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Vizio remote control not working

I just bought a new VIZIO 47 inch TV from costco.  The remote was working initially, but stopped working except for the volume.  I just got the remote replaced, and now it doesn't work at all.  any suggestions for help? My remote control was working fine yesterday, and today it's not working except for the volume.  The tv is working fine, but turning it on, or switching components or the menu only work on the buttons beside the tv.  Would a new remote help, or is it a tv problem?  And would a Universal remote do anything?  Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    exact same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    remote controls dont work tried all vizio's solutions side controls work fine

  • Jeff May 03, 2014

    Press and hold the red circle "record" botton and the green bar buttons for 5 seconds. This resets the remote.

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    Suzanne Davenport Jul 07, 2014

    the tip on holding the red circle "record" and the green bar button for 5 seconds worked in resetting my remote! Thanks.

  • Suzanne Davenport
    Suzanne Davenport Jul 07, 2014

    I just tried the Press and hold the red circle "record" button and the green bar buttons for 5 seconds it did reset the remote! Yay. Thank you.

  • Mikey
    Mikey Jul 15, 2014

    for thos who, like me, none of these work I downloaded a Vizio app from Google Play & it's the same as the Vizio remote just on my phone!!!! Yay me lol

  • Rob Hull
    Rob Hull Oct 14, 2018

    This also worked for me: "Press and hold the red circle "record" button and the green bar buttons for 5 seconds." The remote reset and works correctly now. Saved a repair visit...

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Wow, I feel stupid! Solution #2 did it! There are 2 Tv buttons, one on the top right and one on bottom right. You have to press the bottom one!! THANK YOU PPL!!!

Posted on May 25, 2009

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    Wanda Sue Baker Mar 23, 2016

    is solution #2 a secret cuz there is NO posting as such ...

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Vizio tech posted this for me a few minutes ago and it WORKED! Remove the batteries from the remote.  With the batteries removed, press each button once.  When that has been done, put the batteries back in and press these buttons and release each one: DVD, RCVR, CABLE, and finally TV.
William: See if the remote works.

Posted on Jul 16, 2011

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    Dale Mead Sep 17, 2012

    Didn't work for me. Now I'm trying the unplug-the-TV suggestion.

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    mxcody112 Sep 18, 2012

    i went from being able to still control power and volume to NO CONTROLS at all. i have no idea what soltuion 2 is, but i know nothing on this page helped. i also do NOT have the tv button

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    Linda Watt Jan 01, 2014

    This solution worked for me! Thanks for posting!

  • Valentine Brown
    Valentine Brown Jan 06, 2014

    Worked great for me!!! Thanks!!!

  • monica wallace
    monica wallace Sep 27, 2014

    what if it is a smart tv remote?

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Go with Solution #2 but the button your looking for is on the bottom of the remote. There a tv button on the top but the top buttons are for determining the source into the tv. the bottom buttons determine which device you are controlling.

Posted on May 05, 2009

  • Dale Mead
    Dale Mead Sep 17, 2012

    This worked for me, but only after I deduced that the remote for my 32" is different. The source buttons are four rows from the top; the device control buttons are the top row. Thanks!

  • Hsush
    Hsush Aug 01, 2014

    After 3-4 days of continuos research and trying various codes and methods this simple solution finally worked!! Thanks a ton!

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What is solution #2?

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

  • by_Rock Nov 12, 2013

    The one that posted by user called "antn".

  • by_Rock Nov 12, 2013

    SOLUTION #2: Hi, I had the same problem. My vizio remote for my 42 inch 2 month old vizio also seemed to stop working. Here's what I did: My vizio remote (like most remote's nowadays) was designed for multiple components (tv, dvd, vcr, etc). All you need to do to make the remote work again is set it back to tv. Now, the confusing thing about vizio remotes is that they actually have TWO places where you can switch the remote to the appliance you want to control. One is on top of the remote, the other is on the BOTTOM. Switch it back to TV using the BOTTOM. My remote had stopped working because I had inadvently switched it to another component on the BOTTOM component switch.

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My controller is a bit different, it doesnt have the bottom tv button. what can i do? it worked fine i while ago, it just doesnt change channels nor on the tv. but the buttons work while i move up and down on the settings selection. how can i reset the remote.

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

  • martin thomas Jul 15, 2012

    yes mine dont have the tv button on top or bottom the volume works but that is that works can some one help me with this stupid problem.

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I bought the Vizio 47" XVT from Costco as well.  The remote worked during the set up and a few hours after.  It then stopped working.  
I unplugged power to the tv and removed the batteries out of the remote.  When I plugged the tv back up and installed the batteries, the remote worked again.  Its been a few hours and it is still working.  If this continues, I am going to take this tv back to Costco.
Try this and good luck.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • Helena914 Oct 10, 2011

    Take it back, mine is continually happening. Its good for a week and tjen the remote stops working all day. The following morning it works again.

