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Blue vertical stripe

I have had this tv for about 2 years. It has just developed a 2 inch wide blue vertical stripe about six inches from the left side. The stripe is intermittent, but is becoming more persistant.

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  • prestobay Mar 11, 2008

    Same problem described by lbcarr. Anyone know what needs to be done?

  • dawghouse Mar 12, 2008

    Have the same problem with the blue vertical stripe. Mine is located on the right side. Been dealing with techs for the last 2 months. 1st Tech: video board. 2nd tech: panel. 3rd tech: componet board. 4th tech: sustain board. This tech said that there are two sustain boards (left/right) for plasma's and the right side needs to be replaced, recommended to replace both. Stated someone would get in contact with me on the availability of part and cost. Been a week now and still no one has called. This tech actually was the only tech that seen the problem on my tv, so I feel more confident that maybe this could be the actual problem. Remember, the tv still shows a great picture, but only with the blue line, even though it is transparent.

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The bad news, it sounds like tou have a bad plasma panel.One of the vertical drive arrays are in the process of failing.This part is part of the display panel.

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