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The display on my vizio tv suddenly became vertical red and black bars and no buttons on the remote functioned except the power switch.what causes this and can it be repaired?

My tv is a Vizio M558-g1 and I found a subreddit posting by several people with the same model and identical problem. The red and black bars are of various widths and turning the tv off and back on results in a different arrangement of the bars. Usually the red seems to be predominant

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I just changed out the power board on a vizio tv. have no power still any ideas

How To Fix Power Problems in 5 Easy Steps

1. Verify The Display Is Not Showing An Image

If your TV shows a black screen that doesn't mean it's not on. This could be a panel or a source issue rather than a problem with the power.
Press the MENU button on your remote or on the side of the TV. If the TV's menu appears on the screen after pressing that button then the TV is on and does not have a power issue. The black screen is more likely the result of a source issue such as a problem with cable or satellite TV service.

2. Use The Power Button On The TV Instead Of The Remote

A problem with the remote might make you think there is a problem with the TV. It could be that the TV is working fine but the remote is faulty. Use the power button on the side of the TV determine if the problem is caused by the remote.
Users sometimes think there are no buttons on Vizio TVs. Nearly every Vizio TV manufactured in 2014 or later has a power button on the back of the TV so it's easy to miss.
Reach around the lower left corner of the TV. The power button is on the back of the TV and this might be just what you need to get your TV working.
TVs made before 2014 will have an on/off button on the left or right side.
If this button works then the problem is coming from the remote. You might just need new batteries or there may be something blocking the IR sensor on the TV.

3. Power Cycle The TV

Power cycling can solve a lot of odd problems with Vizio TVs.
First disconnect the TV's power cord from the power outlet and leave it unplugged. Then press and hold the power button on the TV for 10 seconds.
After you have held the button for 10 seconds, let go then try to power the TV on.

4. Re-seat The Power Cord

A loose power cord might be causing the problem. The power cord can be detached from most Vizio TVs. It can easily get disconnected by house pets or if the TV is moved while cleaning.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the TV, reconnect it again, then test the TV.

5. Test The TV When Connected To A New Outlet

Verify the TV is using a functioning wall outlet.
You always want to attempt to power the TV on using a second outlet. Test a new outlet even if other devices work in the first outlet.
Connect the TV's power cord to a new outlet that you have not used used yet then test the TV again. Don't use a surge protector when using a new power outlet because these devices can sometimes be the source of the problem.
If the TV works now then it was the original outlet that was causing the problem all along.

Tv won't accept an input

this happened to my tv once, i ended up replacing it
solving it yourself may cause severe burns, electric shocks and even death, so i recommend you to letting a professional check it out

How do I fix vertical lines on my TV?

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Unit powers up but display is frozen and no nothing after that. No remote or button response except for display off.

The display microprocessor(computer within your unit) may be bad. This IC is responsible for processing any and all IR(infra red) commands from the remote, as well as scanning all the push buttons on the front of the unit. If you're interested in having your unit repair, please visit me website at You may contact me there. Thank you.

Static, narrow, green vertical lines on screen. Except for On/Off the remote functions do not work.

If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here. Pull up older posts.
Line faults & possible causes to LCD & Plasma screen are given with illustrations. You can get an idea about the fault to an extent. Faults to all LCD & Plasma screen are similar, irrespective of its brand and screen size.

Blue background with vertical lines of black and colors with no sound, menu, or function buttons working

The T'Con boar should be suspected. But before make it sure, a through check up should be done. Seek tech assistance.

Magnavox 32MF337B/27 power supply works and like another writer when power is turned on the audio works the channels change and you can tell that all remote and on set keys work, but no picture except an...

hi i have a 50" magnavox that has a problem, i was looking at several websites and i find out the dirfferent posibilities.
in your case i have 2 posibble answers.
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Red 2 inch vertical line on right side of Vizio TV

That problem caused by a connection between LCD crystal and matrix driver,no tools yet to reconnect that metal to crystal connector,Claim warranty right away that will multiply or became larger.
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