It can be frustrating if your Vizio TV suddenly stops turning on. It can be very expensive to buy a new TV, and it can also be time-consuming and costly to repair.
Don’t worry, though. There’s no need to panic if your Vizio doesn’t turn on. There are several reasons your Vizio might not power on. In most cases it isn’t due to a damaged TV. It usually takes only a few minutes to fix your TV.
What to do if your Vizio TV won’t turn on?
Before we can start troubleshooting the TV’s problems, it is important to first determine if it is getting power.
- To check if your TV’s standby light is on, simply turn it on. If the red indicator light appears, your TV is in Standby Mode. If the blue indicator light appears and the screen is still black, it means that your TV has turned on. However, the problem could be with the backlight or a different input screen. If there is no light, it means that your TV isn’t receiving power.
Troubleshooting a Vizio TV with the Standby Light On
These are possible reasons your Vizio TV might not turn on, even though it has a standby light.
Step 1: Examine the Remote
There might not be any problem with your Vizio TV if you cannot turn it on using a remote. The problem might lie with the remote.
- The most common problem is dead or dying batteries. If this happens, replace the batteries and turn the TV back on.
- If nothing happens, take out the batteries and hold the power button for 15 seconds. After holding down the Power button on your remote for 15 seconds, you can then insert the batteries again and turn the TV on.
Troubleshooting a Vizio TV with the Standby Light Off
You most likely have a problem with power.
Step 1: Go to the Power Source of Vizio TV
The next step is to check the power.
- First, you need to check if the Menubutton returns any results. Sometimes the TV will turn on, but display a blank screen. The remote and TV both have a Menubutton. To test if the menu appears, press both buttons simultaneously.
- The TV might not be responding to the menu test. Before you try to turn the TV on again, make sure it is properly plugged in to a power outlet.
Step 2: Verify the condition of the Power Cord
A damaged or loose power cord can sometimes prevent your TV’s from turning on. Even the most technical of users can have problems with a loose power cord.
- Make sure the cord is securely connected to the power outlet as well as the TV. A loose connection to the power cord can cause interruptions in the flow of electricity to your television. It’s also possible for your TV not being plugged into its power source. Check that the cord is properly plugged in to the outlet. To ensure that it is secure, unplug the cord and plug it back in again. You can also try plugging the cord into another outlet.
- After checking the power outlet, make sure the cord is securely connected to the back of your TV. It is more common than you think to have loose power wire connections, especially if your children or pets are running around the TV or you have a long distance to the power strip. The longer runs are more likely to have looser cords, which can cause problems when the TV is being rotated or moved around. To ensure that the power cord is securely inserted, you can unplug it from the TV.
There are several things you can do to fix the problem if checking the remote for functionality and testing the TV’s outlet (power source) doesn’t help.
Step 3: Power Cycle Your Vizio TV
Power cycling your Vizio TV is the best solution if you suspect you are experiencing power issues. This is done by pressing the power button on your TV. Does Vizio TVs come with buttons? All buttons can be found on the back of the TV and may vary depending on the model.
It is easy to power cycle your Vizio TV.
- Disconnect the TV’s cord from the outlet.
- Find the power button at the back of your Vizio TV. You will need to be careful as the buttons blend well together.
- To drain any remaining energy, press and hold the TV’s button for approximately 10 seconds.
- Turn on the TV again.
In most cases, the steps above will work. Try again if the previous steps don’t work. Make sure you hold down the power button for at least 10 seconds every time. This will often be enough to fix your TV and allow you to relax.
Step 4: Call Vizio Customer Support
If none of these tips work, Vizio customer service may be able to help you. They might be able to provide you with steps specific to your Vizio TV model.
Tech support might fix the problem but you may have other problems with your TV.
Vizio customer service may be able help you resolve the problem over the phone, or by showing you how to send your TV in for repair.
Step 5: Replacing Internal Components
You can diagnose potential power issues if you have a good understanding of electronics.
Failing power supply boards are often the cause of Vizio TVs that won’t turn off. A power supply board can fail in three main ways: transistors, capacitors and diodes.
If the Vizio TV doesn’t seem to be turning on despite having proper power outputs then it could be a bad TCon board. The Timed Controller Board relays signals to the LED or LCD screen. There are many other functions, but this is the main idea.
It is best to have a professional repair technician do the repairs if you’ve never disassembled a Vizio TV. You are at risk of injury if you don’t know how to disassemble a Vizio TV. You can endanger your TV and yourself with any wrong move.
You assume all risk when servicing your Vizio TV. Box20 and Alphr.com do not assume any responsibility for the actions or results of users. You could cause electrical damage or even electrical shock by your actions.
Vizio TVs and The Power of Troubleshooting
It is crucial to identify the problem by identifying what it isn’t doing. In this instance, the TV is not turning on. Then, identify the causes of the problem. You probably know this already: Start with the simple solutions, then move on to the more complex ones.
Are there any other troubleshooting suggestions or tips? We would love to hear your suggestions and troubleshooting tips in the comments.