We are all used to being comfortable in front of the TV and watching our favorite movies, news, sports, or TV shows. The TV provides us with a window to the outside world. You can sit at home and look at what’s happening in another country, state, or even space. However, if something goes wrong with the TV, you would be very disappointed. This can happen, since TV is an electronic equipment and things can go wrong with them. In this post, we will tell you what to do if your TV won’t turn on.
This has happened to all of us at some point. You’re watching your favorite show or movie and suddenly the TV just turns off. You try to turn it back on, but nothing happens. Don’t worry, there are a few things you may want to try before you give up hope on the TV. If this is a hardware problem, then you will have to send the TV for repair by contacting customer service. Below are a few things you should do if your TV won’t turn on. Hopefully, one of these works. Let’s give them a try.
There are a couple of things that you can do to check if the fault lies with the TV, or if there’s an issue elsewhere.
Don’t Use the Remote
The first thing you should do is try and switch on the TV using the inbuilt power switch. All TV sets come with a power switch and basic controls such as volume, menu, etc. Find this power switch and press it to check if the TV turns on this way. If it does turn on, then maybe your remote is dead. No need to worry though, you can just install new batteries on the remote and get going. If the remote is completely dead, hardware issue, then you can get a replacement remote. To check if the remote is dead, simply point the remote to your phone’s camera and press any button. If you see a white light in the viewfinder of your smartphone, then the remote is functional and maybe just low on battery.
Check connections to the TV
Make sure you check all the connections going to and from the TV. It is possible that the power cable could be loose or perhaps the extender may be faulty. Most of us connect the TV to a power extender. These things come with a fuse and it might be possible that the fuse blew due to high voltage. Check the power cord at both ends, perhaps it came loose while you were cleaning the house. Make sure the cord is snug at both ends and check for cuts or bad insulation. If the cord is bad, then get a replacement. Try turning on the TV now.
Check for Power
Check if the power outlet is working properly. Perhaps the outlet isn’t sending power to your TV. Connect another device such as your mobile phone or a lamp and see if it works. If not, then it is likely that there’s something wrong with the outlet. Get your electrician to replace the outlet. Once that’s done, plug back the TV and see if it turns on. Meanwhile, you could connect the TV to another power outlet
Check connected devices
It is likely that your TV may be connected to an external device such as a Blu-ray player, DVD player, sound system, etc. Sometimes, these devices can control the power for the TV. Check if the source of the problem lies with one of these devices.
Check if auto turn off is active
Most TVs come with an auto turn off feature that turns off the TV when it has been turned on for too long or if there hasn’t been any action by the user. Check if this feature is turned on. Some TVs also have a power saving mode where the TV turns off even if it’s being used. Other features that could turn off your TV include a turn off timer. Make sure that it isn’t turned on.