suddenly compressed to a horizontal line across the middle of the television. Sound is fine. Cannot see the image ... just a line.

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Could be a horizontal output fault, faulty power supply, a simple dry solder joint or HVT. If you can hear arcing or smell an ozone odour, it will be the HVT which may cost a bit.

Without knowing the actual cause, it's impossible to say how much it would cost to fix it.... could be anywhere from $50 to $250 etc

Best to have it checked by a technician and get a quote to repair... then decide if you think it's worth it.

Toshiba is generally a reliable brand, so if you were happy with the picture quality before the fault occurred, it's probably worth repairing.

Cheers

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