Originally Posted by tubesguy3
Thanks, but that didn't work either. No response at all.
Before starting, make sure that the tablet is powered off. Not just in sleep mode. If you're getting something on the display when it's plugged in, then do this while it's plugged in. You can do this with the charging cable plugged directly into the tablet, not on the cradle. This way, you know for sure that it's completely powered down and not stuck in sleep mode.
Press & hold both the UP and DOWN volume buttons at the same time. You may find it easier to hold the tablet in the landscape position on a table or on your lap while you hold down both buttons.
Next press and hold the power button until the tablet buttons light up. This could take up to a minute, not the 2-3 seconds as some people say, especially with the issues you're having. Just keep all 3 pressed until you see the buttons light up. It might take longer than a minute to happen, and when they do immediately let go of the power button ONLY. Keep holding down both the UP and DOWN volume buttons. You only have a second to do this other wise the tablet will continue boot up as normal and you will have to start again from step one.
After a bit of holding down both volume keys the screen will show the Vizio logo. Then the logo will change to a TRIANGLE with an exclamation mark.
Now you can let go of the volume buttons.
Tap the home button to pop up the boot recovery menu (it will look like small text on a black background). Follow the instructions to reset your tablet. Pressing the up/down volume buttons allow you to scroll up and down the list. A quick press on the power button will accept your selection. There should be an option for factory reset.
99% of the time, this works. Sometimes people don't hold the buttons down long enough or they forget to let go of the power button.
After trying this, if it still doesn't work, you can try reseting it through your PC. By the way, the tablet is the cheapest made tablet in history. Any other smartphone, tablet, iPhone, etc will operate exactly how the tablet operates.