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Hi Carolyn , I`m JackPerhaps I can help you with this problem but first could you please send me a reply when you see this ?
Does the tv actually turn off as if you had pressed the power button or you just lose the picture for example ?
Send me your reply whenever you can , I will have to step out for a bit and get back to you as soon as I return in 20 minutes or so.
Looks like we missed each other and I`ll have to wait until you come back before giving an answer as I have a couple more questions before giving you an answer .
For example , can you see the TV's own menu when this happens ?
o.k then your tv has a main board problem and this is quite common for this serie of vizio
Main board for this model typically runs at $100 depending on the version in yours and supplier .
If you are up to look into repairing this yourself then let me know and i`ll find that board for you
If that is not your cup of tea so to speak then to have this repaired at home could cost you around $250 to $300 parts included and perhaps $50 less if you take it to the shop yourself .
If you need to find repair shops near you then look at the links below and enter your zip code ;www.tvrepairpros.com Or this one;http://www.tvrepairman.com
This will give you a list of repair shops in your area.You could give a call to different shops in your area to get an idea of their rates , it pays to shop around.
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