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Totally dead. Vizio GV42L

Tv went dead. Found circut breaker tripped in my circut breaker panel. Reset breaker, now Tv won't turn on. No lights, no clicking, nothing. Did all the easy stuff, tried different outlet, changed power cord.
Any ideas?

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  • melrabena Dec 04, 2008

    Just took Vizio (42 in 1080p FHDTV) out of box, inserted power cord into a surge protector and it tripped my circuit breaker. Reset the circuit breaker and tried again into different outlet but circuit breaker tripped again.  Tried other tv's into the same outlets and there were no problems.  Exchanged TV for exact same model and tried again.  Plugged TV into surge protector and powered on the TV w/o problems.  Turned TV off and tried to connect audio video cables from cable box to TV but as soon as the metal portion of the AV cables touched the metal portion of the AV input on the TV it generated a spark and some smoke came rising out of the TV, even suffered a small burn on my thumb.  Why is this happening? Other TVs work perfectly fine with the same surge protector and outlets.  

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If the circuit breaker was tripped, more likely the fuse inside the TV power supply might also be blown. If that is the case there might be a short circuit in the power supply components, more likely on a diode or transistor/mosfet.
Contact these website to see if they have the parts for your plasma.
Good Luck.

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