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Hitachi Plasma 42EDT41

We have black horizontal bars (more than 5 that are on the left, right and center) on our screen that comes and goes. Also green specks. Is there an easy and cosf-effective fix..or should we just purchase a new tv?

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Well, if they are pretty much all across the screen, one thing you can do is pull the ribbon cables off the Xdrive left, Xdrive right & the Control PWB and clean the contacts and maybe loosen the screews a bit on the plates that attach to the frame that hold the cables in place and see if that chages the situation for you. They make contact with the boards by pressure and if it is uneven or not fully making good contact you will loose the element in those areas. If all else fails your looking at replacing the boards or better yet...get a new TV.

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