If your TV is not working the way you expect there are many different troubleshooting steps you could take to attempt to fix the problem. The simplest and easiest is to power cycle the TV.
Power cycling is the simple process of draining residual power from a TV. Power cycling is usually the very first step to take if your TV has a power issue, audio problem, picture problem, internet connection issue, or just about any other problem you can imagine.
Power cycling is quick and easy. It’s the first step you will want to take if you’re having problems with a Vizio TV.
How To Power Cycle
- Disconnect the TV’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
- Hold down the power button on the side of the TV for 30 seconds then release.
- Plug the TV back in and power it on.
It’s just that simple! Test the TV to determine if the original problem is still present.
Finding The Power Button
If you can’t find the power button on your TV it might be on the back of the TV. Vizio TVs manufactured in 2014 or later usually have a the power button the back of the TV on the same side where the input connections are.
You can find the power button on the back of the TV by reaching around the lower left corner of the TV.
If your TV was made earlier than 2014 then the power button is likely on the left or right side of the TV.
Hopefully power cycling will help you to fix the problem you are experiencing. If the issue continues then search through the other articles on this site. There is a ton of helpful information here that can be used to solve nearly any issue with a Vizio TV.
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