Question about Sony PFM-42V1 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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Black Vertical line about an inch wide right of middle - PFM-42V1 Sony

This black line is a permanent addition now to my screen. Sometimes a second line will also appear about 2 inches to the right of the current line... it comes and goes though.

Anyone with any idea how or why this line exists, or even why the second line will pop up from time to time....

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add
    your post as a comment to wallyrj's Black Vertical line about an inch wide right of middle - PFM-42V1 Sony

  • wallyrj May 31, 2008

    I still have not heard anything... now have 2 black lines, some times 3, they can appear then dissappear!! very annoying.. will let you know if I hear anything, and appreciate you saying you will do the same... cheers

  • bandith Jun 02, 2008

    After did some techinical research. The problem is with X-board. But, I can't find that replacement any where.



    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    I have a 2 inch vertical black line to the far right. Not sure at this time what to do except call a Sony service person... Any other ideas anyone?

  • cbiferi Jun 28, 2008

    THE SAME PROBLEM: 2 BLACK VERTICAL LINES AND SOME TIMES 3 LINES. ABOUT 2 INCHES WIDE.



    MY SONY IS PFM-42V.



    SOMEBODY KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM?



    THANKS.



    MY EMAIL: cbiferi@gmail.com

  • wallyrj Jul 26, 2008

    Seems others are having same problem, butno fix available??

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    Same problem. Any suggestions from anyone.

  • cafeakava Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem when I first bought it in 2004. Sony replaced the whole panel since it is under warranty. It happened again after 4 years. I called Sony this morning, they told me that this model is discontinued. There will be no parts, they told me to toss it out.



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The problem is the actual PDP panel address chips blown or a faulty ribbon cable to the PDP or if your lucky it may be a dry joint - Tap the ribbon while the set is on very lightly on all cables with something plastic and see if the black line goes away - if so your lucky and its an easy but fiddly repair.

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I have the same problem, please email if you have a solution at gujrals@yahoo.com

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I have exactly same problem. If you find solution. please email me at tpobandith@gmail.com. I greatly approciated. I'll do the same if I found solution.

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