I installed viper and the weird black lines resembling a smurf or weird cartoon character is still there.
I even reinstalled the pgm58 3.33 firmware and it's still there.
I suspect the lcd is going and soon there will be more lines.(black lines on white screen--colored pics hide the lines)
a new lcd assembly is between 30-40 bucks so I may order one if things get worse.
p.s. I tried some of the stuck pixel apps on g-play and no dice...