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Vizio 42" lcd powers up with sound only - no picture

Have a Vizio 42" lcd model VU42L and when turn on only the sound comes on. No picture. It seem if I re-try the remote it somehow powers up with the picture. Worried this is just the beginning of complete failure with no picture. I noticed similar complaints. 11 months old so I need to find out what problem is before wty runs out.

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It sounds to me that the unit has a faulty inverter board which could be due to an overheated/bulged capacitor. I would send in a claim on it to the factory if it is still under warranty.

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I'm having the same problem with my 42 inch Vizio LCD 1080 TV. It turns on with a black screen but the sound is on. Then if I shut the TV off again and re-turn it on the problem seems to not exist. Do you know if the warranty covers the faulty inverter board? if that is the problem?

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    David Bradford Oct 27, 2013

    I had the same problem, I found if you turn off the back light option off, fixes the problem.

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The pop has been generated by the explosion (literally) of an capacitor from the power board of the tv. When that happened the power source has been shorted and, if you're lucky, it went in protected mode. Fixing that is a relatively simple job - all you need is a soldering iron and a basic experience in using it. Follow this
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If you're unlucky the entire source has been fried and it will have to be replaced - here's a good one
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Vizio 42 lcd gets large dark spot. it will go away if you tap on side of set but comes back sooner ao later


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It's probably a loose flex cable inside. Look on the web and find someone near you

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No Screen or sound


there are two possibilities to this problem. First and cheapest way is to replace the main board. Second, replace the inverter board. This is the boards that are mounted vertically on both sides of the TV.

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I have sound but not picture. tv is brand new,


I called Vizio, and was told they could help me, if only I had a proof of purchase. I have called the Casino, and they are working on finding one for me. We will see how far I get with Vizio's help on this one.

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I had this same problem. Vizio sent someone out to replace the motherboard. It didn't fix the problem. Since it was under warranty, they replaced it with a newer model VU42L. Doesn't have this problem, but it has others.

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