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.
<p>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? </p>
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.
Thanks so much. I'm hoping it's something we can fix. It's been an excellent tv.
<p>I have a VISIO VW42L that had been turning off on it's own for a while then wouldn't turn on. The standby (orange) light turned white then back off when turning the tv on. After researching, I replaced the bad capacitors on one of the inverter boards and now I have NOTHING. What did I most likely mess up? I was careful handling the board and soldering and have the polarities right. I double checked the remounting and connections. Any suggestions?</p>
My 47 in vizio smart TV been having contrast issues like lines on the screen but goes away also !? I think vizio might just be horribly expensive cheap..
My 32in vizio was on the floor of my dorm room, when I returned from class, now it does not work, it looks cracked on the insides can it be fixed
<p>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? </p>
<p> 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. </p><p>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. </p><p>It has to be something simple, any ideas from anyone?</p>
I have a vizio 47 3d smart tv. You aren't alone. Mine does the same thing and that &quot;technical tap&quot; also fixes mine. I've also had contrast issues and 3 days ago my ir quit working. I agree that Vizio is a horrible company and sells crap. I'll let you know what it costs me to repair. Hope it's not too much I'd like to eat next month.
<p>I gave up and just bought a Samsung 55&quot; smart TV. Love the internet connectivity. With the Vizio, I replaced the video controller/main board but no dice. I think the problem lie in where the ribbon cable connects to the LCD screen. I consider myself pretty good with anything technical considering I've been an Industrial Electrician for the last 25yrs. This one got me though. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.</p>
<p>my vizio just went black yesterday and will not come back on? can it be repaired?</p>
<p>Where can I get the information to get part that I need to fix my Vizio?</p>
<p>That was quite useful, it gives me cause to think that my brother may be able to fix my 42&quot; Vizio. It has sound just the picture went out on it. </p>
<p>My Vizio E291-A1 fell over and the connection for the cable fell off. Is it possible to fix it or do I need to buy another one. There are only 2 screws in the back and I can not figure out how to open the cover.</p>
Dropped my tv nd only the left side looks that. Its a 32 inch vizio tv how much would it be to fix it
<p>I broke off the cable connector for my Vizio Model E260MV. This is a last ditch effort before I toss it out and go buy another one. I need to know where to source the part, and then how to take off the back and how to fix it. If you please.</p>
Pull the screws four silver for the main board then you go to Vizio.com order ur part put it in
<p>I have two matching 2007 Visio 47&quot; GV47L FHDTV10A that are both unusable for similar problems. On one the on/off switch doesn't work (remote or manual) and the other one us started having volume problems. The volume works sometimes, sometimes on only certain channels but now not at all. No pattern. Any ideas.</p>
<p>I have two matching 2007 Visio 47&quot; GV47L FHDTV10A that are both unusable for similar problems. On one the on/off switch doesn't work (remote or manual) and the other one us started having volume problems. The volume works sometimes, sometimes on only certain channels but now not at all. No pattern. Any ideas.</p>
<p> my son sprayed my roommates 55 inch vizio LCD E550-a0 (2013) TV with a lot of water. Now you can still see the picture but half of the screen has 3 inch thick vertical grey and faded gray lines and the other half is the same except the vertical lines are green and faded green. Which part do I need to replace. Anyone?</p>
Any advice for repairing the dark spot at the top of this 70inch VIZIO M series edge lit led/lcd.
<p>Did you ever get this figured out? Geek Squad told me they'd have to replace the entire panel...</p>
<p>I don't fix other people's TV's, I just showed people how I fixed mine. Teach a man to fish you know? Check your model number on google and see if they have diagnostics for it. Likly a pannel swap is required.</p>
<p>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.</p>
My vizio tv keeps freezing in and out of movies. I don't use it for cable. When I moved it looked like smoke came out of the bottom of it. Whats,wrong with it
My vizio works fine for about thirty minutes but then the picture gets really fuzzy? Help!
<p>I have a VW26L. When I try to turn it on, the HDTV standby light under the screen turns off, but the t.v. doesn't turn on. The standby light comes on again. Anybody know what's wrong? Can I fix it?</p>
<p>Can you find me a replacement screen for a 28&quot; Vizio e28h c1? LRoediger@earthlink.net</p>
I have a vizio 47in and i got a black screen but the back is working. I changed both main board and back light power source board but still no picture it has sound and did the flash light test it is on
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
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
My tv has a black and white strip on them from top to bottom ant about an inch each what do I do
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?
<p>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?</p>
I have to push in the button 3 or 4 times before the TV will turn on
<p>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.</p>
<p>The IR Sensor on our Vizio is shot. Is that something that a better-than-average home repair person could handle?</p>
<p>What part should I look for? Vizio M650VSE</p>
My vizio 70 inch hdmi tv went out no sound no picture. Need a repairman that can repair it.
<p>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 </p>
<p>a lightning strike took out the HDMI and audio of my 4 year old, 40&quot; 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>my tv picture is washed out but never gets better</p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>i have a vizio 550i-b2e tv that I found in the trash with a sign on it that said &quot;tv works, 1 month old but has a cracked cell&quot;, 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.</p>
<p>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??????</p>

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