Help! My Hisense TV is Not Turning On

Lately, most people are buying Hisense TV for their entertainment.

First, it comes with a budget-friendly price that suits most consumers.

Also, the price doesn’t compromise the quality because it provides better contrast and realistic pictures than most major brands.

But no brand is foolproof. They all have some technical issues and one of the most common issues Hisense users are facing is the Hisense TV not turning on.

So, why is the Hisense TV not turning on? 

Most likely, there’s an interruption in the power supply whereby it’s not in perfect working condition.

The TV might also be experiencing a poor current flow due to hardware or software issues. Still, the remote could be faulty with worn-out batteries or it’s just malfunctioning.

So how do you fix the above problems? Keep reading to the end and find out.

Hisense TV Not Turning On: Try These Fixes!

How to turn Hisense TV back on

If your Hisense TV is not powering on, check to ensure the power cord is correctly and firmly in the back of the TV.

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Unplug the power adapter from the power supply and wait 60 seconds. Plug back in.

Confirm the remote is still working or replace the batteries.

These are the general quick fixes that solve most powering issues of Hisense TV. Let’s get into detail below and explore the fixes step by step.

1. Troubleshoot Remote

First, inspect your remote. Press the power button using more pressure a few times.

If this doesn’t work, ensure there’s no obstacle in the signal line between your TV and the remote.

Here are further steps for inspecting your remote;

  • Take out the batteries and put them back in. Try pressing each button twice.
  • Replace with new batteries. The old batteries might not have adequate energy.
  • Get another remote. The original remote can be hard to find or expensive so you can try a universal one.

By now, you should tell if the power issue with your Hisense TV is from the remote or not. If that’s not the case, check out the following method.

2. Unplug the TV

When you can’t see power on the front panel and the remote is not working, your Hisense TV is not receiving power.

Therefore, unplug the TV to allow the fresh flow of power. This is how to unplug your Hisense TV;

  • Discharge the power adapter from the wall outlet
  • Give it 5 minutes of rest
  • Plug the adapter into the power outlet
  • Turn on the TV

Once you plug in the adapter, the red light should show on the TV’s front panel. It means power is still not reaching your TV if it’s not.

Time for another fix!

3. Assess Power Divider

Usually, people use a power divider or strip to plug in the TV’s power adapter. If there were a sudden power outage, the divider would likely go faulty.

To assess if it’s still working, you’ll need to plug in another device and see if there’s a power transfer.

If the other device is not working, your power divider is the problem. Therefore, try plugging the device directly into the wall outlet.

But the wall outlet is likely to be the problem if there’s still no power. What to do? See the following method.

4. Test the Power Source

Up to this point, it’s most likely the power source is the cause of your Hisense TV not turning on.

Sadly, most people don’t have a surge protector for their power sources. So if there’s a sudden power outage, it becomes faulty.

The best move here would be to plug your TV into a working power outlet. All you should be looking for is the red light from your Hisense TV.

If it lights up, ensure you have an electrician change the faulty power source. But if it’s still off, the possible problem could be a faulty cable.

Let’s see what to do next.

5. Check the Power Adapter

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There’s something wrong with your Hisense TV if it’s still not turning on. Another likely faulty part can be the TV’s power adapter.

But here’s the problem. It’s difficult to tell whether your power adapter is defective or not unless you use it on a different device.

Preferably, use another TV to connect to your power adapter. If it doesn’t power on the other TV, congratulations, you know where the problem lies now.

While it’s a good thing to know where the problem might be, it’s also a challenge. This is because you don’t know what’s wrong with your Hisense TV.

Should you buy a new TV? Not too fast. Sometimes, this doesn’t mean your TV is totally faulty but just an issue with the input slot.

Check out the following method to understand better.

6. Troubleshoot Input Slot

Concentrate on the TV’s front panel where the red light shows. Next;

  • Plug the power cable into a useful power source
  • Connect the same cable to your Hisense TV without pressure
  • Gently twist the cable with a back and forth motion
  • Apply mild pressure and drive the cable deeper into the TV’s slot
  • Keep plugging in and out

These steps should make the red light appear. But if not, the problem lies deeper, most likely in the TV’s hardware.

But first;

7. Reset the TV

Usually, kids can tamper with the TV’s settings and make it start behaving weirdly. For instance, if you notice your TV blinking several times without turning on, most likely the problem is with configuration.

In this case, you must delete all configuration files, and factory reset your Hisense TV.

Start to;

  • Disconnect all devices and discharge the power cable
  • Look for the power button, which is most likely at the back of your TV
  • Press the power button for about 30 seconds without releasing it to drain all the power out.
  • Don’t be in a hurry to power on the TV. Please give it a maximum of 30 minutes of rest
  • Turn on your TV to see if the problem is still there

8. Test the Backlight 

Regarding hardware issues, Hisense TV commonly faces the failure of LED backlights.

This happens when your TV doesn’t show pictures, but you can see the red light and hear the sound working. The LED backlights become faulty once the mainboard gets short.

The following are all the hardware problems likely to occur to your Hisense TV;

  • If you press the power button and the red power light flashes, then you should replace the power board because it’s faulty.
  • If you press the power button and it doesn’t blink, the mainboard has a problem.
  • If the TV doesn’t turn on because you unplugged while it was on, the main fuse blew, and it needs a replacement
  • If your Hisense screen is flickering, with a disappearing image after a few seconds, or starts slowly, you need to replace the capacitors on the circuit board.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Use your flashlight to point at the TV closely
  2. Check whether you can see words or images. If yes, there may be a malfunction with the backlight circuit
  3. Reset the default brightness settings to ensure the issue and see whether this fixes it
  4. If the LED backlights don’t work, you’ll need to get the TV repaired by an expert

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There A Reset Button On My Hisense TV?

The ‘EXIT’ key on your Hisense remote is the reset button.

Hold it for at least 15 seconds to access the factory setting menu. To reset, click ‘OK’ and switch the TV off.

How Do You Force Reboot on A Hisense TV?

Press the physical reset button at the back of your Hisense TV with a toothpick or pin.

Ensure the TV is on, and don’t release the reset button until it reboots more than once.

How Do You Turn On A Hisense TV Without The Remote?

Turn your Hisense TV on using the Power button under the device. The manual button works the same way as the remote.

Press the Power button, and the TV will go on/off.

Final Thoughts

If you’re wondering why your Hisense TV is not turning on, the above guide provides the probable causes and fixes.

Most hardware problems start from the capacitors and the power board.

On the other hand, software problems causing powering issues are unlikely and very minor that you can handle yourself.

Generally, don’t be in a rush to replace your Hisense TV or take it to repair. Troubleshoot the issues with the above steps and try fixing them effortlessly.

However, you can still contact the Hisense support team if all the steps fail.