Facing TV Problems? Ask a TV Technician.
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Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
Is only a part of the screen affected?Do you see lines, distorted colors, etc?
Or does it go entirely blank and black (as if powered off)?
When you are saying 1/2, is it always on the right, or left side, or is it more of a top/ bottom split?
Do you have any problems with the sound?Does it happen on all sources/inputs (cable/satellite, dvd, game, apps, etc)?
Usually, or always? Is it ever on the right side? This is an important distinction.
Okay thank you for confirming.
So long as they are not horizontal lines, this would point to a bad tcon board as the primary culprit.
The problem will be with finding parts, as this is getting to be an older model, if you can find the board, it will be around $60 on average, assuming repairing yourself. If having a local tech do it, you'd be in the $150 range.
For a tv this age/size/type, replacement may make more sense. You can get a brand new LED 42" tv for $300 with a fresh warranty.
No problem, take your time. I do see a used board here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philips-996510010052-55-37T04-008-T-Con-Board-For-37PF5522D-05-37PFL6622D-05-/331533405763
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