42" Vizio,red stripe down side,and now cutting out!!!
Red stripe down the side.about 2 " wide....Sound familiar? I also have this issue.Been there for a couple of months,and today it started cutting out every couple of min. Sounds like were TV shopping.It could be worse,I paid almost $2000 for this one,and they are a lot cheaper now.I can look for a better brand.These things don't last forever like they used to.My Fisher TV before this lasted a solid 10 years.I hear the Vizio cutting out behind me as I type.This one doesn't have an HDMI plug on it,so I can't wait for the upgrade.I still think plasma TV's look better.Am I wrong?
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If this is a new body style 2004 ( not a heritage or lightning ) did you check fuse #16 ? This is the fuse for the shift interlock switch on the brake pedal.
IF this fuse is good, check the shift interlock section of the brake pedal position ( BPP ) switch ( on the side of the brake pedal lever, usually has a yellow c-clip cover on it ). The wires for the shift interlock circuit Fuse #16 to Tan w/ REd stripe wire Pink w/ light green stripe to the shift interlock solenoid.
If there is power on the Tan w/ REd stripe wire, press the brake pedal down, and check the pink w/ light greens stripe wire for power ( switch is closed when brake pedal is pressed.
If you do not have power on the pink w/ light greens stripe wire, you need a new BPP switch. If you have power on the pink w/ light greens stripe wire, you need a new shift interlock solenoid.
I had one red line at the beginning, then another one the same red, then couple months and green one. I fixed it by replacing one of the board inside (140$) and the problem is gone. The same model PDP4216M. Any questions e-mail me at email@example.com
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Line faults & possible causes to LCD & Plasma screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent. Faults to all LCD & Plasma screen are similar, irrespective of its brand and screen size..
We originally had a red stripe roughly 3" wide running vertically on the ride edge area of our Panasonic 52" Viera plasma tv. It has now been joined by a solid black stripe of the same width running from the top to the bottom. Living in Germany and purchased at local PX long enough ago that the warranty is likely expired. Now what?
I have worked on many Vizio televisions under warranty and what you are descriping is often a result of the X boards going bad. If the telelvision is under warranty, contact Vizio at 1-877-MYVIZIO, if it's no longer under warranty, the cost of repair is probably going to be more than the cost of a new tv unfortunatly. I always recommend buying the extended warranty's with these televisions.
I'm not an expert, but I have determined that the vertical bars that are often red, sometimes blue ... and sometimes both ... are related to a bad control board. I've also read that a common fix is to buy a repair kit with includes the ysus, zsus and control boards ... all replaced together. My experience was that after a month or two with the 1.5" wide stripes, that you eventually loose the entire picture and have sound only. MIne comes back, but won't stay working for very long and the stripes are always there (buy used to fade and flicker sometimes). I'm planning on replacing the control board.