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Vertical lines on 50 inch plasma

My Vizio P50HDM made a pop up noise and the picture went completely but audio was there. After going through the solotions for this model I have replaced the Y Board 6871QYH039B. Now there is light on the screen with lots of color noise and no audio. If there is no signal there are few vertical lines in the middle with both sides black. It also turns off at times when it powers up initially but it turns on after pressing the power button.

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Hey did you ever get rid of the "racing stripes"?? my P50HDM now has the same problem...i know this is askin for spam but if anyone has the solution email me at ppackratt3838@yahoo.com thanks

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SOURCE: vertical red line on my Vizio plasma

Spent 3 hours removing all what seemed like 100 freaken screws.

Took out the OEM 038A, caution the factory placed some type of heat transfer silicon clear grease on the back of the board so it will feel like it is glued on. Just be very carefull and gentle when prying it apart.

Be warned, you will need a magnifying glas to check those little resistors. They all checked out, no broken solders.

What I did observe is the grease melted down the back of the board and puddled at the bottom of the board and where the resistors sit.

I used rubbing alcohol to clean it all up but left the reside on the square pads. Cleaned the resistors and used a dry paint brush to dust of any lint.

Placed the component back and after 10 minutes the Vertical Red Line Disappeared.

Turned on the set next morning it was still gone. 10 minutes later it re-appeared for a couple of minutes then went away.

I spoke to a kind gentlemen at Electronica-USA.com, he stated that the 060Q is an upgrade to the defective proned 038A ( 038C is also an upgrade ). A tech in Cali stated the 060Q worked perfectly. He has had zero complaints about the 060Q in the Vizio plus he offers a 90 day return policy. Funny thing is the 060Q was designed for LG and Goldstar Plasmas but for some reason they do not work for them but do work for Vizio's. He even states that on his site.

As I type the red line is still gone and stayed off several hours last night.

I think I am going to pull the trigger and replace the 038A to the 060Q and be done with it.

Oh yeah, I asked him if the 060Q needs to be "flashed" with the Vizio program. He never heard of it requiring it.

He has 038C on order they are couple of bucks cheaper. the 060Q is $224 plus S&H.

I found on ebay for $184 free shipping but waiting for the guy to verify no "flash" requirement.

Hope this helps someone.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

P.S. use a power screwdriver, your wrist will thank you. I put mine on low torque as not to strip the heads.

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Warranty, Warranty, Warranty. Those new screens cost an arm and a leg. Don't let them give you "NO" for an answer.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 50" Plasma Vizio P50HDTV10A - no video - just flashing B & W

Don't replace anything, Vizio has issued a lifetime warranty for this set because of this problem. No joke, call the customer service line and tell them you got the pop of death. They'll send someone out to 'repair' the set free of charge. If they can't fix it they'll give you a new one. Even if your mfg purchase warranty has expired. Call them and post the results. I've been fixing TV's longer than I care to admit and this is the first time I've actually seen a company stand behind their products like this. I bought a broken tv with the intent of fixing it and after replacing almost every board I could only manage to get the vertical racing stripe line, except mine was purple. I put it all back together and called to find out if there was a recall on this set and within 5 minutes the (Actual English speaking) gentleman told me to sit tight and he'd have a repairman come and do his thing. He did, and long story short, he couldn't fix it. Last week they delivered a new TV to replace this one. I was shocked. I think Vizio will have all my future business.
Good luck.

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SOURCE: vizio 50 in.the plasma has a vertical blue line thru the light

make sure that the blue screen setting is turned off

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a vertical black line on the middle of the

You have A buffer board out if the line goes up and down then its the long board going left from right look were the line is and see what board the line lines up on the screen and replace that one

these boards are the closet to the edge of the tv

same process if the line goes across the screen

look for the part number on the board and search with google or go to shopjimmys.com and seach there or call them

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