How To Fix Vizio TV Black Screen/ No Video / No Picture

There has been an increasing issue of Vizio TV black screen, projecting no video and no sound. There can be multiple reasons causing this issue the major one is a failure in the power supply board however which can be fixed following simple guidelines.

Prior to this, it is important to figure out where the issue lies. Following the below steps to pinpoint the issue.

Cause of the Vizio TV Black Screen

There are several causes that may affect Vizio TV going black for a few seconds. Before you start to repair the issue, narrow down the problem. Start with a power connection test.

Check the Power Connection

  • To check the power and connection of Vizio TV turn off your Vizio TV and unplug it.
  • Now, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. 
  • Release the power button and plug in the television

Perform a sound test:

Performing a sound test confirms if there is power or not. Turn on the TV and turn up the volume and make sure you can hear the sound. If you are hearing any sound from the TV it indicates that there is power but it’s not complete. 

Use the Flashlight Test

If you have sound but no picture on your Vizio TV then the issue might lie in the component of the TV that produces lighting. For this, you literally need to throw some light on the TV screen. Shine some light on your TV screen from two inches away. If you can see an image on your Vizio TV screen it indicates that the problem lies in the inverter board of the television.

However, as mentioned earlier these underlying issues can be resolved to fix this no video no picture on Vizio TV.

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How To Fix Vizio TV Black Screen of Death

We have come up with some simple and effective methods which you can follow to resolve this issue.

Fix 1: Soft Reset your TV

Here’s how to reset the Vizio TV with a black screen

  • Press the menu button and choose System 
  • Go to the Reset & Admin and choose Soft Power Cycle.

Fix 2: Unmute Vizio TV Screen

In Vizio TV there is an option of muting the TV screen even if you are streaming an audio application. To inactivate this feature press and hold the Mute button on your remote for 3-5 seconds. 

Fix 3: Check your Cables

If the issue lies in an external component of the TV then you need to unplug all the cables and put them back on the correct ports to remove temporary glitches that might have occurred. Also, keep your cables clean from dirt and dust. You can use compressed air and blow it on your HDMI cable and ports to remove the dust. Also, if there is some damage to your cables then replace them with new ones to resolve the black screen issue.Β 

Fix 4: Check the Picture Mode

A problem can lie in the picture mode from the settings in your Vizio TV that can cause no video no picture issue. For this, you have to configure the right picture mode to resolve the issue. Here is how you can do this.Β 

  • Press the Menu button on your remote and choose Picture. Some remotes have a Pic button, you can press it to change the picture mode. 
  • Click on Picture Mode and toggle between different picture modes.

Fix 5: Replace the Power Board

If the problem lies in the power board on any other component of the Vizio TV like the Inverter board or T-con board then you need to get the service from the company especially if your product warranty is still valid. However, you can change it by yourself by getting the right modal of the board. Use a screwdriver to open all the screws, unplug all the cables and delicately put the new power board in right place. 

Fix 6: Reset your Television to Factory Defaults.

For this, 

  • Press the menu button on your remote and choose System or in some modals Help option.
  • Go to the Reset & Admin 
  • And select Reset to Factory Settings.

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