Question about Samsung LE32R74BDX 32 in. HD-Ready LCD Television

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I have a Samsung hdtv model LE32R74BDX. I have had it now for just over a year and appox. 6 month later we had 3 black lines to the left of the screen about 3cms apart. The lines are quite thick and start at the top right down to the bottom. I thought at the time it was to do with the scart so i bought a new one eventually, but it didn't help. Now another 2 lines have appeared. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me what they are, what cause them and what can i do? Thank you.

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All I can say is when you watch T.V. the plasmas run off of plasma gas and when you leave something on for so long it burns in the screen. I have the same T.V. and when watching like the weather channel it leaves lines but they go away. If yours are permanent then you can't do anything, but it may help if you go on your remote and go to "menu" then look for "setup" and scroll down with the arrows on your remote. Look for "screen burn protection" and select "white screen". This will make your whole screen white and it may take out the lines. If you let it sit white it won't hurt it. All one color won't hurt, the only thing that hurts is like bright white lines in front of a dark background. Just give your T.V. a break from time to time ESPECIALLY ON VIDEO GAMES. T.V. shows that are HD usually have their channel icons that move or are very dim and they won't hurt. Just go to what I told you and let it sit about 20 minutes, if that doesn't help, then the T.V. you have i believe comes with a 2-year standard warranty and if it's under warranty take it back if you have the reciept. If no reciept then call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

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