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Vizio downloads firmware every time it is turned on

Every time I turn on the Vizio set it downloads firmware; I infer this from its behavior. This behavior is a bit different every time I turn it on. Sometimes it appears to work normally and I can watch cable OK, but the problem is revealed by its inability to connect to the wifi - it shows the yellow symbol, no green bars. Other times the lower lower part of the screen is full of colorful vertical bars, while the upper part of the screen has a normal picture (from cable). Other times the cable picture freezes, though the sound track continues. Generally, after several minutes (it varies) the set turns itself off and the Vizio symbol blinks several times and the set turns itself on again; then, it works fine and can connect to the internet (Netflix) by wifi until it is turned off. When it is turned on again, same story all over agian. Vizio support had me reset the memory to factory default, but that did not solve the problem. SInce I use the Vizio mainly for Netflix, this is extremely annoying. I bought the set in Nov. 2010 and I think I have had this problem pretty much all along but not as frequently and thought it was an issue with my wifi.

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Firmware corrupted. A reinstallation is necessary. Contact any service technician.
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Call Vizio tech support and start a case. i am having the same issues with mine and i have sent it back. they will be replacing it this time.

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this is a LVDS cable issue. All you have to do is call Vizio and they will send out a tech and replace the LVDS cable along with the Main Board. This should resolve the pixilation issue.

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Hello, This seems more like an interface problem then a board issue. Which interface are you using Component Video, HDMI or , RF(F Connector)? If you are using the RF (F Connector) there might be a problem in the tuner including the RF and IF sections on the circuit board. If you are using HDMI there might be a problem in the HDMI Integrated Circuit If you are using componente video the there might be a problem in the video circuits connected to the RCA jacks of the Component video input. If I were you I would have the take the TV back to the shop and have these items checked out, because board swapping is not the proper thing to do. I hope this helps, Thank you, Shuttle83 http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

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The sp42a is a plasma tv not an lcd. check the psb voltages first then move onto the ymain and buffers.

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Hello,

I found out that the main board gets too hot after few minutes that the TV is ON and that causes the interference of voltage, So, I don't know what causes it but my Vizio Tv turned green also and I installed a desk FAN behind the TV and kept it cool. This solved the problem, but as soon as I turn the FAN OFF, TV gets hot and turns green again. I spoke to VIZIO Customer Service and the people that I bought it from; Vizio knew about the problem and offered to fix it, but the wholesaler that I bought mine from is willing to swap it for another one.

I hope this would help to continue using the TV untill the problem is fixed.

Thank you
Shane

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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It can be difficult to get things right on the first try. With that truism in mind, Vizio Incorporated includes USB ports on their televisions that you can use to load firmware updates onto the television. Vizio has released firmware updates only for certain television models, and the instructions for installing firmware updates vary slightly by model. To upgrade your television's firmware, you need to download and copy firmware drivers to a USB flash drive and then read and follow Vizio's specific installation instructions for your model.

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