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Vizio TV won’t turn on – how to fix and possible causes

Make your Vizio TV work again with these simple methods!
Last Updated on January 22, 2024
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If your Vizio TV won’t turn on and you can’t seem to figure out how to fix it, we’ve got you covered.

Vizio has a great lineup of TVs, and they are affordable compared to other options available in the market. But as they are electronic devices, their TVs can run into different issues from time to time, including no turning on. In some cases, the issue goes away on its own after a few minutes. But if it doesn’t, you’ll have to resort to some manual fixes.

This is where we come in. In this guide, we will discuss why your Vizio TV isn’t turning on and what you can do to fix it.

Why won’t my Vizio TV turn on?

Here are a few possible reasons why your Vizio TV isn’t turning on.

  • Faulty power outlet.
  • Faulty cables.
  • Damaged panel.
  • Dead remote.
  • Hardware issue.

How to fix the Vizio TV won’t turn on issue

Here are a few methods you should try if your Vizio TV isn’t turning on.

Step

1

Inspect the cables and power outlet

First, confirm that the power cable is firmly and securely plugged into both the Vizio TV and the power outlet. Inspect the cable for any visible damage, such as fraying or exposed wires. If you notice anything wrong, replace the cable. Additionally, plug your TV into another power outlet to see if that fixes the issue. 

Step

2

Check the remote

The problem could also be linked to the remote. If your Vizio TV remote is not working, try changing the batteries. With Vizio Smart TVs, you can use your phone with the SmartCast app instead. Also, try turning on the TV using the manual power button, as this will help you find out if the problem is linked to the remote or not.

Step

3

Power cycle your Vizio TV

If your Vizio TV is not turning on, it could be because of a temporary bug or glitch. To fix this, we recommend power cycling your TV.

  1. Unplug the power cable from your TV and the power outlet.
  2. Wait for around five minutes.
  3. Plug everything back in and wait another five minutes before turning the TV on.

Step

4

Factory reset your Vizio TV

If your Vizio TV is not turning on, you can try factory resetting it. In some cases, the display might be black, but the TV may be on. While you can not use the TV in such a state, you can still factory reset it.

  1. Connect your TV to a power outlet and use the manual power button to turn it on.
  2. After a few seconds, press the Input and Volume down buttons simultaneously and hold them for 15 seconds.
  3. Next, hold the Input button again for 10 seconds.

Once done, the factory reset process will start.

Step

5

Contact Vizio support

If nothing seems to work, there may be something wrong with the hardware. In such a case, you need to get in touch with Vizio support for further assistance. Typically, they may arrange for a technician to examine your TV. There is a possibility that you might need to return your unit to them. They will either undertake repairs on your existing TV or recommend a replacement.

Why my Vizio TV won’t turn on, but the power light fades off?

If your Vizio TV won’t turn on but the power light fades off, the issue may be linked to the backlight of your TV. If you recently dropped your TV or hit it, you may have damaged the backlight. In such a case, you shouldn’t try to fix the issue on your own and instead contact Vizio support and have them send over a technician who can inspect your TV.

Why my Vizio TV won’t turn on, but the orange light is on?

If your Vizio TV won’t turn on but the orange light is on, there may be something wrong with your TV power supply. In such a case, try using a new power cable. If that doesn’t fix the issue, switch to a different power outlet to find out if the previous one was the culprit. But if nothing works, some internal components, like the fuses, the capacitors, or the rectifiers, may be broken or burnt out.

Conclusion

If your Vizio TV won’t turn on, don’t panic. Instead, try to troubleshoot the issue yourself by power cycling your TV. If that does not work, examine the cables for any damages and check the power outlet. Also, it will be wise to factory reset the TV, just to stay on the safe side. But if nothing seems to work, your only option is to contact Vizio support and let them know about the issue. We’d advise against opening up your TV to fix hardware-related issues yourself, as you may end up doing more harm than good.

In case there is something wrong with your current TV and you’re looking for a replacement, check out our top picks for the best Vizio TVs.

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!

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