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Vertical Black line 3 inch width on Plasma Samsung 42C96HD after 2 months of use

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I bought a Samsung Plasma Tv on 10 december last year and after I think 120 hours of use I have Vertical Black line 3 inch width from the top to the bottom of the screen
This defect is located near from the center of the screen ( on left side )
I wonder if after 2 months of use this thing could happen .
Yes the Tv are in the perriod of warranty but this is not the real problem
Please can you explain the possible causes?
For your information all the features work well except the Black line
Please sorry for my english Same black vertical line on the left side of the 52" Samsung TV. Seems to be getting longer over time. We are trying to get resolution, but also have not been provided the reason for the problem. We have had the TV for 9 months.

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    I have the 50" samsung plazma 410 series,720p. Purchased it 2 days ago. The thick black vertical line appeared in the middle of the screen last night and went away. This evening it returned and now flickers white occasionally and then goes solid black again. Turn off the TV and it returns within a few seconds. Neeedless to say I am bringing it back and since I had to go through some trouble to get it home and now have to return it, I will probably avoid buying anything samsung ever again. Glad I didn't give away my CRT.

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On al the plasma tvs there are control boards on the lower part of the screen that control the vertical images. If one of the chips on one of the boards fail, have a bad connection, or no ground it will result in a thick black lne down the screen. Seeing as the tv is new I would get the warrantee repair on it. There is a possibility that there is a problem with the screen itself but more than likely its the boards.

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Panel is faulty. probably bad connections inside the panel.
Not uncommon. Claim on warranty immediately.

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Three kinds of detects count for this problem. It could be the Logic board, or the Logic Buffer board, or the PDP panel. Just drop your tv to the warranty depot shop to repair.

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