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Split down the middle vertically. One side black, one side

Customer Question

Split down the middle vertically. One side black, one side overlaid with blue static.
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: Panasonic th-46fd18 built in 2008
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: Plasma, btw Menu shows up but is difficult to read through the blue static
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: It would happen intermittently after the tv got warm, like a few hours of use. I removed the back panel and cleaned it and then the problem would go away for a few months. This happened twice. Now, it's like this as soon as you turn it on.
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Hey welcome to the site. I'm Dan and I've seen this problem many times. To be sure, I really want to see a picture of what you're seeing. Can you take a picture of it, please?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just uploaded it.
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

OK. Do you want to order parts (if cost effective... haven't looked yet) and fix this yourself?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
that's the goal
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

OK let me grab my service manual and get some part numbers........ give me a few minutes.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

OK, do you have the back of the TV off yet? If not, let's do that.... I need to see the board layout. These Panasonic models have several different versions. I think you have 3 buffer boards along the bottom but I want to be sure....

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here you go
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Any luck?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Good morning Dan. This in my first time using Just Answer, so I'm not sure exactly how it works. Are you still working on this? If not, can I send the question out to see if any other techs on Just Answer want to take a stab at it?