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RE: Vizio P42ED Plasma TV

I was wondering if you would know where I could order a service manual for a Vizio P42 ED, I have reached out to Vizio who referred me to their parts distributor however, they informed me they do not have any manuals. I have no video on this unit and I am trying to identify which board is defective and part number. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Jim
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  • luu2265 Dec 10, 2007

    No picture and one of the video inputs work but I do get sound from the RF input.

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Just took the unit apart recently haven't tested the heat sinks and I don't see any error codes. None of the video inputs work but I do get sound from the RF input audio. I have not connected anything to the RF video input for actual video but will try. Right now I'm guessing it is the main input video board but the part nunber on the board does not match that of the parts distributor.

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Their are many ways you can find it...
1).Purchase online eg. Ebay...
2).Post pages on the enternet
3).manuals are available at www.hdtvsolutions.com
4).get a hold of an electronic store

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Do you have VA and VS voltages?
what about sound? its always good to know what does work.
does the big heat sinks get hot after on for a few mintues
on the x/y boards,is there no video on all inputs?
does the led on the face of tv flash at all,any error codes?
let us know

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I'm diagnosing a Vizio p42 plasma tv and cannot tell if the 250WV 680uf capactitors are bad as they have a plastic cap on the top and do no allow viewing of the casing to check for capacitor plague. How...


Hello.
You can forcefully remove plastic top of capacitor to expose metal surface - it won't damage anything. If metal surface is bulged - capacitor is 100% bad. If it's flat - then you need ESR meter to check it, but they rarely go bad so I don't think that problem is originated there. It's takes lot of knoweledge and experience to diagnose plasma TV properly.
While ordering from Digi-Key you can narrow search by choosing "680 mF", "250V", "DC", "Electrolytic". Anything that fits all of above will do. Chose part that is actually in stock, not on back order.
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Try first unplugging power cable for thirty minutes, then plug back, this will drain power from TV completely and will reset it.

See if it works.

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Hello kilmertwo, my names Dave! What your TV did is called the POP OF Death! In order to repair the TV you will need to replace the Y sustain & the Z sustain board also! The loud POP noise you heard came from the Z sustain! If you take this TV to a local repair shop the cost of the repair is going to be around 800.00 big one! 450.00 parts and 350.00 labor! Not only will you be spending that amount but this is a common problem with this TV! So you take the chance of this happening again! What I'm trying to do is to save you from throwing good money after bad! Do not repair the TV! You can for the same amount of money buy a totally brand new TV! I would suggest that you buy a Panasonic! Trust me!

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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?


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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SMPS power supply for Vizio p42


Sure:
http://www.vizio.com/support.aspx
Call the support phone number early in the morning!
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had the same problem had the main powerboard replaced they were out of stock and had to send mine in and vizio referbed it I was told it was a common problem with this unit

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