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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The main board has failed. Replace the main board will fix the problem.
By the way, where did you buy the TV? If you have bought it from Costco then try to give them a call to see if it still under warranty.
Hope this will help.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
stored voltages are high no touching these circuts becuase they hold charges and alot of screws.
fualty capacitors you say after a while it stays on theres a full charge in the unit theres some type of discharging effect on the set after its off for a while. voltage goes to low or unstable after it is off for a while. your better off getting the service docs for this set if you want to diy..other wise get a tv tech to check it for you. hope this helps
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Does LCD screen backlight come on? If so proceed....
USE:CAUTION WHEN DOING THIS....
Try this if repairing yourself...find power supply, small board with no cover over it...check voltages on output pins/plug/connectors (white plugs) three in a row...
1 Plug has 24Volt supply..1 has 12Volt supply and 1 has 5Volt supply when read to ground (screw that holds board in) if you have these voltages it's a safe bet it's the main control board...I just replaced mine and it fixed a problem like yours.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
SOURCE: VIZIO GV42LHDTV Got TV after
If the TV does not start with the new audio board, and if it does start with the old one, then the audio board that you recently purchased is defective.
About the board : 0500-0507-0230; that is the power board (PSU). If you could see the Vizio logo, that means that TV started, and that the power board was OK without need for testing. When the power board is defective, either the TV does not give any sign of life, or the TV goes in standby mode from start and does not wake up. In that case the led stays blinking to warn you that there is an incorrect voltage from PSU.
If the TV is freezing with Vizio logo, that means that at most the faulty part is the main board.
Also, you say that there is no backlight. No backlight means that the screen is completely dark. If there is no backlight you won't be able to see the logo or any other picture.If there is no backlight, then the problem is usually the inverter.
Here a brief article summarizing how to test PSU and inverter: How to test an LCD TV.
Here all parts for this model:GV42LHDTV.
Posted on Feb 11, 2011
HERE'S THE FIX: I just went through this with my Vizio VX37L. TV is stuck in RGB input. This is the fix....
TV is stuck in RGB input.
(option 1) Power on TV, and press the INPUT button repeatedly and rapidly until you can change to a different input, such as AV.
If that doesn't work, try:
(option 2) With the TV off, press and hold the INPUT button on the side of the TV for about 5 seconds. The TV should power on and the input list will appear. The TV will no longer be locked, and the INPUT button should function properly after that.
Option 2 worked for me!
Posted on Dec 13, 2011
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