Electronics often develop faults from time to time due to diverse reasons, and Sony TVs are not an exception. You may be disappointed when you turn your Sony TV on, and it fails to respond. What if you had been eagerly waiting for your favorite soap opera, film, sports, or documentary to start airing, and then your TV fails you? That would make your heart to sink.
Sometimes, you may find that there is no technical fault in the TV, but the TV cannot turn on. For instance, maybe the TV’s power cable always remains connected to the power socket, but someone else had unplugged it without your knowledge. When you turn the TV on, it will not respond.
Therefore, when you see the TV failing to turn on, the first step that you should take, is checking whether everything is in place. Otherwise, you may bother yourself, and even take a step farther of seeking professional help, which could cause you to incur losses by paying for your TV’s servicing in vain.
Reasons your Sony TV won’t turn on
As aforementioned, lack of power is one of the causes of your TV not turning on. After checking whether the power cable is plugged into the socket, you should also ensure that it is also correctly plugged into your TV’s power port. Use this procedure:
- Disconnect the power cable from your Sony TV
- Re-plug it into your Sony TV properly
- Plug the other head of the power cable into a different socket
- Turn on the TV
If you successfully turn on the TV, then know that the problem could be in the socket, where you had initially plugged the power cable. However, if the TV will not turn on, there could be a problem in the power cable’s end, which you have plugged into your TV, or the TV’s power port.
- Check whether the cable plugs in properly and tightly. There should not be any loose connection in the intercourse of the power cable and the TV’s port
- Ensure that the TV’s power port is clean, has no rust, and breakages
After doing all the above, if you turn on the TV and it fails, the problem could be in the power cable. You can try using another cable to see whether your TV will turn on. If it does, then discard the cable that you were using previously. Mark you, the cable can be damaged, even if it does not have visible injuries. You can obtain a new one by contacting Sony Bravia.
Another cause could be the Energy Saving Switch
There is a switch that is located on your TV’s side called, the Energy Saving Switch.
- Check to see whether it is switched On
- Even if it is On, you can turn it off and then On again
NB: Not all Sony Bravia TVs have this switch. If yours does not have one, skip this step.
My Sony Bravia TV won’t turn on
Since Sony TVs are compatible with other external devices, they come with diverse HDMI inputs and component gadgets. If you choose the wrong input, your TV may seem to turn on, but it does not actually finish the booting process. The Sony TV is On, but the display remains blank. To sort out this issue, use this procedure:
- Press your TV’s Input button, either on the remote or the TV
- Shift it to the right TV input
After selecting the right input for the connected external devices like game consoles, cable boxes, and DVD players, the picture will return on the TV screen.
Faulty component or HDMI cable
Just like how a damaged power cable cannot transmit power from the socket to the TV, that is what happens when your TV is connected to other external devices by a faulty cable. These cables are damaged by liquids, bends, fraying, mechanical damages, or being gnawed by rodents.
When your HDMI or component cable has issues, your TV screen becomes distorted or blank. You will also see a notification on your screen saying, “No Input Signal.”
- To solve this issue, just replace the cable with a new one and the problem will be gone
Input device problems
The external input devices that you have connected to your TV can also be the source of the fault. For instance, a faulty cable box can make the TV to seem as if it is off, and you will see a “No Input Signal” message on your TV screen.
If you change the cable and the problem is still there, know that it is the device that is faulty. To confirm this, you can connect the external device to another TV and see how it will react. When it works, then the problem is in your TV, but not in the external device.
A faulty Sony TV
If you try all the above rectification methods and fail, the problem could be in your TV. You can seek professional help from a technician, or contact the Sony customer care to be directed accordingly.
Why is my Sony TV not turning on despite blinking red?
When you see your Sony TV’s LED blinking red, but the TV is not turning on, there is a problem in the TV’s system. It is as a result of an underlying issue that has been detected, which hampers the normal operating of the TV. This signal requires you to find out what has happened, and solve it. At most times, this should be addressed by an expert technician.
Moreover, you should also note how many times the red LED light blinks. At most times, it blinks between 2 – 8 times. What are some of the causes of this red light blinking?
- Random bugs
- Outdated software
- Your TV’s circuitry or hardware fuse
- Jammed and dusty TV vents
What is the Right Way to Reset my Sony TV?
This is the most rampant, and reliable (aforementioned) method of sorting out your Sony TV when it fails to turn on. At most times, it is bugs that cause this fault, and the following is the procedure of power-resetting your Sony TV:
- Disconnect your Sony TV’s power cable from the socket
- Tarry for 2 minutes
- Plug in the power cable back into the socket. If it fails, you can change the socket and use another one, and if the TV does not turn on, you should repeat the process. However, this time you should press-hold your TV’s power button for up to 15 seconds, before plugging in the power cable back to the socket
Burnt or blown out fuses
Sony TVs have fuses, and sometimes they are burned or blown out. This results to performance challenges, and at times they cause complete shutdown of your TV. When your TV is exposed to high voltage, or sudden power surge, it results to this problem. To solve it, you have to replace your TV’s fuse:
- Disconnect all cables that are attached to your TV, including the power cable
- Flip the TV so that the screen can face downwards
- Open the back of the TV
- Examine the power-board, which is connected to your TV’s fuses
- You will see the fuses, which are small cylindrical glasses with metal caps on both ends
- Check to see whether they are good or damaged. You will know whether a fuse is good when you see a connection between the internal diodes, while a burned or blown out fuse has black burns inside
When you locate a bad fuse, examine whether it is soldered or fixed by hand. If it is the latter one, just remove and replace it with a good one, and if it is a soldered one, you have to unsolder it before replacing it with a good one. You can carry the damaged one when going to an electronics shop to find its exact replica for replacement.
Remotes were designed for ease, convenience and comfort. Instead of making several trips to and from the TV to change or set something, you should use a remote from the comfort of your sofa. If you try turning on your TV using your remote and it fails, you can check whether the remote batteries are correctly installed. And if they are ok, check their voltage, because if they have run out of battery charge, they cannot function.
What You Need to Know
These are the causes of your Sony TV not turning on. Sony TVs are of high-quality, and their durability and performance have been tested and proved by the test of time. However, despite all these, they also develop faults from time to time just like any other electronic, machine or vehicle.
You now know why your Sony TV won’t turn on, and the solutions have also been given. The problems include power-setting, faulty cables, external devices, blown out/burned fuses, etc. However, if you cannot fix the issue, seek professional help.
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