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Visio 42 in Plasma turns on but no picture

I have a 42 inch viso plasma screen and everything was working well and then all of a sudden no picture. I pulled the back off the TV but i dont see burned parts. Do you know what could be wrong with this TV?

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  • sheltervet Mar 26, 2008

    My Vizio did the same thing last night. It is not an input problem. Just suddenly the screen went out, but we still had sound. I could still CHANGE the input (because I could hear it was being changed) but couldn't see a thing. TV still turns on and off. Called Vizio and it'll cost $537 for a repair (flat fee for the model) and I'm panicking. I just paid $1500 for this tv not two years ago.



    I am looking for the most likely problem (assuming it isn't anything external) so that I can figure out if I can find someone local to fix it. (No one seems to be willing to touch vizios, say they can't get parts)

  • jjflores592 Aug 11, 2008

    how can I buy parts for my Vizio 42" plasma tv. I don't have picture but everthing else works.



    Thanks



    jjflores592

  • sigmaproject Jan 13, 2009

    My Visio P42HDTV10A Plasma TV made a loud pop and then went black, has sound, but no picture. Was the pop the primary power supply board? How can I tell if the board is bad? I plan to take a look, but if there are specific spots where there might be burning then it would be good to look. Thanks for this site and all who post. REALLY HELPS OUT!

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Just had the same problem and determined it was the primary power supply board. The TV has a primary and secondary power supply. The secondary controls the on/off and audio. The primary controls the picture. If this is shot, you will not get a picture but will hear audio. I had to call Vizio and have them send me a new power supply board ($150 + SH). Not too hard to install yourself. Hpe this helps!

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I have a 42" vizio and have the same problem. veryting work except no picture. I bought this tv in costco almost 2 years ago. My question is can I take to costco for exchange?

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Hello, My names Dave and I can tell you that you all most likely have a bad Z sustain or Y sustain board! The good news is that most of the time if either of these boards are bad you will find a blown fuss one them! I have worked on this same model of TV many times! You can lay the TV face down very gently and remove the back cover from the TV and test the fuses on the Z & Y sustain boards to confirm which one of the two are bad!

Z sustain board! P/N's: 6871QZH956A or 6871QZH056B Here is a link to the Z sustain with a picture of the board so you'll know what you're looking for http://www.shopjimmy.com/lg-6871qzh056b-zsus.htm

If you look at the Z sustain board you'll see that there are two white fuses on the board FS1 & FS2 are the location #'s. There is also a third fuse (FS3) it is a surface mount type fuse and can be easily over looked. Just locate the 8 pin main plug right next to the other two fuses and you can't miss it. It's smaller and it will have gold colored ends on it and it to is white with the location # FS3 next to it!! If any of these fuses are blown you will need to replace the board to complete the repair! You will need to test the fuses for continuity with a DMM (Digital Multimeter) Do to the fact that you will not be able to just look at the fuses and be able to tell if they are good or bad!

You'll also want to test the three fuses (FS1, FS2, FS3) on the Y sustain board P/N's: 6871QYH953A 6870QYH005B ! Here's a link to a picture of this board also. http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalog/product/view/id/179043/s/ysus-6871qyh953a/

Two of the fuses (FS2 & FS3) on the Y sustain are easy to find because they are normal white fast acting type fuses! The third fuse is also a surface mount type fuse and can be easily over looked. Just locate the 9 pin main plug right next to the other two fuses and you can't miss it. It's smaller and it will have gold colored ends on it and it to is white with the location # FS1 next to it!

If any of these fuses are blown you'll need to replace the board to complete the repair! You will need to test the fuses for continuity with a DMM (Digital Multimeter) Do to the fact that you will not be able to just look at the fuses and be able to tell if they are good or bad!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via www.pleasefixitdave.com there you will find all my contact info!

Dave~1-503-432-9904

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Same issue here.  I opened the unit up and took a look.   I was just given this TV for free by a coworker who said Vizio told him it required a new "powerpack"  I'm assuming power board.  In any case on my powerboard there are two toggle switches with the labels Standard /Auto and 30v/24v.  I reversed both these toggles and on a whim put it back together.   So far the thing is working great screen comes on and right now I have it plugged into my cable boxes coax output. 

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Make sure you have the correct imput selected. If possable check the cables on another tv. Make sure the tv is not in sleep mode. If you try all of these things and do not get any results take the tv to an authorized repair center.

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I have good boards for the p42 hd. My screen went bad (broken ribbon cable). I would sell you the boards out of mine. LTHandy at yahoo. thanks, Lee

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I have a vizio 42 lost video only if i turn off and on again i get video for about 4 minuites

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