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Philips 42 Hey, My tv has a 5" vertical line about 5" in on my tv. What could be the problem? Thanks

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  • clackmaster Feb 19, 2008

    Well i would think that but it is going from top to bottom. Any other thoughts?

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Initially if it is near the bottom, I would suspect that somehow you have activated the "Close Caption" feature. Corrective procedure would of course be to disable/turn it off.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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    Louie Role Feb 20, 2008

    Hi again,

    The going from top to bottom makes it an entirely different issue. You have a 60 cycle hum in your video. This could either be:

    1. interference in your signal source which include aerial, cable, DVD, VCR. Pls check if the AC plugs are fitted correctly to the mains outlet. In some instances reversing the way they are plug in also helps. If it is only when watching TV programs, then perhaps you can bring this concern to the attention of your cable provider. It using an aerial, you may need to reorient the antenna;

    2. at other times, this could be caused by a fault with the big filter capacitor in the power supply. The PSU though getting and giving sufficient power is not filtered enough and allows stray hum to enter the circuitry. This is then displayed as the black moving bar super imposed on the video.

    #1 would be relatively easily to verify, however #2 would perhaps require the services of a qualified professional.




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