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I have a vizio XVT553SV. When I turn on the tv, the screen flickers with different colors. The picture gets a fuzz and freezes. After it freezes, it then shuts off and the vizio name flashes for about

Flickering and colors on screen. Screen freezes for about a minute then tv shuts off. The vizio name flashes for about 2 minutes then the tv turns on and works fine. This happens everytime I use it!!! Please help me.

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Try resetting your tv back to factory mode. Go to menu, system information, and resetting back to factory default. Parental code is 0000.

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More than likely if its image issue its a defective T-Con board.

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Does the vizio name flash with a repeating pattern? Some tv's will blink the power light to indicate which part is failing.

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It can be the unstable power supply due to bad DC filter caps, bad T-CON boards, main board.
I would inspect the power supply first for caps with domed tops.
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SOURCE: I've owned a Vizio VT420M for just over 13 months.

The flickering is most likely due to a faulty fluorescent backlight. Once the bulb heats up the flickering usually goes away. Some bulbs are easier to replace than others so I would contact your local TV repair shop.

Posted on Mar 01, 2011

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