Question about Vizio L32 32 in. LCD HDTV
Television has power since the yellow light indicates power. However, the television will not "turn on".
My 47" Vizio wouldnt turn on this morning.....had a similair problem 3 yrs ago.....this is what i did and fixed the problem myself.....apparently you have to reset TV. Here is what has worked for me. So unplug tv power cord from the tv. Hold the power button and imput button together ( located on side panel ) for approx 45 sec......plug cord back into tv. Press power button on tv and voila !!!!! Tv came back on!!! I have had my Vizio almost 5 yrs. But have to call the unhelpful customer service atleast once a year.... I hope this works for you :)
Posted on Jun 29, 2011
I have a Vizio 47 inch LCD TV and I bought it about 17 mths ago. Has been a great TV. Last night the TV made a loud pop like something blew up. Like a bulb. Now I have nothing on the screen no sound, but the Vizio light is on illuminated in white and the buttons are lite up orange, but won't work. Can you help. I think it maybe a backlight that went out. How do I get to that and replace it without paying $1000's. Thank you for any help you can give.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
If you have a Vizio L32 and it will not turn on and only has a yellow light:
add a 10k resistor (cost 20 cents) Solder the legs between 2 and 3 of where it says U26
It really works,
Chad from Austin, TX
I learned it from some guy in this post:
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
My POS Vizio 42 also died today, won't power on, the dolts at Vizio wanted me to plug into another outlet on the other side of the room, this must be one of their call center jokes, anyway, still nothing and no clue as to what to do, they gave me a phone number of a thrid party in Utah that they use to repair their garbage, I'm in Florida. Does anyone know what boards to order from where for the L42 LCDHDTV? And the cost perhaps, I'm handy enough around electronics and can replace the boards, would be awkward to bring it work and one my techs fix the power board, if that is what's wrong, spending $1600 for a TV not two years old I expect more from the manufacturer - this is my last Vizio and I hope as all the others fail that Vizio will go belly up.
Posted on May 13, 2008
I to have a piece of **** L42HDTV10a Vizio and was working fine for part time about a year and a half, today I looked up with sound and no picture, since these things don't have tubes what do you replace to make picture come back HELP!!!
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
1) POWER SUPPLY (DPS-283AP)$121.95
2) MAIN BOARDVizio Part Number: 3632-0332-0150) $136.95
Parsts can can be got a ; http://www.partstore.com/Model/Vizio/Vizio/L42HDTV10A.aspx
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I have a 47in Vizio, had the same loud popping noise. TV went out but could not power down, had the orange glowing logo lighting up but had to pull plug from wall to power down. Called Sears, whose customer service and tech and much better than ITI (who called back 3 days later). $243.00 to repair a popped fuse on the mother board ($3) part. Hi Def TVs have much more technology in them so things are going to happen from time to time. It's like owning a computer. Love my Vizio and for the money you can't beat them. The components on the inside are mostly made by LG.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
I just bought a viso 47 inch on sept 10th 2008 and on sept 12th 2008 the tv stopped working. The yellow vizio light is on but none of the buttons on the side will do anything or buttons with the remote. 2 days this wonderful tv worked. Vizio is garbage. Taking it back to costco tonight. On a side note i bought this tv to replace a toshiba 42" that died after 20 months. But the 18 year old 20 inch mitsubishi my wife has had since high school is still going strong and the 18 inch zenith I have had since high school which i just gave away is still going strong and the 55" mitsubishi projection that i have had for 6 years is going strong. What is wrong with current day plasma and LCD manufacturers.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
I would like to know how "Guest" does with his repair and how difficult of a repair it is. I just got a quote for almost $500 to replace the main board.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Normally the problem will be the power supply, but if you unplug the TV for a few minutes and then turn on then the TV may work (I had the same problem with my Sharp), anyway Vizio TV's are made by different manufacturers, like Samsung and Sony (plasmas), LG and Phillips (LCD's).
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
This could be your main board or panel is bad. If there is LED stand by light then there is power in the tv. Have a tech come out or call the company
Posted on Sep 03, 2015
I have a GV42L Vizio and it too does not turn on anymore, no glowing VIZIO logo or anything. Less than 2 years old, I got from Costco so they offer the extended 1 year when buying from them. A ITI tech (Vizio's contracted repair people) is supposed to arrive in a couple days. And yeah, so Vizio really is ****. I had such high hopes for them too.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
I bought a vizio L32 about 2 years ago and now when I turn it on, the picture will come on for about 30 seconds or so and the screen will just go black. The audio/sound is still but no picture. I called ITI and they quoted me $295.00 to repair it. DO NOT EVER BUY VIZIO, THEIR PRODUCT/TV SUCKS!
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
My problem my 37in vizio wouldnt power on at almost 2 years old.costco had a two year warrenty and sent a repair guy.he changed the circuitboard,tv powered up but the picture was fuzzy and glarey.i explained the problem,cosco issued me a full refund.i was very happy about that,then i bouught a sharp.
Posted on May 13, 2008
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Standby/Power light of the TV blinks when there is any internal malfunction in
the TV. The self-diagnostic function of the TV will cause the STANDBY light to
blink or flash when the television detects an issue. The number of times the
STANDBY light flashes corresponds to a specific issue.
examples are given below; some of the issues may be resolved without the need
1 blink / 2 blinks / 5 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a power-related problem with your set.
3 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a power-related problem with your set. The set will need to be serviced to allow a technician to determine the specific issue that needs to be repaired. If the power light flashes three times in sequence in a Lamp TV, the lamp cover is not securely attached. Reattach the lamp cover to resolve this issue.
4 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a back light or lamp power problem.
6 blinks: - This indicates that there is some kind of audio problem with your set.
7 blinks: - This indicates that there is a temperature problem with your set. Please check to make sure that the air vents on the sides and back of the set are not blocked or clogged and there is adequate ventilation around the television. We recommend that you check and clean the vents periodically to make sure the set receives adequate air flow. If the problem continues, the set will need to be serviced.
8 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a video-related problem with your set. If the flash sequence is not listed above or the light continues to flash, follow the steps below to perform a power reset:
Try the following steps to check if the issue can be resolved.
Turn off the television.
Unplug the television power cord from the electrical outlet.
Let the television remain without power for 60 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.
the television is plugged into a power strip or surge protector, remove it from
the power strip or surge protector and plug it directly into the wall outlet.
If the issue is resolved, the problem is with the power strip or surge
protector and not the television.
the issue continues to occur, service may be required.
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