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Blue-purple wavy line on bottom of screen

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Blue-purple wavy line on bottom of screen
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: TV
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
There is a blue-purple wavy line on the bottom right to middle side of the picture - It is 1/2 to 2 inches in heighth.
TV Technician: Anthony F., Owner of TV Service Center replied 8 years ago
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Hello JA Customer
I have been fixing Tv and Electronics since I was 5 years old
With better than 20 years experience and 17 years in business
what is the make and model of the tv?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Make is Sony.
PTV 42
Purchased !/24/2006
TV Technician: Anthony F., Owner of TV Service Center replied 8 years ago
PTV 42?
This is not a good model number
Something like this
KP42XXXXX

or KDF XXXXXX

KP42WS510
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
KDFE42A10 Hope this helps
TV Technician: Anthony F., Owner of TV Service Center replied 8 years ago
yeah
this is an optical engine based tv
any issue like you have is a burned polorizer filter inside the optical block
you will need to replace the optical block
the cost is prohibitive
CALL SONY
get them to replace it free
http://www.encompassparts.com

A-1123-071-A
DescriptionOptics Unit Block
Substitute Partn/a
Estimated Weight1 lb(s).
Availability by Warehouse
Atlanta, Ga11
Las Vegas, NV5
Baltimore, MD1

Total Availability17
Estimated Ship DateIn Stock
Core Price1,300.00
Part Price604.00
Total Price1,904.00
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