Question about Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television
I have the same problem but my TV is 3 month old
Return for Warenty repair,video board main backlight prob. the board is dead.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like your Backlight Inverter Board is going out, saw one on ebay for about $55 : ) have to get the one for your model tho...
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: Vizio TV will not turn on.
I had the same problem. The orange/green light in the front was off as well. I unplugged it, held don the power button for one minute then plugged it back in. It's working now, but who knows how long it will last. I found that solution elsewhere on the site. Thanks for the tip whoever you are!
Posted on May 06, 2009
The Service Plan from Walmart is an "extended plan" on top of the manufacture warranty. Your Tv is still under warranty from the manufacture.
Here's a link to get the info you need to get started on a warranty claim:
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
The reason the tv is turning itself off, because most TVs have a "Protection Mode" that turns the unit off when it detects a failed part inside the tv.
The 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.
I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet.
Being that the TV is under a year old, it should be still under manufacture warranty. Last thing you want do is void the warranty by opening up the TV. Here's some info to get you started on the warranty:
If it 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. 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.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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