You’re not alone if you’re having trouble getting your Hisense TV to turn on. Many people have experienced this issue, and it can be frustrating. You can try a few things to fix this problem on your own.

In this article, I’ll go through a few different troubleshooting steps you can take to get your Hisense TV up and running again.

How to Fix Hisense TV Not Turning On

1. Check the Power Source

First, you’ll want to ensure the TV is properly plugged in and receiving power.

Here are some things to check:

  • Make sure the TV is plugged into a working outlet. You can test the outlet by plugging in a different device, like a lamp, to see if it’s working.
  • Check the power cord for visible damage, such as frayed wires or a bent prong. If the cord is damaged, it may be unable to deliver power to the TV.
  • If you use a power strip or surge protector, ensure it’s turned on and working correctly.

2. Check the Remote

Next, you’ll want to ensure the Hisense TV remote is functioning properly.

Here are some things to try:

  • Check the batteries in the remote. If the batteries are low or dead, the remote may be unable to communicate with the TV. Replace the batteries with new ones to see if that fixes the issue.
  • Check for any visible damage on the remote, such as a bent or broken antenna. This can prevent the remote from communicating with the TV.
  • Make sure no objects block the path between the remote and the TV. The remote uses infrared technology to communicate with the TV, so anything that blocks this signal can cause problems.

3. Reset the TV

If the power source and the remote are both working properly, you can next try resetting the TV. This can help resolve any issues with the TV’s software or settings.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off the TV using the power button on the side of the TV or the remote.
  2. Unplug the TV from the wall outlet.
  3. Wait a few minutes, then plug the TV back in.
  4. Turn the TV on using the power button on the side of the TV or the remote.

4. Check the HDMI Cable

If the TV is not turning on, the HDMI cable connecting the TV to your cable box or streaming device may be the issue.

Here are some things to check:

  • Ensure the HDMI cable is plugged in securely to both the TV and the cable box/streaming device. Loose connections can cause the TV not to turn on.
  • Check the HDMI cable for visible damage, such as frayed wires or bent connectors. If the cable is damaged, it may not be able to transmit a signal to the TV.
  • If you’re using multiple HDMI cables or devices, try unplugging all of them except for the one you’re trying to use. This can help determine if a specific HDMI cable or device is causing the issue.

For additional help, be sure to read my Hisense troubleshooting guide.

5. Choose the Correct Input

Using the remote control to change the input/source channel on a Hisense TV would be best. Start by pressing the input button, which you’ll typically find near the bottom-left corner of the remote. This will include a list of available inputs, such as HDMI, components, and AV.

Use the arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the input/source you want to use, and then press OK to select it. The input name should appear on the TV screen after you’ve made your selection.

Some Hisense TVs also have a physical input button on the back or side of the TV. Pressing this button will bring up the input menu on the TV screen, allowing you to choose the input you want to use.

6. Connect Your TV To A Different Electrical Outlet

If your Hisense TV fails to turn on, it’s possible that the electrical outlet it’s connected to isn’t functioning correctly. You can try plugging your TV into a different outlet to troubleshoot this issue. If it turns on without any issues, the problem is not with the TV.

Another step is to check your home’s breaker panel box, usually in your basement or utility closet. Look for breaker switches in the middle or fully in the OFF position. Flip the switch OFF and then back ON, ensuring that it stays in the ON position.

Note that if the switch has been tripped and is in the middle, you must turn it OFF before turning it ON again.

7. Contact Hisense Support

If none of the above steps have helped fix the issue, it may be a more serious problem that requires professional assistance. In this case, you’ll want to contact Hisense support for further assistance.

To contact Hisense support, you can do the following:

  • Visit the Hisense website for the “Contact Us” or “Support” section. Here, you should be able to find phone numbers, email addresses, and other ways to contact the company.
  • Check the Hisense TV manual for any troubleshooting information or contact details.
  • Check the Hisense TV warranty to see if the issue is covered. If it is, you should be able to get it repaired or replaced at no additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Manually Turn On My Hisense TV?

To manually turn on your Hisense TV, locate the power button, which can be found either below the His emblem or on the side of the TV, depending on the model.

Once you’ve found it, plug the TV into a wall outlet and press the power button. This will turn on your TV without the need for remote control.


If your Hisense TV is not turning on, don’t panic! You can try to fix the problem independently, such as checking the power source, the remote, and the HDMI cable.

If these steps don’t help, try resetting the TV or checking for firmware updates. If the issue persists, contacting Hisense support for further assistance is best.

With some troubleshooting, you should be able to get your TV up and running again in no time.

Tim Miller

Tim has always been obsessed with computers his whole life. After working for 25 years in the computer and electronics field, he now enjoys writing about computers to help others. Most of his time is spent in front of his computer or other technology to continue to learn more. He likes to try new things and keep up with the latest industry trends so he can share them with others.

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