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Vizio LCD 37 Inch Turns Off Randomly

I have a 2006 Vizio 37 inch LCD that has started to turn itself off randomly.

Sometimes its within a few seconds of me turning it on, other times its hours into the TV being on. Sometimes it turns off once and then is fine and other times it will turn itself off several times in a row.

I called Vizio and, of course, my warranty has expired. I reset the TV per their instructions and have changed power sources, but am still having the problem.

Anyone have any solutions for this? Thanks, in advance, for any help you can provide!

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  • rcjsr Jan 31, 2008

    exact same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • PSPilot Feb 23, 2008

    I'm having the same problem - TV randomly turns off and stays off after a time. This is a Visio 37" also with expired warrantee of course. The audio system also makes small clicking sound sometimes and if I cycle the power it will stop.

  • superseal Mar 13, 2008

    Have same problem, now tv wont power up manually or by remote. Can anyone help?

  • tammylol Mar 20, 2008

    vizio 42 in plasma that is turning itself off. It makes a clicking sound when it does it and after also. What is wrong

  • kiparis Apr 22, 2008

    I called Sony, Mine you can't turn it back on after you turn it off. I have to wait as least 1 day before it will come back on again (coolong time?). If you notice the power lite blinks in segments of 7. I call the Sony repair shop in my area he said it is a known problem and it would cost about 250 to 300 to fix PLUS 125.00 if they picked it up. I weighs 200 lbs. So for now I just turn off the cable box and not the TV, that will do until I buy a new plasma. Hope this helps.



    Kip

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    mine does the exact same thing

  • bobby152 Jul 04, 2008

    Same exact problem as described here in OttoinPDX Vizio 37 turns off to standby at various times. Will stay on if a fan blows on the back--so obviously some component fails from temperature. I'd be happy if I could just fuse the switch to be on permanently and use an external switch to turn on and off, but the internal switching of this set has me baffled.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same freakin problem and want to know if anyone thinks this can be an easy fix or if you need to take it in? I would hate to just toss a $2200 tv...

  • MAYORofLABEF Aug 08, 2008

    I have exact same problem - frustrating!!

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    same exact problem

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    My Vizio 37" LCD does the same thing. It randomly turns itself off. It is so frustrating.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    My TV has done this a few times. I'm not sure what causes it!

  • traugers Oct 13, 2008

    We have the 32 inch....

  • jll070489 Nov 22, 2008

    i have a 42 inches and it turns off after 30 mins that i let the tv rest, turned off, then after the 30 mins that pass the tv turns off, it doesnt turn off just that the screen and the sound goes off so what i do is that i turn it off then back on and it works, but it takes 5 to 10 mins to go blank again

  • azadejaz Mar 20, 2009

    It randomly turns itself off. After turning the switch on and off for several times, it comes back for a while and does it again.

  • Marysa Esqueda
    Marysa Esqueda Oct 24, 2013

    I have the same problem and called vizio my warranty is also out and I did what they said and it still does it. When it turns off the volume gets really loud then the picture glitches and freezes and it turns off then right back on. Sometimes it won't do it, sometimes once a day then sometimes many times a day. So frustrating!!

  • niell
    niell Oct 28, 2013

    same problem

  • Jacob Mattison
    Jacob Mattison Dec 04, 2013

    I thought it was a ghost!!!

  • Jacob Mattison
    Jacob Mattison Dec 04, 2013

    i thought it was a ghost

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I had a similar problem with my 32 inch plasma tv. I called vizio's
1 800 number and the guy said to unplug the tv from the wall and hold down the power button for a minute and then plug the tv back in outlet and turn on. And it works I guess from what I understood from his heavy accent was that the tv retains power and this resets it somehow. hope that was helpfull!!

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U r in RGB mode. It's the easiest fix ever. There is nothing wrong with ur board or power source. Hold the input button in and power up the TV. It's that simple I promise u....

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Unplug everything from the tv: hdmi, pc, cable, and power, then hold the power button on the tv down for like 30 Mississippi seconds and then reconnect power, turn tv on. then one by one plug everything back in.

it worked for me

i was turning my tv on and off for hours then i compiled all that info and tried it.

oh and when your doing all this try to think of a way to save some money to buy a new NON vizio tv.

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Go into the menu of your dish or cable find the setup and go into audio setup beleive it or not it will work change the dolby digital to pcm only and boom ur prob is solved had the same problem company was no help thank god im an electronics guru

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Problem Solved!!! I recently had same problem just because I got a new wireless router and I didn't set a new password in the TV. After that the TV just shut off by it self every 10-20 minute. Then I tried to reset the it by go MENU> HELP> Clear Memory (Factory Default) After it reboot then set a new router Admin Id & password. And that's it. No more self shutting off. Hope this will help you guys.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012

  • Ace65 Dec 02, 2012

    I reset my router for my home network and Vizio TV started to power off every 10 minutes. I re-entered the router password on my TV and the problem was solved! Thanks ohmlink!! Everyone who has this issue should make sure your network password is correct in the TV.

  • Ace65 Dec 02, 2012

    When I reset my router for my home network my Vizio TV began to power off every 10 minutes. I re-entered the router password on the TV and the problem was solved! Thanks ohmlink. Everyone who is having this issue should make sure the router password is correct and the network is working.

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I had the same problem with MY Vzio L32 randomly powering itself on and off. The problem Is U26 on the main board. Solder a 10K resister to pins 2 and 3.


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  • kelly1788 Mar 13, 2011

    I have a 37" vizio it was turning its self off after being turned on, Found out through tec support that it was in RGB mode.... a miss hit of the remote button......... what that does .... as explained to me , the tv becomes a monitor and was looking for an innput signal after not finding one , it turns itself off , or puts its self to sleep.. All you have to do to fix it is hold the INPUT button in while turning on the POWER button on the side of the TV.

  • rhrichmond Apr 30, 2011

    Your a genius - I couldn't do it with the buttons on the side - but managed to do it with the remote - Thanks.

  • natmcf
    natmcf Mar 22, 2012

    I tried your advice with the Input button & it works! so far so good the tv hasn't shut off by itself -i'll keep my fingers crossed that the problems solved. thanx much- you may have saved me from taking the Tv in to get repaired!

  • eliagraphics
    eliagraphics Oct 28, 2012

    could you explain this further. I have no idea what that means, and am dieing to find out how to fix this darn tv.

  • Jonas Pelters
    Jonas Pelters Oct 26, 2013

    your awesome.well done

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Solution: A new wifi extender, or a new or reset wireless modem or router in the range of the TV will cause this problem. Disconnect the TV from wifi, then reconnect manually and this will solve the problem. If you are not comfortable manually setting up the wifi connection you can reset the TV to factory settings and go through the setup process but you will also need to re-program the remote control again. (look in your manual to find instructions).

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DO NOT BUY A VIZIO, THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE STINKS. HAPPENED TO ME BUT SINCE I DON'T HAVE MY RECEIPT FROM 6 MONTHS AGO THEY WON'T DO ****. THE RESET THEY TELL YOU TO DO WON'T WORK

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    eliagraphics Oct 28, 2012

    I couldn't agree more, they're horrible. I'll never by a Vizio ever again.

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Had the same problem, it wound up being the cable box, unplug the hdmi from the cable box and try and see if the problem still occurs on a dvd player or xbox

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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This could be a main board or power board issue. replacing main board and/or power board should resolve this problem.

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