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Black bar My zenith, bought in Dec. 04, has a 2" vertical line right down the center that never goes away. Another issue is the day after I hooked up TIVO (also have Dish Network) when I turned on the tv the picture is all dark and fuzzy and flashing. This issue used to clear up within 5-10 minutes. Now it is upwards of 40 minutes before it clears up (but still has the black bar). Any ideas? Is it dead?

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  • karcole2 Mar 04, 2009

    I have the same TV. Same problem. Was working fine, then a couple times had a black bar which went away after 10 min or so. Now the bar is there all the time.

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On a non H.Def plasma, there is a PCB that runs along the bottom of the screen that is attached to the screen by a several brown/gold colored flat ribbon cables. I've seen where this ribbon cable is not seated properly in the jack. The ribbon cables are generally responsible for that section of the screen. Next possibility is the PCB itself is defective.
Not to scare you, but the plasma screen itself is a possible suspect.

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