All TV brands have a power and reset button somewhere on the TV, usually located at the bottom or back.
This includes TCL TVs as well.
However, there may be instances when you struggle to locate it or realize that your specific model doesn’t have this button.
So, if you can’t find the reset button, how can you reset your TV?
Well, this article will break down everything.
Let’s dive into it…
Location of TCL TV reset button
This applies to many TCL TV models.
But, in some newer models, the reset button is located on the bottom or side of the TV.
To help you locate the reset button, here is a photo that shows the exact button’s location:
What To Do When There is No Reset Button on TCL TV?
As I mentioned, in some newer models, especially TCL Android TVs, you may not find any button to reset your TV.
If your TV is in restricted mode and you have forgotten the password, the only way to exit this mode without the password is by replacing the board on the TV.
However, If your TV has a valid warranty, contact TCL customer care and explain your issue to them. They will replace the main board for free.
How to Factory Reset TCL TV without Remote
Once you locate the reset button on your TV, the process is quite easy.
- First, turn on your TV.
- Then locate the reset button.
- Once you find it, take a ballpen.
- Now, press and hold the reset button for about 20 seconds using the pen.
Don’t release the reset button until you see the TCL TV logo appear on the screen. Once the logo appears, you can let it go
Remember, resetting your TCL TV will erase all your personalized settings and restore the TV to its default factory settings.
So, make sure to have the TV’s manual or model number handy in case you need to reference it during the setup process.
When should you consider resetting your TV?
Before getting started, let’s go over some common reasons for resetting a TV:
♦ Returning to factory settings: If you have made personalized changes to your TCL TV’s settings and want to return it to its original factory settings, resetting the TV is the way to do it.
♦ Preparing to sell or give away the TV: If you plan to sell or give away your TCL TV, resetting it will help you erase all of your personalized settings and restore the TV to its default factory settings, making it ready for its new owner.
Tips for resolving issues during reset
If you encounter any issues or problems while resetting your TCL TV, ensure you are pressing and holding the reset button for the recommended time (15-20 seconds).
If the TV does not turn on or respond to the reset button, try unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in. Then, press and hold the reset button again.
Q: Will using the TCL TV reset button affect my warranty?
No, using the reset button will not void your warranty. However, if the TV has been physically damaged or modified, the warranty may be voided.
Q: What should I do if the TCL TV reset button doesn’t work?
If the TV’s reset button doesn’t work, try unplugging the TV from the power outlet for a few minutes and then plugging it back in.
If the issue persists, the reset button may be faulty.
Q: Is there any alternative method to reset a TCL TV without a reset button or menu access?
If you cannot access the TV’s menu due to a frozen screen or other issues, you may perform a power cycle to simulate a soft reset.
Unplug the TV from the power source and wait for a few minutes before plugging it back in. This action often resolves minor technical glitches.
Q: Can I undo a factory reset on my TCL TV?
Unfortunately, a factory reset is irreversible, and the TV cannot be reverted to its previous state.
Make sure to back up any important data before initiating the reset.
Q: How long does it usually take to complete a factory reset on a TCL TV?
The time it takes to complete a factory reset can vary depending on the TV model and the amount of data it needs to erase. Generally, it takes a few minutes to complete the process.
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.