Though not exactly one of the very best-known brands of TVs out there, Vizio have managed to grab a hold of a decent section of the market. It is easy to understand why, considering they offer quite a lot for a lot cheaper than some of the high-end manufacturers.
However, they don’t take shortcuts or skimp on quality to do this, so you know it will be reliable. Then again, no device has ever been built that doesn’t fail every now and then.
Vizio TVs, just like all TVs, require a solid and strong signal to be able to stream content. So, when you are getting an issue with the signal coming in, there will be no way to relax and unwind in front of the TV anymore.
There will be no possible access to your channels. Seeing as this won’t do and may well be easily fixed by most of you, we decided to show you how to put things right in this troubleshooting guide.
How To Fix The Vizio TV No Signal Issue
Below are some simple fixes that can help you out when trying to get a signal to your Vizio TV. If you aren’t exactly the type that would describe yourself as ‘techy’, don’t worry about it. These fixes are not all that complicated.
For example, we won’t be asking you to take anything apart or that will risk damaging your TV in any way. With that out of the way, let’s get stuck into our first fix!
1. Try a power cycle and reset
As we always do with these guides, we are going to start out with the simplest fix first. However, in this case, this is also the most likely one to work. So, this could end up being a short read for you!
The first step we are going to take is to just simply power cycle and reset the TV and any auxiliary devices that you have connected to it. The idea behind this is that it will clear out any lingering bugs and glitches that have been stalling the performance of your TV. Here’s how it’s done:
- The first thing is to turn off any devices that are connected to the Vizio TV by HDMI.
- Next up, remove the HDMI cables from the TV too.
- Now it will be okay to remove the power source from the Vizio TV (turn off your surge protectors if you are using them).
- Once everything is disconnected, hold in the power button on your TV for at least 30 seconds.
- After that time has elapsed, you can connect everything up via HDMI again.
- Finally, you can now plug the TV back in and switch it back on
For most of you, that should have been enough to remedy the issue. If not, don’t worry. We still have two suggestions to go.
2. Make sure your cables are in good condition
Quite often, when these types of issues crop up, the blame lies with some minor and overlooked component. Though vital to the way your whole set up works, cables are quite often forgotten about. We buy them, put them in place, and then never bear them a thought again.
For the most part, this is fine, but they are prone to wear and tear that can cause them to malfunction. Once that happens, they won’t be able to transmit signals anywhere near as well as they had done before. So, to rule this out, the first thing to check is that all of your cables are connected as tightly as they possibly can be.
Once you have ensured that they are all connected properly, the next thing to do is examine each cable to see if there are any signs of damage. What you are looking for is any evidence of fraying or exposed innards. If you see anything like that, it is best to scrap that wire instantly and replace it.
Of course, they can be repaired and there is a decent environmental reason to do so. However, in this case, we would just play it safe and replace it. When choosing your cabling, we would go with VGA cables to connect up to your Vizio TV.
We would also suggest going with a decent brand, for longevity. Once that’s all taken care of, the issue should be gone.
3. TV set to incorrect input channel
One thing that is very important for streamlining the signals to your TV is that the input channel is configured correctly. If it is set to the wrong input channel, it will show that you are receiving no signal. To fix this, all you need to do is hit the input or source button on your remote (which came with the TV) and then select the right input channel.
On top of picking the right input channel, the next thing you will have to do is turn on the eternal component. There will need to be a bit of experimentation going on here. So, if you have the Vizio TV hooked up using the HDMI 1 slot, try switching it to the HDMI 2 slot instead.
Once you’ve got your settings and inputs right, we would then recommend that you reboot the TV and then everything should work just fine afterwards.
The Last Word
Unfortunately, there really aren’t any other fixes for this issue that can be done from the comfort of the home. So, if you haven’t had any result here, the only remaining course of action is to get in touch with customer service and see what they can do.
While you are talking to them, make sure to let them know everything you have tried to fix the issue. That way, they will be able to identify the root of the problem much quicker.