First off, I would like to mention that this TV was not originally mine, so I do not know how old it is.
When I acquired it, it was having issues similar to (or so I read) a faulty T-CON board. There were vertical lines across the screen and there were ghosting images. Also, if I let the TV sit for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, the image would clear right up.
I ordered a T-CON board on eBay, but there was no difference. After a little more research, I thought the issue may lie in the ribbons at the top of the TV that go from the LCD panel to somewhere in the back. I took the TV apart, and applying pressure to these ribbons seemed to help. Therefore, I applied some double sided tape to the ribbons (seeing as there was a metal frame over the ribbons, the tape was supposed to keep the pressure on them). However, once the TV was turned off and had cooled down, it went from having the ghosting images to having a plain white screen when turned on.
Further research indicated that this might be the LCD panel, but when I twist the frame of the TV, I get what is shown in the attached image (it's a little hard to tell, but there are pink lines in the upper left hand corner, and an inverted triangle in the centrer of the screen. Also, there are some horizontal lines that seem the be jumping up and down along the bottom)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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