TV/VCR/Stereo Troubleshooting/Sony TV Problem

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I have a Sony KDL40EX440.  I purchase it in Sept 2012 and I now have a strip running north and south on the screen. It is 5 to 6 inches wide and it is black, blue and sometimes various light colors. The TV is less than 2 years old and the one year Sony warrantee is gone.

What to do?  Can it be replaced or Junk the problem and never buy another Sony in my life?

Purchased from FRY's .... no help there.

Answer
Could be a bad connector to the display unit. See this Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jthlw4Ynmgo

Here is another approach. It is for an LG tv, but the principles of operation would apply to your Sony set as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE0eqB4Ppjw

and similarly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcqDQFqZHo

And, in the worst case try the baseball bat; with the set running, gently tap along the top surface to see if the mechanical vibration will aright the bad connections to the lcd panel.

Best wishes.  If it is any consolation the prices have dropped dramatically on 40 inch or 42 inch flat screen tvs in the past couple of years.

Hope this helps.  

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