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I know this isn't internet or computers, so move this somewhere else if need be.

We left the 16 year old home for a few days while the rest of us were up to camp. Came home and this is his story:

Friday night 7 PM - power goes out for brief time. He comes home and turns on TV around 9:30. All is fine. Dozes off in front of the TV and awakes to sound, but no picture. Saturday morning, no sound, no picture. What do we do?









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    Originally posted by pieman
    I know this isn't internet or computers, so move this somewhere else if need be.

    We left the 16 year old home for a few days while the rest of us were up to camp. Came home and this is his story:

    Friday night 7 PM - power goes out for brief time. He comes home and turns on TV around 9:30. All is fine. Dozes off in front of the TV and awakes to sound, but no picture. Saturday morning, no sound, no picture. What do we do?




Has he tried power cycling the cable box? (Unplug it, wait 10-15 seconds, the plug it back in...)

Is he getting *any* images on the screen (TV menus, static when the cable pox is unplugged, ANYTHING?)
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Most manufacturers also have some sort of procedure for a "hard reset" of the TV. Try unplugging the TV, holding the power button for 10-30 seconds, then plug the TV back in and give it a shot.

Also try resetting any HDMI cords.

My father's Vizio has been squirrelly ever since a storm and whenever it "blacks out" some combination of the above usually takes care of it.

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Read it and weep, fella


You left a 16 year old boy home alone for a few days and a busted TV was the only thing that went wrong? He probably deserves a car for that, if you ask me.



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    Originally posted by Leroy
      Originally posted by pieman
      I know this isn't internet or computers, so move this somewhere else if need be.

      We left the 16 year old home for a few days while the rest of us were up to camp. Came home and this is his story:

      Friday night 7 PM - power goes out for brief time. He comes home and turns on TV around 9:30. All is fine. Dozes off in front of the TV and awakes to sound, but no picture. Saturday morning, no sound, no picture. What do we do?




    Has he tried power cycling the cable box? (Unplug it, wait 10-15 seconds, the plug it back in...)

    Is he getting *any* images on the screen (TV menus, static when the cable pox is unplugged, ANYTHING?)


Nothing at all. You can tell the power is on and that's it.

And Frosty - don't be giving him any ideas. He's still on his drivers' permit and doesn't get his full license until January!







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    Originally posted by pieman


    Nothing at all. You can tell the power is on and that's it.




So I got some good news, and I got some bad news. The good news is... SOMEBODY'S GETTING A NEW TV! (Unless it's under warranty...)

The bad news is... well...
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I did have something like this happen to me, though it was more a gradual TV - sometimes the TV would ignite when I clicked the button, sometimes it would just give me a black screen, until eventually it was all the it wouldn't - and a repair shop was able to fix it without much problem. It did cost a bit, but cheaper than a new TV. If it's a few years old and not too hard to move, I'd bring it to someone to take a look.



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    Originally posted by Leroy
      Originally posted by pieman


      Nothing at all. You can tell the power is on and that's it.




    So I got some good news, and I got some bad news. The good news is... SOMEBODY'S GETTING A NEW TV! (Unless it's under warranty...)

    The bad news is... well...



Yup, same thing happened to my parents. It was either the main board or the backlight, and repairing it was either impossible or more expensive than just replacing it. Thankfully, while this happened to them about two months after the factory warranty, it was covered by Costco's extended warranty.





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    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Most manufacturers also have some sort of procedure for a "hard reset" of the TV. Try unplugging the TV, holding the power button for 10-30 seconds, then plug the TV back in and give it a shot.

    Also try resetting any HDMI cords.

    My father's Vizio has been squirrelly ever since a storm and whenever it "blacks out" some combination of the above usually takes care of it.

    Good Luck!


Yeah, that didn't work. I guess maybe Sam's Club needs to sell me a TV. This one is only 2 years old....







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did you check the input on the TV (ie: cable, antenna, HDMI, all that?) Both connections (which shouldn't have been affected) and what the TV is pointing to. My TV looks "off" if I am on HDMI 2 and not HDMI 1.



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It seems that we have tried every cable, every reset strategy, everything.

I think we're going to Sam's Club this afternoon. If the other TV suddenly recovers, the kids got a new screen for their gaming, I guess...







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