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From adversity comes wisdom ....or just dumb luck...

September 25, 2022 10:12AM
So Friday both my vizio tv's received a
firmware update, or should I say a bad firmware
update.
Both tv's nothing, nada, powered on, light blue/black screen only.

A PTSD kicker inner ( not kidding I do have it) for sure.
Pissed
Called Geek Guys, they wanted $250. per tv to send them back to vizio to flash the motherboard.
More Pissed

Against all odds
called Vizio and they called back in one minute!!!!!!!!
Got a tech in Manila
Explained the situation.
"Yep, your not the first"
" I'm not suppose to tell u this but".
So if ya have a smart tv and get s bad firmware
update here's what to do:

1. Unplug tv
2. Hold down power button for 5 seconds
Power button will blink or stay on???
3. Plug tv back in
4. Do "NOT" touch anything until the tv is back on and working.
(Mine restarted in SmartCast)
5. Will take 5-10 minutes

Defaults to the previous firmware setting.
$500 bucks for that....,,.....no wonder things are in the shape they are.
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  From adversity comes wisdom ....or just dumb luck...

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