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Vizio tv i accidently plugged something into the service usb port on my tv. now it does not work at all?????

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Exact same thing happeneed to me when my daughter tried to connect an iPod so that we could watch a movie. Why the %#@$ would someone design a TV that puts a port next to all the others, so that your motherboard fries if you plug into it?

  • joshs1gal Mar 12, 2009

    our cable was out, so we were trying to connect our laptop to the tv to watch a movie and my husband tried the service port with a cable that we have to connect the two. our tv will not turn on or do anything at all. Vizio informed us that it shorted out the motherboard, and that we would have to contact their service repair company to have it assessed, but nobody is available to even schedule an appointment. Very frustrated!!

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Just talked to vizio tech support and was told that doing so fried the motherboard. that also voids the service contract. i'm hoping for a better answer later because the part is in excess of $200.00 not including installation.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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This is the price you pay for using something expensive and and complex without fully understanding its properties.

Dharmic law will RROD my Xbox or something, don't get too angry.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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Just spent over an hour on the phone with Vizio. I did the same thing and they said it fries your service board. Why would they put an input on the back of the tv that fries the damn thing? This sucks!

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Just spent over an hour on the phone with Vizio. I did the same thing and they said it fries your service board. Why would they put an input on the back of the tv that fries the damn thing? This sucks!

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