LG Smart TV won’t turn on? Find solutions here

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LG Smart TV owners sometimes encounter a common issue: their LG Smart TV just won’t turn on. So, of course, the first thing to do would be to check to see if the LG TV power button is not working. From there, a few different issues could be causing this problem.

Let’s dive into this troubleshooting guide to explore why your LG TV is not turning on. 

Why My LG TV Won’t Turn On: Troubleshooting?

Whether [x issue], [y issue], or [z issue], there could be a few things going on with your LG Smart TV. This LG Smart TV troubleshooting guide will help you explore possibilities as to why your TV won’t turn on.

Solutions:

Here are a few steps to take that might help you find a solution.

1. Check the Power Cord Connections

First, check the power cord connections to your LG Smart TV. If something got disconnected, caught, or twisted, it could interfere with your TV’s function.

Additionally, you can unplug and replug the power cord to reset the LG Smart TV.

2. Press the Power Switch on the TV

Try pressing or even holding down the power switch on the LG Smart TV for a moment. This action might help the TV to turn on. If you were encountering issues when turning it on from the remote, the issue could be from within the remote itself, not the TV.

Press the Power Switch on the TV

3. Ensure the Sensors Are Unblocked

Make sure no objects are obstructing the sensors on your LG Smart TV. If anything is blocking the sensors, the remote control may be unable to turn the TV on.

4. Reset the Remote Control

There are a couple of ways to reset your remote control. 

First, unregister the remote by pressing and holding the home and back buttons at the same time for at least five seconds or until the LED indicator blinks red. This light tells you that the remote has been unregistered. 

Then, point the remote at the LG Smart TV and press OK. The screen should tell you that the remote has been successfully paired again.

The second method to reset your remote control is to take out the remote batteries. Then, hold down the power button on the remote for 30 seconds. After doing this, put the batteries back in and try turning your LG Smart TV on again.

Of course, resetting the remote control will only solve your problem if the problem was with the remote and not the TV. Other issues could be occurring within your LG Smart TV.

5. Unplug the TV

Unplug your LG Smart TV from its outlet on the wall and wait about one minute before replugging it. Like with the remote, you can also try holding down the power button for 30 seconds while the TV is unplugged. Unplugging and replugging your TV is one way to reset it and might help to turn it on.

Unplug the TV

6. Reset the TV

If this is a recurring problem, you can also consider doing a factory reset. First, click the Gear icon at the top right-hand corner of your remote control. Then, go to All Settings > General > and Reset to Initial Settings.

After this, your LG Smart TV should turn off and on and will display a screen with the initial setup screen.

LG TV Won’t Turn On, but the Red Light Is On

Are you asking, “Why won’t my TV turn on, but the red light is on the LG logo (or elsewhere)?” If your LG Smart TV won’t turn on, but the red light is flashing, you might be experiencing LG TV power supply problems. Try some of the solutions listed above to fix the power supply issues.

These power supply issues could result from the fact that the controller is defective or needs new batteries. Try replacing the remote control batteries and try to turn your TV on again.

LG TV Won’t Turn On, but the Red Light Blinks Twice

If your LG smart TV won’t turn on, but the red light blinks two times, this could also signify LG TV power supply problems. Try the solutions listed above. However, if none of them work, you may need to replace the batteries in your remote control.

LG  tv won't turn on red light blinks 2 times

LG TV Won’t Turn On, but the Red Light Blinks Three Times

If your LG Smart TV won’t turn on, but three blinks of the red light appear before shutting down, you could be dealing with another power supply issue: an electrical malfunction. 

Faulty or old electric capacitors can cause this malfunction. Capacitors store electric charges. Wires between these capacitors allow the electrical charge to travel throughout the device. Unfortunately, LG TVs often require their capacitors to be replaced after a few years.

Still, you can try the above solutions to restore power to your LG Smart TV. If none of those solutions work, you may need to replace the capacitors in your TV.

LG TV Not Turning On Blue Light

Some LG Smart TVs have a blue or a red light that flashes when turning on the TV or blinks to signify a problem. The color of the light can vary based on the model. Try all of the solutions listed above to restore power to your TV.

If your LG Smart TV won’t turn on, but the whole screen emits blue light, it could have a faulty or damaged LED backlight. In this case, you may have to get the backlight LED array replaced.

LG TV Not Turning On Blue Light

What To Do if Your LG TV Still Won’t Turn On?

Even after trying various solutions, you have two leading solutions available if your LG Smart TV still won’t turn on. First, you can conduct a factory reset on the TV or simply reset the remote control.

How To Reset an LG TV?

By performing an overall factory reset of your LG Smart TV, you will essentially delete all of the TV’s current data and settings. Your TV will return to its original state when you first bought it, with all of its pre-programmed default settings. You will need to re-download any applications and re-enter all your personalized information, including any Wi-Fi login, settings, Google account, or other account login information.

To conduct a factory reset of your LG Smart TV, press the Gear button at the top right of your remote control. From there, go to All Settings on your TV screen. Then, click General and Reset to Initial Settings. Your TV screen will turn off and back on and display a startup screen.

You might wonder, “How do I factory reset my LG TV without the remote?” If you do not have your remote control or it is not working, you can still do a factory reset. Simply press the ‘Home’ or Settings button on the side of the TV. Then, use the Volume/Channel up and down buttons to navigate to General. From there, press Reset to Initial Settings.

How To Reset an LG TV

How To Reset an LG Remote Control?

To reset your LG Smart TV remote control, press and hold the home and back buttons simultaneously for at least five seconds until the LED indicator blinks red. This light tells you that the remote has been unregistered. Then, point the remote at the LG Smart TV and press OK. The screen should tell you that the remote has been successfully paired again.

Another way to reset your LG Smart TV’s remote control is to take out the batteries, hold down the power button for 30 seconds, and then replace the batteries.

Conclusion

If your LG Smart TV is having trouble turning on, whether the red light is on or blinking two or three times, there could be a few issues. First, your TV could be experiencing power supply problems. Maybe the TV just needs to be turned off and on, or something could be obstructing the TV’s sensors. In any case, try all of our above solutions to restore your TV’s power.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a reset button on LG Smart TVs?

No. Unfortunately, there is no singular reset button on an LG Smart TV or its remote control. To do a quick reset, try unplugging and replugging your TV or briefly taking out the batteries in the remote control before replacing them. To factory reset the TV, you must follow the steps outlined above.

How do I force restart my LG TV if it won’t turn on?

To restart your LG TV, simply hold the TV’s power button down for about ten seconds to turn it off. Then, unplug the TV and wait a minute before replugging it. Then, replug the TV and turn it on.

To do a hard factory reset, follow the steps outlined above.

What happens when the LG TV screen goes black?

If your LG TV screen won’t turn on or if the TV screen goes black after turning it on, check the power source. Also, make sure there are no loose cables. You can also check the TV input. 

Otherwise, try restarting your LG Smart TV by holding down the power button for ten seconds, unplugging the TV, and waiting a minute before replugging and turning the TV on again.