Vizio TV Won’t Turn On, but White Light Is On – How to Fix It?

Vizio TV Won't Turn On, but White Light Is On

Has your Vizio TV ever failed to turn on, but the white light is on? That’s a common problem. That said, Vizio recommends a proper reboot for the TV. Check the power indicator; if it is still lighting, the problem is with your TV. However, if the TV displays a bright white display with no images, the problem might be with the input source—we recommend you change it.

Key Takeaways

  • Check the power cable and remote for initial troubleshooting.
  • Check if the TV will still turn on without the remote.
  • Follow this guide to factory reset your Vizio TV.

The Vizio TV Won’t Turn On, but White Light Is On – How to Fix It? This article is a complete guide to everything you need to know about troubleshooting your Vizio TV.

Vizio TV Won’t Turn On, but White Light Is Blinking

If your Vizio TV won’t turn on but has a white light blinking, then your TV might have a problem. Try the following fixes.

Power Cycle the TV

Power cycling your TV can help it turn on. Follow the steps below to power cycle the TV. 

  1. Long press the power button on the TV for about five seconds.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the TV/power source.
  3. Plug in the power cord.
  4. Turn on the TV. 

Unmute Your TV

If your Vizio TV has a Mute Screen feature, it can cause your TV not to turn on, especially when streaming audio applications. To turn this feature off, press the Mute button on the remote for about five seconds. 

Vizio TV White Light Blinking

If your Vizio TV has white light blinking, the issue could arise from your: 

  • Remote control
  • Firmware version
  • Power supply to the TV

If you experience this issue, try the following fixes. 

Power Cycle the TV

  1. Long press the power button on the TV for about five seconds.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the TV/power source.
  3. Plug in the power cord.
  4. Turn on the TV.

Do a Factory Reset.

Follow the steps below to factory reset the TV. 

  1. Press the Menu button on your Vizio remote. 
  2. Navigate to Systems and click OK on the remote. 
  3. Select Reset & Admin.
  4. Choose Reset TV to Factory Defaults.
  5. Enter 0 0 0 0 when a pop-up appears asking for a password. 
  6. Select Reset and press OK on the remote.

Vizio TV Won’t Turn on No Light

If your Vizio TV won’t turn on and shows no light, the remote, power cable, or TV might have a problem. Therefore, check the remote and power cable or do a power cycle.

Power Cycle the TV

  1. Long press the power button on the TV for about five seconds.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the TV/power source.
  3. Plug in the power cord.
  4. Turn on the TV.

Check the Remote

The remote may have a problem if you use it to power on the TV, and it fails. For instance, the remote batteries might be dead. If this is the case, replace the dead batteries with new ones, and you’ll be good to go. 

Also, check for any stuck buttons. One stuck button may affect all keys and may fail to power on the TV. 

Check the Power Cable

A loose or damaged power cable won’t supply power to your TV—which will eventually fail to turn on.

Ensure the power cord is connected to the power outlet and your Vizio TV. Also, ensure it fits well in the power outlet and the TV. Unplug the power cable and reconnect it. If the TV doesn’t still turn on, try connecting the power cable to a different power outlet.

However, if the power cable is faulty, you’ll have no option but to replace it with a new one. 

Vizio TV Won’t Turn On Unless I Unplug It

The standby power supply might be faulty if your Vizio TV doesn’t turn on unless you unplug it. The standby power supply unit supplies power to the TV components that need to be on. Therefore, when you press the power button, the essential components sense it and respond accordingly. 

If the standby power supply supplies insufficient power to power the rest of the TV, your TV won’t turn on. If this happens, the TV will display a flashing power indicator light that fades off. 

You’ll notice that it will turn on when you unplug the TV and plug it back. Press the power button or use the remote button to turn it on—the TV powers on because it doesn’t need power from the standby power supply unit. 

You’ll need to replace the entire power supply board for a permanent solution. Alternatively, you can repair it, but it will cost you more than replacing it. 

Vizio TV Not Turning On With Remote

If you try turning on your Vizio TV using the remote and it fails, the remote may have a problem. Try to check the remote for any damage and the remote batteries, and check to ensure nothing is blocking the remote’s infrared signal.

Replace the Batteries

If your remote batteries are old and dead, they won’t power on the TV. Therefore, replace them with new ones and press the power button to power your TV. 

Remove Obstacles that Could block IR Signals

Blockages on your remote can block IR signals trying to communicate with the TV—therefore failing to turn the TV on. The Vizio TV has an IR sensor that receives infrared beam signals from the remote. Obstructions between the TV and the remote may interfere with the signals. Thus, failing communication.

Obstructions affecting signal transmission may include furniture, walls, and other electronic signals like Bluetooth. Move to a different location if you notice an obstruction between the remote and the TV. 

Check the Remote for Any Damage

If your remote is damaged, it won’t power on the TV. Liquid damage is a common cause of remote problems.

You fix a remote not working by disassembling the remote to check the internal components for damage. You can implement a DIY project or consult a qualified technician. Alternatively, you can replace it with another remote of the same model.

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