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Vertical Black bar on the screen

A vertical black bar appears on the screen lately. it comes and goes. but sometime stays on the screen for hours.Our plasma tv is 3 years old, how can we fix this problem ?? Thanks, Ricardo

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  • papuchon Jan 07, 2008

    Dear troylove11,the model number is RT-42PX10/11/H Flatron from LG

  • Stormos Feb 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Any ideas how to fix it are appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    A vertical black bar 5 inches or so wide has appeared on our High Def Samsung 42 inch Plasma TV, same problem different model

  • cmegro Mar 05, 2008

    I have a black vertical bar that is about 1" wide. Sometimes it has a red line that disappears when TV is warmed up

  • bigfox14419 Mar 09, 2008

    i have the same proublem, stats out looking like a bar code then changes multi color, then black, the sound remains clear and sharp

  • jimrip Mar 29, 2008

    same problem. model is 42pfp5332d_37. i talked to the tech support
    folks at Philips and they suggested i upgrade to the latest firmware
    before going further. went to their website, got the file, updated the
    firmware and the problem went away.. for a few days. i would love a
    permanent fix to this

  • tskramer Aug 02, 2008

    four inch wide black bar on the up the right side of the screen.  thin blue line running inside.  picture and sound are otherwise fine.  

  • hunnell Oct 04, 2008

    Similar to same problem with Maxent 42 HDTV.
    I have vertical black bar 1X16 inches, goes away after warms up ..sometimes off and on for hours..

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    black vertical line on screen

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    there is a white black blue and green stripe about 3 inches wide on the right side of the screen and half way down



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I have a 42" lg hd tv that for some reason has just started to have a 1" line down the center of the screen . we noticed this a few months ago but didn't know what to do . lately the tv has stoped doing this , mind you i checked every since and its seems to be fine , today i turned it on and the line has moved from the middle to 3/4 of the screen to the right -- so like in the middle the colours fade in and out of the line especially blues and oranges for some reason --

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    try replacing the t-con board.


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What is the model number it sounds like pixel problems or board problems. For more info

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