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Sony pfm-42va double display from top to bottom

Sony pfm-42v1 display problem is top half of screen picture is normal,
bottom half of screen is a blury ghost image of the top half of screen.
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  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    i also have a ghost image of the top half of the image on bottom of screen,
    having disconnected zsus board and powering up this solves the problem but gives me a low resolution dark full screen image .my personal conclusion is the chips on zsus being overheated and faulty but can i find replacements.

  • rosekev Sep 02, 2008

    I have the exact same issue, just happened this morning. I tried disconnecting the zsus and powering up as suggested, but did nothing for me. There's a louder than normal buzzing sound from the zsus, so I agree that something overheated or fried.

    have you found a way to fix it yet?

  • georgetell01 Nov 15, 2008

    I see that almost each post in here has a " Get premium assistance" next to it and I was wondering if anyone tried it... I've asked some of the techs here for an answer for over a month ago and got nothing so right now I'm asking myself if there is any tech here or just a webmaster cashing in from the "premium assistance" link.

  • rosekev May 11, 2010

    just heard from the electronic repair place a couple of weeks ago, the main board would need to be replaced for $1000, or I could find the part myself online for $750. Too much, but it was a great excuse to get a bigger tv.

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Mine is doing the same thing...was all pixley for two days now lookslike double screen top ok btm screene is same astop image..alsoloud humming sound from the back left side..3yrs old 15k hrs...rated for 60k hrs...ya right.

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