If Your LG TV Won’t Turn On, Try These 6 Quick Fixes
What should you do if your LG TV isn’t turning on? You can figure out the culprit thanks to the 6 fixes coming up in this article.
If your LG TV won’t turn on, try the following
- Check the power cord connections
- Press the power switch on the TV
- Ensure the sensors are unblocked
- Reset the remote
- Unplug the TV and wait 2 minutes
- Reset the TV
The most likely way to get your LG TV turning back on is to reset the TV. To do this, just take the plug out of the wall and wait for 2 minutes. Then plug it back in to hard-reset the software. While simple, this ‘switch it off and on’ can fix many issues.
If that doesn’t work, then don’t worry. Getting your LG TV up and running again doesn’t have to require a distress call to a technician. Take a closer look at these 6 quick and easy fixes that you can complete on your own.
So, your LG TV won’t turn on. You’ve been pressing the power button on and off for…well…longer than you’d like to admit. But, there’s no hope. It’s as dead as a doormat.
I can think of 100 things more entertaining than spending all evening staring at a black screen. And I’m sure you can too. So, let’s take a look at 6 easy fixes that will help you repair your LG TV and put you and your family out of your misery.
To get your TV fix underway, the first thing you need to do is to check that everything is connected properly. This means inspecting the cables behind the TV anything that the TV is connected to. When inspecting your cables, keep an eye out for the following.
- Damaged cables. If there are any exposed wires you must repair them.
- Cables out of socket. Make sure that you push your cable connections firmly into the mains socket. These can easily become loose when kids are playing or when you are cleaning.
Once you’ve checked that your cables are inserted correctly, why not perform an electrical test on your mains outlet? Try removing your TV cable and plugging in another electrical item and testing it. This way, you can be sure there isn’t a problem with the mains outlet itself. If there is, you will have to call an electrician.
Is your LG TV plugged into an extension cord? Then your TV may be struggling to turn on because of having to compete with other electrical devices.
Try the following to make it easier for your TV to turn on.
- Unplug any high electricity-consuming devices from the extension cord. Then try to turn the TV on.
- Unplug the TV from the extension cord and plug it directly into a wall electricity outlet. Then try to turn the TV on.
If you have tested the cables but your TV still won’t turn on, move on to the next fix.
If your LG TV isn’t working, perhaps your remote control is at fault. That’s why it is important to try to turn the TV on without the use of the remote.
Try turning the TV on using the power switch (not on the remote). You should be able to locate the button in one of the following places.
- On the panel under the LG logo
- On the rear bottom right-hand side
If you have tried pushing the power switch but nothing happens, move on to the next remote control fix.
For your remote control to operate your TV, you need to make sure that there isn’t anything blocking its sensor. This is because the ON/OFF function is powered by infrared light rays (IR).
The sensor on most LG TVs is on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. To make sure your remote works properly, remove any items that are obstructing the panel around your TV screen. You should also avoid placing your hand over the top end of the remote while using it.
If you have tried these suggestions and your TV screen still doesn’t show any signs of life, try the next remote fix.
If all else has failed, there is one more fix we can do to make sure that your remote control is working properly. That is to reset it. Resetting it should fix any problems with the remote itself.
Here’s how to do it.
- Take the back panel off of the remote and remove the batteries
- Press and hold the power button on the remote for 20 seconds
- Replace the batteries in the remote control and put the back panel back on
- Test the remote control with the TV
Unplugging your TV then plugging it back in again could give it the boost of energy it needs to wake up from its trance. Think of it as a bucket of ice-cold water over you in the early hours of the morning.
Some LG TVs have a detachable power cord on the rear panel. If your TV does, try the following.
- Unplug the detachable power cord and leave it unplugged for 10 seconds
- Plug the power cord back into the TV
- Try to turn the TV on using the power button
If you have attempted the fixes mentioned above but are still not having success, you should try to reset the TV.
To manually reset your LG TV, do the following.
- Unplug the TV at the mains
- Press and hold the power button on the TV (not on the remote) for 30 seconds
- Leave the TV unplugged for a further 2 minutes
- Plug the TV back in and try to turn it on using the power button on the TV (not on the remote)
If you are a visual learner like I am, take a look at the handy tutorial video of all the steps we have seen so far.
So you’ve tried all the fixes in this article, but no matter what you do your TV is still throwing a tantrum. This may indicate that there is something more serious wrong with it. It could be one of the following things.
- The capacitors are faulty and need replacing
- One of the TV capacitors is leaking electrolyte fluid
- One of the vents is bulging
Replacing and repairing capacitor vents is something you could do yourself at home with the right tools and a little gumption. But it isn’t recommended that you do so. Replacing these parts means taking the back panel off of the TV and pulling it to pieces. This is something that would immediately invalidate your warranty. It could also put you at risk electrically.
So what’s the best thing to do if your LG TV still won’t turn on? Here are some tips.
- Complete the fixes in this article. Then call a technician and discuss the fixes that you have already tried. This should save you some time on the line and will make sure that you do not pay a call-out charge for no reason.
- Check the warranty on your TV. If you are still within yours, it shouldn’t cost you anything to have your TV repaired.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a TV that refuses to turn on. And there’s no way we’re going to put up with watching this year’s baseball season on a tiny tablet. That’s why I’m sure the 6 fixes in this article will help you to get your TV working again. Not only that, but they have no doubt also saved you money on call-out charges from your TV supplier.
Have a great day!