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My 2006 Vizio P42 HDTV 10 A- Has sound and no picture. I called Vizio and they said that the back/blacklight is out and that they CAN't replace it? Could this be possible and how can we fix it? Thanks

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SOURCE: i have a vizio p42 hdtv 10A, and it turn on, but

Try leaving the TV unplugged for 30 minutes so the TV can reset itself.
If that doesn't work, most likely the TV has a power supply related problem. The most common thing to go out is the circuit board that supply power to the screen. Commonly called a Backlight Inverter Board.
But, I can't say it's 100% the problem because I can't actually look at the tv over the internet.
If by chance the TV is still under warranty, go that route.
If not under warranty and If you have some electronic experience, you can purchase a Service Manual over the internet and diagnose the source of the problem and fix it by soldering in the new part. The Service Manual will give you circuit diagrams, test points, and part# lists. Usually, cost under $20.

I hope I shed some light on the subject for you.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Vizio P42 HDTV no picture

Try first unplugging power cable for thirty minutes, then plug back, this will drain power from TV completely and will reset it.

See if it works.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Vizio P42 HDTV no picture

My P42 has same problem. Factory says it is the power supply to vidio.. They want me to pay someone to remove it. Then they want $162.00 to repair it (no new ones available). Looks like a 3 or 4 hundred dollar problem.

Gee maybe I'll run down to Costco and buy another Vizio, Right.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: No picture...but there is sound

still in warranty ? take back to store . anyplace in the video section may go including screen hope you bought a service contract take my advice on Serv Contract. get one ! also Vizio does not have too many techs as well Sams Manuals for Vizio available for techs.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: no picture power ups blacklights work no menu no

If you see the back light, then you should have 24vdc on the main power supply board which it gets the turn on command from the maun board. If you do have all those voltage, then it does sound like you need the new main board.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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