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Lat screen TV on 4/3/11 from Sears. Model # Z2ZF3CEB41497OF.

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lat screen TV on 4/3/11 from Sears. Model # Z2ZF3CEB41497OF.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: mODEL # 40D6000SFXZA.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: The Screen has a fine line running across 6 inches below the top, now I see a line a line vertically on the rt side . Please tell me if this is fixable. Seems to be getting worse, going on for about 2 weeks
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Purchased from Sears, within 6 months , the TV screen had an issue picture dropped halfway down the screen , since it was under warranty SEARS replaced the part.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Jack replied 9 months ago.

Hi , I`m Jack and I will be helping you today

You are saying that those lines are horizontal (across) the screen ?

If you open the tv`s own menu , does it cover those lines or they show over the menu as well ?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the lines remain . Horizontally , and now one vertically on rt side of screen
Expert:  Jack replied 9 months ago.

O.k then i know what this is , please give me a minute to type this down

Expert:  Jack replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for waiting

O.k then this is a LCD tv and i`m afraid that there is only one possible cause for a problem like this and that is a defective LCD panel .
Anytime you have horizontal lines , shadows or blobs /spots etc. on a lcd tv and it shows over the menu then it is a sure sign of a defective panel.
As a rule of thumb the LCD panel cost around 80% of the original cost of the tv and then it has to be stripped down and rebuilt around the new panel and then again that is if you can find a new panel.
When under warranty most companies will replace the tv , not the panel.
Sorry to say but this makes the tv practically un-repairable due to the high cost and again that is even if you could find a replacement panel

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news today but i`d rather tell you straight and spare you a waste of time and money

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Thank you

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