Question Samsung PS51F5500 lines on screen


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Hi guys and girls
My 4 year old Samsung PS51F5500 seems to have developed a fault over night. There is a flickering line 2 pixels deep running vertically down the right side of the screen. These lines change colour depending on what is on screen. I've phoned a couple of local YC repair stores and they are reluctant to offer a repair on the basis of it being a plasma tv and old technology.
Is this issue actually repairable or am I in need of a new tv set ?
Thanks Joff


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Well engineer been today and I got the report back via email. It says that the display broke down due to normal wear and tear TV requires replacement plasma display panel which is no longer obtainable from manufacturer.

Where do I stand with Samsung/retailer on this surely a Tv should last longer than 4 years to the month and it's not my fault the part to repair can't be sourced ??

Any help would be greatly appreciated



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The same think happened to my 15 month old E550 a few years ago. Never got anywhere with currys or Samsung.

Unless you want to drag it out for years with engineer reports an solicitors id start looking for a replacement tv

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