Vizio TV Won’t Turn On – What to Do?
So you wake up in the morning or get home from work and want to spend some time chilling out in front of your Vizio TV. You prepare to unwind when suddenly you realize that your TV won’t turn on. Many people react to this by panicking. The first thing that comes to their mind is that there TV is broken and that they either have to get a new one or get it fixed, which could take days, even weeks in some case. Not to mention the cost – a broken TV can be very expensive to fix.
Don’t worry, though. If this happens to you, there’s no reason to panic. There are a couple of possible reasons why your Vizio TV won’t turn on, and in most cases, it’s not due to the TV being broken. Usually, it just takes a few minutes and some troubleshooting to get your TV back up and running.
Making sure to check a couple of things can help you resolve this issue in a matter of minutes. To help you do that, here are some potential reasons why your TV won’t turn on and how you can resolve them.
Remote Control Issues
If you can’t turn on your Vizio TV using a remote, there might not be anything wrong with the TV at all. Instead, the issue might be with the remote itself. One of the most common issues is that the batteries are dying or are already dead.
To see if this is the case, try replacing the batteries and turning the TV on again. If there’s still nothing happening, there is one more potential remote issue to check.
Sometimes your remote isn’t properly connected to the device. This can often happen if you have more than one Vizio TV or if you haven’t set it up properly. The easiest way to check if this is the case is to turn on your TV by pressing a button on it.
Many people have issues finding the button and believe that it doesn’t even exist. But the button is there and you’ll usually find it by reaching behind the TV. It’s typically either on the bottom-left or the bottom-right side.
If the TV works, you might have to set up your remote again. To set up your remote, press the TV button, which is usually located at the top-right corner of your remote, and follow the instructions.
However, if nothing happens when you try powering on your TV using the ‘on’ button, read on to see other possible reasons why your TV isn’t working.
If you’ve made sure that the remote is working properly, but the TV still won’t turn on, checking the power is the next logical step.
The first thing you’ll want to do is see if pressing the Menu button is yielding any results. The button can be found both on the remote and the TV itself, so try pressing both buttons to see if the menu will pop up.
If it does, then there’s power in your TV and the source might be an issue. Make sure that your TV is fully plugged into a power source before trying to turn it on again.
Another reason for this problem could be an issue with the satellite or cable service from which you receive service.
If you press the Menu button and nothing happens, it could mean that your Vizio has power issues. There are a couple of things you can do in this case.
Power Cycle Your Vizio TV
If you suspect that you might be having power-related issues, the first solution you can try it power cycling your Vizio TV.
Power cycling can solve more issues than you might think. More often than not, doing this will resolve an issue that you’re facing with your TV.
The process of power cycling your Vizio TV is very simple and goes like this:
- Unplug the cord of your TV from the outlet and leave it disconnected.
- Locate the power button on your TV. As we said, you’ll usually find it on the bottom left or right side.
- Press and hold the button on your TV for around 10 seconds.
- Try turning on your TV again.
This is likely to work in many cases and you should be able to turn on your TV properly. If it doesn’t work the first time, try It again making sure to hold the button down for at least 10 seconds. Often, this will be enough to fix your TV so that you can get back to relaxing.
And if power cycling your Vizio TV doesn’t work, there is one more thing that you can try to resolve the issue.
Check the Power Cord
The thing that can often prevent your TV from turning on properly is a loose cord. A loose power cord sometimes causes problems for even the most technically savvy among us.
In order to make sure that the cord fits well, you need to check its connection to both the power outlet and the TV itself, making sure both connections are completely plugged in. Even a slightly loose power cord connection can interrupt the flow of electricity to your TV and it’s not always obvious that your TV is unplugged from its power source.
See if the cord is properly plugged into the outlet. A good idea would be to unplug it, then plug it back in to make sure it is secure. Another thing you can do is to try to plug the cord into another outlet just to make sure that the current outlet isn’t faulty.
After you’ve checked the outlet, make sure that the cord didn’t get loose on the back of the TV itself. A loose power cord connection to the TV happens more often than you might think, especially if you have children or pets that run around the TV. Again, unplug the cord from the TV and plug it back in to make sure the power cord is fully plugged into the TV.
If none of the above works, it might be time to give Vizio customer support a call. These solutions fix the problem in a lot of cases, but if nothing works, there might be some issues with your TV that you can’t fix yourself. The Vizio customer support team may be able to help you solve the problem by working with you over the phone or by telling you how to send in your TV for repair.
The Final Word
Vizio TVs are very popular as they are high-quality, reliable, and have a number of great features. Still, like any electronic, Vizio TVs can have problems. Of these problems, one of the most common is not being able to turn on your TV.
We hope that this guide was helpful and that one of these solutions helped you turn your TV back on. Just closely follow the steps we provided and double-check to make sure that you’ve done everything right that we’ve recommended above.
If you’re still experiencing issues, Vizio’s customer support can help you resolve this issue for you. You might have to live without your Vizio TV for a couple of days while it is being repaired, but at least you’ll know that the problem is fixed.
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