Vizio TV problems
Common Vizio TV problems
When owning a TV, issues associated with power can occur with the internal parts, wiring problems in the home or power surges. These problems often need servicing or parts replaced. However, troubleshooting issues before paying to have the TV fixed or using the warranty can be beneficial and more cost effective. The list below is troubleshooting tips for power problems of a Vizio TV and does not require any tools to fix.
1. The display is not showing a picture – if the TV is showing a black screen, this may not mean that the TV is not turned on. Instead, there could be an issue within the panel. To troubleshoot this problem, press the “MENU” button on the side of the TV or remote. If the menu pops up, this often indicates there is not a power issue with the TV; but instead it could be a problem with the input or with the cable/satellite service.
2. Use TV controls instead of remote – sometimes issues with the remote may seem as if there is a problem with the TV. However, the TV may be working properly, but the remote may need replaced. Try powering the TV on using the “POWER” button located on the side of the TV instead of the remote power button. The “POWER” button is usually found on the back lower corner of the TV. Depending on the year of the TV this button can be on either the left or right side. If using this power button fixes the issue, then the remote needs replaced, or something is preventing the remote from making contact with the sensor in the front of the TV.
3. Power cycle – using the power cycle feature can help solve many power problems on a Vizio TV. To troubleshoot this, unplug the TV from the electrical outlet and press and hold the “POWER” button for about 10 seconds. Afterwards , the TV should power back on.
4. Resetting the power cord – having a loose power cord can often cause power issues. The power cord disconnect from the TV, simply by moving it by accident. Unplug and reconnect the cord from the back of the TV and then try powering the TV back on.
5. Connect TV to a new outlet – make sure the outlet that the TV is plugged into, is working properly. Try plugging the TV into a new outlet that has not been used by the TV before, then try powering the TV on. Refrain from using a surge protector when using a different power outlet as this can often be the cause of the issue. If the TV works by changing outlets, typically this means the original outlet was the issue.
Hopefully your TV is working now after using the above troubleshooting tips. However, if you are still having power issues with your TV contact a TV-repair Expert.