Question about Sharp Aquos LC-46D62U 46 in. LCD HDTV

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Thin blue line

I have a thin blue line which runs vertical intermittently on the left side of my screen. It can take hours before it appears and then goes away. Sometimes when it appear, it flickers

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  • earlthe3rd Dec 17, 2008

    Same TV. One week after factory warranty expired, a thin blue vertical line showed up in the upper left quadrant of the screen. This line does not go away and has been constant for about two months now.

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I am a Sharp Servicing Technician. You posted this before. Ive got the same model TV as you do LC46D62U. I think the line you are experiencing is simply the broadcast. I notice it on some HD shows that broadcast the side bars. (Always on the Ellen Degeneres Show). Ive taken some picture.

1) Here's the line on the left that i experience
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2) Later on in the broadcast, it goes away.


One way to check if its a TV problem or not. When the line shows up again, hit the MENU button on the remote. If the line appears to be "behind" the menu, then it is simply the broadcast.
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If the line appears to be "on top" of the menu or shows right through the menu, then it is a TV problem.

Im thinking the reason it takes hours for hte line to appear is because it only shows up on certain shows or certain HD broadcasts.

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