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I have a Vizio 50" HDM Plasma TV. Had it for approx. 2 years, when I turned on the TV, a very loud "pop" sound was heard and the screen went black. The TV was powered off an on, after a couple of tries, the TV turned on again but the image was unclear (lacking colors and poor resolution). After approx 1 hr of watching, the screen image was deteriorating and now I can only see vertical "strips" that are white in color. Is it worth fixing?

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  • andronicoc Feb 25, 2008

    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply, it has nothing to do with the outside wiring, even without any input signals the TV still shows the same, I can't see anything including the menu screen, etc.

    I opened the back of the TV to see any burned out or leakeage in any components, and could not visually see anything. One Board has a couple of LEDs that are green all the time, another board has a blinking green LED.

    - AC

  • andronicoc Feb 25, 2008

    If I can get some guidance and I think I can try to extract and replace boards.

  • andronicoc Feb 25, 2008

    I am out of Warranty and I live in Southern California (Orange County)

  • andronicoc Feb 25, 2008

    I believe that the Model number is P50HDM, but as far as the part I want, I have no idea... That is the reason I am asking for assistance, because I don't know where is the source of this problem.

  • andronicoc Feb 25, 2008

    So, just to verify, the first step is to get the control board replaced. P/N 00040000010. I will take a look in the back of the TV once I get home and see how difficult it is to extract this board. Is there anything else to do or expect at this moment?

    Do you have any idea how much this PCBA costs (ball park range? Any further help in getting this part is appreciated. Keep me posted,

    - AC

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HI,


I want you to check the cable box if all the wires are attached properly because sometimes it causes disturbance and vertical lines occur.
Here are few troubleshooting steps you can try:

ONE: Disconnect the power cord for 4 hours. Then when you power it back up the internal soft codes will automatically reset to factory defaults.

TWO: The whacking test is to just bang or smack the set with your hand on the back, side, top, etc., to see if there are loose connections or cold solder joints inside that are acting up. If so, the banging should knock them back to normal and the set should restore. You might have to use some creative banging and some have had to put a book or magazine under one corner to torque the chassis enough to get it to work reliably.

If the problem still persists you have to get it repaired the repair can cost anything between $200-300.

Goodluck..

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  • Priya darshan Feb 25, 2008

    If you feel that you can repair it by urself then go ahead please follow IB4G2008's advice and if you need any parts i can help you with that.If not i suggest you to go for a repair.

  • Priya darshan Feb 25, 2008

    Can you tell me what is the model no. and the name of the part you want.

  • Priya darshan Feb 25, 2008

    I have searched for the parts everywhere.They are not available online.Please contact on the no. which IB4G2008 has given you to get the part or better get the service done from them.

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Sounds like the video control card is history

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    depends on whether you wish to dig into the back of this device, and replace one or two boards, and based on their availability, too

    what's your technical skills level?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    you are in for at least the control board, and possibly the power supply, even though having any signal suggests that power supply is fine..you'll see a load of options here soon, so choose your solution based on what YOU are willing and capable of doing yourself.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    btw, I repair those here on Hawaii

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    ok..well..then, if you have power to main control board, then you are most likely looking at a replacement of that for certain...again, what is your comfort level with the technical aspects?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    ok..that's not too big of a deal..you'll need to get a replacement board first, though...what part of the world are you in? and I'm assuming that the unit is NOT under warranty, correct?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    the actual replacement is not that difficult, really..just need to have right tools, and patience..and Do NOT mix the hardware,

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    ok..SoCal..no worries..now to find you some parts..coolguy? you got some traction on parts in SoCal for this fellow?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    good news is that the tech support folks are right in Irvine, CA, so you might get some help there, too.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008
  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    on phone with tech folks at Vizio now..

    will need a serial number, perhaps

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 25, 2008

    00040000010 is system board, from Vance/Baldwin, who's Vizio's spare parts folks..

    800 432 8542 is number..ext 2...sounds like they are in Texas..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 26, 2008

    make sure of your model number, and then go here. enter model number, and you will find as much as you can imagine.

    click here to continue


    you may be asked to register..use Guest option.

    I'm sure you now have enough to proceed, and decide which expert was the most help, eh?

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