questionshas anyone else had hdmi ports die on their vizio…

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Actually not with a vizio, but with a different brand. It took me a few trys to realize that one of my cables had somehow managed to get a slight bend in the connector to allow it to not make the connection right. I only figured it out when I wiggled the connection and got a moment of pass thru.

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I've got a 32" and a 22" Vizio, and no problems with either. They're both 3-5 years old.

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I had all HDMI ports on a Sony TV die. I think it was the result of a power surge through the coaxial cable (since I had the TV power plugged into a protector but not the cable). It was still under warranty - the guy replaced something inside the TV and now they all work again.

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@ihatedealswoot: I thought maybe it was the cable too, bought new ones and it only worked if I moved to a new port. Then the new one died, then same thing, over and over. :(

@okham: I have 3, a 22", a 42" and a 47" and this is the only problem I've had, and it was after I moved it - so don't move them!!! :)

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@benyust2: Thanks for that tip, I had thought about that as being an option as to what happened but wasn't sure if it was actually possible. I believe the surge protector I have has a spot for the coax, but the ex did not have it running through there so I didn't do it when I moved the tv up there. I will find another cable run that through tonight!

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I have a 47" led vizio in the bedroom and have not had this problem at all, its been moved a few times as well.

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@lmensor: Yeah, after that happened, I made sure not to connect it again without using the surge protector. I guess those coaxial ports on the surge suppressor are there for a reason!

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I don't own a Vizio, but I run all my connections through a surge suppressor and have had no problems. :::knocks on wood:::

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I have a Vizio 60 led. Had problems with the HDMI ports saying "No Signal" Here is the fix. Unplug the tv and disconnect all devices from the HDMI ports. Now hold down the power on button on the TV for 30 seconds. Make sure the power is off all the devices you are connecting to the TV. Connect the HDMI cables back into the HDMI ports on the TV. Plug the TV back into the wall Power Outlet. All ports should now work again. Good Luck!

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@bowlenj: thank you!!! that worked perfectly
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bowlenj you are the man!!! That just saved me a couple hundred bucks!

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@bowlenj: O-M-G!!! That worked! I can't believe it. I called Vizio and they were stumped. They said I'd have to replace the main board! You ARE da MAN! Now for fixing my wifi. I think that will be a module replacement, that possibly I can do myself. Thanks again! This internet thingy is great!

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@msh9475: Spoke too soon. It only lasts for a couple of minutes. I've done it twice and then it stops working a couple of minutes later. Sigh.

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I have a Vizio 47" I've had it over 5 yrs. one night after a storm, one of my HDMI plugs which was connected to cable box does not work.

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Same deal with my Vizio 55". HDMI ports stopped working. The TV says NO Signal. If you shut the tv off for a while it will work for a while but then go back to NO Signal. Sometime its sooner then later. Other times the tv will run for hours. Tried switching ports and I could not even get the other ports to work at all.

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@bowlenj That did it. Thanks. That was clutch

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@bowlenj: You are a genius. I have been searching for an answer to this, had Vizio on the phone, online, and they still couldn't give me such simple and meaningful information. I've had this problem for a while now and your simple answer gave me back my television. THANK YOU!!!

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Thanks, I have been down to 1 Hdmi port for 3 months and it started acting weird last night starting with no sound. Did this and all 4 ports are working again.

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I just tried that fix and it didn't work but I'm trying again. My HDMI ports are so messed up that each time I turn on the tv I have to scan through and pick the right port for what I want to do and even if the cable box is plugged into port 1 it may work only on port 3! Sometimes there is no signal and sometimes no sound.

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@bowlenj: Just tried this with my roommate on his 32 inch Vizio. He got it in either 08 or 09, first time we had an issue was today. Tried your remedy and now both xbox and PlayStation work now. Thank you, you unsung hero of the internet!!!

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Bowlen,
You're the man. It worked for me also. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Regards,
Jim Stone

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@bowlenj: Initially, I was a bit skeptical of the fix you described, but I gave it a shot and it actually worked! Thanks for providing us with a clear, concise, and correct solution. Vizio should really include this information in the owner's manual.

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@bowlenj: Breh omg. That worked like crazy. Like i can't even right now.
My TV is a 32 Inch Vizio(can't think of the proper model name), LCD. I got it way back in 2011 and all of a sudden the second HDMI Port just failed and stop receiving the data sent by my game consoles.
You are a life-saver. #SelfTechSupport

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Just found this thread and it worked on my vizio 50“ 4k! Thanks!

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Amazing! Worked perfectly!! Thank you!

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Awesome, worked GREAT!! Thank you!!!

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to answer, "Has this happened to you?" Yes, and on two different Vizio TVs. The reset for 30 seconds thing did not work for me and I ended up having to replace the main boards. I am becoming very disenchanted with HDMI ports because they seem trouble prone and unreliable

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I have this problem, but only with the HDMI feed from my DirectTV receiver. I turn the TV and satellite receiver on, see the "no signal" message, then unplug/plug-in the HDMI cable. Everything works fine until I turn the TV off; I have to repeat the process every time I turn on the TV.

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I am glad that the @bowlenj answer worked for so many people, but it did not work for me.

I have a Vizio 55". Had it for several years, no problem, then while I am watching Google Fiber on HDMI 1, the screen goes blank. I first thought there was a Google Fiber feed issue, but as I tried my DVD player on HDMI 2, and my Amazon Firestick on HDMI 3, and my Roku 3 on HDMI 4, "No Signal" on all HDMI choices.

I tried Netflix through the Vizio SmartTV (no HDMI needed), and that worked fine. So basically everything on the TV looks like it is working fine, including selecting which HDMI input you want to use, just nothing is coming through on any HDMI path.

I was puzzled that the instructions indicated to hold the power button for 30 seconds with the TV unplugged. I thought, "How could that do anything," so I tried it as instructed and I also tried it after plugging the TV back into the power outlet.

Nothing worked for me. Any other ideas? Thank you.

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I'm in the same boat. I have a 55" Vizio smart tv. Seems like I have Had problems with it ever since I got it. Two of my four Hdmi ports stopped working and my sound/speakers went out. Fortunately I was able to get a sound bar and run my sound through that. I called Vizio they walked me through every possible fix solution and nothing worked. Come to find out I was about 45 days out of warranty so they were done with me. They referred me to their tv repair company which was going to cost me a minimum of $375. Not sure if it's really worth it next time I'm buying a Samsung!

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BowlenJ gave me the fix I needed. I was told there was not a repair person in my area. I was going to need to get a new tv. I tried this and it worked. Thanks

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I had the same issue with my Vizio 42 inch tTV.At first it was sound would nit work, but I had the picture. I would pull out HDMI cables and plug back in, turn TV and cable box on and off. Eventually I would get sound back. I recently changed cable boxes to all digital the only problem is Vizio tTV.Howwevr I do sometime have same issue on Sylvania Tv in bedroom, but it fixes easily by unplugging and plugging back HDMI cables. The Vizio TV takes longer. But I am able to fix it by siwthcing cables, unplugging and plugging HDMI cables and turning off TV and cable box and turning them back on. I figure the connection gets loose or dust. Its will work fine for months then back to no connection. Play with HDMi cables and it works fine.