Vizio E601i-a3 Repair - Page 2
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That part was the only part I researched. The 50hz A/C I didn't. I'm guessing that as the hz is lower here than in the states, the tv would not get as much electricity as it did. As far as the refresh rates, I figured the set top boxes available here would be able to adjust from the 50hz to 60 for over the air broadcasts. I also have the tv hooked into a tower, so we watch our movies and stream through that instead of using the built in apps. Unfortunately, I made the assumption that a step down voltage converter would fix the 110v need and then I found out that there may be an issue with the hertz as the step down converters don't adjust the hertz rate of the a/c current.
Thanks for your help.
I forgot to mention DVD Region Codes. The players and media have to be compatible. Living abroad can be wonderful, but there are challenges.
Hey there, first time poster here..
i bought my refurbished e601i-a3 and it lasted for about two months before i got the horizontal lines down my screen. after doing some research and finding this thread i got a new ZG tcon board and replaced the old ZG board that came with the tv. unfortunately, i still have the same exact lines going down my scree! can you help me troubleshoot with what else might be wrong? i hope it wasn't the static electricity, i was pretty cautious about it, i wore gloves and tried not to rub my feet on the carpet lol. maybe it's not the video card? if not, what else could it be? isn't the t-con board solely responsible for the infamous vertical lines?
i'm pulling my hair out trying to get this tv to work again!
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Here are some additional photos of the controller board and its surroundings, this pic shows the inside of the second metal shield and the rubber pads that protect the chip;
If all these pictures aren't large enough for you, you can download them all at my website in full hi-res here http://www.eaa1358.com/Vizio/
Vizio tech support was helpful in that they gave me three URL's on the web to obtain replacement boards and they said that they partner with these sites and here they are;
VizParts - (888) 260-7765 www.vizparts.com.
Encompass Parts - (800) 432-8542 www.encompassparts.com.
Shopjimmy 877-881-6492 www.Shopjimmy.com
Well that's it and I hope that this information was helpful to you.
I know you mentioned you originally didn't have picture but there was sound. Which board would you suggest me replacing for neither picture nor sound? When I turn the TV on, it blinks like a strobe with no images. Just a black screen blinking. I can turn it on by remote or manually but that's it.
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Hello, and thanks for this very descriptive explanation. It is the most comprehensive I've found online so far.
I have the E701i-a3, (which we all agree is similar enough in design).
My tv has a small segment of LED backlight on the lower portion of the screen about 10 inches long that is dark. I've so far learned that the LEDs are likely wired like Christmas lights, where if one small bulb is faulty the whole section will be dark.
I intend to remove the segment of LED and either solder in a new LED if I can find the bad one, or else replace that LED module.
My question for you is how to specifically get these LED modules out, and if necessary, can these be bought individually.
Here's a list of board #s for the E701i-a3:
Power Board = Vizio 09-70CAR000-00 Power Supply / LED Board
Main Board = Vizio 01-60CAP001-00 Main Board ( This board is the same for the E601i-a3)
T-Con Board = Sharp RUNTK5261TPZH T-Con Board
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Sorry "Firedog" about being so late to answer you (somehow I missed your post). I ordered my parts from "shopjimmy.com" but there are others such as; "tristatemodule.com" "rivervalleyelectronics.net" and "discount-merchant.com" Just look to see who's giving the best deal today.
The TV being locked up and wont respond to the remote or the TV on-off switch is usually caused by not being patient when entering commands with the remote. Unplug the TV and then re-plug it back in and that will usually restore the on-off switch and the remote capability. Be patient with the input of the remote and give the TV time to respond. Check all voltages on the power board and make sure that the edge lit LED's are turning on. If all that checks out then I would replace the mainboard.
Fly guy, I checked the power supplied to the power supply board and Ian not getting the correct power supplied from the power supply board to the main board. The labels next to the wire harness lists post 1 at 3.3 volts and I get 6.4; posts 4, 8 and 9 at 12V I get 26.3V and the tcon post #14 at 12V and I get no reading at all on that one. I assume this means the power supply board is bad?