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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There are 2 boards called sustain boards inside the set. Either one of them or both could be the culprit. Unless you have electronic skill, the right tools and know how to retune the set, I would siuggest this is not a DIY job. Some willsay it is just a matter of unplugging the boards and replacing them, howver that is a short lived fix in a majority of the cases i read on here.
Yes it does work for a while, then other problems arise.. conergence drops out, power fails and a myriad of other things happen that would normally be measured and checked by a good repair technician. It ends up costing 2-3 times more than if it was done professionally. The decision is yours, but i can only advise you NOT to.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2009
There are three likely causes for horizontal lines on your plasma TV.
1) A bad incoming signal. Do you see the lines on every channel, and from every source? If you play a DVD or videotape and the lines are still there, then that rules out your cable television or satellite box if you have one. However, if you find that the lines disappear when you play a DVD, I would contact the support desk for your cable or satellite provider.
2) A burn-in. This is caused by things like excessive use of video games or watching TV programs that have static (unchanging elements) like icons or scores or even lines. Have you tried using the built-in burn-in cleanup utility that is part of most Samsung plasma sets? Even if you suspect that the problem is not caused by burn-in i would recommend you try this just to see if it has an effect.
3) A problem with the electronics. Here you have to asnwer the following: is your set still under warranty? Most plasmas come with a one- or two-year warranty. If you paid for the set with certain types of credit cards, your warranty may be extended by a year or so: call your credit card.
If the set is still under warranty, immediately arrange for a repair and keep a record of all dates, names, phone numbers, and promises made. Don't accept any statement that five horizontal lines is "acceptable" to the maker; a pixel here or there may be excused but not a serious problem like yours.
Finally, if your set is NOT under warranty, consider carefully whether to make a repair or buy a new set. New set prices have dropped sharply, and the difference between a repair and a new set may not be significant. Of course, you can wait until the set fails.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Unscrew the cable off the cable box on the out to TV end, then screw it back on. You may also try a different type of cable, like HDMI or component cable.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
All plasma an lcd TV have boards that control vertical and horizontal output to their respective areas. They are connected to the screen by ribbon cables. If one of these boards fails all together, has a failed chip, a bad connection, or a bad ground somewhere it will result in a black line in the area of that board. A bad ribbon cable connection on the bottom will result in a vertical black bar though the screen. Many times resetting the connection will fix it, if the ribbon cable has been nicked there could be a severed connection. They an sometimes be fixed, but it is a pain. An yes I have done it, but the bar is gone. The same will happen if the chip that outputs to that area opens. The connectors are the first place to look paying close attention to the cable, they are extremely delicate so great care must be taken if you decide to tinker with em, the usually have lift locks that release them, but it is very easy to wreck em.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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