How to fix Vizio TV isn't turning on

Having a Smart TV is interesting because it allows you to enjoy some of the things you do on your smartphone and computer. Smart TV offers users more than just normal TV use. It allows users to explore the online world by allowing them to surf the Web, stream videos, and get social media updates.

Vizio makes high-quality devices, including TVs. But all things have a tendency to break or cause failure. If your Vizio TV suddenly does not turn on, it can be very confusing. Buying a new TV can be expensive, and repairing it can take a lot of time and money.

There are several possible reasons why this scenario occurs, and in most cases, it has nothing to do with a broken TV. Usually, a few minutes and troubleshooting is all it takes to get your TV back in working order.

In this article, we are going to tell you how to fix your Vizio TV which isn’t turning on in different ways.

How to check the remote control

If you cannot turn on your Vizio TV with the remote control, it may not be the TV at all. Instead, the problem may be with the remote control. One of the most common problems is that the batteries are dead.

To check, try to purchase new batteries and replace them with the old ones, then turn the TV back on.  If still nothing happens, check another potential problem with the remote.

How to check the Vizio TV’s power source

If you have checked that the remote control works correctly, but the TV still does not turn on, the next logical step is to check the power.

First of all, press the “Menu” button to see if it gives any results. Sometimes the TV turns on but shows a blank screen. There is a Menu button on both the remote control and the TV. Try pressing both buttons (not simultaneously) and see if the menu appears.

If the menu check fails, the TV may actually be turned off and the problem may be the power source. Make sure the TV is fully plugged in before trying to turn it on again.

Often a loose or damaged cord is the reason the TV does not turn on. To make sure the cord is well plugged in, check its connection to the outlet and the TV, making sure that both connections are plugged in. Even a slightly loose connection of the power cord can cause power to be cut off to the TV, and it is not always obvious that the TV is disconnected from the power source. 

It is a good idea to unplug the cord from the outlet, then plug it back in to make sure it is securely attached. You can also try plugging the cord into a different outlet.

Once you have checked the wall outlet, make sure the cord is securely connected to the back of the TV. Loose power cords happen more often than you think, especially if you have children or pets running around the TV, or if you have a long cord to an extension cord. Longer cords mean tighter cords that can come loose when you rotate the TV or move it around. You can always unplug the power cord from the TV and plug it back in to make sure it is fully plugged in and secure.

How to power cycle the Vizio TV

If you think you might have a power problem, the first solution is power cycling your Vizio TV. This process involves using the power button on the TV. In short, the buttons are all on the back and vary depending on the model or version.

If you want to do this, you have to follow these steps:

  • First of all, Unplug the TV cord and leave it unplugged;
  • Find the power button on the back of your Vizio TV;
  • After that, press and hold the button on your Vizio TV for about 10 seconds to drain any reserve energy;
  • Finally, try to turn on your Vizio TV one more time.

The previous steps are likely to work in many cases. If none of the procedures worked the first time, try it one more time. This is often enough to fix the TV.

If none of the above tips helped, you can call the Vizio Customer Support Team. They can tell you the steps for your specific Vizio TV model.

Calling tech support may solve the problem, but there may be other problems with your TV that you can’t solve on your own.

Vizio customer service staff can help you solve the problem by talking with you by phone or telling you how to send your TV for repair.

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