VIZIO model numbers can be used to identify the manufacturing date with ease. Here are the steps to determine the manufacture date of a VIZIO:
Step 1: Locate the Serial Number And Model Number
The serial number and model number is usually located on a metal plate or sticker somewhere on the back.
The location of the serial number may vary depending on the type of device you are working with.
Some common places to look for the serial number include:
- On the back or side
- On the rim or stand
Step 2: Decoding Using The Model Number
VIZIO devices have both a serial and model number. They differ from most manufactures by including the year of manufacture in the model number.
- Look for a string of characters starting with a letter and followed by 3-4 characters, a dash and an alpha character.
- The alpha character immediately proceeding the dash is the character used to encode the date of manufacture of your VIZIO.
Step 3: Decode the Serial Number
Once you have identified the character in the correct position, you can use the following to decode the information:
- A = 2013
- B = 2014
- C = 2015
- D = 2016
- E = 2017
- F = 2018
- G = 2019
- H = 2020
- J = 2021
- K = 2022