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Visio television after being on for awhile gets hot and shuts off

My tv is only 2 yrs old and just all of a sudden would shut off for no reason .. we had to put a fan behind the tv to get it to work. is this something minor or major to fix?

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Hello emt_05288,

This denote a thermal problem in your set, perhaps even a high current event caused by a short circuit on one of the circuit boards. Whether or not it is a major or minor problem can only be best determine by troubleshooting the TV to find out what happens during the shutdown event. I would suggest that if you have a background in electronics, you get a schematic of the Tv and through testing the voltage levels during the shutdown event try to determine the board causing the problem, and then find the component that if cuasing the problem. If you do not have a background in electronics I would suggest that you get a TV repair technician to find the cause of the high current event.

I hope this helps,


Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • molsonmich Dec 13, 2010

    We had the exact same problems with our Visio intermittently over 2 yerars. We tried everything. But then solved the issue accidentally: wifey had moved the tv (on its stand) to dust/vacuum and didn't relocate it. She moved it less than 6 inches. With this, the problem ceased. I figure it may now be positioned (on its stand) more firmly or better balanced over the underlying floor braces. I know it sound absurd - but it did work for us, and it's a freebie to try, right?


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