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32 plasma Vizio VP322HDTV10A . TV power up and shut down,, for several week. I did not turn off for several days and it shutdown and will not come back on life, not light and will not power on. TV is 3-4 years old.

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Hello; I am John at J D Electronics in Poland, Maine. I have now repaired 9 of this same model in my shop. The set may be dead always or work intermittently. There are 2 versions of this piece of junk, but I have only seen this one. They all have 2 capacitors that fail on the power supply board just above that red chopper transformer. The are labeled C233 and C234. These are 3300 ufd at 10 volts and 105 C temp rating. You can buy these for about $1 each from Digi-Key Electronics plus shipping. There are some cautions worth mentioning. Make sure the set has been unplugged for a day or more before starting the disassembling. It is VERY important to keep the set face down on a soft surface when doing ANY work on the set. This crappy designed set has a glass faceplate that will fall down if you don't have it face down when all the back screws are removed and it is very hard to put it back into position if it falls. The bottom plastic speaker strip has a million screws to remove both from the bottom edge. Then take out all the screws for the metal back and unplug the speakers. The connector wires to the speakers will not just pull off without you pressing on a side release pin for each of the 4 wire- Stupid design again!. If you are not able to solder these parts in , you can send the board to me for $25 labor plus $10 return shipping and $4 for the parts ( or send your own). We accept only cash or USA postal MO. There is NO Warranty on this repair. It is a better than 80% chance this will fix your set. Call me at 207 998 5687 Good Luck! John
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  • jbarano Dec 30, 2010

    I have a Vizio VP322 HDTV10A and the problem i have is when i first turn it on about 3 minutes later it shuts off by it's self. Then when i try to restart it it won't turn on. When it sits for a while turned off ( Cool) Then when i try to turn it on i get a picture again but repeats the Shutting Off Issue again...Maybe it's the same issue with the Capacitors?

  • John Dube Dec 30, 2010

    Hello; The 2 caps I list are definitely bad. I am finding up to 5 more bad on the same board. These can easily be the cause of your problem. I can replace all of these if you send me your board with $44 cash or postal MO. Return shipping runs aprox $11 $25 labor the caps apx $8. Call 1st 207 998 5687

  • vbgizzo Jan 08, 2011

    John and jbarano, I had the same problems as cowands and replaced the capacitors mentioned. After replacing the capacitors the TV will now turn on (before didn't turn on at all) but now I have the other issue that the TV keeps turning off after being on for a couple of minutes.


    you mentioned there are up to 5 bad capacitors that you have found bad. Do you recall which other ones beside 233


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Hello everyone. i too have been working with this problem, i have just discovered a small green push button on the MAIN board right next to the CPU, the chip with the heatsink..
after 5 min the set would shut down like a timer shut off, i pushed the button
and the set came back on, i'm thinkin that there is a problem in the
'computer ' and the set ' thinks ' it's time to go off ??
anyway, after monkeyin with this buttin i can now get the set to stay on for as long as30 min..
try it and maybe we all can figure something out.

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(877 MY V I Z I O)
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