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Black screen with functioning Backlight and screen

My screen went black with a functioning backlight model vizio d32h-d1 . I first plugged it in it worked fine and I began to link it to my wifi network. The display worked fine I was messing around with the settings when I accidentally clicked on a "screen overlay" setting and since then the display turns on but is completely black with a backlight. I cannot access the menu I have tried various inputs my laptop through hdmi 1 & 2, casting, amazon fire stick, chrome cast stick, and nothing seems to affect it. I cannot see the menu or any feature on the screen. I tried the soft reset and unplugging it holding power for 30 seconds and turning it back on nothing changes.

Is there any other method for resetting? Can i unscrew the back and manually factory reset somehow? I’m not afraid of messing around with the hardware i’ve built a few computers I just know nothing about tv’s. please let me know if you can help thanks!

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You could try this. Refers to screen muting.

Generally speaking, the black screen with backlight only is a very common symptom for Vizio Tvs with a failed main board and or corrupted firmware. Just not sure how that would come from messing with settings though.


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Thanks Joel its confusing me because it was working just fine.I scrolled through display settign and accidentally hit screen overlay. maybe the hardware happened to malfunction as i hit the menu option but it seems unlikely. Does anyone know of a way to flash reset the tv with say a usb drive? or something i can do manually from unscrewing the back?


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