Have owned our Vizio P42 for about 18 mo.'s, recently when it is turned on after being off for some time there is a dark pulsing haze over images. It lasts for over 30 min. or so. Once it clears all is okay. I fear it may be dying. Of course it's out of warranty. Has anyone had this problem and can offer any suggestions?
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Re: Vizio P42 dark haze when turned on
This is an ongoing issue with the Vizio 42" series. The SMPS power supply has been a problem in all the Vizio models since day 1. We repair these sets and I do not recommend them at all, they are very unreliable. The SMPS power unit is board replacement only at this time and very expensive.
Memphis, TN 38133
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You possibly have a failing hi-voltage module or fly-back transformer going bad. If it has a fly-back transformer, It's not worth the trouble. Some repair shops will sell you a module. Call a repair shop for help.