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Red Horizontal Lines

The picture of my Sony 51HW40 recently started showing red horizontal lines. The lines are only viewable when there is a dark background in the picture, especially, when the background is black. I moved about 3 months ago and I'm wondering if the bumps and vibration of moving caused something to get out adjustment; however, the lines seem to have started about 6 weeks ago. Its possible they were there and it has just gotten worse. Any suggestions on how to fix would be appreciated? Thanks!

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These are problems with retrace lines. What you should take a look at are the settings for the convergence / retrace lines Basically you need to open the TV and the job is about 15 minutes to solve the issue with arched lines, either blue, greed, or red. There is a great how-to guide here: http://www.somelifeblog.com/2007/06/sony-projection-tv-red-line-repair.html

Posted on Jul 02, 2007

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They gona get worse to dead circuit, a small capacitor (problably in the neck board) is bothering you, get a tech now that he can see the problem, gonna be cheaper now....good luck ps some times the picture say to the tech was going on

Posted on Aug 07, 2006

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