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How Do I Tell If a Plasma TV Has Gone Bad?

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Plasma TVs have visible and sometimes audible symptoms that indicate whether the TV is going bad. Several key parts or areas of this type of TV fail. Whether the TV is repairable will depend on the component that malfunctions.

What Are the Symptoms?

Several common symptoms that could indicate to the viewer that the Plasma TV is beginning to fail include:

A vertical or horizontal line can appear and remain on the screen.
Ghostly images or a greyish effect that appears somewhere on the screen and either disappears after a while or never goes away.