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Does your TV keep restarting? Are you seeing more of the startup and shut-down screen than you are of your favorite series? Then it’s time to check out the 5 fixes in this article.
If your TV keeps restarting try the following
- Check your power cables
- Restart the TV
- Factory reset the TV
- Update your software
- Reset the appliance connected to your HDMI cable
Are you ready to get your TV out of an on, off loop? Then why don’t you take a look at some of these fixes in more detail below?
5 Restart Fixes For Your TV
Is your TV stuck in what some call a boot loop? It constantly starts up and shuts down without being able to load another screen. Perhaps you’ve made yourself a hot drink and come back and there’s still no improvement. You’ve left it for an hour to get on with some chores and returned, but it’s still looping around.
What can you do if your TV is stuck in a shut-down, startup loop? Take a look at the following 5 fixes that will help you break the monotonous cycle and get back to your favorite shows.
#1 Check Your Power Cables
So, let’s start with one of the easiest fixes out there. That is, checking that your power cables and other connections are inserted correctly. If your power cables are not pushed into your TV or wall socket properly, you could face startup issues.
Here’s what you should do.
- Turn the TV off using the power switch.
- Check the power cable to the TV and make sure that it is snuggly in its socket
- Ensure that the plug from the TV to the mains is securely inserted
- Verify that there isn’t any damage to the power cords around the plug or where the cords usually bend. If the cords are damaged, you will need to repair them.
- Try to power on the TV. If it continues to restart loop, move on to the other fixes in this article.
#2 Restart the TV
If you’ve checked your power cords but are still having problems, then it is time to do a restart on your TV. Now, I know it seems ludicrous, hasn’t the TV restarted itself enough already? But, performing a full TV reset may be all it needs to kick itself back into gear.
Restarting your TV is simple. Here’s how you can restart any television make or model.
- Turn the TV off using the remote control’s power button
- Unplug the power cable from the TV. Wait for two minutes.
- Plug the power cable back into the TV
- Try to power on the TV. If it continues to restart loop, try the other fixes in this article.
#3 Factory Reset the TV
Factory resetting your TV could help it to remove whatever forced it into the startup, shut-down cycle. This could have been any of the following.
- Leftover data from uninstalled apps
- Bugs from crashed applications
- Problems with memory
You should bear in mind that a factory reset will wipe any data off of your TV. So, before you perform a factory reset, save some of the data from your Google apps. You can do this by syncing them to your Google account.
Once you’ve got all your important information saved, you’ll be ready to perform the factory reset. Here’s how you can do it.
- Press “Home” on your remote control
- Navigate to “Settings”
- Select “Device Preferences” or “Storage and Reset”. (Options will vary depending on your TV.)
- Select “Factory Reset”.
- Your TV will then ask you if you would like to proceed with the factory reset. Press “OK” to continue.
- Once the reset is complete, try to power on the TV. If it continues to restart loop, try the other fixes in this article.
#4 Update Your Software
Old TV software could cause your TV to crash and force it to shut-down and startup in a loop.
Here are the steps you need to update your TV’s software.
- Press the “Home” button on your television remote
- Navigate to “Settings”
- Choose “Support”
- Select “Software Update” or “System Update”. (Options will vary depending on your TV). Your television will then scan for available updates.
- Once scanned, you should be able to choose “Update Now”. This will make the software update begin.
- Once it is complete, try to power on the TV. If it continues to restart loop, move on to the other fixes in this article.
#5 Reset the Appliance Connected to Your HDMI Cable
Your HDMI cable could be the reason why your TV is stuck in a power up, power down cycle. If there is a problem with one of the applications connected to the TV, it could make it hard for it to turn on.
To solve this problem, you will have to reset the appliance connected to your HDMI cable. This could be a Roku stick, a Fire HD stick, or something similar. Once you have reset the appliance, try to power on the TV.
Have you tried some of the other fixes in this article but you are still struggling? Then you should take a look at some of the more specific instructions coming up.
Tips for Sony TVs
While we can’t cover every TV model or brand, here’s a few tips for any Sony owners out there (with LG TV’s covered below).
According to our TV Expert:
A restarting issue on Sony Android TVs is often caused by the Wifi/ IR board, which is very inexpensive and easy to replace. Although there is no way to know unless you try it and it should be noted again, that opening the tv is a risk and shouldn’t be advised.
If your Sony TV has an issue where it keeps turning itself on and off, you should factory reset it. Before you perform a factory reset, you may want to copy some of the data saved on your TV to your Google account.
How to Sync Your Data to Your Google Account
To sync some of your data to your Google account, use your Sony remote to do the following.
- Press “Home” on the Sony remote control
- Choose “Settings”
- Choose the option that shows you the items that you could sync to your Google account. You can find them under one of the following options.
- Device Preferences or Accounts & Sign-In
- Select “Choose Synced Apps In Sync” then pick the items that you would like to sync to your Google account
- Press “Sync Now”
How to Perform a Factory Reset
Once you’ve synced your data, you can move on to perform the factory reset on your Sony TV. The steps differ a little depending on what kind of Sony TV you have. Some models have 3 buttons on the TV and others only 1.
These are the steps that you will need to follow for the reset. Choose the instructions that are right for the number of buttons on your TV.
|Your Sony TV Has One Button||Your Sony TV Has Three Buttons|
|1. Turn off the TV||1. Turn off the TV|
| 2. Unplug the power cord|| 2. Unplug the power cord|
| 3. Press and hold the power button on the TV (not on the remote). While you do this, plug the power cord back into the mains. Keep holding the power button on the TV down until the LED light turns white. || 3. Press and hold the power and the volume down button on the TV (not on the remote). While you do this, plug the power cord back into the mains. Keep holding the power button and the volume down button until the LED light turns green.|
| 4. Wait a few minutes for the reset to take place. Your TV should turn itself on and off again twice on its own. If it doesn’t start itself back up after the second reset, turn it on using the power button on the TV. ||4. Wait a few minutes for the reset to take place. Your TV should turn itself on and off again twice on its own. If it doesn’t start itself back up after the second reset, turn it on using the power button on the TV. Test the TV to see if it continues to restart loop|
|5. Test the TV to see if it continues to restart loop|
Tips for LG TVs
There is a setting on LG TVs that has some homeowners thinking that their TVs have restart problems when they don’t. That is, the mystery of the timer setting.
The timer setting on an LG TV will allow you to set a time for the TV to automatically turn off. That is, whether you are in the middle of your favorite series or not. If this option is tampered with, it could be set to make your TV turn off unexpectedly.
Here’s how you can undo an LG TV timer setting.
- Go to the main control panel on your LG remote
- Select “Time”
- Once selected you can remove any configurations that have been added or adjust them
- Test the TV to see if it continues to restart loop
Is your TV stuck in a never-ending on, off loop? There’s really nothing more frustrating. I am sure this article has shown you what you need to do to break the cycle. You should be back watching your favorite movies and series before you know it.
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