TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Vizio TV will not turn on - has no stand by light
How long have you had the set for and when did the problem occur?
Was it after a storm or power outage?
If you press Power on the TV itself, does the set make a click sound?
What is the model number off the back of the TV?
Set is 6-7 yrs old. No power outage. Will not turn on by power button - vl370m
I'm not asking if the set will turn on by the power button, I'm asking if there is a click sound when you press power?
Please disconnect the set from AC power, then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote), for 10 seconds. After another minute, plug the set back in and press power once. Do you still have the same problem?
This indicates that the power board, in the TV, is not powering up at all. The quick fix is that it could be simply that the fuse is blown. To access the fuse, you will need to remove the screws on the rear of the TV and remove the entire rear panel. The fuses will be located on the board where the power cord connects. Please do not visually inspect these, but rather use a DMM (multi-meter) to test across the fuse for continuity. If one or more is found blown, then replace with one of the same type and rating from your local Hardware store.
If the new fuse does not cure the problem then, there is a failure on the power supply board inside the TV. Commonly the capacitors on this board will receive a surge and then fail. They can sometimes be visually verified by removing the rear of the set and inspecting them for bulges or leaking fluid at the top or the base of the caps. This is the most common mode of failure for these sets. The problem could also be a cracked solder joint, or failed IC regulator, in which case it would be more cost effective to replace the board itself. You'd be looking at $200 parts and labor to repair the set. Unfortunately there is no sequence of buttons or reset you can perform to get the set working again.
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