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Fix LG TV Black Screen of Death

I sat down to watch a movie on my LG TV after I finished my work, but I got a black screen. The sound was working, but the screen was blank, so I decided to find out why.

In the LG support page and on some forums online, I found that many users have this problem. Some users report a black screen without any menu, a blinking red light, and a black flickering screen.   

Here, I’m going to give you all the information to help you fix the LG TV black screen problem. Through the following steps, I was able to fix the LG TV black screen problem within a few minutes.

Why Does My LG TV Turn On But No Picture?

Below I’ve mentioned some of the reasons for the LG tv black screen issue.

  • Temporary glitch: A temporary glitch can also cause the black screen of death on your LG smart tv.
  • Outdated firmware: If your LG tv firmware/software is outdated then you can face an LG tv black screen issue.
  • Loose cables: If the cables are not inserted properly in the receiver then it can results in a black or glitchy screen on your LG smart tv.
  • Hardware problem: You can also face a black screen issue if the backlight of your smart tv is not working or if your tv is facing a power supply issue.

How Do I Fix The Black Screen On My LG TV?

There are several ways to fix LG tv black screen issues, such as checking the remote batteries, selecting the right input, checking cables, resetting the TV, and power cycling it. Sometimes hardware issues can cause the black screen problem. Below I have a detailed guide for troubleshooting the LG tv black screen issue.

Power Cycle Your LG Smart TV

This is the most common and working fix for LG tv black screen of death. The power cycle can help you in fixing temporary glitches on your LG tv.

How do I reboot my LG TV?

  1. Turn off your LG tv and unplug it from the power outlet.
  2. Now, wait for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Now plug in your tv and turn it on and press and hold the power button at the bottom of your LG smart tv for 10-15 seconds.

After performing these steps LG tv black screen with the sound issue will be fixed. Another fix is to press the volume down key plus power key together then unplug your tv for few minutes. Now plug in your tv and turn it on and the black screen issue will be fixed.

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Check Your LG TV Remote

If the remote batteries are dead then you won’t be able to turn on your LG tv. So dead remote batteries can cause a black screen issue. So, to fix this replace the battery of the LG tv remote with new batteries. Now check if the black screen issue is resolved.

A bad or damaged remote can cause a black screen issue. Try turning the LG tv using the physical power button. Or use a second remote or your mobile phone for turning on the tv. If the LG tv black screen issue is resolved then buy a new remote for using your LG tv.

Change Picture Mode and Backlight Settings

If you’re able to get the picture after following the above fix, then changing picture mode and backlight settings can help you in fixing the black screen of death issue on your LG tv. You need to make the following changes in your picture and backlight settings.

  1. Go to settings then select all settings.
  2. Now select the picture from the list.
  3. Select picture mode settings.
  4. Now set the picture mode as standard.
  5. Now decrease the backlight and set it at the lowest between 10-30.
  6. Set the brightness at 50.

These changes will prevent your smart tv backlight from overheating and your lg smart tv panel will last longer. This can help you in preventing lg tv black screen of death issue.

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Plug Your TV Into a Different Outlet

One more thing you can try is using another power outlet. You can LG tv black screen issue when the power outlet is damaged or not working. Changing and plugging the TV into a different power outlet will fix the LG tv black screen. Locate a power outlet and plug in the TV’s power cable and turn on your LG tv. Check if this resolves the black screen issue

How to Fix LG TV Black Screen With Sound?

If the wires that are connected to your TV are loose or not plugged in, then it may be the reason why you’re getting the sound without a picture. Also, ensure the condition of the wires attached to your TV. If you find any damaged or broken wires, replace them quickly and check if this resolves the issue.

Choose the right input

Some users reported that they were facing LG tv black screen with a menu and an interface. This is not an issue, but the wrong input is selected. To fix this problem use your remote and select the right input. Select the input where your streaming device is connected.

If you’re not sure which port to select then don’t worry. LG tv ports are numbered, check in which port you’ve connected the cable. Now using the LG tv remote select the right input. After selecting the right input LG tv black screen issue is resolved.

Check All The Cables and Devices Attached to Your LG TV

This is one of the most ignored fixes for any smart tv black screen issue. Many people ignore this and they don’t check whether the HDMI cables and devices like firestick or Rokus are inserted properly into the HDMI port. A loose HDMI connection can result in a flickering or black screen on your LG smart tv. So you need to make sure that the HDMI cable and other cables related to sound and video are inserted properly into the ports. If not then remove the cables, then plug them in. Now check if you’re able to fix the black screen issue or not. 

