LG TV Won’t Turn On? (Try These 7 Common Fixes First)

In this guide, I’ll teach you how to fix your LG TV not turning on in less than 15 minutes.

Once you’re finished, you’ll finally be able to enjoy your well-deserved alone time or be able to watch your favorite shows with friends or family.

How To Fix Your LG Smart TV Not Turning On

Here’s the fix that will help about 90% of you:

You should reset your LG Smart TV if it doesn’t turn on. Unplug your TV from the wall and wait about one minute. Then,  plug your TV back into the outlet after a minute has passed. Your LG Smart TV will get a soft reset and should typically turn back on without any problems.

Please try the other solutions below if this quick fix didn’t work for you.

Unplug your LG TV from the wall

The most common method for getting your LG TV to turn back on, even though it may seem obvious, is to unplug it from the wall outlet.

Unplugging Vizio TV from the wall outlet.

Waiting the full minute is the most crucial step. Be patient and give it at least 60 seconds before plugging it back in.

While your LG TV is unplugged, find and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Ensure that you’re pressing the power button on your TV and not the power button on the remote control.

This power button should be located on the right side of the TV’s back.

Your TV will perform a soft reset and assist in using up any remaining battery life.

NOTE: This works better than just turning the TV on and off.

Reconnect the TV’s power cord after 60 seconds, and it should turn on without any issues.

Even though this solution should work in most cases, the other ones can be harder.

But don’t worry; we’ll make sure to assist you until your TV can turn back on.

Ensure the outlet is functional

This is a simple check you can use to save yourself a lot of trouble, especially if you’re connecting a TV to a new outlet.

To test the outlet, plug in a device you are confident will work, such as a phone charger.

The outlet is the issue if you plug the charger’s other end into your phone or tablet and it doesn’t charge.

Additionally, if other appliances or your lights are not working, you may have blown a circuit. You can quickly reset the circuit breaker if that is the situation.

Remove the batteries from your LG remote control

Remove the batteries from the remote if unplugging and replugging the television didn’t solve the problem.

Removing batteries from the LG remote.

Make sure the remote has both batteries entirely out.

Press and hold the remote’s power button for 15 seconds while the batteries are removed.

Replace the remote’s batteries after 15 seconds, then try to turn the television on. It should turn back on.

If one of the aforementioned two methods fixes the power issue with your LG Smart TV, but the issue comes back a few days or weeks later, you should reset your TV to factory defaults for a more lengthy fix.

Factory reset your LG TV

You should factory reset the TV if you were able to turn on your TV by unplugging and replugging it into the wall to prevent any further troubles.

With a remote

  1. Click the “Menu” button to view the menu.
  2. In the menu, select “System” settings.
  3. Select “Reset & Admin” then “Reset TV to Factory Defaults.”

When doing this, you might be prompted for a code; in that case, the default code is either four zeros (0000) or 1234.

Without a remote

  1. Find the power button on your TV; depending on the model, it may be on the device’s left, right, or bottom.
  2. While the TV is on, press and hold the volume down and source buttons at the same time.
  3. Your TV will prompt you to click and hold the input button after a brief delay.
  4. Holding the input button down for at least 10 seconds is required.

NOTE: Your LG TV will return to its factory settings after you do this.

Reset the power cord in the back of your LG TV

Another quick fix for your power issue is to unplug the power cord from the TV’s back.

Unplugging power cord from the back of an LG TV.

This needs to be unplugged for about a minute, then plugged back in.

When you plug the power cord back in, be sure the connection is secure! This shouldn’t be loose at all. A tight connection is essential to ensure that the TV receives constant, dependable power.

Do not use the remote to turn on the TV after plugging it back in; instead, press the power button on the TV.

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Ensure you’re on the correct input source

The incorrect input source may make it appear that your LG TV won’t turn on.

You must select the appropriate source for your TV to operate properly.

Whether you’re using a streaming device, a cable box, or a gaming system, you need to make sure that the HDMI slot your device is plugged into is compatible with the input sources on your TV.

Here’s how to do it.

With a remote

  • Turn on your LG Smart TV.
  • Click the “Source” button on your remote control.
  • Choose the correct input source.

Without a remote

  • Turn on your LG Smart TV.
  • Press the “Menu” button, which is located on the side or bottom of your TV.
  • Press the volume buttons to navigate the input source menu.
  • To select the desired source, click the menu button.

Try plugging your device into a different input source if that doesn’t work; there might be a hardware issue with the connection.

Contact LG’s customer support (or another professional)

No luck fixing your TV? Try contacting LG customer support.

A screenshot showing 14 different ways to contact LG support.

They might have additional advice for your specific model or even a suggestion not mentioned in this post, like changing internal parts such as your power supply.

The LG customer service team may be able to help you if the problem can be fixed over the phone or by sending your TV in for repair.

Check your LG warranty

If all else fails, you should see what your warranty with LG covers.

The following steps will be decided after you provide information about what is happening with your TV.

What might result from your warranty is as follows:

  • Nothing (the warranty does not cover the problem)
  • Repair (send the TV in to get fixed or they may come right to your house to fix it)
  • Replacement (you may receive a new TV depending on what happened)

If you’ve tried everything else on this list and are still having trouble, it might be worth a try. Hope this was useful!