What happens if you cannot turn on your Samsung TV while trying to enjoy your favorite movie or show?
In some situations, the TV may turn on but show you a black screen. For others, the stand-by light is off but the TV does not turn on!
Whatever the situation may be, follow this article and know what to do when your Samsung TV is not turning on before the problem ruins your weekend nights!
- 1 What To Do When Samsung TV Won’t Turn On?
- 2 Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
- 3 Final Words
What To Do When Samsung TV Won’t Turn On?
Now perform the following solutions when Samsung TV is not turning on.
1) Check The Standby Red Light And Restart Your TV
Check out the red light at the edge of the TV.
The red standby light is normally on when your Samsung TV is off and when the TV is in use it is off.
If you find the standby red light is on then it is a good sign. Press the Power button once more to turn on the TV once more.
If it does not start then unplug the TV from the wall socket. Press the power button and hold it for a few seconds.
This will drain out all the power left in the TV and allow the TV to soft reset by itself. Wait for a few minutes before you plug it back in. Now try to restart your TV.
It can also be a screen issue rather than a software issue. You can also go through this article to fix Samsung TV screen problem.
2) Check The Power Source And Power Cable
Your Samsung TV won’t turn on if the power outlet is faulty. So, unplug your TV from the power source and make sure to check it on a different power source. Now turn it on.
If it turns on here then the problem was initiated due to the faulty power outlet.
Sometimes the power cable may be damaged. So, check for any breakage or damage.
3) Check The Input Source
Your TV will not turn on if you have chosen the wrong input source for the TV.
Check that The Samsung TV source matches the number of HDMI input of the cable box, streaming device, or DVD player you are using.
4) Check The Batteries Of The Samsung TV Remote
Samsung TV won’t turn on if the remote batteries are dead.
In this case, you may find the stand-by red light is off yet the TV is not turning on.
To solve the problem, take out the batteries and hold the power button on your TV’s remote for 30-40 seconds.
Repeat the process and hold the power button for another 30 seconds. Make sure to perform the process without batteries.
Then put some new batteries and try to turn on the TV. The TV should turn on now.
5) Check The Backlight Of The TV
If after performing the above steps you still could not turn on your Samsung TV, then there is the possibility that the backlight is broken.
To check it, use a flashlight and bring it close to your Samsung TV screen.
Look minutely if you can see any image on the screen with the flashlight on.
If you see some pictures on the screen, then it is probable that the backlight has failed and needs a replacement.
6) Check The Motherboard
Sometimes during a storm, the motherboard can get damaged. So, if there was any thunderstorm recently, then check the motherboard of your Samsung TV.
If you are not confident enough you can hire an expert to do the job.
Open the back panel of your Samsung TV and find the motherboard. It is usually on the left side.
You can replace it and then check. You may seek professional help to do that.
7) Contact Samsung Support
If nothing works and your Samsung TV is still not turning on, do not experiment too much. This may cause further damage to your TV.
So, contact your Samsung TV support before it is too late. You can contact them online and get support from an expert.
Support can also be availed on your mobile device through the Samsung Members app.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
Here are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions related to this topic.
- What would cause a Samsung TV not to turn on?
Your Samsung TV won’t turn on if the power source or the power cable is not working, the TV backlight is malfunctioning, the remote batteries are dead or the motherboard is damaged.
- Is there a reset button on my Samsung TV?
Yes, there is a reset button on most Samsung TVs. You can access it from the General settings, where you will have to enter the PIN and then select the Reset button.
- How do I know if my TV fuse is blown?
To check if your TV fuse is blown, use a screwdriver and unscrew the TV fuse cap holder. Check the wire and see if the it is intact or not. If you see a visible gap or a dark smear, then the TV fuse has blown.
So, that’s it. Let us know which method worked for you when the Samsung TV was not turning on.
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