My Vizio Won't Turn On

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You've just settled in to watch TV, but for some reason, your Vizio TV isn't turning on. This is actually a pretty common issue. There are several reasons why your TV might not turn on, and understanding each possible cause can help you resolve the problem quickly.

No Power to TV

Your Vizio TV won't turn on if there are problems with the power to the TV. Check your TV's power cable to make sure that it's securely plugged into the power port on the TV. If the Vizio TV is still not turning on, then try plugging the power cable into a different power outlet. If the TV turns on, this indicates a possible issue with your outlet and not the TV. If your Vizio TV won't turn on even when plugged into a second outlet, then you may have an issue with the TV power cable or the TV itself. You can contact Vizio to replace the power cable.

Remote Control Issues

If you're trying to turn the TV on with your remote, then your remote control may be the reason why your Vizio TV won't turn on. Try replacing your remote's batteries with a fresh set and then attempt to turn the TV on again. If it still doesn't work, turn the TV on by pressing the power button on the TV itself. If this works, then you know that your remote control has died. You can purchase a universal remote control to replace it.

Wrong Input Selection

The Vizio TV comes with several different inputs, including HDMI, cable, component and AV. Your Vizio may display a blank screen if you've selected the wrong input on your TV. Press the "Input" button on your remote or on the TV itself to select the correct input for what you're attempting to watch. Typically, this will be the HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 input if you're trying to watch standard TV or play a video game console such as the Xbox or PlayStation.

Faulty Input Cable

Your Vizio won't turn on if you're using a faulty input cable. Cables such as the HDMI and component cables can become faulty at any time, usually due to age or other damage. A defective HDMI or component cable will usually cause a "No Signal" to be displayed on the Vizio TV and won't be fixed by unplugging and plugging the cable back in. Replace the faulty cable with a new one to resolve the issue.

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