Hisense TV Not Turning On: The One Fix That Worked For Me

I have a habit of watching The Office while having dinner.

The relaxed comedy helps me unwind every night after a long day.

Last night, I set up the dining table as usual and went to start the show. But, unfortunately, my Hisense TV was not turning on.

This came out of the blue since it was working fine the day before yesterday.

Being a techie, I put aside my dinner and sat down to troubleshoot the TV. 

After checking the hardware components of my TV, here’s a fix that worked like a charm for me: 

If Hisense TV is not turning on, unplug it from the power socket, press and hold the ‘Power’ button on its body for 60 seconds, plug it back in, and turn it on. 

Why is My Hisense TV Not Turning On?

Your Hisense TV may not turn on for a variety of reasons. 

To identify the cause of the problem, you need to check the behavior of the TV’s LED indicator. 

Based on the state of your Hisense TV’s LED indicator, you can identify which part of the TV you need to troubleshoot.

State of the Hisense TV LED indicatorPossible IssueComponent to Troubleshoot
The LED indicator does not turn on at all or keeps blinking red.Your Hisense TV is not receiving enough power to turn on.Power socket and/or Power cord
The LED indicator turns on properly but stays red.Your Hisense TV has a software bug.TV software
The LED indicator turns green.Your Hisense TV is not able to display a picture on the screen.Backlight display panel

Check the Power Socket to Which Your Hisense TV is Connected

If the LED indicator on your Hisense TV is not turning on at all or keeps blinking, it means the TV is not receiving sufficient power. 

One of the first things to check, in this case, is the power socket to which your Hisense TV is connected. 

A faulty power socket will result in insufficient power reaching your appliances.

To troubleshoot your power socket:

  1. Unplug your Hisense TV from the power socket.
  2. Plug in another appliance that you know is working fine.
  3. Check if the appliance works in that socket.
  4. If yes, plug the TV back in firmly and turn it on.
  5. If not, plug the TV into a different power socket and check if it turns on. 

If you find a fault with your power socket, you should have it repaired immediately. 

Check the Power Cord of Your Hisense TV

If the power socket is working fine, but your Hisense TV is still not receiving power, the fault may be with the TV’s power cord. 

  1. Unplug your Hisense TV from the power supply board.
  2. Check the TV’s power cord for any cuts or breaks.
  3. If it looks okay, plug it back in firmly and turn on the TV.
  4. If the cord has any cuts or the TV does not turn back on, you need to replace the power cord. 

Perform a Power Cycle Reset of Your Hisense TV

If the LED indicator on your Hisense TV works properly, but the TV does not turn on, it may be because of bugs in the TV’s software.

In this case, you need to reset your TV.

A power cycle reset is nothing but a soft reset of the TV.

It is a harmless way of removing bugs from your TV’s software and draining any residual power, forcing it to reset to a working condition.

To perform a soft reset of your Hisense TV:

  1. Unplug your TV from the power socket.
  2. Press and hold the power button on the TV’s body for 60 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cord back in and turn on the TV. 

Factory Reset Your Hisense TV

If power cycling your Hisense TV does not help turn it on, you need to perform a hard factory reset. 

A hard reset of your TV will delete the installed apps and remove any custom settings you have on it. 

Make sure to note down the login credentials to your user accounts before going for the factory reset.

To perform a factory reset of your Hisense TV:

  1. Find the Reset button at the back of your TV. For some models, it will be on the side panel.
  2. With the TV turned on, press and hold the Reset button for 30 seconds. 
  3. The LED indicator will blink rapidly to notify that the factory reset is complete.
  4. Your TV will then turn on automatically. 

Once done, complete the setup and activation process on your Hisense TV to restart watching your favorite content. 

Troubleshoot the Display Panel of Your Hisense TV

If the LED indicator of your Hisense TV turns green after pressing the power button, but you see no picture on the screen, the problem may lie with the TV’s display panel.

You can perform a quick flashlight test to check if your TV’s LED display panel is actually at fault.

  1. Turn on your Hisense TV.
  2. Make sure the TV’s LED indicator has turned green.
  3. Aim a flashlight at the screen of your TV.
  4. Slowly move the flashlight all over the screen.
  5. Check if you see any faded or flickering images at any point. 

In case you see any images during the flashlight test, it means the LEDs in your display panel are not able to provide enough light to display a picture on the screen of your Hisense TV. 

If your Hisense TV is in the warranty period, your best option is to contact Hisense Support and have it checked.

If not, you need to get it repaired by a third-party technician. 

Get Your Hisense TV Back to Normal Within Minutes

I enjoy a variety of content on my Hisense TV, and it has been my able entertainment partner over the years.

That’s why it was quite frustrating when it wouldn’t turn on after repeated attempts.

The LED indicator on my TV was on, which meant it was receiving power.

I was able to resolve this problem by performing a power cycle reset.

In case your Hisense TV’s LED indicator is not turning on at all, you should check if the power socket or the TV’s power cord has gone faulty.

If your TV’s LED indicator turns green, but the TV does not display a picture, your best option is to get it repaired by a professional. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Hisense TV not booting up?

Your Hisense TV may not boot if it’s not receiving sufficient power.

In such cases, you need to plug your TV firmly into the power socket or replace the power cord if necessary. 

Why did my Smart TV stop working suddenly?

A TV may stop working suddenly if there is a loose connection somewhere.

Ensure that your TV’s power cord is firmly plugged in before trying to turn the TV back on again. 

How do I fix my Hisense TV screen going blank?

If your TV screen has gone blank, unplug it from the power socket, press and hold the power button for 60 seconds, and turn on the TV after plugging it back in. 

About the author

Maria Chan, or MC, as we call her, is the genius girl-boss who gave up on her cushy silicon-valley job to grind it out with us. Her undying pursuit of wanting Zeebox to the best makes it very clear that she has no interest in running a generic tech-site.