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I had vizio 55 inch from costco for two weeks. remote control stopped working just for first time. i removed batteries, pushed each button once. held down p,q,spacebar for 15sec. placed batteries back in. working again. for now

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

  • Julio Perez May 16, 2013

    Awesome!!! I've tried all the other solutions until I saw your post.. tried it and now it works!! woot woot!!!

  • Kris Waite Nov 07, 2013

    I cannot believe that actually worked! With the batteries out? How? Well, it did. Bizarre. So glad I didn't buy a new TV.

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My remote doesnt have tv buttons on it! so what do i do now?

Posted on Jun 16, 2012

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The problem is the remote that you received with the tv is built to operate multiple items. anyway there should be a button that says TV on the top or side of the remote usually. It is set to another mode and that is why mothing works except volume.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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#2 worked for me!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    Dale Mead Sep 17, 2012

    What's #2?

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I just tried the unplugging the TV suggestion and it worked. Thanks.

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For the Vizio remote that flips open (VRU10), press and hold the red circle "record" button and the green bar buttons for 5 seconds. This resets the remote.

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    I haven't used my remote In like a year because I thought it was broken. I was about to order a new one but thought let me see if I can fix it so I read about the green bar and the record button and I tried it.It started to work thank you for your helpful tips on vizio.

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I read this on another vizio problem report site: stick a piece of blue painters masking tape over the ir sensor on the tv. i was skeptical, thinking someone was having a chuckle but what could it hurt? i didn't have blue, so i tried a piece of plain brown masking tape. i placed over the 1/8x1/2 inch barely visable rectangle in the lower right hand corner of the frame on my M3D470KDE vizio. it has performed perfectly since. i believe there is a source of stray radiation of some kind in the room from some electronic device (router, computer, whatever). the tape must filter out this source and yet allow the remote infrared signal to get through. cheap and easy, and worth a try.

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Make sure none of the buttons are locked into a constant pushed in position; look closely at all the buttons. If this happens the remote will not respond to any other input. This happens, on occasion, with the CC button on my Vizio remote.

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THIS PAST WEEK, I HAD OCCASION TO USE MY VIZIO REMOTE(XRT 510) TO SWITCH FROM HDMI1 TO HDMI2. WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO DO SO. I HADN'T USED THE REMOTE FOR OVER A YEAR, ALWAYS USED REMOTE PROVIDED BY MY CABLE COMPANY. I REMOVED THE BATTERIES AND NOTICED THE TERMINALS TO THE PC BOARD HAD A BUILDUP OF A WHITE SUBSTANCE SIMILIAR TO THE BUILDUP IN CAR BATTERIES. I REMOVED THE COVER (VERY CAREFULLY) AND CLEANED THE TERMINALS.
I ADDED NEW BATTERIES, THE REMOTE NOW WORKS LIKE NEW. IF YOUR NOT USING REMOTE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, ALWAYS REMOVE THE BATTERIES. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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I have the Vizio e321vl remote. about 3/4 of the way from top to bottom I have a button for HDMI AV and TV. I just pushed the TV button and my remote worked again. I must have pushed it when I was not paying attention. thanks everyone

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I had a picture frame blocking the sensor button. Thank goodness my son looked in the manual for trouble shooting. Boy do I feel stupid.

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Reset the remote by power cycling it. Remove all batteries and press each button down and try using it after.

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Hi, I had the same problem. My vizio remote for my 42 inch 2 month old vizio also seemed to stop working. Here's what I did: My vizio remote (like most remote's nowadays) was designed for multiple components (tv, dvd, vcr, etc). All you need to do to make the remote work again is set it back to tv. Now, the confusing thing about vizio remotes is that they actually have TWO places where you can switch the remote to the appliance you want to control. One is on top of the remote, the other is on the BOTTOM. Switch it back to TV using the BOTTOM. My remote had stopped working because I had inadvently switched it to another component on the BOTTOM component switch.

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SOURCE: Vizio 47" Costco hdtv has red floating areas!

After posting this problem we did call Vizio. They sent out a repairman (had to wait over a week) who fixed it by: Replacing the LVDS cable and the main board. (Just like somebody on this blog wrote somewhere!) We also had just previously called our cable company who came out (also free) and checked our system only to find the cable running around the house to the tv needed replacing as it was sending zillions of errors. The red flowing problem (called "red pixilation") was due to the Vizio LVDS cable and main board being faulty from the factory.
Just want you out there in web land to know how to get your similar problem fixed!

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