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No Picture on Vizio 42 in. Plasma

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!

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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.

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The logic control board defected, replace it & picture will come back.

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