With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share what you made with text, photos, video, and files
gather your favorite instructables together
We have a be nice comment policy. Please be positive and constructive.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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??????
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
No idea on pricing sorry.
Probably the control board or power supply. You should be able to look up testing methods for your specific TV online.
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.
I have a 5 year old Vizio XVT553sv and the red color seems to be having a problem. If I turn red gain down to 0, the picture sharpens right up (without red, of course). With the gain up, the picture appears way too red and distorted. When the gain is up and the picture has just a little red in it everything is fine. Soon as the red ramps the problem appears. I'm fine with board level replacements. Any ideas as to which board is responsible (if it is a board) would be appreciated. Thanks.
Oh, here is a video of the screen with lots of red. Also, note the bullseye pattern in the lower left:
this is tricky.. but you're gonna need to take the back of the TV off and press the LCD screen from the other side. It's not that hard and there are plenty of videos online to show how to do this.
do you know where I can find a video how to do this ??
My Vizio M501d-A2R has broken screen & lcd although picture is still okay on remaining undamaged part. Any suggestions on if it can be repaired at a reasonable cost appreciated.
same happened to me. The issue was the power board... you can either get a replacement for this or replace the capacitors on the board. I replaced the capacitors, you need to open the back of the TV and see if there are only capacitors that look swollen.
My Vizio TV has a dark spot in the corner. None of my kids know where that spot came from. I have a sneaking suspicion that a magnet got near it. Is there any hope in correcting the screen display?
<a href='http://www.bammeltv.com/tv-repair-houston/' >http://www.bammeltv.com/tv-repair-houston/</a>
Magnets don't impact LCD screens like that only CRT screens (those old Tube TVs or computer monitors we all use to own). We might be able to help you diagnose the issue if you can take a photo of the screen. I had a dark spot before and it was due to burn-in. Most newer tvs in the past couple years or so are less susceptible to this. but if you leave your TV on too long (especially without a moving image the image may create a shadow or some type of burn-in effect. Alternatively, if you have a TV that is backlit with CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) and not LED it could be that a portion of the backlight is out.
Great video. I have a E470VL, plug it in and the vizio light blinks orange and thats it, nothing else happens. I unplug it and about 15 to 20 seconds later the vizio light blinks orange again ! Any suggestions ?
It could either be a main board or power board issue. Give www.vizpartsdirect.com a call to see if they can help you.
I have a vizio, but im not sure what model. Whenever i go to watch tv these black thick lines appear on the left and right side if the tv, and just recently it started to show a dark horizontal shade through the middle of my tv. Is there any way to fix it?
Sounds like it could be a panel issue.
How to Set up Direct-From-Wall Cable on a TVby sam.d.16
Repair Samsung LCD TV -Relay Clicks, Shuts Off, Won't Come Onby nursebob3428
Fix Your Westinghouse SK-19H210S Televisionby mk650g
Dis-assembly and repair of a Dell E173FPf monitorby cclla
Dell W5001C 50" plasma fixby mr12volt
Samsung TV On/Off Issue - Repairby kschroeter
How to Repair a Hughes HDVR2 Tivo Power Supplyby Alan Nishioka
How to fix Samsung LN46C630 screen flickering issueby eanda36
Creating your First Multi-touch Tableby Jamaal_7lna
How to repair an Xbox Remote Control - Decoupling Capacitor Fixby chaoticandrandom
Download our new apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8!
© 2015 Autodesk, Inc.
By clicking "Create Account" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member? Login »
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »