Question about Televison & Video
Have 4 vertical lines on top half of screen.all are about 1 to 2 inches wide .2 on the right very close together..2 on left about 4 inches apart..only come about a third of the way down..have checked the boards on top part of screen every thing reads the same.this is a nec px42xm1g plasma monitor..every thing else works okay
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Vertical Black Line
First thing to do is the reset and the whacking test. I give this a 50/50 chance of clearing it up.
ONE: Disconnect the power cord for 4 hours. Then when you power it back up the internal soft codes will automatically reset to factory defaults.
TWO: The whacking test is to just bang or smack the set with your hand on the back, side, top, etc., to see if there are loose connections or cold solder joints inside that are acting up. If so, the banging should knock them back to normal and the set should restore. You might have to use some creative banging and some have had to put a book or magazine under one corner to torque the chassis enough to get it to work reliably.
If these two procedures do nothing then:
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Posted on Feb 02, 2008
This problem is usually the ribbon cable connection at the top of the stripe. Reseat the cable first. The other possibility is the panel itself, but that is rare.
Keep us posted.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
If there is no picture behind the stripe and the edges are well-defined, then one of the display driver ICs has failed. Philips displays can be made by several manufacturers - usually Samsung. The ICs are bonded to the flexible ribbon in most cases, and replacement is an expensive specialist job - and in many cases is simply not possible.
A shadow on the picture is much better - usually due to interference.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
SOURCE: Black line on Panasonic Plasma
All lasma an lcd ts have boards that control vertical and horizontal output to their respective areas. They are connected to the screen by ribbon cables. If one of these boards fails all together, has a failed chip, a bad connection, or a bad ground somewhere it will result in a black line in the area of that board. A bad ribbon cable connection on the bottom will result in a vertical black bar though the screen. Many times reseating the connection will fix it, if the ribbon cable has been nicked there could be a severed connection. They an sometimes be fixed, but it is a pain. An yes I have done it, but the bar is gone. The same will happen if the chip that outputs to that area opens. The connectors are the first place to look paying close attention to the cable, they are extremely delicate so great care must be taken if you decide to tinker with em, the usually have lift locks that release them, but it is very easy to wreck em. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Spent 3 hours removing all what seemed like 100 freaken screws.
Took out the OEM 038A, caution the factory placed some type of heat transfer silicon clear grease on the back of the board so it will feel like it is glued on. Just be very carefull and gentle when prying it apart.
Be warned, you will need a magnifying glas to check those little resistors. They all checked out, no broken solders.
What I did observe is the grease melted down the back of the board and puddled at the bottom of the board and where the resistors sit.
I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.
Placed the component back and after 10 minutes the Vertical Red Line Disappeared.
Turned on the set next morning it was still gone. 10 minutes later it re-appeared for a couple of minutes then went away.
I spoke to a kind gentlemen at Electronica-USA.com, he stated that the 060Q is an upgrade to the defective proned 038A ( 038C is also an upgrade ). A tech in Cali stated the 060Q worked perfectly. He has had zero complaints about the 060Q in the Vizio plus he offers a 90 day return policy. Funny thing is the 060Q was designed for LG and Goldstar Plasmas but for some reason they do not work for them but do work for Vizio's. He even states that on his site.
As I type the red line is still gone and stayed off several hours last night.
I think I am going to pull the trigger and replace the 038A to the 060Q and be done with it.
Oh yeah, I asked him if the 060Q needs to be "flashed" with the Vizio program. He never heard of it requiring it.
He has 038C on order they are couple of bucks cheaper. the 060Q is $224 plus S&H.
I found on ebay for $184 free shipping but waiting for the guy to verify no "flash" requirement.
Hope this helps someone.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.S. use a power screwdriver, your wrist will thank you. I put mine on low torque as not to strip the heads.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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