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I have the same troule that this one person has...not able

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i have the same troule that this one person has...not able to turn tv off unless i turn cable box off..not sure what thae problem is
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome

Are you using the cable remote for both cable and the TV?

Or are you using or do you have the original remote to the set?

Anthony

Anthony

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i usually don't...I don't think I pressed any buttons on the remote to make it so I can't turn the t.v. off unless I turn the cable box off. this i think is new
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

So if you use the ORIGINAL remote for the TV it still wont switch OFF?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
right, I just tried the remote and I couldn't turn the tv off If I use the cable remote i can turn the tv off but then it turns off the cable box
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

Have you changed the batteries in the cable remote?

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

Usually the batteries bad in the cable remote causes this issue

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I put in new batteries in the remote and i still have the problem
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

So the TVs own remote that came with the set wont work the cable remote wont work to switch off

Have you tried a factory reset of the TV in the settings menu?this should be your next move, factory reset or shipping reset found in the settings menu of the TV

Let me know please how that works out

Anthony

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't do that because none of the buttons on the tv remote works....maybe i should just contact vizio
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello and sorry you're having problems. Vizio won't really help with this beyond giving you a basic reset to try which I can do. Your Vizio remote has stopped working on the set- which I understand.

This can be caused by either the remote itself, or the IR sensor in the TV.

Please try this basic reset first:

Disconnect the TV from power then press and hold the power button on the TV itself (not the remote) for 10 seconds and release.

Remove the batteries from the remote then press and hold the power button on the remote for 10 seconds (this drains residual current from the remote), then release.

Wait a minute and while pressing and holding power on the remote- put the batteries back in.

Plug the TV back in and then try to use the Vizio remote.

Let me know what happens.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

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