There’s a reason Vizio TVs are so popular all across the world. It’s not just a question of cost. They have outstanding features as well as excellent image quality.
However, there is one drawback that may catch you off guard. What if your Vizio TV continues to switch on by itself? You should know that this does happen from time to time, so don’t freak out just yet.
However, this does not exclude you from taking action. We’ll go cover some of the fixes you can try in this article.
Resolving the Issue
You might ask why this occurs in the first place. But don’t worry; this does not imply that your Vizio TV is broken. It’s usually something minor that’s producing this vexing bug.
And it’s not just Vizio Smart TVs that are affected. All of the problems and solutions are easily applicable to any other type of smart TV. If your Vizio TV is behaving strangely, try the following fixes.
Examine the Remote Power Button
Wouldn’t it be amusing if the power button on your remote became stuck? Whether it’s amusing or not, that’s not an unlikely scenario. It may appear to be stuck, but it may not be. The best course of action is to disassemble the remote and thoroughly clean it.
Take your time, don’t rush, and eliminate every last grain of dust. Even if that isn’t the reason your Vizio is turning on by itself, it’s a wise thing to do.
Examine the Remote Batteries
This may appear to be an odd approach, yet it makes a lot of sense. This is why. When the batteries run low, they can send out random impulses in the direction of your TV.
They’ll occasionally turn it on. But how can you know when to change the batteries? Having to press the remote button multiple times is a good sign.
Examine the Connected Devices
There’s a potential problem that is being caused by a streaming device. The culprits might be a Fire TV Stick or a Roku player. Unplug them for a night, or maybe a few days, to be sure, and observe whether the problem persists.
You may need to replace the device’s cord or input if it has been damaged. You might also try temporarily disabling the HDMI CEC on your Vizio to rule out any other options.
Vizio TV System Configuration
If none of the aforementioned solutions work, you can try another. It appears to have worked for several Vizio TV customers, so it’s worth a go. Take the following steps:
- Select “Settings” on the home screen of your Vizio TV.
- Scroll down and click on “System.”
- Then, select “Power mode.”
- Switch to “Quick Start” if your power mode is currently set to “Eco Mode.”
See if your Vizio turns on by itself after you turn it off for a few days.And if it doesn’t work, there’s only one other option.
How to Reset Your Vizio TV
You may be hesitant to do a factory reset on your smart TV, but it is sometimes the best option. Factory resets are only used as a last resort, but they usually repair whatever is wrong with your gadget, including smart TVs. Follow these steps to reset your Vizio:
- Using your Vizio remote, go to the Menu button.
- Go to Settings, then System, and finally OK.
- Choose “Reset TV to Factory Defaults.”
- If you don’t have the parental code, when requested for a password, enter 0 0 0 0.
- Choose “Reset” and press OK.
- Allow your television to switch off.
After the reset, you’ll need to go through the setup process again. Keep in mind that all data and settings you previously had on the Vizio will be lost. But, ideally, your Vizio will no longer turn on by itself.
If Nothing Else Works
Unexpectedly turning on your Smart TV can be both shocking and unpleasant. However, this should not be a recurring occurrence. If you’re still encountering this issue after performing a factory reset, it’s time to contact the manufacturer immediately.
You can contact Vizio customer service by visiting their website and dialling their toll-free number. Alternatively, you could text or chat with an agent. They may be able to solve the problem or tell you if you are qualified for a replacement TV.
Turn on the television just when you want to.
If your Vizio is on the majority of the time, you may not even notice this issue. However, if you like to schedule your screen time, unexpected power on could be a problem. Fortunately, it may be fixed by a simple fix that you can try on your own.
To make sure your remote isn’t “stuck,” check the batteries. You can check the system settings and power mode. Make that all of the devices and wires are working properly. You can also perform a factory reset if you feel it is essential.
Have your Vizio TV turn itself on by itself? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.