Why Vizio TV Won’t Turn On 

Many Vizio TV owners have reported this issue. Some claim it has been an ongoing problem for years.

There is an easy solution that will fix about 80% of Vizio TVs which won’t turn off.

Vizio TV won’t turn on

Resetting your Vizio TV is necessary if it won’t turn off. Wait for the TV to turn on, then unplug it from the wall. After 60 seconds have passed, you can plug your Vizio TV in again. After this, your TV will be soft reset and should turn on again without any problems.

Unplug Vizio TV wall

This is the easiest way to get your Vizio TV to turn on again, even though it sounds obvious.

Wait at least 60 seconds before you plug it back in.

This allows the TV’s soft reset to take place. This is more than just switching on the remote.

After plugging the TV back into its socket, it should turn on automatically.

This fix should be effective in about 80% cases. However, it can be difficult for the 20% remaining. Try these fixes to get your Vizio TV back on its feet.

Take out batteries from Vizio remote

If you still have problems with your TV’s HDMI output, try unplugging it and plugging it in again.

Press the power button for 15 seconds while removing the batteries. Do this again for 15 seconds. Do this for 15 seconds, not 5!

Once the 15 seconds have expired, you can put the batteries in the remote again and turn on your TV. The TV should turn on again.

For a permanent solution, try factory resetting your Vizio TV if you have tried the above steps.

Factory reset Vizio TV

After the TV is powered on, click on the Menu button.

In the menu, you will see a “System” option. Click it.

Next, find “Reset and Admin” or “Reset TV Factory Defaults”.

This will restore the settings of your Vizio TV back to when it was first purchased.

Vizio TV factory reset without remote

You can factory reset your Vizio TV if you don’t have remote access.

This can be done by pressing the power button on your TV. This button may be located on the right-hand side, left side, or bottom depending on which model you have.

When the TV is on, hold down the volume and source buttons simultaneously. After a few seconds, your TV will prompt you to hold the input button.

Hold the input button for at least 10 seconds.

The TV will be turned off, rebooted, and factory reset. This process may take around a minute.

You should now have resolved all your power problems. However, you might still need to try some more steps before you call it quits.

Reset power cord at the back of Vizio TV

Unplug the power cable from the back of your TV to solve the power problem.

Unplug it for about 60 seconds, then plug it in again.

Make sure the connection is tight when you plug it in. This connection should not be loose. It is essential to ensure that the TV receives stable power.

Plug the power cord back in and turn on the TV by pressing the TV power button.

We hope you can see your TV come back to life.

Choose the Right Input Source

An incorrect input source could cause your Vizio TV to appear not working. To ensure your TV works correctly, you must choose the correct input source.

Double-check that the HDMI port number you are using is correct, regardless of whether your streaming device, DVD player, or cable box is being used. As shown in the following example, you would set the TV to “HDMI2”.

Two methods can be used to select the right input source:

Method 1 – Remote Control to Enable Input Source

  1. Turn on your TV
  2. Use the remote control to press the Source button
  3. Choose the input mode you prefer

The second method is to change input sources without using a remote control

  1. Turn on your TV
  2. The MENU button can be found on the bottom or side of the TV.
  3. To navigate to the source option, use the volume button
  4. To select the input source you prefer, press the menu button

You can select the input source you prefer on some TVs.

You might try a different power outlet

If you still have no luck, it’s unlikely that this is the problem.

Sometimes, outlets may have a short circuit or a blown fuse. We don’t know what it is.

You could also grab another small appliance and plug it in to the same outlet as your TV.

If the device turns on, it means that an outlet is functioning.

This is not likely to be the cause, but it is a useful step in troubleshooting that should be taken quickly to eliminate as a suspect.

Replacement of power supply

If you are still not satisfied with the results but want your Vizio TV to continue working, you can remove the TV’s power supply to send it in for repairs.

Before you start, check to make sure your TV’s standby light is on. This means that your power supply board may be working. Skip this step if it isn’t.

Your power board may be dead or defective if you don’t have power or a standby light. An electrical surge may be to blame.

Vizio TVs can have faulty/weak power supplies. However, they are relatively inexpensive to fix (if you are willing to remove it from your TV).

Below is a tutorial that shows you how to disconnect the power supply from your Vizio TV.

This process can be time-consuming because you will need to remove every screw from the back of your TV in order to remove the casing and power supply.

This is a risky step, as it may not be the root cause of your power problems. Here’s how to proceed if you are willing to take the risk.

Check Vizio TV warranty

This is always a desperate effort but if your Vizio TV won’t turn on, check to see if your TV has an active warranty.

Vizio will repair or replace your TV after you have described the problem.

If your warranty covers it, they can even provide in-home services. It’s worth it!


Vizio TVs can be finicky when it is about power. These are some solutions if your Vizio TV doesn’t turn on.

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