There are horizontal lines running across top inch of the screen all the way from one side to the other. TV still watchable and works fine but am wondering if this is an easy fix. Only paid $200 for the set and don't want to pay more than $100 to repair.
Thanks for your help.
David in VA
I also have the same problems with horizontal lines about 3" from the top. There should be a recall. Called store where it was purchased (in 2003/04) and they quoted $75.00 to pick up,$40.00 service charge and then the cost to fix it. If I could lift it and take it there, it might be worthwhile however that is impossible.
But buying another Toshiba is going to be out of the question.
Have another tv, Sanyo and never had a problem and it is over 10 yrs old.
Come on Toshiba, when there is a widespread problem like this it should be recalled.
I have the same problem with white horizontal lines across the top of the screen. The problem improves a little as the TV warms up. I sprayed cold spray on Q410 which appears to be a vertical drive transistor. Is this a good enough indictator that this is the faulty part? It's a cheap NTE54 and easy to get to. Any thoughts?
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That might be an issue with the TVs picture tube if it was not one of the LED or LCD TVs. Please get a technician changed it. If it was any one of the LCD or LED TVs, then it would be more expensive than you expect.
Hi I had the same problem. Broken white lines across the top of the screen. This is called overscan. You need to go into the Setup menu, other settings. 16:9 overscan needs to be on. Hope this helps.It solved our problem.
It sounds like a vertical deflection problem. You mentioned you had a white HORIZONTAL LINE in the middle of the screen. If this line runs from left to right across the screen it's in Verticla deflection. If it runs from top to bottom, it's in Horizontal deflection. I am assuming the problem is a Vertical deflaecion problem. The repairs necessary are most likley to replace the vertical capacitors or the verticla deflection chip.
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