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LCD Philips 26pf8946 after about 45mins right hand 1/3rd picture not viewable

After watching TV for about 45 mins right hand 1/3rd of screen breaks up and forms like a 'curtain' in either coloured stripes or black obscuring the picture. Rest of picture and sound is fine. If left overnight (to cool down I guess?) it comes on again in full screen for nearly another hour before repeating. Set just over 3 years old (warranty just expired!) Do you reckon its worth fixing? Any idea of cost. Is it possibly a 'board' I could replace myself? Thanks for any help

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  • 2fast_forwar Nov 15, 2008

    We have the Philips 23'' (1A0447021909). After about 20-30 minutes a vertical stripe appears just off centre and to the right of the screen - sort of ribbon/curtain like and sometimes goes solid black - sometimes it can take hours for it to return to normal (but then only for a few minutes), and other times it continues. Switching the unit off and then on again does not resolve the issue. The rest of the picture is fine. It's on all the channels. The unit is also only 3 years old. We also thought it could've been a heat issue? What about dead pixels? Thanks for your time!!

  • mark whitehouse Dec 10, 2008

    i also have the same problem and would be gratefull if anyone could advise me

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    i have the same problem lines grows from top to bottom of screen they can be many colors like the rainbow left side of screen is ok


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Hi Darnez,
It sound like to me that one of the boards that power the bad side of the screen is getting hot and quitting. The boards are not too expensive to replace but getting them is generally the big problem. ( At least for our company). The set would be worth tkaing to a local shop and have it looked at, but replacement costs are going down every day it seems.
Good Luck
I hope in some way this has helped
Ed Meshechek
NC Electronic
Mills, Wyoming

Posted on May 28, 2008

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