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Hisense TV Won’t Turn On

When your TV doesn’t turn on, it’s beyond frustrating. Hisense TVs have been especially prone to refusing to turn on. Let’s talk about why this could be happening. 

Hisense TV Wont On

Your Hisense TV may not turn on because it has a faulty power cord or hardware and software issues. If it’s not an issue with the TV itself, it may be because of an issue with the outlet the TV is currently plugged into, or it may be a faulty remote. 

Today we’ll dive into why your Hisense TV isn’t turning on and what you can do to fix the problem. Let’s get started. 

Why Your TV Isn’t Turning On

Hisense TV Why Not On

At the root of the problem, there are only two reasons why your TV may not be turning on. One is a problem with the TV itself, and the other is a problem with the external sources used to power your TV. 

There could be several issues regarding internal problems with the TV. The wiring in the TV may be faulty. This includes internal wiring as well as the power cord. Today, however, we’ll only be concentrating on the power cord. 

It may also have to do with the TV having hardware or software issues. With time, all TVs need updates. When we don’t regularly update our TVs, they don’t work well. Of course, this typically only applies to Smart TVs, as the older models work differently. 

On the flip side, you may be dealing with an external issue. A whole range of external issues could be the problem, but we’ll really only be talking about two today. 

One of the most significant issues you may encounter if your TV isn’t turning on is an electric outlet that is either damaged or just hasn’t been switched on. It’s pretty standard for people to forget that they turned that particular outlet off. 

The other primary external problem is issues with the remote. In reality, remotes cause quite a few problems. Be it that the batteries are running low or that a button has become stuck, all sorts of problems could occur.

Let’s look at some of these in a little more detail. 

The TV Wiring Is Bad

Unfortunately, TV wires can become damaged over time, and it can cause a whole host of issues within your TV, including causing it to stop powering on.

A bad power cord is a primary culprit for a TV that refuses to turn on. Cords go bad for many reasons. Sometimes they get damaged in a move, even when you can’t see the damage externally. Sometimes pets come along and chew on them. Whatever the reason, power cords get damaged frequently in TVs. 

The TV Needs To Be Updated

Hisense TV Needs Update

Like anything else, Smart TVs need to be updated. Over time the firmware can develop bugs. In this case, you need to manually go in and update it to continue working correctly.

If the TV hasn’t been updated for a long time, it will probably eventually stop powering on. 

The Power Outlet Isn’t On or Is Faulty

As I mentioned, power outlets often get switched off in modern homes, and we forget to turn them back on. If you have manual switches for outlets in your home, it’s always best to check them.

The other issue concerning an outlet is that the outlet may be damaged. There’s not a lot you can do for this except test them and have them replaced or fixed. 

How You Can Fix a TV That Won’t Turn On

Hisense TV Fix On

Now that we’ve discussed some common problems, let’s cover what you can do to help repair a Hisense TV that won’t turn on. 

Gizmo Geek Guide posted this on February 2, 2023 as the original owner of this article.

1. Reset Your TV

Resetting an electronic device of any sort, including the TV, is almost always an easy fix to problems like this. You can reset two ways – one is relatively quick, and the other takes a bit more time but usually provides better results.

Option 1 – The Quick Way

To reset the TV like this, you’ll do the following:

  1. Disconnect your TV from the outlet.
  2. Leave it for about one minute. 
  3. Reconnect the TV. 

Super simple, I know. 

Option 2 – The Long Way

To reset the TV the longer and often more efficient way, do the following. 

  1. Disconnect your TV from the outlet. 
  2. Press down the power button – usually located on the side of the screen – for a minute or so. 
  3. Leave the TV to reconfigure for about half an hour. 
  4. Once this period is over, you can press and hold the power button on the TV again to turn it on.

2. Plug the TV Into a Different Outlet

If you have a bad outlet or even an outlet that’s just been switched off, it’s usually easily discoverable. 

Gizmo Geek Guide uploaded this as an original article on February 2, 2023.

If your TV isn’t turning on and you think a bad outlet may be the problem, simply plug in the TV to a different outlet and try powering it on. If the TV works, of course, you know that the outlet is bad. If not, you’ll know it’s an issue with the TV itself. 

If you need to replace your outlet, be sure to call an electrician rather than attempt to do it yourself. 

3. Troubleshoot Your Remote

As I mentioned, when a TV doesn’t turn on, it’s sometimes more to do with the remote than the TV itself. If you think you’re having issues with the remote, here are some things you can try.

  • First, check whether the red light is on the TV. This indicates the TV is receiving adequate power and will key you into whether it is a problem with the remote.
  • Turn off any devices near the TV. This will ensure that there are no background frequencies interfering with the connection. 
  • Replace the batteries with new ones if need be. If your batteries seem fine, you can take them out and put them back in to ensure they’re placed correctly. 
  • Press the volume button (down or up) for 15-20 seconds to reset the remote. 

You may also need a new remote if you find the remote is the problem.

Final Thoughts

Hisense TVs often stop coming on because of an issue with the TV’s wiring, an issue with the outlet, hardware or software problems, or a problem with the remote. 

Some of these are more difficult to fix and may require professional help. In most cases, however, it’s simply a matter of troubleshooting and seeing what works until you find the solution. 

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Gizmo Geek Guide published this original article on February 2, 2023.

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