Vizio TV No Sound (Try This Quick Fix FIRST!)

Most Vizio TVs eventually have the same problem: the sound doesn’t work.

There are countless cases of Vizio TV owners claiming to have experienced this issue, with some claiming it’s been a problem for years!

Fortunately, there is a fast fix that should help about 80% of Vizio TVs that are having sound issues.

How To Fix A Vizio TV With No Sound

If your Vizio TV doesn’t have sound, you must reset it. Disconnect your TV from the wall and wait one minute. While the device is unplugged, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then, wait a minute and reconnect your TV’s power cable.  The TV will softly reboot, and the sound should work again!

Unplug your TV from the Wall

A common method for fixing no sound on your Vizio TV is to unplug it from the wall outlet, although it may seem relatively obvious.

Make sure to wait the full minute before plugging it back in, or else it won’t work properly.

While the TV is unplugged, find and hold the power button on your TV for 30 seconds, which is typically located near the bottom or back of the TV.

NOTE: You must hold the power button on your TV, and not the remote control for this to work properly.

This will cause your TV to perform a soft reset and use up any remaining battery life, which is more effective than simply turning your TV off and on.

After 60 seconds, reconnect the TV’s power cord, and the sound should work without any issues.

Power cycling should help most of you, but we have a few other fixes worth trying if it hasn’t.

Make sure your TV isn’t muted

This should be another rather obvious fix, but you never know.

Maybe your kid or pet hit the mute button by mistake…

Maybe your remote control isn’t working correctly…

Regardless, double-check the volume on your TV to see if it’s unmuted by pressing the volume buttons, and mute button.

This simple audio setting could save you a lot of time and effort if it fixes the problem!

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Update your Vizio TV’s software

If you haven’t updated the software on your Vizio Smart TV in a while, the sound issue may actually be a software issue, caused due to outdated software.

That’s one of the many reasons to make sure you’re using the latest software update.

When your Vizio TV is connected to the internet, it should automatically scan and install software updates when they release.

But if that isn’t the case, you’ll want to update your TVs software manually:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Check for Updates from the menu.

NOTE: While you’re in this menu, you can check for updates manually.

Use a different HDMI port

Another simple fix worth trying is to switch the HDMI port you’re using on your Vizio TV.

There are usually multiple HDMI ports on the TV so if one isn’t producing any sound, one of the other ports might.

Testing a different HDMI port on an Vizio TV.

Also, be sure the HDMI cable is all the way in the port.

Try a different HDMI cable

If switching the HDMI port didn’t work, you should try using a different HDMI cable.

This is a common fix if your television has no signal, but it works just as well for sound issues.

Testing a different HDMI cable on an Vizio TV.

This solution fixed my most sound issue, so it’s certainly worth a try!

NOTE: If you don’t have a spare HDMI cable laying around, you can come back to this step later. There’s no sense in spending a few bucks on a new cord if you don’t have to!

Factory reset your Vizio TV

Factory resetting your TV will restore it to the settings it had when you first purchased it. While your account settings and apps will be deleted, it should help fix your sound issue.

With a remote

  1. Turn the TV on.
  2. Press the Settings icon on your remote.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Reset & Admin from the menu.
  5. Click Reset TV to Factory Defaults.

Your TV will automatically restart and display the setup screen as if you just bought the TV.

Without a remote

  1. Find the power button (located on the back or bottom of the TV).
  2. Turn the TV on.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.

If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to find the menu option using the control panel buttons.

  1. Open the Settings/Menu.
  2. Select System.
  3. Choose Reset & Admin from the menu.
  4. Click Reset TV to Factory Defaults.

Contact Vizio TV Support

If you’ve tried all of the troubleshooting fixes above and still have sound problems, it’s time to contact Vizio’s support team.

They’re available seven days a week, from 8 AM to 8 PM CST, and can be contacted in a few different ways:

  • Call: 1-844-254-8087
  • Live Chat: Chat Now

NOTE: The shortest wait times are Monday – Friday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Check Your Vizio TV Warranty

You should check if you have a warranty if you’ve exhausted all of the options above with no luck.

When you click the link, you’ll have to enter a few pieces of information so they can determine whether or not your warranty covers it.

It’s worth a try — they even offer in-home services for specific issues.

Final thoughts

No matter what brand you’re using, Vizio included, you will run into issues at one point or another.

For sound issues like we’ve covered in this post, try these troubleshooting fixes in order:

  1. Unplug your TV from the wall for one minute.
  2. Make sure your TV isn’t muted.
  3. Update your Vizio TV’s software.
  4. Use a different HDMI port.
  5. Try a different HDMI cable.
  6. Factory reset your Vizio TV.
  7. Contact Vizio Support.
  8. Check your Vizio Warranty.

If all else fails, you can try external speaker as a workaround, but that could be as expensive as a brand-new TV.

Hope you found the article useful in fixing your sound issues! If you’re running into issues where your television has sound but no picture, this guide will help you out.