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Vizio P42 HD 2? red vertical line on the left side of the screen

2” red vertical line on the left side of the screen on my 42" Plasma Television.
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lukster
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SOURCE: help - 15 mth old 42" edtv "plasma" black screen" have power and sound

it could be 1 of 2 things, the panel could be shorted or the logic main board could be out, you must open the back and take voltage measurements, check the panel voltages and then start pulling the connectors off one at a time, to see if the voltages come back up

Posted on Feb 17, 2007

DRACO A5OG
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SOURCE: vertical red line on my Vizio plasma

Spent 3 hours removing all what seemed like 100 freaken screws.

Took out the OEM 038A, caution the factory placed some type of heat transfer silicon clear grease on the back of the board so it will feel like it is glued on. Just be very carefull and gentle when prying it apart.

Be warned, you will need a magnifying glas to check those little resistors. They all checked out, no broken solders.

What I did observe is the grease melted down the back of the board and puddled at the bottom of the board and where the resistors sit.

I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.

Placed the component back and after 10 minutes the Vertical Red Line Disappeared.

Turned on the set next morning it was still gone. 10 minutes later it re-appeared for a couple of minutes then went away.

I spoke to a kind gentlemen at Electronica-USA.com, he stated that the 060Q is an upgrade to the defective proned 038A ( 038C is also an upgrade ). A tech in Cali stated the 060Q worked perfectly. He has had zero complaints about the 060Q in the Vizio plus he offers a 90 day return policy. Funny thing is the 060Q was designed for LG and Goldstar Plasmas but for some reason they do not work for them but do work for Vizio's. He even states that on his site.

As I type the red line is still gone and stayed off several hours last night.

I think I am going to pull the trigger and replace the 038A to the 060Q and be done with it.

Oh yeah, I asked him if the 060Q needs to be "flashed" with the Vizio program. He never heard of it requiring it.

He has 038C on order they are couple of bucks cheaper. the 060Q is $224 plus S&H.

I found on ebay for $184 free shipping but waiting for the guy to verify no "flash" requirement.

Hope this helps someone.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

P.S. use a power screwdriver, your wrist will thank you. I put mine on low torque as not to strip the heads.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

phongnv
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SOURCE: vizio p42 very dark screen backlight off

There is no back light in plasma TV, Base on the description, the Z Sustainer board is bad. Replace the board will fix the problem.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: VIZIO P42 plasma, half screen ok, other half showing blank

First you have to check if voltage and data are ok at the Y sustain board and the Y driver boards are not running hot. Even if you know how to replace these panels you must have a scope to adjust the v-set up and v- down. Not just a simple PNP. Trouble shooting a plasma is not a short time process to do it correctly. Please let a service center look at it for you.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

sams_trix
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SOURCE: Red 2 inch vertical line on right side of Vizio TV

That problem caused by a connection between LCD crystal and matrix driver,no tools yet to reconnect that metal to crystal connector,Claim warranty right away that will multiply or became larger.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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