Jul 7, 2014, 7:46 PM
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I have a Vizio 37" TV that I kept outside (in a covered location), that died on me last weekend. It powers on - I can see the "Vizio" emblem at the bottom turn white and if I peek down the back, I see that the backlight turns on. However, I get no picture (on any input, HDMI, AV1, nothing) - I just get a series of five or six bands of vertical lines.
Vizio 37" no picture, just colored vertical lines
So - it's definitely not the power board, so that leaves the mainboard or the LCD display itself. As I understand it, if the LCD has gone bad, there's nothing I can do to fix it. But if it's the mainboard, I can buy a new one online for like $80. So my question to you experts, before I fork over $80, is... do these symptoms sound like a broken LCD or a bad mainboard?