Question about Vizio Televison & Video
Blue, red, and green lines used to appear and then disappear after about 30 minutes, but they are on all the time now. Same with the purple haze, it used to go away after about 30 minutes but now it stays all the time and its all over the picture. More recently half of the screen has gotten engulfed in a distorted vertical lines of the image. This is an old TV, not sure what year exactly. I took it apart and found some kind of model number, don't know if that would help or not (LG PDP42X21000). That's all i can say i guess.
You possibly have a failing hi-voltage module or fly-back transformer going bad. If it has a fly-back transformer, It's not worth the trouble. Some repair shops will sell you a module. Call a repair shop for help.
Posted on May 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Spent 3 hours removing all what seemed like 100 freaken screws.
Took out the OEM 038A, caution the factory placed some type of heat transfer silicon clear grease on the back of the board so it will feel like it is glued on. Just be very carefull and gentle when prying it apart.
Be warned, you will need a magnifying glas to check those little resistors. They all checked out, no broken solders.
What I did observe is the grease melted down the back of the board and puddled at the bottom of the board and where the resistors sit.
I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.
Placed the component back and after 10 minutes the Vertical Red Line Disappeared.
Turned on the set next morning it was still gone. 10 minutes later it re-appeared for a couple of minutes then went away.
I spoke to a kind gentlemen at Electronica-USA.com, he stated that the 060Q is an upgrade to the defective proned 038A ( 038C is also an upgrade ). A tech in Cali stated the 060Q worked perfectly. He has had zero complaints about the 060Q in the Vizio plus he offers a 90 day return policy. Funny thing is the 060Q was designed for LG and Goldstar Plasmas but for some reason they do not work for them but do work for Vizio's. He even states that on his site.
As I type the red line is still gone and stayed off several hours last night.
I think I am going to pull the trigger and replace the 038A to the 060Q and be done with it.
Oh yeah, I asked him if the 060Q needs to be "flashed" with the Vizio program. He never heard of it requiring it.
He has 038C on order they are couple of bucks cheaper. the 060Q is $224 plus S&H.
I found on ebay for $184 free shipping but waiting for the guy to verify no "flash" requirement.
Hope this helps someone.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.S. use a power screwdriver, your wrist will thank you. I put mine on low torque as not to strip the heads.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
I assume your Misubishi is not close to anything electrical. However, it sounds like you have had an interference for some time. This will ineviteably cause the HDTV LCD to collapse. LCD's don't respond well close to heat. Is there a vent close? LCD's do well in a properly vented area but with all this said.......they will pick up interference from anything electrical. A few questions to ask ones self........are there any wireless devices or chargers close to the LCD? Might there be an oven, a/c unit or other wiring with 220 volts anywhere close to the LCD such as in the wall?
The Mitsubishi LT is a very reliable, multi component ready set that allows great viewing with surround sound. However, stop and think about this interference. It is not something in the unit. It is an interference. Look hard and when you've discovered it.....you won't believe how crystal clear this set will be.
Let me know what you find...Thanks for using Fixya and add any comments that may help us help you.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: plasma TV with vertical lines
EASY! ok the 4th video processing unit is malfunctioning, if it is a Piano affect like the keys on the piano, then that can be fixed under your 1year warrenty after your 1year warrenty it will cost $200, but i could be wrong, i never studied panasonic plasma casue they ****, next time get a samsung.
the worst contrast and video ajustments, thats a panasonic.
trust me i am the flat pannel guru!
Posted on May 02, 2009
try to go to the factory reset and see if that helps. If not, you can then check your connection. if you use component (red, green and blue for video and red and white for audio), make sure all the color matches when you plug it in. if everything have been checked then you need to replace the main board and it should correct the problem.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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