How To Fix Vizio TV Keeps Turning Off Issue

Are you experiencing the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue? There are various factors that can cause this issue such as the plug disconnected from the power outlet or power strip, an overloaded internal memory, or even a stuck Vizio TV remote. To fix this you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

Vizio is an American company that makes low cost TVs that have high quality features. The company has a wide range of products ranging from Full HD TVs to OLED TV models. In addition to TV sets the company also offers various soundbars which enhances the listening experience when watching your favorite shows.

Why is my Vizio TV shutting off by itself?

Why is my Vizio TV shutting off by itself?

One of the issues that you might experience with your Vizio TV is when it turns off on its own. This can be a frustrating issue especially if you just want to relax and enjoy watching your favorite show.

Here’s what you need to do to fix the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue.

Solution 1: Check the power cord

The first thing you need to do when experiencing the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue is to check the power cord and make sure that it is not loosely connected to the power outlet or power strip.

Try connecting your Vizio TV power cord directly to the power outlet. You should also check if there is a power outage in your area as this will definitely cause your TV to turn off.

Another power related issue that can cause the Vizio Smart TV to turn off is a power surge. This happens when a power spike occurs which can damage the power supply of your TV. In order to protect the power supply from a random power surge you should try to using a surge protector.

Solution 2: Power cycle your Vizio TV

One common factor that can cause the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue is a temporary software glitch. This can be due to the TV’s internal memory being overloaded or the TV’s firmware has crashed. In order to fix this you just need to power cycle your Vizio TV.

Power cycle Vizio Smart TV

Turn off the Vizio smart tv.

Remove all the devices t plugged into your Vizio smart tv.

Unplug the Vizio tv from the power outlet.

Press the physical power button on your Vizio smart tv for about 30 seconds.

Wait for 10 minutes.

Connect the previously disconnected devices to your Vizio tv.

Plug the Vizio TV into the power outlet.

Turn on your Vizio tv using your remote control.

Check if the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue still occurs.

Solution 3: Check the Vizio remote control

One reason why you will be experiencing the Vizio TV keeps turning off issue is if the remote power button is stuck. Check the power button and make sure that it isn’t stuck. If there are traces of debris or dirt stuck in this button then you should try cleaning it off.

Sometimes, a faulty remote control can cause the TV to turn off randomly. Most TV remote controls, such as the firestick remote, that have an IR blaster can randomly trigger the TV to turn off. You can check if this is causing the problem by removing the battery of the Vizio remote.

If the issue does not occur then you should consider getting new batteries for the remote or replacing the TV remote.

You can also try to reset TV remote.

Unplug your Vizio television and plug it back in after a minute.

Remove the lid from the back of your remote and take the batteries out.

Hold the power button for 30 seconds and press each button of your remote several times. It will drain all of the residual charges from the remote.

Put the batteries back to the remote and check if the issue is now fixed.

Solution 4: Change Vizio TV setting

There’s a possibility that the Vizio TV turning off problem you are experiencing is simply caused by a power mode setting.

Check auto power off setting

Make sure that the auto power off setting is disabled.

Press the Menu button on the remote control.

Go to System.

Go to Power saving.

Set Auto Power off to Off.

Press the Exit button.

Turn off CEC Vizio TV

If your Vizio TV is getting the wrong CEC signal then it’s possible that the TV will turn off. Turning off the CEC can help fix this issue.

Go to Settings menu.

Select System.

Select CEC.

Turn off CEC.

Turn off sleep timer

Another possible reason why Vizio TVs will turn off is if the sleep timer has been enabled. This is an auto off feature that turns off the TV at a specific time. Turning this setting off will fix this problem.

Press the Menu button on your VIZIO remote.

Select Settings.

Scroll down to Sleep Timer and press Enter.

Select Off.

Press the Back button to return to the previous menu.

Turn QuickStart mode on

Open the Vizio TV’s menu.

Go to the QuickStart Mode option.

Turn on QuickStart Mode.

Enable Eco Mode

Turning eco mode on disables all communications to external devices and can usually fix this problem.

Press the menu button on your Vizio remote.

Select system option.

Go to power mode.

Select the eco mode.

Enable eco mode.

Solution 5: Update the Vizio TV’s firmware

You should make sure that your Vizio TV has the latest firmware update installed to remove any existing bugs or fix any power related issues that might be present in the current firmware version of your TV.

Updating Vizio firmware

Press the Menu button on the Vizio tv remote.

Locate the System tab and select check for updates.

If any update is available then download it.

After the new firmware has been installed try to check if your Vizio television still turns off on its own.

Solution 6: Faulty HDMI input

If your Vizio television has a faulty HDMI input then this is most likely causing it to turn off. Your TV will usually have multiple HDMI input ports, try connecting the device to another HDMI port or you can also try using a different HDMI cable.

Solution 7: Factory reset your Vizio TV

Sometimes a corrupted TV settings or a glitch in the TV software can cause this problem. In order to fix this you will need to perform a factory reset. This will allow you TV to go back factory defaults.

Reset to factory settings

Using the Vizio remote, navigate to the menu.

Go to Settings, then System, and finally OK.

Select “Reset TV to factory defaults”.

If you do not have the parental code, when requested for a password, enter 0 0 0 0 0.

Choose “Reset” and hit OK.

Allow your television to switch off.

Once the restart operation has been completed you will need to setup the TV.

Solution 8: Contact Vizio customer service

In case the issue persists despite performing all of the troubleshooting steps above then you should contact Vizio customer service as this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How Do I Stop My Vizio Tv From Turning Off?

    There are a number of factors that can contribute to this issue such as a loose power cord, loose HDMI cables, or even a setting issue.

  2. Why does my Vizio TV turn off when I turn it on?

    This could be a sign of an electrical problem. There might be a power surge or the power supply of the TV is defective. It's also possible that a stuck power button on the remote is causing this problem.

  3. Why does my Vizio TV keep turning off after an update?

    If you are experiencing this issue try resetting the TV by unplugging it for a minute then plugging it back in. If the issue persists then try to perform a factory reset.

  4. Why does my Vizio TV keep turning on and off repeatedly?

    It's likely that this is caused by a loose power cord. Make sure that the power cord is secured tightly to the electrical outlet. If it is and the issue persists then you will need to contact Vizio customer service for assistance.

  5. Why is my Vizio remote not working?

    The most likely reason why the remote is not working is because the batteries are drained. Try getting a new battery and check if this fixes the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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