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Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Oct 18, 2015

Hi Bernard,
To my knowledge there is no video reset short of unplugging the AC cord and waiting about 10 minutes then plugging the power cord back in.
The other thing to try is check the source button on your remote and see if its on the correct input.
Hope this helps

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013

You can adjust aspect ratio to picture, without its remote control.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Aug 01, 2013

Have already answered this.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Jul 30, 2012

Make sure you're in the TV mode. I have a friend who purchased a new plasma TV and 4 months later complained that it had no picture. I turns out that she somehow accidentally pressed some mode button on the corner of her remote control that took it into some auxillary mode for an external accessory device, thereby causing the screen to black out. If it's in the TV mode and you're not getting a picture, it may need to be serviced.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on May 20, 2012

Good morning
There two things that are worth trying. Firstly: check if there are local interferances such as an electric appliance orpower tool.
Secondly: check the antenna and aim it in the right direction.
best of luck

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Mar 07, 2012

The y SUSTAIN board to your tV is faulty. It should be repalced.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Mar 01, 2012

part D31 C81 and C82 are bad this may not be all but be for i can see can some email me the parts numbers for part Q2 and Q4 i removed them to tested them and now i can not find them my email address is [email protected] put tv fix on the subjuck

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Nov 17, 2011

Good day!!!

that problem is cause of busted CCFL cold cathode fluorescent light...

The CCFL is the responsible for back light..the left side is busted and the right is good..

Just replace it to fix your problem..

Thanks for using fixya..

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011

hi, Your tv has problem with its back light inverter stage. All LCD TV have back light to illuminate the pixels. There are two types of back lighting CCFL(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) and LED. In your tv its ccfl. As it is ccfl it need a high voltage above 1000v. To provide such a high voltage there will be an inverter stage in all lcd tv with ccfl back lighting. Normally in LCD tvs there will be three boards such as Mother board , Back light inverter board, and power supply. In your tv the ccfl back light inverter stage is faulty. There will in inverter transformers in the inverter board. As it is high voltage transformer there is possibility of its winding get shorted. If so it will drain a high current from the power supply and the protection circuit will shut down the voltage to the inverter board. check the inverter board first. Also there is possibility of bad electrolytic capacitors in the inverter board will lead to this type of problem. First of all check the supply voltage from the power supply to the inverter board. Change the electrolytic capacitors in the inverter board and in the power supply stage. If the problem is not rectified then you have to replace the inverter board. ok

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

This sounds like the tripler for the lcd display, or a capacitor in the power supply board blew. You can replace them yourself if you can indentify the bad part(s), but this will require some disassembly to get at them, of course.
My suggestion would be to get a mobile repairman out to fix it. Many towns have them these days, and they will come to your place to fix it, and they're reasonable.
You can google "Tripler replacement" and get some information on it, if you elect to try to repair it yourself.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on May 30, 2011

sadly no.
either your panel has been hit and damaged or the panel itself is failing.
without some sort of warranty coverage, your repair cost would exceed the price of replacement.

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011

YES and NO, the original problem could come from the powersupply, check for all correct voltage...

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011

Hi, vertical lines when the television is on may be related to issues with the television's screen resolution. Resolutions set higher than 1280 by 720 can create visual disturbances on the screen. You can reset the resolution through the control panel's display settings menu. This should correct the issue immediately, although you may need to power the television off and then on again in some cases..

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011

Enter the on-screen menu by pressing Menu. Use the Vol+/Vol- buttons on the TV or the left/right arrows on the remote to select the Audio Adjust (second line) sub-menu. Use the Ch+/Ch- buttons on the TV or the up/down arrows on the remote to go to the line labeled Speakers (bottom of the list). Use the left/right arrows to toggle the internal speakers On or Off. Then press OK to save and press Exit to exit the OSD.

With your receiver/amplifier for your speaker system turned on, follow the directions for that unit to finish setting up the connection.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Vizio P42HD... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011

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