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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2016

My tv screen is not cracked but it has lines running through it and a thick line at the how to fix

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First, to be sure this is not a video board scan rate mixup, unplug TV and leave unplugged for at least 15 minutes (so capacitors discharge),, then plug back in - that will reboot its computer and should fix it if that is the problem.

Other major reason - damaged matrix in the LED/LCD screen, so basically it is cracked internally (broken connections) even if there is no visible crack in the glass. Almost always unrepairable because the screen is manufactured as LED or LCD matrices embedded in layers of glass and plastic - only repair is generally to replace the screen - or the Video board if that has gone bad.

You can find a fair number of previous similar questtions in the Home > TV Repair link in Browse Projects, at lower left. The consensus has generally been, I think, that about 32-40" TV's are generally not worth repairing unless the manufacturer will pay for it as part of a defect recall - google your model number and the word recall to check if yours is covered. Sometimes you can call manufacturear customer service, even if out of warranty, and they will replace it because they are trying to cover up the number of defects and avoid a public recall.

Before calling a TV Repair shop, check online for the cost of a comparable TV so you know how much you should limit the repair to (I would say not more than half or so of a replacement which would have a new warranty on it too).

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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