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post #1 of 5 Old 05-27-2009, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Just over 2 years ago, I purchased a Vizio GV42L HDTV from Costco. Last night (2 weeks after the costco warranty ran out), the unit would not power on and the logo was stuck on an amber light. Totally random, just came home and it wouldn't turn on. The remote will not turn it on either.

I tried to unplug it, bypass my surge protector, and called the useless Costco customer support number to no avail.

I'm thinking it's either the mainboard (~$120 part) or the power board (~$70). Has anyone else had this problem? Or, can i provide any other information to narrow this down?
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Try posting this under Display Devices in the sub section for your display type, you'll have better luck there.

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If you bought it with your American Express card you still have another year of warranty.
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Even if I have a 1 year costco warranty? I think AMEX will only cover 1 year after the MANUFACTURER'S warranty, not any additional extended warranty...
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I have had the exact same thing happen to my GV42L LCD. I purchased mine from Costco 2 years and two weeks ago from them and the screen turned off while watching a movie while the vizio logo remained on. Neither Costco or Vizio will help because the warranty is over by two weeks.
I took mine to a repair shop where they said the mainboard was bad and would cost $414 to replace the board plus labor. If you have found somewhere to buy a mainboard for $120 I would like to know.

Thanks for any help
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