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:
- TV’s standby light is on: If the indicator light is blinking red, TV is in standby mode. In this case, the issue could be with the remote control or the TV’s IR receiver.
- TV has sound but no picture: It’s possible that the T-con board, display panel, or backlight has been damaged.
- TV has no sound/no standby light: If you don’t see a light at all, then that means your TV isn’t receiving power for some reason.
Look at this table:
|Possible Reasons for Hisense TV Black Screen
|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.
|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.
|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
Well, Let’s dive in…
How To Fix Hisense TV Black Screen
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
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.
- 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
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
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
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.
Q: Is it possible to repair my TV black screen myself?
It may be possible to troubleshoot this issue in some cases yourself.
But, it’s best to leave any complicated repairs to a professional to avoid causing further damage to the TV.
Abdul Kader, a handy guy and experienced founder of a TV repair shop in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is mainly an expert in understanding and repairing different types of issues with Smart TVs and providing helpful insights on how to keep them in good working order. Read his Full Story.