Sometimes Vizio sound bar lights start flashing up and down. Your sound bar will not work and you may be wondering whether it is a hardware or software problem.
Vizio sound bars come with many controls allowing you to customize the settings according to your liking. These settings sometimes go wrong or cause an issue in your sound bar.
If your Vizio sound bar is also flashing up and down, you may be facing some problems like no sound or something like that.
This problem can happen with all the Vizio sound bars but all of them will not encounter the same issue if the lights are flashing up and down.
Why Vizio Soundbar Lights Flashing?
There is more than one possible reason why your Vizio soundbar is flashing lights up and down. For example, the soundbar is in pairing mode and searching for nearby devices.
However, in such a case, the lights go off after 15 seconds. Other causes include the demo mode, wrong settings, system error or loose connection. Apply the following tricks to resolve these issues.
How to Solve the Lights Flashing Up and Down on the Vizio Soundbar?
First of all, keep in mind that there is no hardware issue. The issue is only with settings. Then, try the following solutions.
1. Restart the Soundbar
An effective trick is to turn OFF and then back ON your Vizio soundbar. It sometimes solves the issue but mostly not.
You can try the next step. Unplug your soundbar from the power source and wait for 30-60 seconds. Then, connect the power source back again.
2. Check the Connection Cables
The connection cables of your soundbar may be loose. Therefore, it is flashing lights because of the poor connection.
So, make sure that the cables are plugged firmly into the source device such as a TV. Disconnect the cable and then connect again.
3. Ensure Adequate Power
Inadequate power supply or frequent disconnections can also cause the issue of blinking lights. So, make sure that the power cord is plugged tightly into the power outlet.
Moreover, connect your Vizio soundbar to a different power outlet. Check the circuit breaker and reset if it is tripped.
4. Change the Settings
You may have recently changed any settings. The wrong settings can also lead to such an issue. Hence, manually restore the changes you made the last time the lights started flashing up and down.
5. Get Out of the Demo Mode
Demo mode is used to show the features of the device to the customers. In this situation, the device makes sounds or blinks light but other buttons do not work.
Hence, you should get out of the demo mode on your soundbar. There are four different ways for this. The easiest method is to find the “Demo Mode” option in the SmartCast app and disable it.
Other methods require pressing some combination keys. Press the Input+Bluetooth or Input+Volume Up or Input+Volume Down buttons for 10-15 seconds or until all LEDs blink white 4 times.
5. Restore Factory Settings
If all the above solutions do not work, you will need to restore your Vizio sound bar. Resetting will erase all the settings you made but your sound bar will be working again. Read our guide to reset the Vizio sound bar.
Don’t worry if your Vizio soundbar lights flash up and down. The issue is related to software and can be solved very easily. You just need to follow the instructions mentioned in this guide.