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Visio 42" 1080p wont power up

Last night I was watching the game and all the sudden there was a loud "pop" sound that came from the tv and it shut down. No other power to the house went off and there we no storms out. Also, I have the tv and all my a/v equipment run through a very high end surge protector. None of the other equipment went off. I switched the plug to another wall plug in and it still didnt work. I am wondering if it is the power source inside the tv because the Visio symbol below the screen is not lit up. It usually stays orange when the tv is off but plugged in. There doesnt seem to be any power getting to the tv. Any ideas?

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  • michael May 22, 2009

    I this usually an expensive fix?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    when i plug tv into wall the logo turns orange and the screen lights up bright and then goes dim but doesnt completely go off. This is with the tv plugged in but power is off.

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Sounds like the power supply section in your tv has a bad component. Probably a bad capacitor or a surface mounted diode. One thing is for sure: something has shorted and is causing your power supply section to not fire up. Suprising to me because Visio has a good track record.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • cp12912 May 24, 2009

    It could be as simple as a fuse inside the back of the set. Pull the back off and check for a fuse or a burnt component. If you decide to take it in for a local repair, at least you'll know if you're being taken to the cleaners. Cross your fingers that it's just a fuse!

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