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Old 22-05-2013, 14:19
Adam Law
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On my 52" Sony TV I have this strange vertical line that appears on the right side.

When I touch the or swivel the TV the line disappears.

Any thoughts? I was thinking a faulty HDMI lead, but when I removed the lead the line stayed. The 'line' just isn't on one source or TV, it's the whole TV (Sky, Freeview, bluray, etc).

Hasanuone experienced anything similar? Any possible fixes?
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Old 22-05-2013, 14:42
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Most likely a faulty LCD panel - is it under warranty?.
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Old 22-05-2013, 14:51
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Most likely a faulty LCD panel - is it under warranty?.
Yea it is. Got a free 5 year warranty with it when I purchased the set at the end of 2009.
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Old 22-05-2013, 20:24
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Yea it is. Got a free 5 year warranty with it when I purchased the set at the end of 2009.
Get in touch with them then, it's a classic symptom of panel failure (LCD's get fairly thin lines, Plasma get thickish bars).

Is it a manufacturers warranty, an insurance warranty, or a dealer warranty?.
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Old 23-05-2013, 15:40
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Get in touch with them then, it's a classic symptom of panel failure (LCD's get fairly thin lines, Plasma get thickish bars).

Is it a manufacturers warranty, an insurance warranty, or a dealer warranty?.
Manufacturer warranty

I'll give them a tinkle now - I just found the insurance documentation.
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Old 23-05-2013, 16:00
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These can sometimes be "repaired" by either heating up the tabs on the edges of the panel, or applying a little pressure to them with bits of rubber.

But if it's under warranty there's no point in faffing about -- just get it fixed
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Old 23-05-2013, 17:56
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These can sometimes be "repaired" by either heating up the tabs on the edges of the panel, or applying a little pressure to them with bits of rubber.
Temporary bodge (if it works at all) - under warranty it will get a new panel (or written off and a new set).
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Old 23-05-2013, 21:13
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My parents' Samsung LCD TV had a similar fault.
It was covered by the (local chain) vendors own extended warranty. They pronounced it uneconomic to repair.
My parents are now in possession of a current-model Samsung Smart HDTV funded from the warranty to the full price of the original TV. Excellent service from the vendor including a loan set from the time the faulty set was collected until a replacement was chosen (and even the option to trial the replacement on approval).

What I'm saying is, the appearance of a fault within the period of the extended warranty is not entirely bad!
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Old 24-05-2013, 00:45
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Temporary bodge (if it works at all) - under warranty it will get a new panel (or written off and a new set).
Hence the quotation marks.
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