hi everyone ... my quest. is almost the same but some thing different. well this tv same model, since it a vp 322 is that plasma or Lcd? i thought it was Lcd, i cant find the manual... not sure it said is on the back?
ok the quest. i have this tv for i guess almost 2 yr. roughly. anyway, just about 1 weeks ago the kids said it started clicking on and off, all happen in one day the clicky noise
then it went dead, the light on the vizio didnt come on or the orange color didnt come on . well un plug it and try it again, took it to another out let and still nothing.
so i check the cords make sure they werent loose they still good. so anyway, the kids dad just said find someone fast to work on it.... i live in a small town and everything 30 or more miles..... the 2 places that use to be they retired or went out of business,,
so i found a few places that was 50 miles and one of them said he do a free est..... and the other chg 25 dollar to look at it, well the kids dad said take it to the free est......then he said when can you take it up there? i said i dont know i find out......
well the guy said you can bring anytime, so i headed up and got lost and then he said i can meet ya and take the tv and give,I give you a call.
well i sorry that gave me a slight red flag b/c he could meet me and take the tv and say heck i dont have your tv... so i said no that ok, i need to find where your located.
then got there he took me to his house instead of the work place. and he took the tv and went in side and he had like maybe 10 more tv tooken apart and they scattered all over the floor and house didnt look proffessional.
well he said then i get to and let ya know i will try to make it as cheap..... as i can get it i have to see if i have the parts, on the phone he said he had parts but at one of the area of the work place. so then that made me thing of another red flag..... but heck the dad wanted me to find somone fast and cheap.
ok then he didnt even write a order form for the tv, so that way i have a copy showing he has the tv, well i said sir, i need a work form showing you have the tv b/c the kids dad will want that... he goes oh ok he seem like he didnt like that
, hey I dont know this man and he could come up and say he dont have our Tv and since i dont have the paper work and recipt of purchase we be scewred. this made me another red flag.... but since i got the paper then i left it. well a week went by and the kids dad said has he called i said nope....
he said if he hasnt get anything then i take it some where else and i said well, if you wouldnt be in a hurry i couldnt of had more time and maybe found someone closer and somone i felt more comfortbale and talk to these people better... but you wanted somone now and fast, so dont complain...
so i called yesterday, he said he been busy and didnt get to it but had it partial off, and said he try to get to it and either yesterday or today he call and give us an est. i said oh ok.
well he called back in 2 hrs......said i have apart and said this tv has 7 broads.... and he said that it going to cost around 200.00 or no more then 225.00. he said i trying to go the cheapest for you.... he said i have to rebuild one of the broad??? what type i dont know!!!!! he said i have the parts for that he called them MODULES!!!!!! which i have not heard of that one time on these power supply broad , i heard of capacitors!!!!!!! which i dont know if there the same, or this tv perosn is rip off perosn or what. Is there really 7 broads to this TV???
then he said on top of that he said he has to fix the power supply and they have modules.. and he said he hope he had the part for that. if not he would have to order that and it be very exspense.
then after all that he said well if that dont fix it then he said if he ran into more problems then he would call and let us know how much it would be....
now i know i woman and i might not be that smart on things,,,
after reseaching and reading what you and some other on here sounds just like my problem on this tv and i think he trying to take me for a ride...
the thing that you all are saying are pretty cheap, but i know you pay more at a shop, but like the one man said maybe i just guess what i remeber he said less then 100 dollars to do that.
i feel like if i let him to the work he just going to keep comming up saying more wrong with it and again if you push that much out why not just go get a new on. heck you have a yr warrnaty then you get addt warrnaty coverage.
i just feel like they too many red flags....... in my life time i had 2 tv repair and one the emerson i bought was a bad deal i had to fix it 2 b/c of the trasitor what it called go bad 2 and then finlay after 2 time, i said i just but me a new one... it did last 4-5 yrs.
now my pansonic i had reg tvs,, i bought used had it over 12 yrs... and one time to fix it only cost me 50 dollars. that not bad,,, and still doing good.
guys give me your advice what i gave symptoms of it does it sound just like what you all have in here the power supply??? the kids dad at first said tell go head and fix it and i said , this dont sound he trying to do it cheap.
I feel like he trying to make money and b/c i woman....... then later i told the kids dad i said i found stuff on the internet and then he started blaming me, i said hey i not the one said find somone one now and fast!! any inof is apprecaite thank guys for listeing to my story and trying to help me out.
thank you very much..... if any miss spelled words, sorry i dont have spelled check on here.... if you all have one, I couldnt find it..... thanks angel