Introduction: Vizio Flat Screen Repair

Don't trash it, FIX IT!  If you are capable of taking the back off the TV you are capable of fixing it.  Check out the video description for where I sourced parts for the TV.


rdupsloff (author)2017-12-12

I am tinkering with a VIZO E550i-AO. I replaced power supply and LEDs and now it gets lit up, but,(oops) I damaged the flat flexible ribbon strip on the screen. it is not ripped, but it is detached from the PCB. Now I get vertical lines on one side ( the other pcb from the damage,) and on the area where the detached ribbon is, no signal. I am willing to take the time, how do i reattach the ribbon strip? and the vertical lines? Thanx

KimberleyS12 (author)2017-11-17

how to repair picture frozen will not change vizio tv 1080 p

shelleyl27 (author)2017-10-05

My Vizo flat screen 50 inch went black no sound no picture. What can I do to try and repair it myself?

grafas111 (author)shelleyl272017-10-09

Hi shelleyl-i have Vizio 50 inch tv (broken screen) for parts

grafas111 (author)shelleyl272017-10-09

hi shelley-i have vizio 50 inch tv (broken screen)for parts

netwareman (author)2017-10-03

Does anybody have the service manual for the E70-C3? Also, any lines on where to get the screen so that it can be replaced?

Robert91579 (author)2017-07-18

I have a 70 inch E701i-A3E the screen is blue i have sound but no objects can someone help

pyancey (author)2017-06-28

I have an E50-C1 and there is a lot of green waves on the black/dark parts of the picture. I have tried to adjust the color and it will not go away. All the other colors are fine, it's just where the picture is black. any help for this??

KarenP190 (author)2017-06-21

we have a 47 inch smart led vizio flat screen. a couple of nights ago the power bar was blinking from orange to white repeatedly. we u tubed power reset and are able to keep it from blinking. flatscreen no now shows logo and will hold logo. thats it

krushswick66 (author)2017-05-31

Same with my vizio 70 E series. Blacks our and restarts intermittently. I call Vizio and they act like its news to them. Go on ebay and you can buy the 3 boards for these tvs under $30. Really you probably only need to replace the Power Board and possibly the Mother Board. $10 each if you catch a deal. I called to find out which board it is and the "tech support" acts like they never heard of this before. Losers. Typical. Anyway, $30 and that is your best cure. Just make sure you are buying parts that are New or Tested. And look at the feedback of the seller. It should be at least 99 on several hundred transactions or keep looking. Peace Yall and these sets are easy to fix. Once the back is off, its 5 min to replace all 3 boards. Videos on youtube too

BethM135 (author)2017-05-10

We have a 24" Vizio E24-C1 TV that is out of warranty. The network card isn't working. I bought a replacement card, but can't get the back of the TV off in order to replace the faulty card. We've removed all of the screws, but the frame appears to be glued or connected in some other manner, and we don't want to crack it. Any suggestions?

SandyS164 (author)2017-05-05

we have a 70" e series Vizio. The picture is beautiful but while watching tv the picture goes black for a second & the sound stops then the picture & sound comes back on. This happens on all channels. Sometimes it is several times in an hour. Sometimes it won't happen for a couple of hours. Please let us know how to correct this issue.

AnnC99 (author)2017-05-05

My Vizio flat screen turn on has sound but no picture blank bluish color can I fix it

AshleyD121 (author)2017-03-12

i have a 42 inches smart tv, the tv is fine its the picure 1 day i turned it on and i have this big black faded line cover the middle of the tv. i can still see the whole picure but just darker in the middle. have any idea what this is? or how much to fix it???

Herman00 (author)2016-12-04

A few years ago I bought a Vizio 32 inch which was working perfectly. A few days ago the picture sound went out. Now I have a TV with no picture or sound. Please help me out. I need to know what parts I need and the best place to get them

zrogers9 (author)2016-12-04

I just bought a vizio 60 inch off an app on my phone I get it home and hook it up and there are two horizontal lines running accross the lower 4 /!; middle of the screen. Typically what issue is causing this and is it terribly expensive to replace this part or get it fixed? Thanks!

amcc2 made it! (author)2016-09-23

my 32" vizio video display is excessively WIDE and I cannot adjust it back to within the shadow mask. So, I'm missing 20% of the pix on each side. How do I adjust or repair this malfunction?

SusieB28 (author)amcc22016-11-06

If it is about 3 yrs old or so, Vizio sent updates out a few months back if you are hooked up to your wifi and mines has had the same issues since... am guessing they want us to buy a new tv from them.

DYorka (author)2016-03-03

my Vizio sound-audio stopped working. No idea why.

Any experience with this issue?


LuckyW5 (author)DYorka2016-09-13

i have no sound on mine all the sudden nothing has worked yet

LuckyW5 (author)2016-09-13

65" Vizio no sound from any port tried reset and all nothing worked please tell me how to fix it

JodiU1 (author)2016-09-04

All of a sudden...have no red or skin tone in color. All very blue and green! I've

gone through trouble shooting on Vizio page.