If not then you can try inserting the HDMI cable/Roku/firestick in other ports available on your smart tv. Now turn on your LG tv and change select the correct HDMI channel. If the HDMI port is defective, then try using an alternate HDMI port available on your LG tv can help you in fixing the LG tv no picture issue. 

Also make sure that your HDMI cable is not defective, to check this you can use another HDMI cable. If you’re able to fix the issue with the new HDMI cable, then your previous cable was defective or damaged. 

Reset Your LG TV to Factory Settings

This LG tv black screen scenario is different than the black screen caused by a temporary glitch or backlight issue. In this scenario, people are getting a black screen or dark screen on broadcast but they can access the setting.

Factory reset will reset all data and revert it to the factory setting. To fix the black screen you need to reset your LG tv to factory settings by following the steps below.

  1. Go to settings then select all settings.
  2. Now scroll down and select general.
  3. Scroll down and select Reset to initial settings.
  4. Now select ok to confirm.
reset lg smart tv

After resetting your tv you’ll not face an LG tv black screen issue.

Tip: If you’re able to get the LG logo and you’re able to access settings then updating your LG tv firmware can help you in fixing the LG tv black screen issue. Go to setting then select general, now select about this tv here select check for updates. Now download and install the latest firmware on your LG smart tv to fix the black screen issue.

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Is There a Reset Button on a LG TV?

There’s no reset button given on the LG TV. For resetting the LG Tv to its factory settings you need to navigate through the settings and locate the Reset option.

Tip: If you’re able to get the LG logo and you’re able to access settings then updating your LG tv firmware can help you in fixing the LG tv black screen issue. Go to setting then select general, now select about this tv here select check for updates. Now download and install the latest firmware on your LG smart tv to fix the black screen issue.

LG TV Black Screen Red Light Blinking

If you’re encountering the red blinking light on your LG TV, it means your LG TV has detected the faults in the internal hardware of the TV. In this case, you may need to visit the service center for servicing your Tv or replacing the faulty components of the TV. Well, some users claimed that performing the factory reset fixes the blinking red light issue.

LG TV Screen Flickers Then Goes Black

In this case, you need to check the cables that are connected to your tv. Maybe the wires/cables that are connected to your TV aren’t working properly and that’s why you’re encountering the “Flicker and black screen”. To fix this, you may need to replace the cables or reinsert all the cables and check if the issue is fixed or not

Check for Hardware Issue/Backlight Issue

If none of the steps worked for you, then you can check if the backlight is working or not. To check this you can use a flashlight. Turn on your tv and turn up the volume and see if you’re getting any sound or not. If you’re getting any sound then move close to your tv and flash the torch on your tv screen. If you’re able to see any picture then this means that your backlight is defective. In this case, you need to contact the LG team for help. Another issue is with the mainboard and power supply. In such cases, you need to contact LG for help. They can help you in resolving this issue.

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12 thoughts on “Fix LG TV Black Screen of Death”

  1. The LG logo flashes when I turn the tv on. Screen is black but there is sound. Roku works with verbal commands, sound but no picture. I cannot see the settings menu at all on the black screen. I have replaced batteries in both roku remote and lg remote. Have disconnected roku from tv and used lg remote to control tv; was able to hear Netflix. Tried the button on the remote for settings, nothing happens. Can’t see settings menu on the tv at all. Getting soooo frustrated with this LG tv! Will NEVER buy another LG TV EVER!!!

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  2. I have a black screen LG tv. I tried for hours all the steps.I can not see the setting menu. This is the second LG. The first one lasted 4 years, This one not even 3 and a half years. I bought 2 years extended warrany. I guess they know how long this TV will last. A bit more than 3 years. Another $ 700 in trash.NEVER EVER a LG TV anymore. Rip off .Anything that says LG is a rip off.

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    • You might be facing a hardware issue with your backlight or issue with mainboard or power supply. In such cases you need to contact a technician or someone at lg support. They can help you wiht your problem.

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  3. I have exhausted all the tips given to fix a black screen on my LG tv, what should I do? Is it a hardware problem or it can be fixed using the software?

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  4. My tv turns on (led light changes and I can tell the backlights turn on) but won’t display picture or sound. I can’t even get the OSD to show. Is it a bad main board or T-con board, perhaps? I figure if it were the panel, I would get sound but no picture. Any help is appreciated

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      • If its the panel, won’t that be expensive? I was under the impression that panels cant be fixed, only replaced. I think I only paid 250 for this TV, and while I don’t want to generate e-waste, it seems pointless to pay the same for the repair as the tv costs. Thanks for all the help you have given me!

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