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Help - 15 mth old 42" edtv "plasma" black screen" have power and sound

I am trying to tackle this myself. any input would be greatly appreciated. not very old 42" Vizio P42 EDTV - they say is plasma but ooks like lcd to me. just out of warranty - now has black screen - BUMMED .... i have sound and can change channels - but no picture no on screen instructions no snow. :-(

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    same problem

  • acspark Dec 10, 2007

    different tv- but same problem! 

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    no picture changes channel and has sound help me

  • nie00014 Feb 15, 2008

    Same exact problem here with a Vizio plasma 42 inch purchased from Costco (of course with a one year warranty and it's been 18 months) any suggestions? thanks!

  • underwoody Mar 27, 2008

    have 50 in vizio plasma for 2WEEKS and pic went black, this SUCKS! Have sound , change channels, but no pic. what the?!

  • VizioOwner Jun 06, 2008

    We have a Vizio P50HDM that is approximately 24 months old. There was a loud pop and the screen went black. Does anyone know if Vizio is covering this since it seems to be a common problem?

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I had the same problem....wasnt the main board but the two smaller boards...vizio changed them and no problem since .....

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It could be 1 of 2 things, the panel could be shorted or the logic main board could be out, you must open the back and take voltage measurements, check the panel voltages and then start pulling the connectors off one at a time, to see if the voltages come back up

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