Vizio TV No Signal Issue, HDMI, All Inputs? Quick Fix!!

Are you experiencing no signal even after selecting the correct input and checking the cable on your Vizio TV, would like to get rid of the no signal screen and fix it?

As we all have encountered a no signal message on our TVs, earlier when we used antennas, the reason was quite different, as it was a result of improper alignment of antenna, but now with smart TVs, there are many other possible reasons.

As for my Vizio smart TV, it was working fine and giving me balanced performance, but I started to encounter the No Signal error, and I almost checked everything, but nothing seemed to work.

Vizio TV No Signal Error Message
Vizio TV No Signal Message

After getting irritated I buckled up and started researching about it and going through several support forums, official guides, and social sites to discover that it was a common problem. There were numerous Vizio TV users who were experiencing the same problem.

In most cases, there are only three situations that cause a TV to say “No Signal”, either the wrong input has been selected, the HDMI input and output are not connected correctly, or the TV has glitched temporarily.

There is good news in that the “No Signal” issue can be easily solved by following a few steps regardless of whether it occurs on all inputs or only a particular HDMI.

This guide has been compiled from multiple sources I found while researching this issue with my Vizio smart TV, and by the end of this guide, you will know what this error means, why it occurs, and what you need to do to fix it.

What does no signal on TV mean?

What Is No Signal On Vizio TV

Inactive signals or errors that occur when there is no input signal are generally caused by incorrect controls at the input select switch or because there is no input source.

Make sure all input options are tried slowly, waiting a couple of seconds after each change in input to see if anything is visible.

A source is necessary in order to watch anything on your Vizio TV, other than the built-in apps available on the Android versions of the smart TV, almost all other scenarios require an external streaming device, such as Roku, Firestick, Google TV stick, Chromecast or other streaming devices.

For this reason, a proper HDMI connection must be made, and the TV must be tuned to the correct input source.

Why Does My Vizio TV Say No Signal?

While it was the faulty HDMI cable in my case, here are all the possible causes of a No Signal error message on your Vizio Smart TV.

  1. Incorrect input selected on the TV.
  2. Faulty HDMI Cable or Ports.
  3. Temporary glitch on TV.
  4. The source device is powered off.

These were all the possible reasons which can lead to the no signal issue on Vizio smart tv.

Moreover, the most reported scenarios where no signal errors come along with are as follows:

  • No Signal On HDMI Input 
  • No Signal On All Input

How do you fix a Vizio TV when it says no signal?

Vizio TV No Signal Issue Fix

According to Vizio TV users and official sources, the No Signal issue occurs due to an incorrect input source being selected on the TV, faulty HDMI ports or the source being unplugged can be remedied by inspecting the HDMI cable along with the ports and ensuring the correct input source has been selected on the TV.

Nevertheless, there can be other minor issues that may be causing it, such as a temporary glitch with the TV, hidden input, or renamed input based on the connected device.

In the following paragraphs, I have explained the possible fixes that you need to do, and if they are followed one by one, the No Signal issue with your Vizio TV will be resolved. I have also included the two most common scenarios so that if you encounter them, you can directly follow the specific steps to resolve them.

Here are the things which you need to do in order to fix the no signal issue on your Vizio TV.

Inspect HDMI Cables, Port, and Source Input

Inspect HDMI Cable, Ports, Source

First and foremost, you must make sure your HDMI cables, Coaxial cables, ports, and source inputs are all in perfect working order and configured correctly with respect to your TV and source, such as Roku, Xbox, Firestick, Chromecast, PS4, etc.

After a long time of use, old HDMI cables can become weak and loose, potentially causing the no signal issue.

After you have inspected and replugged the cables carefully, you should switch between the input sources manually to verify the connection is established.

Perform Power Cycle on TV and Input Source

After you have taken the above steps, you will need to perform a proper power cycle on your TV and connected sources.

There are times when the input-source connection gets glitched and doesn’t work properly, resulting in a no signal message on the television screen. In this case, you need to manually power cycle the television.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Remove the source from the power plug directly. 
  2. After that remove the power cable of your TV directly from the wall.
  3. Now, wait for 2-3 minutes and plug the TV into the power socket first followed by the source.
  4. Once this gets done, turn on the TV and wait for a few seconds before you start switching the input source.

By doing this, any temporary glitch that might be causing the connection issue will be removed and you will not see any signal issue after it.

Fortunately, in my case, it was a temporary glitch that caused a signal issue on my Vizio TV that was resolved after executing a proper power cycle.

After that is done, if the above steps didn’t solve the issue for you, you can go through the next steps one by one.

Switch the HDMI port 

Switch HDMI Ports

There are several HDMI ports on Vizio smart TVs, they are numbered HDMI 1, 2, 3, and so on.

Observing the port gives us the impression that it is in good working order and does not have any issues, but in reality, individual ports get malfunctioned without anything to do on our end, which causes your Vizio TV not to recognize the connected HDMI cable, and the connection issue will occur.

It is, therefore, better to switch the input source and confirm that your TV is getting a proper signal by switching input sources.

Note: If you have another HDMI cable or a brand new latest HDMI cable, you can also try switching.

Unhide Input Settings 

If the required input port is hidden on your TV, don’t worry. It could have just been changed by accident, in which case it can be removed.

To unhide your input port:

  • Select the Menu key on the remote control of your Vizio TV.
  • Vizio TVs with newer systems can be selected via System. Those with older systems should select Input Settings.
  • Press OK when you have reached the input you want to connect to.
  • Turn on the Hide from Input List option and confirm that it’s selected as Visible.

Verify Source Input Name

Source inputs can also change their names based on connected sources in addition to being hidden.

Since some devices will rename the input in conjunction with the TV. Your device may be referred to by its name instead of HDMI 1 (for example, an Xbox, PlayStation, or a satellite). If so, you simply need to choose that input. ​​​​​​​

Contact Vizio Support

Finally, if none of the above methods work, you must contact official Vizio support as a hardware malfunction might be to blame.

While hardware issues are rare, they cannot be ruled out first ensure you have tried all the above steps one by one carefully and only then contact the official support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my Vizio TV to HDMI without a remote?

If you don’t have a remote, you can use the power button on the back of your screen (behind the lower-left corner of your screen). It may seem daunting, but if you hit it rapidly more than once, it acts as an input selector. With this, you will see the available input sources.

How do I reset my HDMI port?

Replugging the HDMI source and power cycling your TV is the same as resetting the HDMI input port of your TV.
In other words, to reset the HDMI port on your Vizio TV, unplug the primary power source for about 2-3 minutes while replugging the input cable.

How To Fix Vizio tv retrieving data then no signal issue?

According to various Vizio TV support forums, an HDMI cable can be the main culprit if your Vizio TV is working with some devices but not others like Roku, Firestick, or Google TV stick, as reported by various users. They did get an adaptor called “mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable”, which plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and can fix this issue.

Why is my Vizio HDMI not working?

Vizio TVs only have a few situations that can cause the HDMI to not play or not be recognized, such as when the wrong input is selected, when input is hidden or renamed, or when the HDMI cable or port malfunctions.

Does Vizio tv keep losing HDMI signal?

You might find that the HDMI port on your TV or source is loose or the HDMI cable is damaged if your Vizio TV continuously loses HDMI signals.

How do I get my Vizio TV to recognize HDMI?

Ensure the input option is not hidden, the input source name has not been changed, the source is powered on, and the HDMI connection between the TV and source is working correctly.