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Screen Problem My problem is I have a Vizio 42" HDTV. What is happening is when i watch TV or dvd, i get green flashes on the screen. Its not just in one area. Its all over. I just got this TV. If there a setting that i am missing that will fix this problem? Thanks

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Thanks for the help. I have Vizio come put and replace the mainboard. That is what they said the problem is. They came out and the TV is still doing it. Vizio is replacing the TV with a new one. Thanks again for the suggestion

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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Re: Screen Problem

This is not a setting problem, either the digital board is going bad or the analog board, could be a loose LVDS cable, that hooks to the power board and the logic board, if you take the back off and hook it back up to the source, then get a plastic probe, do not use any thing metal, you will get shocked or damage the boards inside, take the plastic probe and while the tv is playing move around some cable and see if the picture gets the same problem, if so make sure all the cables are securely seated

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