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You are saying are running down vertically , if you knock on the TV's frame above or below those lines , doe sit seem to affect them
O.k and do they seem to change or move with the picture or stay the same no matter what is on the screen ?
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This would be caused by one of the logic buffer board ,usually called E and F buffers /drives
Only problem with the latest plasma Samsung made is that they mounted those boards permanent at the back of the panel as the old system of removable board were having too many problems with bad contacts so now they are soldered/bonded to the panels ribbon cables.
Unfortunately now with this system this means that you cannot replace them and also means that you now have a defective panel .
You could try to reseat the ribbon cables that go from the logic board and to those buffers but I doubt it will do any good .
Sorry about the bad news here but those last plasma Samsung made were a bad deal and they offered no support whatsoever for them once the warranty was over .
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Sorry to say but yes unless you would find the same exact model with a different problem ... which would be rare , they all die from this ailment
And forget support from samsung
They closed down shop on plasma TV's , no parts or support whatsoever
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