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My Vizio 32in HDTV turns off seconds after I turn it on. What

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My Vizio 32in HDTV turns off seconds after I turn it on. What is going on?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem.

-I am sorry for the delay, do you still need assistance with this?

Please let me know.

Thank you,
Tim Nolan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes. I still need your assistance. What additional information do you need from me?
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 6 years ago.
What does the light on the front do when it shuts off?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
When I turn the tv on...the vizio light on the front lights up & the vizio logo flashes on the screen. The tv then turns off & the light on front goes back to the stand by mode.
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 6 years ago.
There are a couple of things that could cause this, unfortunately there is no reset for this television other than unplugging it. It will have an internal failure at this point. I will try to explain the possibilities the best I can.

First you could have a failure in the power supply, we have seen some capacitors fail in your model and cause funky problems like this. If this is the case you could be looking at somewhere around $175-$200 to fix the set.

Lastly you could have a problem with the panel itself, this would mean a new set for sure because the part cost is more than a new set. The panel in your tv is about $800 just for the part.

Any of these could cause your problem, but it will require troubleshooting to determine the exact cause of your problem. If you have experience, and test equipment and would like to attempt some troubleshooting I will be happy to assist you, however if you do not have equipment or experience then you would need a repairman at this time to get an exact diagnosis. I am sorry that I don't have a quick fix or easy answer for you on this one, it is definitely an internal failure.

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

Please never accept an answer until you are 100% satisfied and feel you can leave positive feedback. If I have answered your questions and met your needs then please press the green "accept" button. Otherwise please feel free to ask anything else to get your problem resolved. Positive feedback is always appreciated!

Thank you,
Tim Nolan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you Tim Nolan. Fortunately I have a 2 yr service warranty.
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 6 years ago.
Well that is awesome news! They will probably replace the set for you then...I am glad you have that.

Please do not forget the accept button when finished.

Tim Nolan and other TV Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Oh, my tv is a 42 in. Does it matter? And sorry. I thought I pressed the Accept button. Thanks for all your help.