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Tv won't turn on

I was being curious.  I put a cable into the service port in back of the tv.  the cord was not plugged in to anything.  As soon as i stuck it inot the vizio the set turned off and won't turn on again.  I can't get the logo on the front to illuminate.  I'm waiting a call back from tech support but it sounds like i'll be waiting for a while.  Any suggestions?

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  • wickie1 Feb 12, 2008

    hey brad if you find the answer please help

  • roadking1111 May 01, 2008

    Vizio service port problum. I did the same thing by accident and called Vizio. beleive it or not the TV is toast! thats right toast. I was told that there is nothing they will do and I will need to get another tv. Apparentley it frys the motherboard, I argued for 2.5 hours that is they planned on placing a self distruct port on the thing to at least state that in the manuel, it just say 5. Service port only. I stated that they need to place that inisde but they have sice placed it on the other ond of the tv. This is **** and illegal, they have a duty to place a warning to alert the average consumer that is you plug into this port it will irrevicably ruin the unit. I have never heard to a manufacter placing such a doomsday port let alone not advising anyone of its concequence. Please, please email if you have the same problum so I can go after Vizio. By the way this will happen on all Vizio's. swanbuilders@yahoo.com

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I had the exact same problem..Customer dis-service won't help...Was told by Level II consumer the motherboard could be replaced for around $200 for part + $100 labor? Will never buy a lame product that self destructs by placing a cable in the wrong port...

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