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Pop of Death

I just experienced this on mine from Costco, and was wondering how your repair experience is going? Should I contact Vizio or Costco?

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  • sink1 Jun 22, 2008

    I don't know if this is the same as the "Pop of Death", but this is the second time this has happened.  The tv automatically switches off when you turn it on.  You can hear the power relay click on an off in the back.  The last time the problem "went away" after a period of time, but this is troublesome.


  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    Our Vizio 42 inch experienced the Pop of Death. We owned it for 3 years. My husband took it back to Costco and explained that this is a common VIZIO problem. Costco gave us a full refund in CASH! I LOVE COSTCO!

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After I replaced the power supply board (only 5 boards in the set) I then bridged the F3 fuse with a car fuse 1.5A slow blow. Working now! It was a GV47LFHDTV. Don't call a repairman - fix it yourself. Careful the heatsink is +60v.

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Our Vizio suffered from the Pop of Death after owning it for three years. My husband took the TV back to Costco and explained that this is a common VIZIO problem. Costco gave us a full refund in CASH. I love COSTCO!

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Having the same problem except on a 32 inch LCD

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