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GV42L Vizio HDTV Problem

When it powers on, it goes to a black screen then powers off again. Then when its turned on again, it stays on, still black screen. Non responsive after this point. CANNOT turn it off without unplugging it, no menu, NOTHING

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem only with the 47 inch. No picture from any angle and no sound from Directv.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have a Vizio 32" that is doing the same thing. it's a 720p and I bought it in 2005.

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You didn't mention whether you have any audio; details like that can influence the response.
If you have audio but no visible video, look at the screen from an angle for 10-20 seconds to see if any video is present. If you do see some shifting shadows on the screen and have audio, the backlight or its power supply (inverter) has probably failed.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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