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Vizio e500i-b1 wont turn on. which part needs to be replaced

Day before tv worked fine, next day bottom left light will turn on, but display will not.

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Switch or fuse

Posted on Dec 04, 2015

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

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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Posted on Oct 23, 2007


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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

Posted on May 29, 2008


Jerry Greenberg

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SOURCE: remote stop working

You should verify if the remote has failed. Contact the support for Vizio, or ask your dealer where you can buy original replacement accessories.

Visio Tech Support:

Most of the time, we've seen the remote fail. Sometimes we are able to service the remote. Sometimes, the IR LED and or the crystal fails in the remotes. If it is more than this, it is impossible to have internal service parts for most remotes. It takes service experience to be able to change these parts.

On rare occasions the IR remote sensor and remote processor area in the set can have a failure. It is best to try another remote to verify this before sending the set for service.

The most common causes of failure of a remote controller is dropping, rough handling, getting food and drink inside, or putting the batteries in backwards.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009


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SOURCE: vizio hdtv 32 inch wont come on.

More then likey you have a bad mainboard. Especially for the 32inch and below its usally the mainboard rather then the powerboard.
The tv parts are modular you can usally buy parts on ebay. I dont recomend soldering or anything like that, just a simple board swap will do.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009


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SOURCE: 37 Vizio shtting down at random

Can you list the modules that were replaced thus far without resolving the problem? Also, what exactly is the problem? Does the set work sometimes and not others?


Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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You can change boards in your TV all day and it's most likely no going to fix this set. Have you ever had a set of miniature Christmas lights that seemed to work great then all a sudden none would light, either because a bulb burned out or fell out? There are 2 types of electrical circuit wirings, one is series the other parallel. In series like your LED backlights are wired in your TV there are about 8 button lamps per circuit that have a 24 volt DC supply serving each set as this TV has what's called local dimming, one of the lamps has opened up making that set not light up, the power supply has over voltage and over current protection for each supply if one lamp opens up they all go out and this is exactly what's happened in your TV, the power supply safety circuit is non discretional, if it detects an error it shuts down the entire backlight circuit giving you no backlights. As far as a break down on what fails 5% of the times it's the main board 5% its the power board and the other 90% of no backlight failures on this model TV comes from the backlights being bad. You can change just the one bad strip if you wish but it's advised to change them all. Good luck!

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My vizio will not turn on. The light on the bottom flashes on and off, but nothing on the screen. I replaced the main board. It worked for several days then went right back this issue.

Have just looked on you tube , I typed in fix for VIZIO E500i -B1 power off and a 2.24 minute video appeared . if that does not solve your problem type the product info and fault again and check the videos that pop up . hope this info is of use to you....
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