Question about Vizio VO47L 47 in. LCD TV
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.
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
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
My remote doesnt have tv buttons on it! so what do i do now?
Posted on Jun 16, 2012
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
I just tried the unplugging the TV suggestion and it worked. Thanks.
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
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.
Posted on May 03, 2014
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.
Posted on Jul 10, 2013
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.
Posted on Jan 27, 2013
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.
Posted on Oct 23, 2016
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
Posted on Jan 03, 2016
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.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
Reset the remote by power cycling it. Remove all batteries and press each button down and try using it after.
Posted on Sep 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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!
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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