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I moved from Japan to Texas and my Sony 46w3000 didn't have any problems until about 3 months afterward. Suddenly, one horizontal band, about an 1/8 in width began to form at the bottom. This went away after about 15 min of the tv being on. Now, it has been six months and the bands have quadrupled and they come an go. The bands progress from bottom to top and do go away for a moment if you lightly shake the tv (very lightly). I have attempted the reset and do not think this is the problem because it does not help. I do think it is a mechanical issue (maybe a connection knocked loose slightly but enough to transmit image). The progression tells me, like a disease, the connection is slowly getting worse. Please help me with a solution to this problem. I have downloaded a service manual and do not mind getting into the back of the television and fixing it.

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  • williamrunkl Jun 21, 2010

    I called a repairman and he said that I have to replace the D-module. He also said that the D-module is the corridor for all of the transmission. So basically he inferred that I was scr-wed because the module itself costs around $750, which is roughly 2/3 the cost of my television. So, with that said...do you think he is right or do you disagree and think I should still take the television to a repair place? Oh, by the way...now there is a black ghost floating on the left side of the screen.

  • williamrunkl Jun 24, 2010

    Uh, you need to look at the previous repair suggestion. The gentleman that gave me this advice said itwould cost thismuch

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This is called a bad solder lead or cold solder joint when they started to use lead free solder in factories these issues started to bloom not just in your TV but others too. You might want to consider taking it to a shop locally to have the situation repaired I amsure if it is something that needs t rework it will not cost much say about $50 at the most.

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Posted on May 29, 2010

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    Grand Canyon Tech Jun 25, 2010

    Lead free solder cracks, case in point, other's would argue. $750 for the board or the job?



    I feel you need to out wiegh the first comment with your first comment not with the secound comment. So if you where told $750 by this one Welcomejee guy, you might want to reconsider your options here. If its a loose connection and a rework need to be done $50 in materials is what it would cost not the actual labor my goof sorry



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