Question about Vizio L32 32 in. LCD HDTV

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Vizio L32 I have a Vizio L32 that will not power on. When I plug it in the light turns on (yellow) so I know that the power supply is providing some power. When I test the outputs I noticed that the there is 5v coming off of v1 and v2,v3 is zero output. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    vizio 37 in. lcd, yellow standby lights.

    when power on ,green lights up.

    no real backlight kinda of a dark snowy screen.

    when i try to get menu up it shuts off.

    possable cause is either ps of main video board.

    please help. looks pretty easy to change either one.

  • ET6863 Apr 19, 2008


  • bubba bubba Apr 21, 2008

    When plug I get a yellow light, but will not come . I test the output of power supply,it had 5 volts on 1 of 3 outputs.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    have yhe same problem

  • fiatman May 14, 2008

    I have a visio L32, When you plug it in the yellow standby light comes on. When you push the power on button nothing happens. The power supply only puts out 5v on the three V1 output pins. I am not sure if the power supply is bad or the main video bord is bad. I need help!

  • Binion May 16, 2008

    Exact same problem with unit about 1.5 years old. Vizio says unplug and wait and replug. This doesn't help. I am afraid it is the circuit board too. If this is widespread problem Vizio should want to help.

  • billhitch Jul 22, 2008

    I also have a Visio L32 that is about 2 years old but seldom used. I'll bet I have less than 100 viewing hours on the TV as it has been in a guest room. The power light is yellow and will not power up. I called Visio and they referred me to a service org that said it would cost $300 to have it fixed. I wonder about spending the money as for the amount of time I used the TV and to have it fail like this causes one to wonder about the quality of Visio products. Am I wasting my money?

  • douggwdg Aug 14, 2008

    have the same problem have the yellow power on but no main power service shop saya it's the board.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    I have the 42" and had the same problem 10 days after purchase. Visio Tech Service also says TV is Bad.

  • outlawa Nov 17, 2008

    I have a similar problem, but the Vizio 37 inch won't power at all (no yellow light). I found power supply boards for about $150...wonder if its worth the cost?

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    Vizio L37 - 2 yrs. old - same problem - yellow power light but TV will not come on.

  • remmy212 Dec 09, 2008

    had mine about 2 and half years and i found out the tv has a blown curcuit board. it would cost me about 400 to fix it. there ought to be a recall on this or a class action suit.

  • srbush82 Dec 15, 2008

    I have a Vizio L32 that has been having some power issues. This was actually given to me as a gift. The first thing it started doing is the monitor would like flicker. The power would be on, and while watching something, it would just go black for a few seconds then come right back. It would do this maybe once or twice over about 8 hours or so. That lasted for about 4 months, then it started making a popping sound when you first turned it on. After several seconds of that, it would come on and work fine; only occasionally flickering. Then one day I turned it on, and it went thru the routine of popping and it just never stopped popping. I unplugged the TV for a few hours, pressed and held the power button for several seconds "to drain the circuits" (advice from a TV shop) and plugged it back in. Again the popping for a few seconds and then it came back on. It worked that way for about a week. Now it just sits and pops. No picture comes up. No end to the popping noise.

    Any suggestions, or should I just go buy myself something of quality?



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Your main board is bad

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Post them on ebay or craigs list, offer a buy-it-now option, who knows...maybe someone knows how to fix these ;)

Posted on May 10, 2008



I have 2 of these L32's and had the same problem on one of them. I swapped the power supply's between the 2 and nothing changed, I then swapped the video main board, and the problem moved with the video board. Main video board was the problem with my Yellow light (power) issue.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007


I took it to the tv repair sop and my power supply printed circuit board was blown and it would have cost $609.00 for labor and parts

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