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No Screen or sound

I turned on my Vizio, screen was black and no sound, but the Vizio light turned white. I unplugged it for about 10 minutes and still after powering it up the screen was black and no sound. I also hit the menu button and got no response.

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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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