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The tv made a loud snapping noise with a white snowy picture. The tv had to be unplugged since it could not be turned off with the remote. When it was plugged back in, the picture returned for a few seconds, then another snapping noise with vertical green and red lines. Again it had to be unplugged to turn it off. We waited a few minutes, plugged it back in with the same results. Now the screen is black and the tv is dead. The receptacle is good and Comcast cable is operating on our other tvs. We bought this 26" Vizio tv May 5, 2008, Model No. Vizio VW26LHDTV20F, Serial No. LFABBBI1020748.

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This is caused by a capacitor on the power board going out. The unit is under warranty, but because it is under 30 inches, will have to be mailed back to California. They will replace 2 boards for you: The main board and the Power PCB. This will fix you good as new.

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