Samsung TV won’t turn on? this is the complain from few of the Samsung TV users. although Samsung is a huge name in the market, it is still an electronic gadget that can show the signs of failure as a gadget over time like any other device.
Over the years, many Samsung TV owners claimed that their Samsung TV wouldn’t turn on sometimes or stopped working midway.
Well, there is no need to worry. This issue can be resolved with a few easy steps.
The first thing anyone would do is turn it off and then turn it on. There is a quick reset guide to follow:
- Remove the power cord from the outlet.
- And press the power button on the TV for 10 seconds.
- Release the power button and plug in the power cord.
- Press the power button on the TV to turn it on.
When these steps are followed, there will be three types of indicators to display the problem. Obviously, you’ll be facing only one of these indications-
If the standby light is red and flashing, then it’s a power supply issue If the light is not working at all, then it is the power issue, and if the light is green and your TV still won’t turn on then it’s a panel related issue.
Possible reasons behind your Samsung TV won’t turn on.
Before you jump to conclusions and assume that there is a technical error, you need to check your device for any hardware damage, which can cause permanent damage to your device and prevent it from turning on.
There are a few possible reasons for the issue you are facing:
1.Standby mode- there are possibilities that your device is on standby mode, and you panicked for no reason. If you are able to see a red light indicator on your Samsung TV, but the screen is off, then your device is on standby mode; you can fix it by pressing the power button on the TV or on the remote control.
2.Faulty remote control- if your power button is not working, then there can be some issues with the remote control. Try changing the batteries, and if it still doesn’t work, then you can always install the official remote app on your mobile phone.
If this way also leads to a dead end, then you may need to try other steps.
3.Broken socket- you might not think about it, but it can be a common problem to have a faulty socket; you should always try different sockets to know if the problem is with the device or not.
What to do when your Samsung TV won’t turn on
As we discussed before, there can be hardware issues that you might be able to fix on your own with a bit of help, but when things are out of your expertise, then you should contact a professional.
You already know what standby mode is and how to exit it in order to use your television.
But what would you do if your device is in standby mode, but you are not able to exit it even after trying to turn your TV off and on?
If you see dual lights, red and green- the indicator is green and then turns red; this basically indicates the fault in the panel, which you can’t fix on your own. In this case, the lights can switch from red to green and to red again, but your TV won’t turn on. You need to contact professionals to run tests and repair them.
Unplug the Samsung TV from the wall
Unplug your device and wait for 60 seconds. Now in the meantime, hold the power button on your TV for minimum 30 seconds. This process would help in removing any power residue and resetting your device to use again.
This trick can work most of the time, but you need to read further for other issues.
Remove batteries from the TV remote.
If you’re trying to turn it on through your remote and it isn’t working, there can be two situations: either the battery ran out or the remote is not working anymore. Change the batteries to know the problem.
Press the power button on the remote for a total of 30 seconds while the batteries are removed, and then put the batteries back on again; it should work now. If not, you should try resetting your TV and then try again. If everything fails, then you can either change the remote set or contact the professionals.
Factory reset Samsung TV.
Now, if the previous steps were helpful to you and your Samsung TV is turned on, then you should reset it to factory settings as a precaution so that it won’t happen again.
- Press the home button on your remote.
- Open settings
- Find general
- And press reset
And your TV would go back to the settings it had when you first bought it.
Factory reset Samsung TV without remote.
This step would help you if your remote isn’t working and you managed to turn your TV on by unplugging and plugging it back.
The steps are the same; you just have to use the toggles in the TV.
- Find the buttons on your TV; it can be either on the sides or backward at the bottom
- Press menu
- Find general
- And press reset
Now, if you can’t find the button, you can also do it by adding a keyboard to your TV with the help of a USB port and using the same steps to reset.
The other option you can follow is installing the Samsung smart things app and using your phone as a remote. However, this would only work if you have a smart TV.
The last option you can opt for is the universal remote and pair it to your device by using codes visible on the screen, then use it to reset your device to factory settings.
Pay attention to the source selection.
It might not be the option to pop up in your mind, but it is worth focusing on because the wrong selection of sources can make a black screen appear on the screen, which might make it seem like the television is off, but in reality, it’s on and is a victim of wrong steps taken by you.
