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Vertical Black line 3 inch width on Plasma Samsung 42C96HD after 2 months of use

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I bought a Samsung Plasma Tv on 10 december last year and after I think 120 hours of use I have Vertical Black line 3 inch width from the top to the bottom of the screen
This defect is located near from the center of the screen ( on left side )
I wonder if after 2 months of use this thing could happen .
Yes the Tv are in the perriod of warranty but this is not the real problem
Please can you explain the possible causes?
For your information all the features work well except the Black line
Please sorry for my english

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  • StaicuDragos Feb 05, 2008

    Mr .

    Today I send the tv to the shop to repair into the warranty period .

    For your information I will be back with the problem found .

    Personal , I will be happy if the product will be replace .

    Thank you for your support


  • tamjohns Jun 19, 2008

    I have a 50 inch Samsung plasma tv, Ithere are 2 black 3-4inch lines running vertically on both sides of the picture, even when I change the picture size, the black lines remain.

  • dawnage Oct 29, 2008

    We have a LG Plasma 42" t.v. that just came up with a 2" red vertical line that runs top to bottom of screen. Our set is barley 4 years old! I will not replace or fix this one anytime soon! What a waste to our selves to only throw it in the land fill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shame on the electronic companies to make such devices that have such a short life span!
    Please DO NOT consider buying a Plasma, go with LCD-and remember these huge t.v.'s take alot of coal from our land to supply the electricity to run them.


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I also have the same problem I phoned Samsung today to explain the tv was only 14 months old, they didn't wanna no because it was out of warrenty by 2 months. I am getting a black solid line down the left hand side of the screen. I ended up phoning Dixons were we bought it from, they have told me to get an independent engineers report done & send the report to them within 14 days. Dixon told me it was a known problem with Samsungs. They said they will fix it free of charge if they can if not they will send vouchers to the same value of the television. So beware stay clear of Samsungs.

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  • viv007 Dec 29, 2010

    Hi I bought Samsung 50" Plasma TV in September 2010, after one month of use whole TV fill with black lines vertically, i contacted customer care of samsung, and after their visit, Plasma TV channel was changed which cost may be Rs. 25 K as per their engineer, again to my utmost surprise after one month the same problem has occurred, I am unable to understand that why this t type of problem is occurring again and again in this reputed company TV

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Three kinds of detects count for this problem. It could be the Logic board, or the Logic Buffer board, or the PDP panel. Just drop your tv to the warranty depot shop to repair.

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