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Hi , I`m Jack and I will be helping you todayPlease note that I am an independent tech. that depends on your positive rating to get paid by this website and I have no control over the phone (or other) offers , they are sent by the website ,not by me but let me know if you`d rather do this on the phone.That being said , a few questions coming up and by the way , pearl that greeted you is a computer so never mind the odd questions and suggestions.;Please let me know when you are ready Also ,Could you please give me the tv`s model number written on the back cover ?
I have a pretty good idea of the problem but i could be more specific with the model number
These Vizio have a history of failing main board and unless you are talking about a recent model 50" and above then a repair would not be warranted due to the costs of repairs VS buying a new one.
A self repair would be even better and again i could find the correct parts with that model number , the average cost of a vizio main board is around $100
How do you mean that
The tv is working now ?
By the look of it you have a defective main board which is getting to be quite common for vizio tv`s
If you are into this then you can look up the link below where you will find some 8 versions of that board and you would need to match yours and from there could be found if not in stock there
That link is mainly for ID purpose , here it is ; http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=E500i-b1
If that is not your cup of tea so to speak then to have this repaired at home could cost you around $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 link below and enter your zip code ;www.tvrepairpros.comThis will give you a list of NESDA member repair shops in your area.This list may be limited though and you may find more the yellow pages or simply google "tv repairs" and the name of your town .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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