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Herringbone pattern service man checked my sony kp-61v85 because of a strange pattern in the picture. he said it was called a "herringbone pattern" and would be about 400-500 to fix. any suggestions for do it myself repair?

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  • bar2bad Jan 21, 2008

    He did not say what part it was, just that it would have to be taken in to be worked on. The pattern is there all the time on all channels and he hooked the tv up to different inputs and it was always there. He said he was hoping it was the tuner, but it wasn't.

  • jayf60 Aug 16, 2008

    everything text and pictures are shadowed.How can it be fixed?

  • Big Bad Dave Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, except mine clearsup after it is on for a few minutes.

  • digiteyes May 11, 2010

    Did he say what the fault/part was that he needed to replace?

    Is the pattern there all the time, regardless of input selected eg: TV, DVD etc? Does it appear on all TV channels?



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Herringbone (and other patterns) can be caused my many faults, the obvious one the tech was looking for was a tuner/interference fault.

Another common cause is a faulty power supply.

Difficult to say without having the TV on the bench.

I'm a bit suspect about the $400 - $500 repair cost though.

Perhaps try another tech?

I doubt it's a DIY repair though.

Let's know how you get on.

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