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Vizio e601-a3 No pix, No sound, Has Backlight... T-con

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Vizio e601-a3 No pix, No sound, Has Backlight...
T-con checks BAD. But not sure if Panel caused the issue..
Any Help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: TV
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry, does have sound..
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Any way to check the Panel to verify if bad?
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello...
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Hello

There are no ways of checking the panel beside trying a new t-con

In any case i doubt very much the panel would have blown the t-con , never seen that myself

At worse you wont get a picture

Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

The t-con`s just fail , that is all

Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

There are some 4 versions of that t-con by the way and you will need to match yours with one of those at the link below ;

http://www.shopjimmy.com/vizio/e601i-a3

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I tested the T-con as per Shop Jimmy...TESTS BAD, although they say the panel causes it to fail 75% of all cases..
That's my concern...I have already ordered the T-con from them but still have time to cancel..
Sound is fine, light blue backlight..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Unless it is a problem particular to this model , this is rare and again , no ways to test the panel without trying another t-con

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I ordered the SAME #'s on board, however the serial # of the TV is not the same..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

You mean the prefix letters do not match ?

Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

How about the letters stamped on the t-con itself , do they match what you ordered

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, the #'s on my T-con board are apparently used for different S/N TV?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the #'s on my T-con board match what I ordered...
Just don't want to blow the replacement T-con board..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Yes its quite possible but i mean does the numbers and letters on the t-con itself match ??

Thats the most important here

Here is an example , take a look at this one and all the boards it can replace

http://www.shopjimmy.com/sony-vizio-runtk5261tpze-cpwbx5261tpze-t-con-board.htm

This one has ZE stamped on it

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Mine has ZM on it, that's what I ordered..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Thats good then , better by the part number

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Again, my concern is that they claim T-con board failure is caused by Panel..
Although there is some reports of Vizio T-con board having failed..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Again there is NO way of knowing without trying another one

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Have you experienced just a bad T-con as causing issue?
And replacing it cured problem..
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

One thing though , vizio is known for bad panels but usually are spots or lines etc.

Yes 95% of the time the t-con fix the problem

Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Unless this specific model has that issue

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ALSO, I just tried to repair a friends Insignia NSLCD37-09 for Solarization, T-con did not fix, However it is 85% better?
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Bad lvds cable possibly

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
RE-seated several times, NG.
I think LG (Insignia) panel may be BAD
Expert:  Jack replied 2 months ago.

Could be

Sorry but i will opt out now