Hisense TV Black Screen issue? (100% Working Fixes)

What causes a Hisense TV black screen? The most common reasons for a Hisense TV displaying black screen are loose HDMI connections, faulty LED backlights, or a malfunctioning T-con board.

However, when this happens, you will notice one of the following signs:

Look at this table:

Possible Reasons for Hisense TV Black Screen Explanation
Loose or damaged HDMI cable The HDMI cable that is connected to your TV may be either malfunctioning or the port where the cable is connected is damaged.
Power issues Your TV’s power board may be faulty, causing it to be unable to regulate the proper power supply for the display panel and LED lights.
Faulty backlight Or, it could be that both the mainboard and the power board are functioning correctly, but the LED backlight is faulty.


Before you go into the solution, let’s take a look at this:

“Last year I copped a 65-Inch Class R6G LED 4K Hisense TV from Bestbuy. I read a massive positive review online, so I thought, “Why not?”. Everything was good for a hot minute – performance was on point, and the picture quality was tight. But now, for the last two or three days, I’ve been experiencing some bullshit. TV turns on, but the screen stays black – no picture at all. Often won’t turn on at all. I hit up Hisense, but they didn’t even come through because I have no warranty. What a damn joke, amirite?” —Jacob, Texas

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Well, Let’s dive in…

So how to solve this issue?

To Fix a Hisense TV Black Screen Issue:

  • Perform an HDMI reset.
  • Make sure the HDMI cable is plugged into the correct port.
  • Check the LED Backlight and fix it if needed.
  • Consider replacing the power board if the issue persists.

Here are the detailed guidelines:

Step 1: Do What People Ignore

fixing hisense tv black screen issue through hdmi restting

You might be wondering what I mean by this.

Well, it’s the same question I had when I contacted Hisense around 2 years ago about a specific issue.

Here’s what Hisense told me:

“Do something that people usually ignore.”

I told them I had already tried that, but they recommended a different approach.

Here’s how:

  • Disconnect the TV from the power outlet.
  • Similarly, disconnect all the HDMI-connected devices from the TV.
  • Wait for 5 minutes. (Be patient)
  • During this time, press and hold the TV power button for about 30 seconds.
  • Once done, test the result.

There you go! It should solve the issue!

Tip: repeat this process at least 5 times. Sometimes, the first and second tries might not work, but the third, fourth, or fifth attempt could do the trick. You never know which try will work for you.

Step 2: Choose the correct input

hisense tv black screen caused by incorrect hdmi connection

If power cycling doesn’t work, double-check if your TV is linked to the right input source.

Sometimes, if you choose the wrong input, it can cause the screen to go black.

Whether you’re using a streaming device, a DVD player, or a cable box, make sure that the input on your TV matches the HDMI port you’re using.

Thinking about doing a factory reset? You can try, but it’s less likely to work in these situations. Better proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Perform a backlight testing

testing hisense tv backlight if it's faulty

As I mentioned previously, backlight issue could be the major reason why the Hisense TV screen goes black.

Backlight is responsible for displaying the images and videos on the TV.

 If the backlight gets burned out or is damaged due to power surges, it can result in a black screen.

But how do you know if the backlight has been damaged?

Well, here’s how:

  • Turn on your TV.
  • Bring a flashlight very close to the screen.
  • Flash the light on the TV screen.
  • Look closely at the screen to see if there is any image.

If you see a picture, but it’s very dim, it’s likely that your TV’s backlight has been damaged and needs to be replaced.

Here’s a step-by-step guideline on how you can repair your TV’s damaged backlight.

Step 4: Test the TV’s T-con or Motherboard

hisense tv screen can go black due to faulty t-con board


If none of the above steps solve the issue and your Hisense TV still displays a black screen and won’t turn on, it’s possible that some internal components, like the T-con board, may be damaged.

The T-con board connects to the mainboard and controls the images on the screen. If it’s damaged, the screen will remain black.

So the solution? Replace the damaged part and your TV will start working again. That’s it!


Q: How do I know if the problem with my Hisense TV black screen is hardware or software-related?

If your Hisense TV black screen issue persists after trying basic troubleshooting steps, it’s likely a hardware problem.

However, if the issue is resolved after updating the TV’s software or resetting the TV, it may be a software-related issue.

Q: How much does it cost to repair a TV that has a black screen?

The cost to fix a TV’s black screen can change based on the TV model and the exact problem causing it.

It mainly depends on the price of the LED that needs fixing.

You can estimate the cost by using this calculator for a rough idea!

Q. Where can I find the LED backlight for my Hisense TV?

You can buy LED backlights for your TV from Amazon, eBay, or your local vendor.

