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Hi, my vizio 50" plasma just made a loud pop sound and then the picture disappeared. the set powers up but no picture and no sound. How can this be fixed. how much will it cost to call vizio to come fix it. Any ideas, comments.? thanks

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Wow. This is more comon than I thought. My 50" Vizio plasma just went out as will after a loud pop noise. Power button is still lit. Sound continue to come through but no picture. I will dig into it and see if I can find a appropriate solution.

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The power supply in these sets have had bad electrolytic capacitors which short and actually blow their top because of increased pressure. Only part of the switching power supply is now running so you may see a power light but nothing else. I am not sure what Vizio would charge to replace the cap or supply. If this is the case, we would charge for 1 hour labor ($120.00) and for the capacitor ($3-4.00)unless the manufacturer recommends replacement of the power supply. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (

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My set turns green some times.we turn it off and back on and this helps for a while and then starts all over the set is only 6 months old. Vizio 47" any buddy having the same problem??

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This may have been the sound of electrolytic capacitors exploding. I would not suggest plugging the set back in until you can have it checked by a qualified TV technician. If you are skilled in Electronics and would like to work on this yourself, you will need:

The schematic diagram, a multimeter, a signal generator, an oscilloscope, and an isolation transformer.

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