Question about Vizio P50HDTV20A 50 in. Plasma HDTV

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My kids were watching our 50 in plasma tv when there was a loud popping noise and the image went out but there is still sound, I turned the cable and tv set off to see if it would help but it didn't work it still turns on and there's sound but it's blank!! Please help!!!

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Plasma and LCD TV sets are prone to having capacitors in the power supply section fail. This is the most likely cause for the probem you describe. When capacitors fail your will commonly see one or more of the following symptoms.

  • No video, Power light is on or blinking.
  • TV is making a clicking noise.
  • TV takes a while to come on
  • Screen is very dim or flickers.

Again, You can get a power supply repair kit with the parts, detailed instructions, and support from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com . Or just click here to see more details on their kit.

Here are pictures of capacitors...Notice that the ones below look bloated. They have failed and will need to be repalced.


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Capacitor being replaced! Fairly easy DIY fix.

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Again, You can get a power supply repair kit with the parts, detailed instructions, and support from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com . Or just click here to see more details on their kit.

Posted on May 09, 2011

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