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I have a Viera 42 inch plasma tv (model #THP42PZ700) that's 3 yrs old. Last night a 1 inch wide by 8 inch long black vertical line appeared on the left hand side of the screen. Any ideas on what the problem is?

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  • bondo408 Mar 25, 2011

    Wow! Who would have thought a $3500 TV from the highly rated Panasonic brand would only last 3 years. We probably watched it less than 1 hr/day. It was first repaired within 3 months of being bought and I guess that should have been a clue. When I called Panasonic about this problem the first question was "Did you buy the extended warranty?" Guess we should have done that, too. Panasonic also said they have less than a 1% repair rate - the best in the industry. My goodness how bad are the other brands if Panasonic is so good? Well, we'll pay the $65 for the repairman to confirm your diagnosis and never buy Panasonic again!

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The problem is the panel is going bad. usually not economical to repair. repair usually runs as much as a new one.

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