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Philips 42 inch Plasma television

My daughter turned my television on last week and we had lines accross the screen. Actually it looks like rectangular boxes of lines that go 3/4 of the way down the screen. it sort of --------------- looks like this: --------------- A basketweave of *************** distortion. *************** Its not so bad when --------------- the picture is light --------------- but dark pictures *************** show the distortion ***************

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    One day the TV was fine, the next day I turned it on to discover a series of colored vertical lines going across my screen. It seem to "coordinate" w/the image on the screen. The lines are about 1/4 inch apart. I tried installing the latest software updates--no change. I unplugged it for 24hrs--no change. Philips won't help since my set it over a year old (18 months actually). Having a hard time getting someone to the house to look at it. I don't think they know any more about it than I do! I've ordered something called Pixel Protection from the UK. It's a DVD that helps fix "dead" pixels or screen burn. I figured it was worth a try. When it arrives, I'll tell you if it worked. Don't let someone tell you the gas needs recharging--it's a LIE!

  • bmich63 Jun 03, 2008

    Out TV has a series of black lines, then grey lines then black lines across the TV on the upper 12 inches of the screen. Could this be due to a lightning strike, or is it another problem. It just started this evening. I would be happy to send a picture if you give me an e-mail address. It is about 17 months old and out of warranty.

    Thanks. Beth [email protected]

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    could u include a picture of the problem so i can see what your talking about and see the problem for myself ?



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I habve seen this issue with this sets and if the vertical lines are in the menu as well and there are more than one line the panel would need to be replace. Contact a tech in your area to see if then can put the set in white screen mode and leave it there for a couple of hours and see if the lines go away. If not then the set would need a panel.

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