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video 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.
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jglotz603 months ago

We have a Vizio VW46L TV that has performed well until recently. Occasionally, when we turn it on the far right hand portion of the screen is blurred and darker then the remainder of the screen. After the TV warms up, varying time span, the blurred area goes away and the brightness returns. Happening more and more frequently. Is there a repair to resolve this problem and where do I find information?

I have to same VW46L Walmart special model as well. If I shake or bang it (technical tap) :), it will go back to normal for some time and then return. Since the tapping temporarly fixed it I figured it was a connector or ribbon cable with a high resistance or loose connection. I took the TV apart, checked and cleaned and reset all connectors, I checked for bulging or leaking capacitors, inspected all PCB's for obvious damage or burned traces. Everything looked fine, turned it on and still had the problem.

It's weird because tapping still fixes it. I wouldn't thing a bad IC or component would respond to tapping like that unless its a cold or bad solder joint. I have a hard time seeing a solder joint going bad after several years of working, either they work or they don't. Its not like a TV is subject to vibration or shock to cause a solder joint to fail, the TV has never been moved.

It has to be something simple, any ideas from anyone?

MikeyG513 days ago
My vizio won't come on it's plugged it but there's no led light and when I hit the power button nothing happens help me please what is the problem
TimD18 MikeyG511 days ago
My 32 inch started doing that too, if I unplug it and plug it back in and hit the power switch sometimes it comes on sometimes not. Frustrating because when it does come on it looks and works fine till I shut it off. Was told there is a problem with the energy star standby module and to take the $150 TV to a repair shop, yeah right $65 just to diagnose. I'll just replug it a few times just to watch once in awhile
undeadred9924 days ago
My tv has a black and white strip on them from top to bottom ant about an inch each what do I do
SonyaT11 month ago
VickiY1 month ago
Lighting struck our Vizio xvt553sv tv a month ago. We took to shop and paid $360 to replace board. Now it flashes on and off and restarts 1 to 3 times before turning on and working like it should. I don't want to spend a bunch more on this, what can I do?
JamiS11 month ago

The picture has shifted on my Vizio, so that the left side starts in the middle and the right side starts on the left, instead of (VIZIO) it's (IO VIZ), I can't seem to find anyone with this issue, can anyone please help?

ZachS92 months ago
jackee536 months ago
I have to push in the button 3 or 4 times before the TV will turn on

That's how our problem started. Turned out to be the IR Sensor. Which I'm hoping can be handled at home with ordered parts, because every TV person we've called has asked for more money than is worth the repair.

erinvalentine2 months ago

The IR Sensor on our Vizio is shot. Is that something that a better-than-average home repair person could handle?

JohnA313 months ago

What part should I look for? Vizio M650VSE

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neat12174 months ago
My vizio 70 inch hdmi tv went out no sound no picture. Need a repairman that can repair it.

Apparently something pressed against the top left of the screen now all that's there is lines the bottom and right corner is fine and the screen its self does not have cracks. what is it that needs to be repaired here? people are saying just buy a new one an trash this one but its a smart TV I haven't even used it yet it was waiting to be put up in my new place Vizio

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Dickmanrsd5 months ago

a lightning strike took out the HDMI and audio of my 4 year old, 40" Vizio. The screen works fine with component inputs, no audio with any input source. Better to try to replace parts, have it repaired or trash it and replace.

lfhlaw Dickmanrsd4 months ago

If you can take the back off, you probably have to replace the Main Board(the component board with the inputs). You may also need to replace the Speakers as well. Ebay or Google the web, for the parts once you have the back off and can see the Board part number. When replacing, just remember to unplug the TV when working and Capacitors can still carry a charge and shock you, so make sure to discharge them as well.

mackie41 year ago

When I turn on the tv, the video picture is washed out but threre is a video picture threre and after a few min the video gets stronger and with a good contrasted pix. After about 5 min you have a fine picture and continues on fine. Next time you turn on the same thing happens.

my tv picture is washed out but never gets better

sounds like the CFL backlights might be a problem... might need a new backlight... Let me ask you something, is this an LED LCD TV or just a regular LCD tv?

momentum894 months ago

i have a vizio 550i-b2e tv that I found in the trash with a sign on it that said "tv works, 1 month old but has a cracked cell", so I figured whats the harm and grabbed it. I plugged it in and the screen has a softball size spider crack towards the bottom left, it also has vertical and horizontal multicolored lines in the area of the crack and across the bottom of the screen, now im just curious if it is possible or even worth being fixed and if so, where can I find parts and what not to do so? hopefully it can be somehow fixed and doesn't cost as much as buying a new tv. if not, thank u for your time.

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janai.reed15 months ago

My Vizio fell backwards and hit the wall lightly. When I turned it on at first there appeared the most beautiful picture. As it stayed on however, these black horizontal (up and down) lines appeared and have been there since from side to side top to bot, spaced however. What to do??????

MohitG25 months ago

I have a VIZIO M420NV and it's 'VIZIO' logo light is blinking and it's white. Display is not turning on. Not sure what happened with it.
Could it be the circuit board? I would welcome any recommendations if I should repair it or buy a new one

RodshayW5 months ago

I turned my vizio on one day and it looked like someone punched it in the left bottom corner. Its not cracked or anything. It just look like that it from the inside out.. but the screen is perfect.. It wont change input or anything else. Its froze on this look.. What can I do?

newbie03155 months ago
I cracked my vizio right where the chip is while moving it. I was able to put it back in place, I think but now it won't come on. ...any ideas?
DonD45 months ago

I have a Visio E422AR. I moved it from one room to another and remounted it. I now have a white line that looks like a tear moving from the lower left toward the center. It started out only about 3" and is now around 8". The picture around it is fine but it seems to be getting longer. Any hope?

Motornon5 months ago
Any advice for repairing the dark spot at the top of this 70inch VIZIO M series edge lit led/lcd.
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NelsonStudios (author)  Motornon5 months ago

Likely the LED back lighting has failed in that spot. You should be able to look up the parts and how to swap them if you search the specific model number. Well worth doing on a TV of that size in my opinion.

Sansouci6 months ago

how much to repair a E320-A0 IR sensor board? I wasn't able to take off back panel. Tv will not respond to remotes but works fine.

NelsonStudios (author)  Sansouci5 months ago

No idea on pricing sorry.

jackee536 months ago
when they go to turn my TV on I have to try at least 4 to 5 times for clicks on what could be the problem thank you
NelsonStudios (author)  jackee535 months ago

Probably the control board or power supply. You should be able to look up testing methods for your specific TV online.

randalls15 months ago

Have a cracked screen from a pet accident.. was wondering how involved and what is entailed in fixing the screen (led 42") ? please & thank you.

NelsonStudios (author)  randalls15 months ago
It would be involved only because everything else would have to come out the back before first before you could get down to the screen. Involved but not difficult. The first question would be if you could even find a screen for it.
jackee536 months ago
when I go to turn my TV on it takes at least four to five tries before it will click on what could be the problem thank you
grumpy 19466 months ago
My Vizio E371vl completely shut off while watching last night, no lights on the logo, no sounds, nada. For the past 3 months the station ' guide' information might 'Greene's onthe screen, and none of the remote buttons would work, nor the buttons on the tv, except to shut it off. ?? Any ideas?
Dadgumit , that should have said 'freeze' not Greene's . Dadgum word suggestors..
NelsonStudios (author)  grumpy 19466 months ago
I would start with a search of the symptoms. Maybe someone out there has already found a solution.
grumpy 19466 months ago
' Sorry, that should have said 'Greene's not Greene.
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