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Vizio, Model P4, manufactured in 2003 -- worked fine until 5 minutes ago

We have had this TV since we bought it at Costco years ago. It has worked fine, until about 5 minutes ago. TRUE, the remote stopped working years ago (and that was a big disappointment), so we have turned it "on & off" at the TV button, as well as volume adjust there too (the channels worked through digital cable remote, but that remote won't work for "on-off" or "volume'). So, for years, as I have said, the TV is turned on at switch. My wife went to turn it on (as usual) a few minutes ago, and nothing happened. None of the 4-5 switches seem to work now. So, TV won't turn on at all. Any suggestions?

P. Gregory (Greg) Frey

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  • gony Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. It just doesn't turn on. It make a little poof from the speakers.

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I have the same tv and the same problem. The power switch in the front flashes a bunch of times, but nothing else happens. Have you had any success in getting yours fixed?

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: You have been assigned to my problem with my Vizio P4

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You can let write to premium.experts@fixya.com and ask for a refund or not to be charge for the chat that could not be established.
The failure with your TV could be a power supply but in order to know that for sure, the voltages will need to be measured. This procedure will require you to open the back cover of the plasma and to know how to use a voltmeter.
This type of repair might not be a DIY because of the danger of electrical shock when working with high voltages.
Let me know if you require further assistance.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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