Question about Vizio XVT473SV 47 in. LCD HDTV
Noted the screen was black with working sound. I used a flashlight that the screen was actually working but there was no backlighting. Opening up the back of the TV there was a blue LED lit on a board on the far left but no backlights were on. Doing some preliminary research of similar problems, it seems the power supply unit and backlight inverter are the common causes. I would like to repair this myself if at all possible to avoid the costs of pro repair
You can fix it if you have some repair experience, you will need the power inverter board and/or the backlight lamps of the LCD screen, first try the power inverter board, the function of it is to up the voltage from 12/24/48V to a 800-1500V needed for the LCD back lamps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem after having a Vizio for 2 and a half years. I
left the room for a minute, i came back and the screen went black.
There was still power to the unit and you could see that the back light
was working, just no picture, no sound, and you couldn't use any of the
buttons. The only way to turn it off was to unplug it. It would then
start up, with the Vizio logo going from orange to white, and then do
the same thing all over, no pic or sound.
HOW I FIXED MINE:Look through the back vents for a white light to make sure the backlight still works. I ordered a new "main PCB" from tigerdirectparts.com (you can also use searspartsdirect.com). This is the circuit board with all of the inputs on it (hdmi, cable, etc.) I opened it up, disconnected the old one, put in a new one and now it works fine. I used both serial numbers on the board to search for it online. It cost me $144 to do it, but that's better than $450 for a new TV. My tv is the vx32l hdtv10a. I hope that helps.
For me the part number was either (depending on the vendor) : 0171 2272 2174 or it was 3632 0212 0150. Check your circuit and see if any of those numbers match up.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Testimonial: "If all things are equal than the solution is at hand. I thamk you!"
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It can be that the inverter is not getting the 24vdc fromt he power supply module, check for that first, you can check it at either the power supply termninals or at the inverter board. Look to see if the power supply has any leaking/bulging top caps. Modules are easy to replace, fixing it down to component level is not so easy unless you have proper tools an electronics knowledges.
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Posted on Jun 14, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks. I swapped out the inverter board for one that I know works, but still have the same proble. I'll look for indications of a bad power supply for the backlight."
I have a television that did this. The picture went out but it continued to have sound. It was the projector bulb. I ordered from a dealer on ebay, very resonably priced. It came with instructions on how to install it and was a very easy fix.
Posted on Feb 25, 2012
Im having similar problem and with my limited knowledge of lcd tvs and the voltages ALL being good except the pwr on or sw on voltage from the main board to the power supply which tells it to switch everything on Im guessing that something is going wrong on the main board. In the condition where it freezes it (the power on V) which switches everything on i get varied voltages such as 2.5 or 3 or (the normal 5v) and then when nothing powers up (blank screen) i read 0v on pwr on voltage but all my other voltages are corect (24v to inverter, 12 v to main board, 5v, etc.) Im guessing from researching this is that there is in improper voltage somewhere in the main board circuit. I have been unable to find it so i may order another board and post back.
Posted on Aug 21, 2013
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