Jump to content

Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Zenith HD Plasma Faint Squiggly Lines


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Rnrboy

Rnrboy

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 46 posts
Joined: Oct 07, 2010

Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:50 PM

So two years ago I bought a Zenith 50 inch HD Plasma that seemed like a steal at the time. To this day it has great reviews, all LG Parts, (normally) fantastic picture. Sleek appearance. $700! No complaints, right?

Until recently that is. I have begun to notice that at times there are these three faint squiggly lines that appear across the screen sort of near the top. Often times they are not visible at all, many times they are only faintly visible, but sometimes they are distractingly obvious.

So to cut to the chase, is there anything I can do about this? Or do I simply live with it or have to get a new TV???

Thanks in advance!

#2 OFFLINE   BenJF3

BenJF3

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 308 posts
Joined: Sep 12, 2008

Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

Check the ribbon cables going into the panel where you see the lines/noise. I've repaired numerous LG sets for poorly seated ribbon cables. A trick for cleaning them if they have a film over the pins is to use a pencil eraser and gently rub them. Be VERY CAREFUL not to rip, tear or pull them apart. If you ruin the cable, you ruined the panel and the set is worthless.
BAN the FCC!

#3 OFFLINE   Rnrboy

Rnrboy

    Mentor

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 46 posts
Joined: Oct 07, 2010

Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

THanks! I'll try that.

#4 OFFLINE   BenJF3

BenJF3

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 308 posts
Joined: Sep 12, 2008

Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

Also, provide me the model number and I'll check service notes to see if there are any known issues with any components.
BAN the FCC!

#5 OFFLINE   Rnrboy

Rnrboy

    Mentor

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 46 posts
Joined: Oct 07, 2010

Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:21 AM

OK, I'll get back to you on that. Thanks again man.

#6 OFFLINE   Rnrboy

Rnrboy

    Mentor

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 46 posts
Joined: Oct 07, 2010

Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

The ribbon cables appear to be inside the set, and I don't feel confident enough to mess with that!

However, the model # is Z50PJ240UB

Any further help you can provide would be deeply appreciated! :)




spam firewall