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TV Power Light Comes On – But No Picture Or Sound

Power light on TV is ON but no pic and no sound? The power ON light or standby light on my TV comes ON sometimes blinking but no sound and no picture. My 55″ Samsung TV has a small light on the bottom of the screen. When I press the remote control to turn the TV ON, the light for power ON is illuminated. However, I see no picture and hear no sound. This is the first time this has ever happened. I have tried all reset procedures possible including unplugging the TV for 10 minutes. Is there a reset method for a flat panel TV or could this mean something in the TV is burnt or faulty?

TV Power ON Light Comes On But No Picture Or SoundTV Power ON Light Comes On But No Picture Or Sound

Here is what to check when your TV is turned on, power light is ON, but no picture is seen or sound is heard:
1 – Be sure the component you are using (Xbox, Cable, SAT, ROKU) is turned ON.
2 – Check to be sure all cable and cords are securely connected to the TV inputs and component outputs.
3 – Make sure you are on the correct input as some TV’s will show a black screen if there is nothing connected to that input.
4 – Unplug the input you are trying to use from the TV (such as an HDMI Cable) and plug it back in.
5 – Check for signs of damage on all cords and cables from the TV to all components.
6 – Make sure the TV is not in ENERGY SAVE MODE, press the button on the remote control to go back to normal mode.
7 – Unplug the TV for 10 minutes to see if there was a temporary one time issue with the TV.
8 – Disconnect the TV from power for 2 minutes, then when plugging it back in PRESS AND HOLD THE POWER BUTTON ON THE TV FOR 10 to 20 SECONDS to try and force the TV to reset.
9 – If after checking all these different issues, you may have a Faulty Power Supply Board, A Bad Capacitor on the Power Supply Board, Loose Wire Harness, or Loose Ribbon Connector in the TV itself.
10Most likely when a TV has the power light ON but NO PICTURE and NO SOUND, it is the Power Supply Board that has failed.

TV Power Supply Board - Look For Popped CapacitorsTV Power Supply Board – Look For Popped Capacitors

TV Power Supply Boards, Why They Fail?

The capacitors on a Power Supply Board may get a surge from a power outage or something else and fail or “pop”. Examine the Power Supply Board and look for popped capacitors or fluid that is leaking from the base of the capacitors or the tops. The capacitors are located on the power supply board in the TV where the power cord plugs into. Also check the Power Supply Board for burnt or any damaged components. REPLACE CAPS IF NEEDED or REPLACE BOARD IF NEEDED.

TV Power Supply Boards - Television Replacement PartsTV Power Supply Boards – Television Replacement Parts

As a safety note – If you choose to open the TV to find the issue, remember to turn the TV OFF, unplug it, and wait at least 60 minutes to take the TV apart as voltage may still be stored in the TV.

All of the above methods to troubleshoot why your TV has the power light ON but no sound or picture applies to all brands of TV’s including LG, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Insignia, Element, Etc…

NOTE: If this happens with a Vizio TV, usually you will see the green light and a red light in the triangle under the Vizio name on the front.

Below are some helpful videos on how to fix your TV with no sound and no picture with power light ON:

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How to repair an LCD TV with a flashing light

List of TV Manufacturer’s 1-800 Phone Numbers

Akai 1-800-726-4405
Apex 1-866-427-3946
Audiovox 1-800-645-4994
Daewoo 1-877-393-7823
Dell 1-888-236-3355
Dynex 1-800-305-2204
Element 1-888-935-8880
Emerson 1-800-605-8457
Fisher 1-800-421-5013
Funai 1-800-242-7158
Gateway 1-800-846-2118
Haier 1-877-337-3639
Hannspree 1-888-808-6789
Hitachi 1-800-448-2244
I-inc 1-888-807-8808
Insignia 1-877-467-4289
JVC 1-800-252-5722
LG 1-800-243-0000
Maxent 1-888-373-4368
Memorex 1-888-435-7682
Mitsubishi 1-800-332-2119
Motorola 1-800-211-7262
NEC 1-800-338-9549
Orion 1-800-289-0980
Panasonic 1-800-211-7262
Philips 1-888-744-5477
Pioneer 1-800-457-2881
Proview 1 -800-776-8439
RCA 1-800-433-7316
Samsung 1-800-726-7864
Sanyo 1-800-877-5032
Sharp 1-800-237-4277
Sony 1-888-476-6972
Soundesign 1-800-888-4491
Sylvania 1-800-968-3429
Symphonic 1-800-256-2487
Toshiba 1-800-631-3811
Viore 1-866-278-5900
Vizio 1-877-698-4946
Westinghouse 1-800-701-0680
Zenith 1-877-993-6484

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18 thoughts on “TV Power Light Comes On – But No Picture Or Sound”

  1. I have a vizio p602ui-b3 has black screen no sound and no blacklists and no image with a flash light.

  2. I have a 2012 samsung plasma tv model PN51E450.
    It has a red power indicator when its turned on, but has no picture or sound.
    We already replaced the power supply board, and it didn’t correct the problem.
    What can cause this?

