Do you know what to do when your TV won’t turn on?
Any electronic device can have power problems. These can be caused by component failure inside the TV, power surges, or wiring problems in your home.
Power problems might require service or replacing parts inside the TV. Before you try to use your warranty service or pay to have the TV repaired, there are several quick methods you can use to get your TV working. These steps are quick and require no tools. With any luck your TV will be working within minutes!
How Do You Know If Your TV Has A Power Issue?
Anytime the TV does not display a picture and is not playing any audio through the speakers, the TV likely has a power problem.
Most Vizio TVs have a power light in the lower left corner of the TV. It lights up whenever the power button is pressed. It is normal for the power indicator to light up then turn off after a few moments. The power light might still light up even if the rest of the TV is not on.
How To Fix Power Problems in 5 Easy Steps
1. Verify The Display Is Not Showing An Image
If your TV shows a black screen that doesn’t mean it’s not on. This could be a panel or a source issue rather than a problem with the power.
Press the MENU button on your remote or on the side of the TV. If the TV’s menu appears on the screen after pressing that button then the TV is on and does not have a power issue. The black screen is more likely the result of a source issue such as a problem with cable or satellite TV service.
2. Use The Power Button On The TV Instead Of The Remote
A problem with the remote might make you think there is a problem with the TV. It could be that the TV is working fine but the remote is faulty. Use the power button on the side of the TV determine if the problem is caused by the remote.
Users sometimes think there are no buttons on Vizio TVs. Nearly every Vizio TV manufactured in 2014 or later has a power button on the back of the TV so it’s easy to miss.
Reach around the lower left corner of the TV. The power button is on the back of the TV and this might be just what you need to get your TV working.
TVs made before 2014 will have an on/off button on the left or right side.
If this button works then the problem is coming from the remote. You might just need new batteries or there may be something blocking the IR sensor on the TV.
3. Power Cycle The TV
Power cycling can solve a lot of odd problems with Vizio TVs.
First disconnect the TV’s power cord from the power outlet and leave it unplugged. Then press and hold the power button on the TV for 10 seconds.
After you have held the button for 10 seconds, let go then try to power the TV on.
4. Re-seat The Power Cord
A loose power cord might be causing the problem. The power cord can be detached from most Vizio TVs. It can easily get disconnected by house pets or if the TV is moved while cleaning.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the TV, reconnect it again, then test the TV.
5. Test The TV When Connected To A New Outlet
Verify the TV is using a functioning wall outlet.
You always want to attempt to power the TV on using a second outlet. Test a new outlet even if other devices work in the first outlet.
Connect the TV’s power cord to a new outlet that you have not used used yet then test the TV again. Don’t use a surge protector when using a new power outlet because these devices can sometimes be the source of the problem.
If the TV works now then it was the original outlet that was causing the problem all along.
Is The TV Working Now?
Hopefully your TV is on after trying one of the above steps.
If your TV still isn’t working then it has an issue that needs to be repaired. You might be able to have your TV repaired under warranty so contact Vizio. A technical support rep will explain what options you have to fix your TV.
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