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Vizio model VW37l hdtv20a will not power on the vizio stays amber have removed the back panel and inspected the power supply as well as main board no obvious problems how ever found cap c1 on the inverter board blown could this be the cause of my problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will have to isolate the main board and Inverters.
Unplug the inverters and turn on the set.
If it "turns on" then try re-connecting each inverter seperately to see if only one is causing the problem.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
SOURCE: 42" Vizio - no picture no sound
If the TV goes in standby, then it is in protection mode.
Ensure also that the fault is not coming from a faulty receiver box sending
bad signal, check if you get same problem on DVD with no receiver box
Try first leaving the TV power cord unplugged for some times, let say one hour or so.
The flashing light indicates a diagnostic state called protection.
When the TV goes on protection there are only two possible causes.
1The internal circuits are jammed because of electrostatic charges accumulating on capacitors, or because of a wrong voltage read by the main chip on your monitor controller board. this started the protection circuit.
2 The protection circuit detected a wrong voltage or abroken contact, identified an internal fault and kicked in , starting the flashing light.
If you are in situation one, then the TV will reset just unplugging power cord for one or two hours,sometimes even minutes.
If you are in situation 2 , then there is an internal fault.
If under warranty contact the manufacturer ringing the number on the user manual
If you want to repair at your own expenses, just locate any good qualified repairer.
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On LCD Pay particular attention at inverter and power board, power board can be inspected looking for bulged or leaking capacitors, then tested with a multimeter. The inverter is more difficult to test , there is need to read voltages, should be done by a tech. Also the LCD controller board can cause same problem
Posted on May 04, 2009
Logic Control D Board got nothing to do with this problem. This is your main power supply gone bad(usually not the sub power supply). I just repaired my VIZIO by replacing main power supply. Just remove back cover and your board will be right in the middle of the screen. Just get board part/serial # and google it. My best price was through eBay(around $100). Everything is fine now.
Posted on Feb 07, 2011
SOURCE: i have a vizio vw32l
If you lost the control when trying to use the switches on the TV, it means that the Main board is not functioning, this can be due to bad processor, bad unsteady DC. The main board send the ON signals to the Power supply and the backlights inverter board.
You should inspect the power supply module first since unstable DC can cause a lot of problem, if the voltages and components checked out OK , then you may ahve to change the main board. It will require in-depth troubleshooting to really narrow down the cause of the problem.
Please read my guide first to see if you will want to DIY repair or not.
Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
Or www.digikey.com, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Posted on Aug 06, 2011
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