Question about Vizio P42HD Television
Had tv for 2 1/2 years. Costco warranty also expired 6 mo. ago. Vizio says it's the backlight. More expensive to repair than to replace. I would think when you spend $1000 on a tv it would last longer than two 1/2 years!
There is no backlight on plasma TVs. If you have a black screen than most likely one of your sustain boards are gone. Board can be purchased on line at about $100. If your TV has no signs of life it's most likely the power board. Any way it would not be that expensive to fix if you are able to take the TV apart and swap the boards. But I need to say that I recommend to do it ONLY if you are qualified enough. Otherwise ask your local TV repair company to service your TV.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
The logic control board defected, replace it & picture will come back.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Apr 04, 2010 | Vizio VW42LF 42 in. LCD HDTV
Make sure the video cable supplied with the TV is secured to the correct video
output port on the back of the VCR and the TV. Make any cable you have attached
to the TV is secured to the correct output your Set-Top Box, DVD, etc.
Adjust brightness and contrast.
Check Source settings.
Let me know if this does not help and ill look for anything else. Other than this is something internal and will need to be serviced probably
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