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I found a Vizio TV Model VL370M in the trash and I am having a tough time trying to get it to work frown.gif
The TV will respond to the remote control and will turn on with the backlights

So far I have replaced the Main Board, Power Supply, T-Con board and the LVDS cable
I now get sound and the backlights come on at full brightness but there is no picture the screen
Is there a factory reset method? or is there something else I should be looking for? I really want this TV to work

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I found a Vizio TV Model VL370M in the trash and I am having a tough time trying to get it to work smile.gif
This made me laugh.

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I really want this TV to work
I don't know about you but I don't always get what I want.


Did you spend money on all those parts for something you found in the trash? There was probably a reason it was on the curb... and I think you've found it.

I'd like to help you if I could... but I think you are perhaps asking too much in this case. Sorry.

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It's a Vizio. That's why it was in the trash.
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It sounds like the OP has replaced just about all that he can without spending more money that it's worth. It could be bad capacitors or a voltage regulator. The Vizio is a 4 year old model and back then Vizio was known for using sub-par components and getting parts to work was an issue for some.
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It sounds like the OP has replaced just about all that he can without spending more money that it's worth. It could be bad capacitors or a voltage regulator. The Vizio is a 4 year old model and back then Vizio was known for using sub-par components and getting parts to work was an issue for some.

Yeah I replaced every board except the IR board
I guess it is time to try to resell all of the parts I bought
I guess you win some and in this case lose some
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Is there a way to find out if the actual LCD panel went bad?
Like a test to see if I can atleast get some of the pixels to light up?
I know that the CCFL backlights are good as that is all I get along with sound
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