However, if you are not skilled in TV repair, don’t do it yourself.

Otherwise, there is a possibility that your TV display will be totally damaged.

22 thoughts on “Hisense TV Black Screen issue? (100% Working Fixes)”

    • Its may be a software-related error and hopefully a factory reset may fix this. But if it doesn’t work, visit your nearest TV repair shop or try to manually update your TV’s firmware via a USB Flash drive.

      • My problem is that I can’t seem to find the reset hole at all. I’ve looked 10 different times with ample lighting. My tv comes on and loads to the home screen and I can see my app then it’s like something loads and it goes black. Doesn’t give me a chance to navigate anywhere or anything. Is it possible that there is NO reset hole on TV? Thank you in advance!

  1. I’m having the same problem started yesterday trying to unplug but when I press remote button the red light from TV disappeared and stay black

    • Do this instead:

      • Disconnected the TV from the power source and any other connected devices.
      • Wait 60 seconds before plugging it back in.
      • While the TV was unplugged, Press and held the TV’s power button for 30 seconds.

      Repeat this method at least 5 times. Sometimes, the first and second attempts may not work, but the third or fifth attempt could solve the issue. You never know which attempt will work for you.

  2. This article was helpful the first time I encountered this issue, so thank you. BUT, it happens regularly now, and doing the whole power cycle thing would have been insanely annoying every time. I found that even when my screen is black, the input button on the remote still works. So (with the remote) I switch the input to Android Home TV and then back to my HDMI 1–and it comes back on every time. Still mildly annoying, but quick and it’s worked every time.

    • You rocked it!

      Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s great to hear that this article was helpful to you the first time, but we understand that having to do the whole power cycle thing every time can be quite bothersome. Your tip about using the input button on the remote to switch to Android Home TV and then back to HDMI 1 is a great workaround, and we appreciate you sharing it with us and our readers.

    • I was watching US open & suddenly my Hisense tv went off, no picture or sound. I have unplugged everything, let sit for 2 min. then pressed on button on remote, nothing. Tried pushing reset button, nothing. Changed batteries in remote, nothing.

  3. My tv went black while watching it the power light works but the screen is black an no sound I found a reset button on back of tv I reset it a few times but still nothing an the lil button that I push to reset it is pushed n an won’t come out

  4. Hi Abdul,

    I have Hisense 65H9E plus and I have issue with my TV. About a week ago my TV stopped powering on when I press the power button it comes up and Power led goes off for a second and it blinks couple times and nothing happens..I replaced the power board and now the TV powers up and no display and LED blinks for 20 seconds and when I press buttons on my remote I can hear the sound but no display I could feel something changing on the screen tried with flah light on the panel in dark room and can’t see any image. Can please tell me what could be the issue.

    Thank you.

    • Based on the information you’ve provided, it sounds like you’re facing some sort of hardware or internal component issue with your Hisense 65H9E Plus TV.

      Here are a few potential issues that could be causing the symptoms you described:

      Faulty Main Board: The main board in your TV is responsible for processing video and audio signals. If this board is malfunctioning, it could result in the symptoms you’re experiencing—powering on but no display, accompanied by blinking LED lights.

      Backlight or Panel Issue: If you can faintly see changes on the screen when shining a flashlight on it in a dark room, it might suggest that the TV’s backlight or the panel itself could be malfunctioning. The backlight provides the illumination for the display, and if it’s not working properly, you might experience a lack of visible image.

      Loose or Damaged Cable Connections: Sometimes loose or damaged cable connections between the main board, power board, and the display panel can lead to similar issues. Double-check that all the cables are securely connected and not damaged.

      Software or Firmware Issue: While less likely, there’s a small chance that a software or firmware glitch could be causing the problem. If you haven’t already, you might want to try performing a factory reset on the TV or updating its firmware to see if that resolves the issue.

      Defective Components: Even though you’ve replaced the power board, it’s possible that there could be other defective components contributing to the problem, such as capacitors, resistors, or ICs on the main board.

      I suggest you contacting a repairer. But before that, try the tips I mentiuoned above.

      Hope it helps!

  5. Thanks for the article. My Hisense has a couple of tiny strips that light up at the top of the screen when you first turn it on. then they disappear and the screen is completely black while the sound plays happily. The input doesn’t change anything. I can tell the channels are changing and the volume goes up and down

    • It sounds like you’re experiencing a technical issue with your Hisense TV. The fact that you’re able to hear the sound and navigate through channels, but the screen remains black, could indicate a problem with the TV’s display or backlighting.


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