Vizio TV Not Turning On But Light Is On – Do This Fix [2023]

Vizio TV not turning On but light Is On, I faced this problem a few months ago and after several experiments, here is how I got rid of the problem.

The time of your favorite TV show is approaching, and as soon as you plug your Vizio TV In and power it On, to your surprise, it won’t turn On. No doubt, it is a very stressful situation.

But no need to worry and rush to get a new TV. I have gathered some simple and quick troubleshooting techniques to fix the Vizio TV screen that doesn’t show up when the indicator light is On. You may also like to learn how to turn ON Vizio smart TV without remote.

Vizio TV Not Turning On But Light Is On – Do This Fix [2023] 

Let’s start by examining the indicator light on your Vizio TV. The light’s status can help you to understand the problem. 

Notice The Vizio TV Power Indicator Light

The standby/indicator light on your Vizio TV front panel (in the center or left side of the TV) determines whether the issue is display- or power-related. Press your Vizio TV power button and examine the power indicator light. Following are the three states of the indicator light.

Flashing Power Light

If the Vizio TV power light flashes and turns from orange to white after pressing the power button, wait for 2 minutes. If you observe that the Vizio TV white light is blinking even after 2 minutes, and the TV is unable to turn On. In that case, it is a sign of some underlying hardware issue in the TV. 

Power Light Turns Off Instantly 

Usually, in the latest models, the Vizio TV power light fades off when the TV turns On. But, if there is some power-related issue, the power indicator light will instantly turn Off itself when you turn On the TV.  

Power Light Is On But The TV Won’t Turn On

If the power light gets stable once you press the power button on your TV and it doesn’t flash anymore, it means there is no power issue, and your TV is powered On. But if the TV fails to show the display, it indicates something is wrong with your Vizio TV’s display.

How To Troubleshoot Vizio TV Not Turning On

Here are some solutions that I recommended to fix a Vizio TV that won’t turn on and the light keeps blinking.

Power Cycling Vizio TV

A soft reset solves power-related issues and removes minor bugs and glitches from the system to refresh it and make it work properly.

To reset Vizio TV that won’t turn on, follow these steps: 

  • Turn Off your Vizio TV
  • Disconnect the power cord from the socket
  • Keep holding the power button for 15 seconds
  • Wait for a minute
  • Now plug the TV switch into the socket
  • Turn your TV On to check if it displays the screen. If not, move on to the next trick. 

Check The Remote And Batteries

There is a possibility that your Vizio TV display is not showing up because it is unable to receive commands from the remote. For this, you need to check your Vizio TV’s remote control.

As a first measure, ensure that the remote sensor on your Vizio TV is not blocked and there are no obstacles in between. After that, do the following procedures.

  • Replace batteries with new ones. 
  • Clean the terminals. Ensure the batteries are positioned correctly and right in place. 

Power Cycle The Remote

  • Remove the batteries 
  • Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Also, press each button on the remote at least once.
  • Now put the batteries back. 

Get A Replacement Remote

  • Try the remote of another Vizio TV
  • Get a new replacement remote
  • Use the virtual Vizio TV remote on your mobile phone app
  • Or, manually switch On your TV by pressing the power button on the TV panel

Disable The ‘Mute Screen’ Feature

Mute Screen’ is a unique in-built feature in some Vizio smart TVs. While streaming audio applications, this feature automatically turns your TV screen Off.

As long as the audio application runs, you will observe a blank screen on Vizio TV because of this feature.

If somehow you have enabled this feature, it can be the reason behind the Vizio TV’s black screen. So, try the described method to turn the mute feature Off.

  • Press and hold the Mute button on your Vizio TV remote for 5 seconds.
  • The Mute feature is turned Off.

If this is the reason, your TV will display the screen now. You may also like to check how to turn off eco mode on Vizio TV.   

Factory Reset Your Vizio TV

When all methods fail, factory reset your Vizio TV as a measure of last resort. This way, your TV will return to its out-of-the-box state – no preferences, no login information, and free of bugs and glitches. You may find our article, how to factory reset Vizio TV without remote, helpful for a detailed understanding.


What To Do When Your Vizio TV Turns On But The Screen Is Black?

Try these troubleshooting methods if your Vizio TV shows a blank screen even after turning it On:

  • Soft reset your TV
  • Ensure your screen is not muted by pressing and holding the mute button on the TV remote for 5 seconds.
  • Perform a factory reset.

What Is The White Light On My Vizio TV?

The white light on the Vizio TV is the indicator light. It shows whether the TV is On, Off, in standby mode or has some fault. In short, it displays the operating status of the TV to the user. It lights up, blinks, fades out, and changes colors according to the TV status.

Each status has its meaning. So, this indicator light helps the user to understand the TV’s condition and take measures accordingly. 

Final Words

The tricks mentioned above are suitable for a Vizio TV that has a display issue. But if your TV has power-related or some hardware issue, contact the Vizio customer service team for further assistance. However, for display errors like Vizio TV not turning on but light is on, simple resetting procedures will act as the problem solvers. For more queries and inquiries about Vizio TV, feel free to comment below.

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