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TV looses picture and sound. Will not turn back on

The TV suddenly cuts out and you hear a pop. simular to the sound when the TV is turned on. The green light stays on. I've have unpluged it, repluged it, waited for the green / amber light to flash until it stays amber, then turn it on and sometimes it will work. but know it won't.

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Www.plasma-television-repair.com/Sample-Preview-Plasma-Tv-Repair-Training-Manual.pdf -
Above is a training manual, this should help you find and fix the problem if you wish to DIY. If you DO, decide to DIY, you MUST MUST get a Service Manual, for your exact make & model. it will be similar to the Training manual, but explicitly for your set. I do not recommend it however.In my professional opinion, you should contact Vizio and ask for an approved local service center, then, get a "Quote" for repair.
With faults such as this, it is important to leave them disconnected from the wall, as it is entirely possible, for a faulty, TV, to cause a fire, an explosion, or both. Anytime one hears any sort of "pop" similar or not, is grave cause for concern, as usually this means some sort of component failure, in a high voltage area.

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