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Panasonic TH-50PZ77U 1 1/4" inch vertical line

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.
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Is there a specific way to remove the ribbon before attempted removing it?

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Once you open up the unit, you should see a series of flat orage cables coming from the panel itself. These are the cables that can have poor connections. CAREFULLY remove them by releasing the connector "lock" and reseat them inside the connector. Re-lock the connector and try the set. If that fails, you should have the set examined as specialized equipment will be necessary to trace this problem.

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But do not be afraid if the lines get worst just turn the power off right away and reaset the ribbon wire till you get it correctly.

DO NOT try to do this while the TV is on oherwise you'll burn COF (Chip on film) on the panel and you'll end up replacing the whole PDP.

Good luck!

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Panasonic TH-50PZ77U 1 1/4" inch vertical line

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Keep us posted.

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This may be a screen addressing fault, or a driver fault, possible bad ribbon cable, cold solder connection in the screen drive or processor, or the screen itself may be faulty.

The set would have to be properly diagnosed to know the exact failure, and the necessary parts changed.

Jerry G.

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