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Vizio p42 Hello, I have a vizio p42 (ed) plasma tv....I turn it on, it clcks, then clcks again and flashes(snow) - then goes black screen....The 'power is on - indicator light (yellow when in 'stanbye or off), turns green and stays green during this process.....also, the screen flashes snow, and then goes black, but there is actually a slight glow on the screen, which can only be seen at night, or in complete darkness....I have removed the back panel, and have more info which may be helpful....Please advise.....thank you

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  • jive10 Mar 13, 2008

    i have the same problem as you i have replaced the video board but no luck

  • vppaul Aug 08, 2008

    I have a Vizio VP42 HDTV that tries to turn on but shuts itself off when the monitor is about to start, click on (green light comes on) then a slight glow from monitor than a click and off (yellow light comes back on).



    I can get it to work by unplugging the power cord and waiting for the yellow light to go out. I then reconnect the AC almost immediately, if I take to long before reconnecting the AC it will not turn on. It takes a few tries but will start. I actually use a switch on a power strip for disconnecting from AC.



    I noticed that there is a difference between the time it takes for the yellow light to go out anywhere between a second to over a couple of minutes. I have also noticed that when the yellow light takes a long time to turn off it will not start on the next try but if the yellow light goes out quickly taking about only a second the chances are very good that it will start on the next try. This has been going on for about 6 months and I have always gotten the TV to turn on, it's just a real pain. The TV runs great after it starts.



    I feel that something is holding on to the current and when it discharges quickly that is when it will work or is it that by my continually turn the TV on that might be warming something up that eventually will work?



    I have no testing equipment, I can go out and buy a meter but anything else is over my head and I don’t want to buy $300 in equipment.



    I feel it is the power supply (because it sounds like the simplest solution to me), can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    when tv is turned on the light goes from green to red almost straight away. doesn't show anything screen always black during process

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Had the same problem had the main powerboard replaced they were out of stock and had to send mine in and vizio referbed it I was told it was a common problem with this unit

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My 42 also went black, and the "vizio" logo in front indicates as if it is turned on, it clicks on and off, but just has no output on the screen, meaning not a black screen, just a dead, no image, even when the system has clicked on

I tried turning off, on, unplugging, letting it sit (kind of like a reboot wishful thinking), removed all connections in back, (nothing still, not even the blue screen) just nothing.

What a shame, I had the unit less than 6 months, and now this? I have work to do, and I can't get it done.

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This post is in progress now. Customer and i used chat feature to try and resolve issue. Work in progress

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