Blue Tint can take over your Vizio TV screen for many reasons, we have some solutions to fix the blue tint before taking the TV to the repair shop!
This guide will give you some tips on how to remove the blue tint from your Vizio TV picture.
How do I fix the blue tint on my Vizio TV?
- Unplug your Vizio TV and wait 60 seconds
- Update your Vizio TV Firmware
- Change your input/source to see if the issues persist
- Check your Picture Color settings
- Consider the possibility of backlight failures
- Contact Vizio Support
Above, is a brief outline of this article, now let’s get into further details about each step.
Method 1: Soft Reset your Vizio TV (All Vizio Models)
Unplugging your Vizio TV will perform a soft reset/power cycle
Unplug your Vizio TV and wait 60 seconds before plugging it back in.
What does unplugging your Vizio TV do?
Unplugging your Vizio TV for around 60 seconds, it performs a soft reset of the system. This restart allows any updates that have been downloaded in the background to successfully install and start, and it also clears the system cache.
Performing the soft reset can help resolve the blue tint issue if it is a software problem that is causing picture issues.
Method 2: Update your Vizio TV firmware
Keeping your TV firmware on the latest version can help in preventing issues Vizio TV blue tint issues from arising over time.
The Vizio TV software should automatically update if it is connected to the internet either through Ethernet or a WIFI connection.
Sometimes updates can be missed or an installation can be interrupted and cause issues with your TV.
Old Vizio firmware or a partial firmware installation could cause the blue tint screen problem.
We strongly recommend that you update your Vizio TV firmware.
This can ensure that you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.
Keeping your Vizio TV updated with regular updates improves your viewing experience and gives you better security & privacy protection.
How to update your Vizio TV Software
Assuming your TV is already turned on, hit the MENU button on the remote.
Now you will see the menu interface appear. Select SYSTEM and then choose CHECK FOR UPDATES
Method 3: Change your selected input device/source
Another potential quick fix for blue tint issues on Vizio TVs is checking the other input devices/sources.
You can change the input device or source by pressing the “Input” button on the Vizio remote as shown in the image below.
Once you have pressed this button you are shown a list of available inputs. Inputs are the devices that are connected to your Vizio TV. This could be a DVD player, Cable Box, Firestick .etc
You should navigate through all of your inputs to see if the blue tint issue is still present when you change through the different inputs.
If the blue tint is only present on 1 or more of your inputs but the image displays normally on others then this would suggest that your TV is fine, it may limit the issue to an external device (like those listed above) or alternatively an input device I/O issue.
What is an input device I/O issue?
I/O stands for input/output – it generally refers to the different ports on your TV like, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, USB.etc. It is not uncommon for a port to become damaged or unusable after prolonged use or an extended period of plugging and unplugging cables into the same port.
I/O Input issue example:
The blue tint is only present on HDMI 2 – When you switch the device connected to HDMI 2 – the blue tint is still present.
This would suggest that you have a damaged HDMI 2 port.
Method 4: Check your Vizio TV Picture Settings
Although it is unlikely that your picture settings are causing the blue Tint issue, it only takes a few minutes to check.
Method 5: Back Lighting Failure (Generally occurs in older Vizio TVs)
A blue screen can be a common issue on older Vizio LED TVs when the blue light eventually bleaches the yellow phosphor, eventually, this will turn the LED screen blue.
How to prevent Vizio backlight failure
If you are not yet at the stage of failure, it is worthwhile reducing the brightness of your TV. When you initially purchase a Vizio TV from your local electronics store, the brightness level can often already be set to 100. This excessive brightness can lead to issues over time.
Option 1: Call your local electronic repair store
If you believe that a backlight failure may be the cause of the blue tint on your Vizio TV, it may be time to call your local electronic store so that they can diagnose the issue.
We recommend that you perform your due diligence when selecting a local store for repairs, check their Google Reviews, and possibly get a secondary quote.
Should I replace or fix my Vizio TV?
It is also worth considering just buying a new TV if you believe that your TV needs repairing. Factor in the age of your Vizio TV and the quoted cost of repairs, and it may be more economical in the long run to just purchase a new TV, with older TVs, other issues may arise over time.
The costs of screen pairs for Vizio TV can range from $125-$500 on average.
If your TV is more than a few years old then you can likely get a brand-new TV with comparable or better features.
Another thing to consider is that with a new TV, you’ll get a warranty period of at least 1 year.
Option 2: Repair the Vizio TV backlight failure yourself!
To the braver Vizio owners, you always have the option of repairing the TV unit yourself.
Be aware that you should do this, you should be aware of the risk of causing more damage to your TV and potentially invalidating your warranty (If your TV is newer and still covered)
Contact Vizio Support
If none of our tips have helped in resolving the Vizio TV screen blue tint issue, then it might be time to consider contacting Vizio support as you may have a defective TV unit.
Vizio may be able to advise you of other things to try or help diagnose the route cause of the issues.
I would strongly recommend contacting Vizio before you consider any other fixes that may invalidate your warranty or cause further damage to your Vizio TV.
Having a blue-tinted Vizio screen can be an annoyance and unfortunately, the fixes range from quick and easy to long-winded and potentially expensive.
We hope this article helped you uncover the root cause of the Vizio blue tint.