Samsung TV Won’t Turn On? (Try THIS First!)

Despite being among the most popular TVs on the market, Samsung TVs have a frustrating issue with not turning on.

When your Samsung TV won’t turn on, it can drive you nuts, but there are some easy solutions you can try to fix it.

In most cases, power cycling the TV can fix the problem. To do this, simply unplug it and replug it back in. In other cases, it might be an issue with a pending software update.

In either case, there are several simple methods to try to attack this issue. Let’s quickly talk about how to fix the “Samsung TV won’t turn on” issue.

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Samsung TV Won’t Turn On

You can fix your Samsung TV that won’t turn on by simply resetting it. Unplug your TV, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in. The soft reset should help when your Samsung TV is not turning on.

The steps below also work for other TV brands. These troubleshooting tips should be helpful regardless of the brand of your TV.

Unplug Your Samsung TV

This is perhaps the most overstated strategy in electronic fix guides, but it is worth repeating. It is not uncommon to fix most problems by turning things off and back on again. Any tech or IT professional would begin by doing this.

Clearly, the “turned off” part is the problem here, yet power cycling any electronic device, including Samsung TVs, can sometimes solve the problem.

Unplug Samsung TV

You can power cycle your Samsung TV by simply unplugging the TV from the outlet in the wall for around 30 seconds, then plugging it back in.

After you plugged back in your Samsung TV and its power indicator confirms the power is being fed back to it, you can turn it on using the power button on the TV (not the remote).

If this works, then perhaps the problem is with the remote. Either it could use some new batteries or, in more rare instances, the remote might need to be replaced.

You can search many online marketplaces for a good deal or contact Samsung with the specific TV model number to play it safe. 

Remove Batteries From Samsung Remote

Sometimes the problem is not with the TV at all, but with the remote. There is a good chance that your Samsung TV won’t turn on if your remote’s batteries are dying or completely drained.

Check Samsung TV remote batteries

If the batteries have been recently replaced, try removing them. Hold the remote’s power button down for 15 to 30 seconds later, then replace them, and try again.

Check the Condition of Your Samsung TV Power Cord

If your Samsung TV still won’t turn on after you’ve performed a soft reset and checked the remote, it might be a hardware problem. It’s time to check your power cable.

Samsung TV power cable

Take a closer look at the cable. If you see any visible signs of wear, especially at the end that connects your TV, it might be to blame.

If inspecting your TV’s power cord doesn’t fix the problem, there are a few more things you can try to resolve the issue.

Check Samsung TV’s Power Source

Consider the light indicator mentioned in the previous suggestion. Your Samsung TV will not turn on if it is plugged into the power source but the light indicator is off, meaning the power source is not supplying electricity to it.

check power outlet

So it is important to confirm that the power source is actually providing the power needed to allow the TV to function.

You can confirm that the outlet works by plugging in a smaller electronic that you can verify works in that outlet.

This can be anything small like a phone charger or a bedside lamp. If no change is detected, then you need to look into the reason for the lack of power. (Many times something caused the breaker to trip, and it just needs to be rebooted).

Factory Reset Samsung TV

As with any electronic device, a factory reset will wipe out all settings and data.

When the TV is powered on (either by unplugging it or removing the remote batteries), click the Home button on your remote.

Next, go to Settings > General > Reset. You’ll need to enter your security PIN (0000 is the default). Your TV will go through the reset process, and then you’ll see the initial setup screen.

This will restore your TV to the factory settings as if it was a brand new TV. We hope this helped fix your Samsung TV.

Contact Samsung Support

If none of the above tips work for you, it might be time to contact Samsung customer support. Tech support has likely seen every issue with the Samsung TV.

It’s important to remember that tech support will likely try to guide you through the steps already discussed above first.

Technical support from Samsung will provide troubleshooting steps if they determine that your Samsung TV is experiencing an issue.

They may also recommend that an on-site technician come out and repair your TV or that you send your TV in for repairs. There are rare instances of these situations, but they can happen.

Final Thoughts on Samsung TV Not Turning On

Samsung TVs sometimes won’t turn on for no apparent reason. You can troubleshoot your Samsung TV not turning issue by following the steps in this guide.

Usually, a simple power cycle can fix it when Samsung TV not turning on. Other times, you may need to go through all the tips above in order until you find the fix that works for you.

Did you manage to make your Samsung turn on again? Did you find other ways to troubleshoot this issue? Share your ideas in the comments below.

For years technology has been a big part of Gardy's life. He's an Android guy with a secret love for Apple products. You'll often find him drawing with a pencil.

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