Hisense TV Red Light Blinking & Won’t Turn On (Quickest Fix)

A common problem amongst most televisions, Hisense included, is that they have a red light blinking and won’t turn on.

I’ve seen this problem on different forums over the years, so it’s time to stop this issue once and for all.

First, we’ll dive into why this happens, then we’ll share a quick fix that should fix about 80% of Vizio TVs that won’t turn on, and other solutions if that doesn’t fix it.

What Causes A Hisense TV Red Light To Blink And Not Turn On

There are a few different reasons why your Hisense TV could have a red blinking light and won’t turn on.

Generally speaking, the red light will blink a specific amount of times, indicating an issue. You can check out our Hisense TV Blinking Code list for more details on this.

Some of the common problems are:

  • Power supply issue
  • Backlight issue
  • Mainboard issue
  • T-CON board issue
  • Internal temperature sensor issue
  • Other various issues (connection, input, etc)

How To Fix A Hisense TV Red Light Blinking But Won’t Turn On

You should perform a power cycle if your Hisense television has a blinking red light. Start by shutting off your television and removing its power cord from the wall socket. Let it remain disconnected for one full minute. During this time, hold down the power button on the television for half a minute. Once this is done, reconnect the television to the power source and switch it back on.

This simple fix should work in about 80% of cases. If you’re still having issues, try the other solutions listed below.

Perform A Soft Restart

If power cycling didn’t fix the red light blinking, the next step is to try resetting your Hisense Roku TV without a remote.

The process is pretty simple. First, disconnect your TV from the wall and wait 60 seconds. Then after a minute, plug your TV back into the outlet.

Removing the Hisense TV power plug from the wall outlet.

This will give your Hisense Roku TV a soft reset and fix any lingering issues your television has.

NOTE: This is more effective than just turning the TV on and off.

Update The Hisense TV

If soft resetting the television didn’t work, you’ll have to update your Hisense TV’s firmware, which should also update the application.

  1. You’ll want to go to the main settings screen by pressing the Cog Wheel button (Settings) on your Hisense remote control.
  2. Once you’re in the settings, select “All,” then “About,” and finally, choose “Software Update.”
  3. You’ll want to click “Detect” to check if you have the most recent firmware on your device, and if you don’t, install the latest version.
Updating the Hisense TV to the latest software.

NOTE: This should fix any problems you’re having with factory-installed apps on your Hisense Smart TV.

Reset the power cord in the back of your Hisense TV

Disconnecting the power cord from your Hisense TV can offer a quick solution to any power issues you might be facing. Leave it unplugged for at least a minute before plugging it back in.

When you reconnect the cord, make sure it’s snug and secure! The assurance of a firm connection ensures a steady, reliable power flow, which is vital for your TV’s optimal performance.

Next, let’s power up the TV, but hold off on using the remote for now. Instead, reach for the power button directly on the TV.

This simple action helps reset the system and fixes most issues, including the television not powering on.

Factory reset your Hisense TV without a remote

A factory reset will return your TV’s settings to the factory settings and erase any personal data on it, like your Wi-Fi network information or streaming services log-ins.

To reset the Hisense TV without a remote, take a small tool (like a paperclip) and press the “Reset” button on the back of your TV for at least 15 seconds.

If you can’t find the “Reset” button or hole anywhere on your television, you can also press and hold the “Input” button and the “Volume down” button down for at least 30 seconds.

Contact Hisense Support (or Another Professional)

Still no luck? Try contacting Hisense customer support.

They may offer more help for your particular model or even have a recommendation not listed in this post, such as repairing the power board, fixing overheating issues, or repairing the circuit board, which are all commonly reported issues.

If the issue can be resolved over the phone or by sending your TV in for service, the Hisense customer service staff may be able to assist you.

And if they aren’t able to help you with the issue, it’s worth asking about your warranty to see if it’s covered.

Final thoughts

That’s everything you need to know about a Hisense TV’s red light blinking.

No matter how often the red light blinks, you should be able to fix the problem following our list of solutions.

To summarize, here are the solutions listed in order:

  • Perform A Power Cycle
  • Perform A Soft Restart
  • Update the Hisense TV
  • Reset the power cord in the back of your Hisense TV
  • Factory reset your Hisense TV without a remote
  • Contact Hisense Support (or Another Professional)

Hope this article helped!