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Sony TV Won’t Turn On

When you turn on your TV, you usually go straight to the channels you want to stream. However, there are times when this does not happen. You find yourself standing in front of your TV for no reason and wondering why it won’t turn on. This situation can lead to frustration, confusion, and doubt about your TV.

Recently, we found some users encountering the same issue with their Sony TVs. If you’re one of them facing the “Sony Won’t turn on” problem, this post will benefit you.

Here, you’ll get all the answers to your questions like, Why is your Sony Tv not turning on? Why are the LEDs blinking? What ways to fix the “Sony Tv Won’t Turn On” issue.

Why is my Sony TV unresponsive?

Your Sony Tv or the things attached to it can cause such issues. Your Sony Tv won’t turn on or be unresponsive because of a faulty power cord, hdmi cables, remote, defective wall outlet, or damaged TV internal part.  Also, turning the Energy Saving Switch off can be the reason for this issue.

Or, maybe you’re encountering the issue because of another reason. In that case, you don’t have to worry about that; we’ve penned down the best working troubleshooting methods that’ll help you in resolving the issue.

How do I fix my SONY smart TV it wont turn on?

To do so, you must follow our listed troubleshooting methods and tricks that work for affected users.

Perform a Soft Restart

Let’s begin with the very first step, perform a soft restart. If you’ve done this yet, do it now. It’s one of the oldest and most effective ways to resolve such errors.

A power restart is a complete restart of your device (TV); usually, in a power restart, you need to turn off your Tv. But in your case, your TV is already turned off and isn’t turning on.

So, try the following steps to turn on your Sony Tv.

  1. Unplug your Sony Tv from the power outlet.
  2. Now, wait 1-2 minutes and plug the Tv back in.
  3. After that, try to turn on your Tv.

If it doesn’t work, move on to the next one.

Perform a Sony TV Hard Restart

If the soft restart fails to work, try performing the hard restart. The below step will help you in doing so,

  1. Unplug your Sony Tv from the wall outlet.
  2. Now, press and hold the physical Power button (given on the Tv) for 15 seconds. Doing this will drain the residual power from the Tv.
  3. After that, wait 2 minutes and plug the TV back into the wall outlet.
  4. Lastly, try to turn on your Tv.

Sony bravia tv power supply problem

There were instances where loose power cables led to power supply issues and caused problems. Now, you need to verify whether the power cord is securely connected to the wall outlet or it’s loose. Connect it securely if you find it loose, and check if the issue is fixed.

And, if the issue continues, follow the below one.

Plug into another power outlet

Tried reconnecting the power cord, and still, the issue is here; try plugging your TV into a different power outlet. Sometimes you may face such problems because of a faulty wall outlet that needs a repair or replacement.

If your TV turns on after plugging into another power source, you must repair or replace your faulty wall outlet.

Another thing, if your TV is plugged into a surge protector, power strip, or extension board, unplug the power cord from the device and plug it directly into the wall outlet. 

Verify the AC power cord is connected to the TV

After verifying the power cord connection with the outlet and plugging the TV into another outlet, check whether the power cable connected with the Tv is securely fastened. Some Sony TVs have a removable power cord; if your TV has, check whether it’s correctly connected.

And, if your Tv doesn’t have the removable power cord, skip this step.

Turn on the TV using the Remote

Trying to turn on the TV by pressing the Power button on the remote, but the TV isn’t turning on. Try this step once again, but this time, try to do it for longer.

To turn on the TV;

  • Press and hold the Power button on the remote for about 15 seconds.
  • And, your TV will turn on.

Earlier, some users were able to resolve the issue by doing this trick. If the issue persists,

  • Try pressing the Power button and menu button simultaneously. May doing this fix your problem.

Turn on the TV using a physical power button

Still, your Sony TV is not turning on, even pressing the power button (Remote) for 15 seconds. Maybe your TV remote is facing some issues. To check this, try to turn on the TV with the physical power button (given on the TV panel).

You may locate the power button;

  • At the back or side panel of the TV.

To turn the TV;

  • Press and hold the TV’s power button for about 15 seconds.
  • And, your TV will turn on.

Sony tv not turning on with remote/Check your sony tv remote

If the above trick works for you, and you can’t turn on your TV using your remote, then you need to check the batteries of your TV’s Remote. Ensure to check whether your TV’s Remote’s batteries are working.

If not, try replacing the old batteries with the new ones. If replacing the batteries doesn’t work, you need a remote replacement.

Why won’t my TV turn on but has power?

Sony offers several different input sources to connect other devices with the Tv. And you may be encountering this issue because of the wrong input settings. Because of incorrect input settings, your TV might seem turned on, but the screen goes pitch black, and it looks like your TV is turned off.

To correct your input settings;

  • Press the Input/Source button given on the Remote.
  • Select the correct HDMI source and press the OK/Enter button.

The power cord is damaged or defective

A defective or damaged Tv’s power cord can also be the reason behind the “Sony TV won’t turn on” issue. Check to see if your TV’s power cord is defective or damaged. If it is, then go for replacement.

You can easily locate the Sony TVs power cable on any shopping platform or electronic store.

Turn on the Energy Saving Switch

Is there an Energy Saving Switch on your Sony TV?  It is a switch, and it’s located on the back panel of your Sony TV, and it’s not available on all Sony TVs models.

If your Sony TV has, and it’s turned off, then turn it on because your Sony TV won’t turn on if the Energy Saving Switch is toggled off.

Sony tv won’t turn on blinking red light

A red LED light blinking means your TV has encountered an error. If it blinks eight times, stops, and blinks eight times again in a repeating cycle, then it is an issue specific to certain Sony Tv models. To fix this,

  • Disconnect your TV from the network and perform a power reset.

If this doesn’t fix the issue,

Try to verify that your TV is getting the proper air circulation. Because blinking of red LED light is also an indication of Overheating. If your TV’s overheating, wait until it reaches the normal temperature.

Also, keep your TV clean to prevent overheating issues.

What does blinking LEDs mean?

Sony TVs’ newer models have LED lights. These LED lights blink at different times and colors, and these LEDs indicate the detected errors of TV.

  • Orange: If there’s a solid amber or orange LED indicator, your TV may be on Sleep or Timer mode. On some Sony TVs models, blinking orange LED indicates the new software update.
  • Green: You all must know about this LED indicator, if not. It appears when you turn on your Tv. If the green LED appears but the tv won’t turn on and repeats the cycle, unplug your TV and do a 3-minute power reset. If it’s still doing the same, contact Sony’s customer support.
  • White: It means that your TV is operating or running as usual.
Disconnect all external devices

Are there any external devices connected with your Sony TV? If there are any, try disconnecting them. Sometimes external devices cause various issues, including power failure as well.           

After disconnecting the external devices, try to turn on your TV.

Contact Sony Support

If you’ve followed the above steps and are still encountering the “Sony TV won’t turn on” issue. Try contacting Sony team. Maybe your TV needs to be serviced or repaired, and if it is under warranty, then it would be best for you. If there’s any part that needs to be replaced, it will be replaced at a discount or free of cost.

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