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More often than not when I turn on my TV it takes 20-30 minutes

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More often than not when I turn on my TV it takes 20-30 minutes before the lines clear up and I can get a picture. Ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.
Hi, My name is Steven

Thank you for asking your question today. It would help us to know:
Could you explain a little about what the lines look like, are the thin vertical lines, are they stationary?
We're looking forward to hearing back from you soon!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

well as I type this they are mostly colorful green lines running vertical (different shades of green) and this time it's been almost an hour since I turned the TV on


 


When I first turn it on tho it is a gray and white screen with wide horizontal stripes

Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.
Do they cover the entire screen? can you still see the picture?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

they are very thin vertical lines and over time tend to blend together. There is one almost solid black line of about 1 1/2 inches on the right of the screen


 


No I cant see any picture,

Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.

The condition you explain is usually caused by a TCON Board, it is not something that will be fixed by a reset procedure or anything like that. Are you trying to repair this your-self or are you looking for a estimated cast of repair?

Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.
Estimated cost of repair?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

that's what I meant yes

Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.
I see the part listed on salvage sites for as low as 25 dollars. of course a shop will mark that up a bit I think you can get this repaired for around 125 to 150 depending on the shops in your area, If you decide to to take it to a shop as them about using salvaged or green choice parts. It will hold cost down quite a bit. I am not sure what the retail value of this unit is but many units in this size range are not worth the price of repair vs replacement cost.
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Expert:  Steven replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for the rating, you can always post back to this question with follow up questions at no extra charge.

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