Question about Sony PFM-42V1N 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Sony PFM-42V1N The screen has split in two along the horizotal axis, about half way down. Tried looking through the menus but can't find any settings, any ideas guys? is the screen dead or has a PCB gone? is this a throw away job or a possibl fix, any surgestions welcome cheers

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  • vegnar Apr 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. The screen is split also when using the built-in menues. It also looks like the color-dephts are reduced. Have anyone tried to fix this, and if so at what cost?

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The display processor, and or the panel itself, and or one of the ribbon interconnects, may be the fault. This can be rather expensive to service. You can send the set to a Sony service center for a quotation. You may find it very expensive to service.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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