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When you turn it on the picture is distorted by fickering

When you turn it on the picture is distorted by fickering and ghosty lines going through it was coming fight before after about 15 min5but now its permanently there thanksJA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?Customer: Sony bravia model XBR its around 8 years oldJA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: YesJA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: For about a fortnight it would do it when you first turned it on then it would come perfect. Yesterday we turned it on and it still hasn't come rightJA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: No thats it thanks

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Jack

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I have a thin black line running vertically about 12 inches

I have a thin black line running vertically about 12 inches from the left edge (as you look at it). I believe that it started with the advent of screen mirroring from my laptop of photos this afternoon. The line is there both when I use an areal and when I come through with the internet. It' a 75 inch about three years old.JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?Customer: Model number is ***** purchased on 4/11/15JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: Yes, menu works, and the problem is both on an areal and internet through a Ruku. I do not have cable tv.JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: It started today. I believe it happened right after I used the mirror function to take pictures from my pc to the TV. The function it worked good, however their appeared to be quite a lot of flickering kind of behind the scene. It wasn't real smooth. It's possible that the edge of some pictures may have been where the black line is now----but I can't be sure.JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: I think i have it all there

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Anthony_Infotech

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While watching tv the picture suddenly started a quick

While watching tv the picture suddenly started a quick flashing and wouldn't stop. I unplugged the set and let it sit over night. I plugged it in this morning. The red and blue light indicating on and off flash but it doesn't come on.JA: What's the make and model of your tv? Have you had any issues with the picture before?Customer: It is a Polaroid Model # TLA - 04011CJA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: No menu. The tv is completely dark, nothing comes on. The red and blue lights continue to flash.JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: This happened last night. Suddenly the picture was all distorted and it kept flashing almost like a strobe light so I unplugged it.JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: What is the cost to ask a question?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the TV Technician. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: I'm sorry for wasting your time. I do not use credit cards for payment. Thank you!

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Aric

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Run A/V and repair business for over

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I want to mute the speakers on a Westinghouse LD-4080 when

I want to mute the speakers on a Westinghouse LD-4080 when using a soundbar connected to the headphone out jack. Any suggestions?JA: What's the exact make and model of your television? And what have you tried as far as getting this connected goes?Customer: LD-4080JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: Yes, and there is only one sourceJA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: The TV speakers are horrible, very distorted at anything above normal listening levels, and I wanted to improve the sound with a sound barJA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Steve G.

Chief Engineer

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I bought a (used) HDMI / RCA / switch and hooked it up to my

I bought a (used) HDMI / RCA / xxx switch and hooked it up to my Rear Projection TV, and it caused the colors to change bizzarly, and also flash. Now my TV gets that way without the switch.JA: What's the exact make and model of your television? And have you done any troubleshooting yourself?Customer: Well, I swapped out the bulb about two months before this happened. But I doubt it's the bulb.JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: I remember reading somewhere that some things can break a rear projection TV. Yes, all menus work, and all sources act the same. I'll go get the model and manufacturerJA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: It's been an issue for about 3 months, and like I said, I purchased a 3 way switch that output to HDMI, and in one of the modes, it would cause the colors to become extreme, and flash. After a day of fiddeling around with it, it started doing WITHOUT the switch attached. It's a ToshibaJA: Anything else you want the tv expert to know before I connect you?Customer: I think the model number is *****

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Anthony_Infotech

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It's 2 years old & suddenly the bottom half I v, bottom half

It's 2 years old & suddenly the bottom half I vJA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?Customer: bottom half is darker.JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: YesJA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: 3 daysJA: Anything else you want the tv expert to know before I connect you?Customer: looking for model number

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Shahid

Owner of Repair Shop

High School or GED

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SONY BRAVIA 55" PICTURE DISTORTED PICTURE TOO WIDE. EXAMPLE:

SONY BRAVIA 55" PICTURE DISTORTED PICTURE TOO WIDE. EXAMPLE: SPORTING EVENT SCORE ICON DISPLAY BOX IS CUT OFF. ONLY ABOUT 1/3 IS VISIBLE. TV IS 10+ YEARS OLDJA: What's the make and model of your tv, and can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: SONY BRAVIAJA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: YES, I HAVE TRIED THE OPTIONS FOR ADJUSTING THE PICTURE SIZE.JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: YESTERDAYJA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: NO

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Mike G.

Television Repair Technician

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10,312 satisfied customers
Mitsubishi wd 73640 73 inch dlp the bulb burned out so

Mitsubishi wd 73640 73 inch dlp the bulb burned out so replaced it then had awesome picture for 2.5 to 3 min then picture was distorted colors were all mixed up and heard a whining noise like a bearing goin out so i bought a mitsubishi oem new color wheel and its doing the same thing. Both wheels dont spin for more than a seconded or two.

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Steve G.

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I have an imageon my screen in front of the normal TV image.

I have an imageon my screen in front of the normal TV image. It is a distorted image, looks like some sort of box and a number of lines and takes up a large part of the screen area. TV is a Tishiba 20HLV86 that I haven[t used in years.JA: What's the make and model of your tv, and can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: It is about 10 years old and has been used once for Tv and most recently hooked up to a remote TV cameraJA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?Customer: I can get to teh menu I believe but teh menu image is buried beneath teh frozn mage on topJA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?Customer: I was using the TV as a display for a remote TV that I wsa trying to set up. At that time I did receive and could view the image from the remote camera. When I tries to put it back into normal use it comes up with the strange imageJA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?Customer: My TV source is FiOS

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Jack

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