GlendaB24 (author)2016-08-30

my tv picture and sound blur sometime...the picute will stop monterially while the sound it is not getting enough power..

lrwatson (author)2016-08-25

Hello- I have a 55 inch Vizio flat screen, and there is no sound/picture. :-( When I attempt to turn it on, the blue light on the bottom comes on, and then sometimes fades away. What might you suggest for troubleshooting? Thanks in advance.

DanielP409 (author)2016-08-10

okay I have a 37 inch Vizio flat screen television power does turn on but the screen is black is gray with lines through it no picture at all you could tell light is on but there's no picture what could possibly be wrong with that where would I start to fix

ConstanceE1 (author)2016-05-11

My husband busted my Vizio 65 inch tv by putting his fist into it a month after getting it I really would love to get it fixed please help me find out how to do that

TeresaP37 (author)ConstanceE12016-08-04

go to you tube.they seem to hv alot of videos on this particular problem but im sure they wont hv one 4 ur husbands problem ,he might need more than you tube ..

TheE13 (author)2016-07-05

Nice explaination of this video but I thought I'd bring up the background of your video. Your son was playing with one of your handsaw that was in his crib. I was worried that he could've hurt himself. Thought I let you know.

TeresaP37 (author)TheE132016-08-04

lol i was thinking the same thing

Shimada4 (author)2016-08-01

I have s 50 inch Vizio and thr screen all of a sudden went out. I can still here the people talking but i can't see the picture.

TonyaP8 (author)2016-02-08

my Vizio 52 in picture has went orange. You can see some of the picture through the orange running all over the screen. It would come on after it warmed up but now it's not. Would this be a picture tube?

NelsonStudios (author)TonyaP82016-02-08

I would bet you have caps failing in the power side. I have a Panasonic that is doing the same thing that I just ordered new caps for. If it works I will post how I did it.

TonyaP8 (author)NelsonStudios2016-02-08

Thanks so much. I'm hoping it's something we can fix. It's been an excellent tv.

mikabreto (author)TonyaP82016-07-18

And caps is short for capacitors, the little round canisters that hold electrolytic fluid, and are soldered onto the PC board. You will need soldering skills to jump that hurdle.

BigBallaS (author)2016-03-08

My vizio TV goes black at random intervals for around 10 seconds. It just shows the vizio logo then switches back like its restarting or something. Have you ever heard of this and is there a way to fix it?

mikabreto (author)BigBallaS2016-07-18

See my reply above to Mrjb3313

Mrjb3313 (author)2016-03-17

My 65 inch bizio smart tv wont turn on...let me turns on and shows the vizio logo then just goes black...the screen is lit up and you can tell its on but nothing shows and then it turns off after some time because of inactivity i guess...anyone know what could be wrong with it?

mikabreto (author)Mrjb33132016-07-18

I found a 55 inch Vizio XVT553SV that has the same problem. The diagnosis I found valid was a bad main board. Hope that helps.

I have a 65 inch vizio i getting rid of it has a cracked screen

QueenBM3 (author)Mrjb33132016-03-18

FYI...There are lots of Videos on YouTube for Vizio TV repair and I am sure you will most likely find a video there that will address this exact issue...I am repairing a Vizio 32inch that my daughter gave me that wouldn't power on this weekend....apparently Vizio TV's have the same issues across the models .......good luck...... was the best of them all in my opinion....good luck

JudyP43 (author)2016-07-01

My Visio tv wont turn on with remote, and i cant control the volume either. Could this be an infrared signal problem? Is this something i could fix myself?

soccernut43 (author)2016-06-13

We have a Visio E550I-A0 that's seems to lose a color randomly. The opening Vizio screen when working is black with the Vizio V in the middle of it. When it acts up the background becomes gray and it loses one color. Vizio'z answer is to turn tv off, unplug all cables including power, and hold the ON/OFF button in for a minute (thinking this is to discharge any voltage present). Sometimes this works, sometimes it does. I've turned the tv off for 2 days and it has come back.. Any idea what may need replaced to fix this problem? Thanks!!

MarettaM (author)2016-06-13

meant 50 inch vizio.

MarettaM (author)2016-06-13

I have a 50 inch video that is 16 months old, i was watching tv, heard a loud pop and the picture and sound went out. When I tried to power it up, nothing happened.

edgegram (author)2016-05-31

how do you replace the on/off button when it has sunk into the tv.

JamieF48 (author)2016-05-16

i have a 55" vizio m series tv but it turns on pic is good for 2 seconds and then a vertical pixel shift occurs and blurs screen, ive tried trouble shooting it and no luck can someone help me tell what to do

ConstanceE1 (author)2016-05-11

Please help

ConstanceE1 (author)2016-05-11

Please help

tvohio (author)2016-05-09

I have a 60 inch vizio smart tv thats 4 years old that has an anoying flicker. I have tried several things including dropping the back lighting to 0 and nothing works. I need help, Jim

TerryM92 (author)2016-05-04

I have Vizio smart TV that I purchased just over 2 years ago. Today my screen has dark shadows along the sides and across the middle. It comes and goes so far. Vizio said it was a partial backlight fail and was repairable. They gave the a number to call to have a local tech come by. There are no local tech according to the girl at that number and she told me that the shadows meant it was the panel meaning I need a NEW TV. This one is not paid for yet. Does anyone know if this could be the backlight and how much it would cost to fix it?

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