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Vizio VU42L FHDTV10A will not turn on. The light in the fron

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Vizio VU42L FHDTV10A will not turn on. The light in the fron changes color but nothing else happens. Vizio told me it was a part that was unreplaceable and that the TV is Junk. Is this TRUE?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Rick williams replied 6 years ago.

Hello [Sir/Ms], My name is XXXXX XXXXX Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem, not sure about that,, most parts can be found on line or through a repair shop if your not experienced in this.

First let me say sorry I don't have a quick fix for this problem.

The problem you are describing is a very common one in LCD sets like yours. The power supply/inverter/main board/T-conn board circuit has failed and will require component replacement in order to get the set working again. This repair should be done by a qualified technician, these sets can be dangerous to someone who does not know where not to touch, also it is very easy to cause more bad than good if you don't know what you are doing. Also the use of a solder Iron very well will be required. I cannot stress enough, you must be able to solder very well or can cause many problems.

If you have solder equipment and would like to complete this repair yourself please let me know and I will give you instructions on how to complete this repair. Parts can cost you anywhere from 50-100 bucks depending on where you buy them at. But remember I have seen quite a few people destroy perfectly good sets by not knowing what they are doing so just take that as a caution.

A good repair shop will run you somewhere between $100-$200 to repair this for you.

If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask!

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am being told they do not make a replacement part for this TV set. Is this true
Expert:  Rick williams replied 6 years ago.
What is the part? as i mentioned on line i may be able to find the part if i new what it was? So i cant say i agree with this,, But if it were a vizeo tech,, not sure why he would say this and it not be true,, Unless you have bad T-conn or panel
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This problem is not typical for 1 of the items that you have listed. I can not give you that information that's why I'm asking you. I'm sorry but I don't have it
Expert:  Rick williams replied 6 years ago.
I see,, well to answer your question,, is there are parts for this tv for example click here,, So Im stumped why you were told this
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Those items are specific for the tv that I have? For the specific model number?
Expert:  Rick williams replied 6 years ago.
Yes,, and as you see there are parts available for this tv,,
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