If by chance, you are using the wrong input source, you can change it with the remote easily.
- Turn on your TV
- Press the source button on your remote
- And choose the input you want to use
You can also change the input source without remote control.
- Turn your television on
- Press the menu button on your TV
- Now use the volume button to go up or down and choose the source option
- And select the required one
Some models have a dedicated source button that you can directly use.
Try a different power outlet.
There can also be issues with power outlets if the steps mentioned before did nothing to help you; this might be the reason.
You should try using a different power outlet, and if you worry about getting your device damaged, you can use any other small appliance to make sure.
And if the outlet worked well, then the issue is with your television.
This might get harsh for you to imagine that the fault is in the backlight. However, don’t reach a conclusion without running possible tests.
- Get a flashlight
- Now take it closer to the screen while the TV is on
- If you see any sort of image while flashing the light
- Extremely faint pictures will appear if the backlight is at fault
- You will need to get the backlight replaced.
There is the possibility that the motherboard is fried if there were a recent storm.
You can’t be sure of it until a professional tells you or you check it on your own by removing the panel from your TV, but it is not recommended to do it on your own.
The standby light is green, but the Samsung TV won’t turn on.
If the device indicates a green line still refuses to turn on, it is a kind of situation only explained with specific tests conducted by the experts.
This test includes checking the motherboard- to measure the incoming voltage; it takes place with special equipment. You can also try it if you have proper knowledge and safety measures.
When it is confirmed that there is no faulty power supply, it means that there is no fault technically, but the problem is related to software that can be fixed easily, like resetting your Samsung TV to factory settings.
If the software-related issue isn’t gone even after the factory reset, then an expert can reset the user setting and install the updated software for you.
And if the issue is hardware-based, then the defective component can be replaced.
Standby flashes red light, but the Samsung TV won’t turn on.
If you see the red light flashing in the indicator, the issue is related to the power supply. It can also indicate the failure of the indicator, but you still need to recognize the problem by following these steps.
Several tests can be conducted to point out the problem- inspection of the power adapter by using an oscilloscope; it also helps in knowing the efficiency of the converter which is located in the motherboard.
The best you can do is resolve the voltage issue by getting a power manager.
Samsung TV won’t turn on, and the standby light is also off.
This could mean that there is no power at all in your TV, maybe it’s a black screen you’re dealing with, or it’s just a screen error.
Try pressing any random button. If the screen works, then your TV is totally fine.
It can also be a side effect of the bad signal or weather, thunderstorm, excessive precipitation, etc., which you can test on the channel list or check the digital signal strength.
If that’s the issue, then you don’t need to worry, as it will get back to normal in a few hours.
Check the socket
If the Samsung TV isn’t turning on from any means you have tried till yet, no indicator lights, remote controls, or keys in the device nothing working. In this case, you should check the operation of the outlet. It can be the reason behind the issue you are facing.
Though we have discussed it before but here is in detail for you to follow:
- Unplug the TV and keep it like that for 30 seconds, then plug it into another outlet to ensure it is a working outlet.
- If you don’t see a red light flashing while turning it on, then there may be issues with the outlet.
- If the standby light doesn’t flash or blink, it indicates that there are power supply-related issues; you already know what to do. We discussed it all over the article.
If you tried everything and it still won’t turn on, then you should contact the Samsung service center. Because the primary diagnosis didn’t work, there is nothing you can do besides contact the experts.
If you have tried everything we have mentioned above and yet your Samsung TV won’t turn on, you only have one thing to do which can make your TV turn on- contact the Samsung service center.
Employees, there would be quick to catch the problem and provide you with the desired result.
They have much more knowledge and licensed software-which can give you support in getting your device to work like new; they are supportive and are always available to help you out.
Never try to disassemble the TV on your own because you won’t have enough tools and experience to disassemble it and then assemble it properly, let the experts do their job.
Software failures are not easy to deal with on your own, even smart TV is not capable of dealing with it without external help; either Samsung’s support team can help you, or you can download and save the firmware on a USB drive and then install it, it may sound easy, but not everyone is capable of doing it.