  3. Abubakar Aminu

    I have Samsung plasma display, model: PS50A457P1DXXU , it shows red power light, flash light but not displaying and talking. What is the problem?

  4. I have my Maxdorf tv which when i plug to power it shows the green light that power is on but it on the screen there is no pictures nor sound. On the inputs for my DStv (satellite dish) the red socket; my cord from the DStv to the tv broke and it’s stuck in there…. Could this be the reason why it is malfunctioning? Please help.

  5. Hi i have a Sony Bravia with no sound or picture. The standby lights are lit with red and power on is green when turned on, but nothing else appears, the sony logo also doesnt light. Ive tried unplugging everything.

  6. angel rosado perez

    hi i have a 52′ tv sharp model LC-55Ub30U it comes on but only the logo shows and thats it can someone help please

  7. Hi there, I have an ILO 42 inch television, that I’ve had for about 10 years. Model number LCT42HA36 Lately when we press the power button the red light turns to green, but nothing happens. It’s hit or miss when it decides to come on.

  8. I have a 40 inch flat screen TV called Element. I’m having the black screen pitcher problem a the light does go to on and off, I have sound but no pitcher. I tried all you mentioned but screen stays black. I have my Toshiba Laptop in input two where I always had a pitcher. I was on my Laptop with my Element TV on all day. I notice the black screen, I tried everything. It’s A Element 40 inch flat screen Element Electronic Model No.:ELEFW408-Power 120v-60HZ,9W Manufactured Date April 2014, Series Number D227449, Audo/video APPARTUSE E 227449.

  9. My emerson flat screen has been sitting unplugged for months. I plugged it in yesterday and it says digitaltelevision in the bottom right corner like always, but then the screen goes black. None of the buttons on it work, cant change input or channel. What could be wrong.

  10. Paul Cheacker

    I have a samsung tv UE23ES5420WXXC with the power light flashing no picture no sound. Ive checked the power supply by disvonnecting main board and the lcd lights up white. The power board connector to the msin board when plugged in gives two voltage teadings incorrect pin 11and 13 shpuld be 85 volts i get 5.2 volts

  11. I have a RCA TV model RLD ED3258-E I have changed the board the only board on this tv, when I turn the tv on the green light comes on but nothing no sound no picture, thank you,

  12. I have an RCA Flat Screen Model TV L42WD22YX5 SERIAL H155CJ015.
    Went off while watching!
    I have red flashing light at the bottom of the TV and NO PICTURE, NO SOUND!
    I have turned power source off to tv to allow it to possibly reset!
    Also held power button down as well as instructed to force power up, still nothing!

  13. I have a sansui 32inch led tv model sty0532.at sw on power led turns from red to blue but no picture?could this be a backlight powersuply fault ?what voltages should I get on the main ,power supply and backlight power supply pcboard?

  14. Hello I have a Samsung 58″ Plasma TV (model Code# PN59D550C1FXZA)
    Issue* No picture No sound but has power

    *There’s no swollen capacitors.
    *Menu screen will not appear.
    *The red power light is on and also the green.
    power light is on inside the TV.
    * I tried to Flashlight test, Still no picture.
    * the remote will power the TV on but won’t.
    power it off.
    * the TV will give a quick flash of light when.
    turned on then goes black.
    Can you help me solve this problem? So I may order the right part that is required.

  15. My Sony flat screen had been workin fine. We recently were without power for several days due to the Hurricane. Last night after regaling power the television was turned on. We were watching it for at least an hour. Then suddenly it went to a black screen, no volume. When clicked on you could see the green light, then went to red almost immediately. The red light was blinking as well as the green of course different times but no picture or volume .None of the buttons worked, no sound, no picture no menu just a black screen. What to do.

    Sony model # KDL50EX645. Serial #5036423

  16. My 50 in. Sony slim TV has power but no picture or sound. For a while it had a blinking red light. When we power on it’ll turn green it blinks. Still no picture and no sound. The model #KDL50EX645 and serial #5036423. Please tell me what to do to repair it .

  17. My flat screen TV will power on but no picture or sound and when I press the menu button nothing happens the make of the TV is altius 24in ledtv/dvd combo ando the model is A-240FDV

  18. My Samsung slim back TV has power but no picture or sound display.
    When i tried to turn on the power supply, it gives picture and sound for only 5-10 seconds and it suddenly disappears, no picture and no more sound.
    How to repair or what is the probable cause?

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