Dark horizontal line traveling across the screen vertically
I've had my 34" HD Sony widescreen CRT for about a year and it's had this dark horizontal line that goes across the entire screen and moves slowly vertically. it takes a good 20 seconds for the line to move from the bottom to the top.
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Re: dark horizontal line traveling across the screen...
A horizontal line is very common; it represents the failure of the
vertical deflection amplifier and is not too expensive to repair.Repair of the unit you have is going to be around $100 -as the
vertical amplifier that needs to be replaced. So u have to get it replaced by a repairman.
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Check and replace all electrolytic capacitors in the vertical output section circuit. There will be 5 or 6 of them to replace. Replace all at one time. The fault you describes here is technically known as 'vertical retrace lines'. Visit the site named 'Electro-help' for
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if you are using a cable box .. then disconnect everything that is feeding signals into the tv ... then get a signal from some other source (like off the air antenna or video camera) ... if the tv still has the dark lines then you have a bad primary filter capacitor in its power supply .. if it works ok off the air and only does it when the cable box is hooked up .. then the cable box has an open primary filter capacitor . ... the dark horizontal bars you see is ripple from the rectified AC power that is not properly filtered ... if the TVs verticle scan rate is 60 hz and the full wave rectified AC amounts to 120 hz ripple then you will see two dark bars across the picture ... since the two signals are not syncronized then they will slip in phase with respect to each other .. thus the constantly moving pattern ..
I would look for a Vertical circuit failure. Most likely is the vertical output IC and or open resistor off the hv transformer. Definitely look for any loose solder connections around the Vertical output IC.
Hope this helps,
1. A button on your remote that says either: ARC, Ratio, 16:9, 4:3.... Some remotes have a picture of a square with arrows pointing out towards each corner..... I'm unfamiliar with this set, but it sounds like a widescreen, so give it a go
vertical output ic needs to be resoldered. careful leaving that bright line displayed on the screen as this will cause a permanent phosphor burn into the tube. this can not be corrected once burned unless you replace the tube. mch
Hi I had the same problem. Broken white lines across the top of the screen. This is called overscan. You need to go into the Setup menu, other settings. 16:9 overscan needs to be on. Hope this helps.It solved our problem.
A line on an LCD, either horizontal or vertical usually means the video driver board is defective or the screen is defective, does it show up as black even on a dark screen? That means a line of LCD "shutter"s is not working and there is a problem that cant be fixed by a reboot or channel change. Bummer.