Question about Vizio P50HDTV20A 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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I have a five year old Vizio P50HDTV20. While watching it the other day the center 1/3 of the screen went black from top to bottom. The left third and right third are fine. This condition persists with all input devices. Any idea what part might be the culprit?

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Generally speaking, though it may be possible to fix a broken screen, it's not cost effective and you'd be better off replacing the TV.

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Sorry the problems,ur tv it is having,it can't be repair,the tv Plasma screen panel itself it is shorted and dead,that why the tv plasma screen panel have only a third of the plasma screen panel it have a good clear picture and the other 1/3 of the tv plama screen panel is black and dead.The tv that have a broken or shorted dead plasma screen panel it is not worth repairing,because only way repair it is by replacing the whole entire plasma screen panel itself.The tv plasma screen are about 90% of the cost of the tv and can't buy it anywhere else except the tv corporations dealers themselves.Sorry tv now,only can be salvages for those electronic boards for parts that it.

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