Facing TV Problems? Ask a TV Technician.
Hello, I see you were chatting with the site's automated response system. I am Mike, the real life technician assigned to help you. Sorry to hear you are having problems.... Are you available to chat with me right now?
While there is no picture, can you see the TV MENU using the original Vizio tv remote? (not cable/sat remote)
You might try unplugging the power cord for 3 minutes but if that doesn't help, which it likely won't, I'm very sorry to say, this is going to be an internal failure that requires diagnosis and parts inside the tv be replaced. Not unusual for a tv of this age. If you want to DIY, let me know and I may be able to help you with that here (previous electronics experience is required on your part). Otherwise having this tv repaired would cost way more than buying a new 26" tv.
I know this is bad news and very upsetting but please understand I am here to provide an honest answer. I hope you will submit a 5 star rating at the top of this page and not base the rating on the fact that your tv needs parts or services outside of our control. If for some reason you don't feel I should get 5 stars, please do not rate and just let me know and I will follow up with you here.