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I have a 5 yr 32 in vizio flat screen that will not power

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I have a 5 yr 32 in vizio flat screen that will not power back on, is there a fuse that might need be replaced? it has worked perfectly until I tried it this morning
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Mike G. replied 8 months ago.

Welcome! I am an experienced electronics field technician and your satisfaction is my top priority. We are now connected together on this convenient website.

I wish Tv repair were that simple. Very very rarely is the problem just a fuse and usually if the fuse is blown, it is for a reason (some other component overloading). At this point the back panel needs to come off, checks need to be performed with a meter, then parts ordered and installed. If that is something you want to attempt then reply back here and I can assist you further (prior experience with a meter is needed).

If you are unable or unwilling to perform any of these procedures then a repair shop should be consulted. A shop charges $125 to come diagnose the problem and hand you an estimate. Then another $175 in parts and labor. So the total can be $300 (or more). So, it's better to just take the money you saved and use it toward a new tv.

I'm sorry for the bad news. Remember that I am here to help you. Please reply back if you need clarification on any of the above.

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Thank you,
Mike