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Vizio GV42L LCD TV screen black when turn TV on first time

Three month ago I bought a Vizio GV42L LCD TV, from first day when turn on the TV, the audio is fine but the picture (screen) is black, when I re-start TV all is fine (Audio and video works well). This happen after the TV is off for a long period such as 4 hours.

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  • kimber224 Mar 10, 2008

    Purchased a vizeo tv about 5 months ago. There is a black box that appears in lower right hand corner....how to get rid of this?

  • Mac2122 May 02, 2008

    Three month ago I bought a Vizio GV42L LCD TV, from first day when turn on the TV, the audio is fine but the picture (screen) is black, when I re-start TV all is fine (Audio and video works well). This happen after the TV is off for a long period such as 4 hours.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I turn on the tv and it comes up fine, then suddenly the screen goes black but I still have audio. If I turn it off and back on it will come back on but repeatedly the screen goes black. What do I do to fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    if you turn off and on numerous times it will finally come on

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    has beautiful picture what else should i check

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My vizio LCD tv started flickering and soon after lost all picture. backlights are still working but scree is black

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I have 42 inch LCD, where do you buy the inverters

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VIZIO 47" GALLEVIA WORKED PERFECT FOR 4 MONTHS .IT IS THE (MASTER)* BACKLIGHT INVERTER* FOR THE PEOPLE WITH THE VIZIO 47 INCH. ACTUALLY I SWAPPED MINE OUT (BACKLIGHT INVERTER)AND IT WORKED PERFECT.WHEN IT FIRST STARTED ACTING UP I HAD VIDEO AND AUDIO FOR A FEW HOURS THEN THE VIDEO WOULD JUST GO OUT BUT THE TV STILL PLAYED AND THE SOUND WAS THERE BUT NO PICTURE.The defective LCD TV may have the following common symptoms:
Symptom: No picture on screen but LCD TV still has sound.
Solutions: The problem is cause by defective inverter. Replacing inverter will solve the problem.

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If you are using a set top box this might be caused by turnig the box on at the same tie as you turn the tv on or slightly after you turn the tv on.  If you are using compnent or HDMI inputs the set needs to see the signal as it is turned on to know what formt the signal is in. 

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I had this same problem. Vizio sent someone out to replace the motherboard. It didn't fix the problem. Since it was under warranty, they replaced it with a newer model VU42L. Doesn't have this problem, but it has others.

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Call vizio asap they will have a tech come and fix it free.. after the manufacture warrenty runs out they want to charge you 6--$ to fix it here is the number! 877 698 4946

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