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TV WILL NOT TURN ON BUT VIZIO LIGHT IS ON

PROBLEM IS SIMILAR POWER SHUT OFF BY ITSELF AND WILL NOT TURN BACK ON. TV IS ONLY ABOUT 7 MONTHS OLD. VIZIO LIGHT IS ON BUT PICTURE WILL NOT TURN ON, DOES THIS STILL SOUND LIKE POWER BOARD ISSUE AND IF SO IS THERE A 12 MONTH MANUFACTURE WARRANTY? I PURCHASED THE TV AT WALL MART BUT DID NOT BUY THE SERVICE PLAN .

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The Service Plan from Walmart is an "extended plan" on top of the manufacture warranty. Your Tv is still under warranty from the manufacture.
Here's a link to get the info you need to get started on a warranty claim:
http://www.vizio.com/support.aspx?id=1588

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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