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LG 42 Hello. Bought this LG 42" plasma 3 years ago. Switched it on this morning to find sound was good but picture is all vertical lines (unwatchable). I have checked all conections and have switched off at the wall and no luck. Is it worth trying to repair or is it best to bin it!!

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You may want to read the following article:
http://blog.coppelltvrepair.com/2010/10/vertical-or-horizontal-color-lines-in.html

It's from a bigger cousin of the 42'' TV mentioned here, but the principle is very much the same.

In my opinion one shouldn't bin a TV that can be fixed for a $30-$40 which is the cost of a replacement buffer board.

Of course there is a certain chance the problem might not be the buffer. I can recall a number of cases where the PDP address buffers have failed and that's not repairable.

But, in my not too limited experience, most of the times it *is* a buffer.

Good luck!

Bobby
www.coppelltvrepair.com

Posted on Jan 16, 2012

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Bin it

Posted on May 08, 2008


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