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Vizio p50 hdm lound pop nowno picture

Heard loud pop picture wnt out, turned it back on 3 minutes same pop now now picture only audio

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  • kiwifatcat Jan 01, 2008

    loud pop after 2 years TV On No one touching TV, Loud pop then screen went dead, now screen is half bright with blured video

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    Same Problem. Loud pop. Picture is now blurded. And stained with old pictures in background.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    There was a loud pop and the picture went blank.

  • zombiehat May 28, 2008

    16 month old Vizio 50HD, had pop of death, sound yes. nothing else except a big TV thats too thin to be a lamp stand like the old days when tv's went bad. any help with a decent solution. willing to fix it myself with guidance

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Same issue! "pop of death"! Now what? I bought it refurbished off of eBay. Now Im out quite a few $100 dollors. Anyideas??

  • deblehman17 Jul 26, 2008

    My 37" Vizio had the same problem. First the volume wouldn't work and a few minutes later I heard a loud pop and the power went dead.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    TV was on heard loud POP and now TV picture is dull sound still works

  • sosceola Nov 27, 2008

    I heard a pop on my 52" vizio and lost the picture and sound, but the power light is still on? Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I have had the 50" Vizo For over two years and just got the pop of death. Loud pop and then the picture went dull, but yeah we have sound!

    Anyone have an idea on the cost to repair outside of the warranty.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Pop sound and now no picture just audio. 9 months old and dead already, love the quality of this product!

  • kassaw01 Dec 28, 2008

    I also heard the "pop" and the screen went black. I now have a very light picture and sound, but the image is not dark enough to watch. Any way this could be something simple?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

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  • MJDFAY Jan 04, 2009

    same here...BUT with my POP OF DEATH I still have picture but no sound!
    To add insult to injury this is the replacement Vizio that replaced my first Vizio which had a defective mother board.... has all happened less than 1 year ..............................FRUSTRATING;{


  • ldsbioman Jan 06, 2009

    bought the 42' vizio plasma 3 year and 16 days, 16 days out of warranty. the piece of junk only have sound and no picture.

  • crkwash Jan 07, 2009

    I have had the Vizio 42" Plasma for almost 5 months and the picture and sound went out and it made a constant popping noise then we noticed in the corner of the screen there was a spark and the inside screen started cracking. Vizio will send us a refurbished TV but after reading the post on this and other boards I don't want a Vizio, I want my money back but they won't do that or credit Wal-mart if I take the TV back there, the CSR told me that they couldn't do that because the TV they would be sending me would be less than what I paid for mine and then when I called her on that she tried to back track. They wouldn't give me any names or numbers of upper management or CEO's nobody just the manager there who denies everything!

  • stevegut May 11, 2010

    What kind of warranty support did you get from Costco? Did you buy something extra or does costco have some type of policy to provided coverage beyond the manufacturer's warranty?

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Vizio P50 Death pop no more video.. gets sound.. 2 yr old set pais $1800 at costco.
Common Issue.. Called Vizio .. told me has lifetime full waranty.. they knew from pop and no video what was wrong.. ordered parts without looking at set. Sending repairman out all in lass than 1 week.
Just be nice when you call.
They tell you to unplug for 30 sec. Plug back in and hold powerbutton when replug... it doesnt work. Get kicked up to level 2 support... problem solved... as long as repair works...

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I have p50-hdm and had my TV fixed twice - it cost ~$900 each time which was covered by costco warrenty. From what understand, this is a known issue and the solution is to replace the main board, left and right sustainer boards with new board that have been modified by Vizio to resolve this issue. After this experience I will always buy from Costco and extended warrenty is no longer an option for me.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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I have the Vizio JV50P (Plasma) after 2 months it's started to make a loud pop sound then no picture. Vizio sent a third part repair man to replace the power board, main board, left and right sustainer boards and no less then 24 hours later... I had the same issue. I was just on the phone this evening with "Vizio level 3 support" and they out right lied to me. They told me they never heard of this issue before and yet it all over the internet. Shame on me for not searching the internet more thoroughly for known issues with Vizio products. If I had I would have easily found the term that seems to have associated itself with the Vizio’s line of flat panel TV’s ‘The Pop Of Death”

I am current climbing the Vizio Org Chart to get my money back. I have spoken from level 1 thru level 3 tech support. Who were willing to replace the defective unit with a refurbished unit!!! NO WAY! Then I spoke with a customer service rep and then his supervisor. “No Help!!!” They read from a script and showed no compassion for my issue. They too wanted to send me a refurbished set that is only covered by the balance of my warranty! A set that has the same issue that they can not even prevent from occurring and sets made as recent as 9/07 (manufactures date), new sets! I just left a voice mail message with the Customer Service Manager of Vizio corporate (aka V, inc.) and will await his call back tomorrow. I then searched the internet and found the term that seems to be growing in association to Vizio… ‘The Pop Of Death’ I can not wait to hit him with that term tomorrow! If I do not hear back from him, I will contact his superior. It’s very easy to find that information on the BBB. As far as I am concern Vizio is not only a poor product but a deceptive company who so far does not stand by their product. I will follow up this post in a week or so.

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    karo Lina Jul 30, 2011

    yo tengo el mismo problema y busque los capacitores y encontre 10 explotados estoy por cambiarlos y aver k pasa . pondre otro comentario cuando lo termine a ver si puedo ayudar. o y tambien primero la tv no prendia y combie el fusible del power y listo funciono por un dia jajaaa. pero al otro dia se apago y solo tenia sonido y no imagen ........ a ver si me endienden ......

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Usually the pop of death is a regulator ic on either the y-sustain or the x-sustain boards. unfortunatly there is some trouble shooting involved to isolate which board. boards are available from shop jimmy, reasonably priced. as a 30 year tv repairman, i have never done so many repairs till these plasmas and lcds came along.

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My Vizio JV50P HDTV10A I found at the garbage dump 2007 would turn on, make a pop sound, then nothing. So I replaced the bulged electrolytic caps on the power board with caps I scrounged off other discarded board, and got the perfect picture in two hours of beer drinkin 'n solderin to coast to coast. I used panasonic caps (cruved T on top) FC type I believe? 1 - 10v 1000uf & 9 - 10v 3300uf & 1 - 16v 470uf & 1 - 50v 680uf. The board had solder point all on one side opposite the cap can, so it was easy to do a pro solder job by flux & sticking the legs just out of the board surface. Life was good that day fer an asm animal. I hope you can make your own good luck in this way too, & thanks Fixya fer just being yourself.

Posted on Jan 27, 2011

Same here. pop goes the picture...

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Just experienced the "pop of death" on 18 month Vizio. Thankfully I purchased it at Costco and they pick up where the 1yr Vizio warrantee was out so I am awaiting a visit from a 3rd party repairman.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

This tv is probably made by LG. 4 modules LG recommends replacing. Repair is about $1200. Fixed a couple LG.Zenith tv's with this problem already.

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