Our tv broke recently…

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Not what our screen looked like, but it’s a cool picture isn’t it?!

Omgosh…did it break! One night it just started making this awful popping noise. At first it popped only a little, but after a few days it popped ALL THE TIME and it even affected the picture. I was almost afraid to use it towards the end. It sounded like a roaring fire was going on in there.  

The first night it got really bad, my husband and I did what we do…we started Googling to see if anyone else had this problem. We did find a few posts from people, but their descriptions were nothing like what we were experiencing. I finally sent a chat request to the television maker and waited until they responded, three days later.

Their response kind of cracked me up.

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Not what our screen looked like, but it’s a cool picture isn’t it?!

My laptop cursor freezes onscreen occasionally. It’s a buildup of static electricity that needs to be discharged. Note to folks reading this: if your cursor starts going bonkers, try the following to discharge the build up of static charge.

1. Power off the laptop and remove the battery.
2. Unplug the laptop from outlet.
3. Disconnect all devices from the laptop.
4. Press and hold in the power button on the laptop for about a minute.
5. Release the power button.
6. Replace the battery. Plug in the laptop.
7. Reconnect all devices.
8. Power the laptop back on.

Guess what instructions the television manufacturers sent me.

1. Power off the TV.
2. Unplug the TV from outlet.
3. Disconnect all devices from the TV.
4. Press and hold in the power button on the side of the TV for 30 seconds (while it is unplugged from the wall).
5. Release the power button.
6. Plug in the TV.
7. Reconnect all devices.
8. Power the TV back on.

Wow…so I decided to do anyone else that has this problem with their television a solid, and write a searchable blog post about what the problem is and about how much it will cost to fix it.

Our television is a Visio HDTV model # VX37L. The popping noise means the audio board is shot and it should cost around $200 to have a certified tv repairman fix it. The part has to be ordered from Visio. In order to get the correct part, the back of the television will need to be opened and part numbers must be taken right from the part inside of the television.

There ya have it!

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About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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One Response to Our tv broke recently…

  1. whine-wine-whatever says:

    Bummer. I use the Internet all.the.time. to research problems like that. It’s amazing the amount of info and tech answers available from a simple search!

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