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Sony PFM-42V1 42 in

Left 1/3 of screen has "white noise box". I can power up the tv, but that left 1/3 has a box that has no picture. It's just white with a couple of vertical lines, sometimes the line turn red/blue/green. The box just appeared one day. I have been using it for 2 years, had it hung up on wall, and on with a display that changed continuously. Never saw any symptoms or anything that looked like it was going out. I have not tried to troublshoot or called a repair place. I know the warranty is expired. I am a PC Tech so I am sure I could replace a part if needed. I just need to know where to start. Troubleshooting is hard to find on the net. Please help!

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Sounds like X buffer/scan or control/logic problems. without good service info you will have a hard time troubleshooting. And it will get expensive guessing. Could even be a panel, probably gonna need a pro look.

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