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I have a emerson model # lc320em8 and there are vertical lines on the screen. there are about 4 or five close together at the middle right of the screen along with 5 or six more in other areas of the screen.

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  • mike rondeau Nov 12, 2010

    when you say panel do you mean the screen itself or a control panel?

  • mike rondeau Nov 12, 2010

    the screen is not broken as far as i can see. i did get the tv for free. is it possibly the t con?

  • mike rondeau Nov 12, 2010

    I understand that there is an issue with the lcd panel. I got the tv for free and would like to try to fix it. If there are no cracks on the screen is it possible there may be a ribbon cable or somehow I can attempt to fix it?

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Hi.

If lines are shadows, then problem is the backlight system, which is included with the LCD panel.

If lines are well defined, then problem is either LCD panel or main digital board. T-Con board must also be tested before replacing the main board.

Here all parts for this model.

Here service manual at $2.99

Regards.

Ginko.

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Hi,

I'm afraid this doesn't sound good.The other expert is correct in the diagnosis.

I'm guessing these lines are there regardless of which input you select or what screen format you select, correct?

And these lines never move from one part of the screen to another, they are always in the exact same position, correct?

And if you press the TV's MENU button (not a cable or satellite box menu), the lines interfere with the menu, correct?

I wish I had better news for you, but if those lines show up in exactly the same place every time on all inputs and formats, the problem is the actual panel (the screen) itself.

Unless this is under warranty, this is going to be a major expense to fix, and is precisely why I urge anyone who buys a current technology HDTV to get an extended warranty. All of these TV's, regardless of whether it's plasma, LCD, or rear projection, have large and expensive assemblies that cannot be fixed, and must be replaced.

Definitely get an estimate from a tech, but be prepared for a real shocker.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

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Assuming it doesn't matter what input your on and the lines are always there. This is a sign of a problem with the LCD panel itself which is the most expensive part of the television. Given the age and brand of the tv your best bet will be to sell it for parts on ebay /craigslist to recoup some of your costs and replace it with a more dependable model from a more reputable manufacturer. Anytime you are making a new electronics purchase make sure to research them all very thoroughly on the internet. Most times you can avoid lemons or problem prone models by researching before buying. if you need further assistance please let me know. If you find this information helpful please take a moment to accept/rate it accordingly.
Thank you,
lee

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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    Lee A. Nov 12, 2010

    The screen itself is referred to as the lcd panel.
    Thanks,
    Lee

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    Lee A. Nov 12, 2010

    The screen doesn't have to "appear" broken. The lines can and most likely are a sign of a failed panel. Especially given the manufacturer and the age of the model. Please reconsider and accept/rate my assistance accordingly and I would be glad to continue assisting you if you need any further assistance.
    Thank you,
    Lee

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