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I have a vizio p42 hdtv 10A, and it turn on, but with no picture. The sound is working fine, i can change channel and everything, exept, that it is totally black. What can i do?

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Try leaving the TV unplugged for 30 minutes so the TV can reset itself.
If that doesn't work, most likely the TV has a power supply related problem. The most common thing to go out is the circuit board that supply power to the screen. Commonly called a Backlight Inverter Board.
But, I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet.
If by chance the TV is still under warranty, go that route.
If not under warranty and If you have some electronic experience, you can purchase a Service Manual over the internet and diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists. Usually, cost under $20.

I hope I shed some light on the subject for you.

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I've tried to fix four of these. 2 of them had bad panels (plasma was leaking out) the other 2 had bad Ysus boards. Check the fuses on the Ysus board. If either one is not reading right then I'd start there.

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Vizio does not sell the service manual to the public!!!

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