Every TV brand features a physical power and reset button at the bottom or back of the TV, and TCL TVs are no exception.
However, sometimes you might have difficulty finding it, or you may not find it in your model at all.
So, if you can’t find the reset button, how can you reset your TV?
In this article, I will break it down in detail and explain where is this button and what you should do if you can’t find the reset button on your TCL TV.
Let’s dive into it…
Where is the TCL TV’s reset button?
The reset button’s location on a TCL TV can differ based on the model.
Typically, the reset button is located on the back of the TV, close to the power or input ports. However, some newer models may have the reset button on the bottom or side of the TV.
To help you locate the reset button on your TV, here is a photo that shows the button’s location:
What to do when there is no reset button on TCL TV?
As mentioned, in some newer models, especially TCL Android TVs, you might 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.
Here’s how to reset the TV correctly
Now that you know where to find the reset button on your TCL TV, let’s go over the steps for resetting the TV:
- 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 let the reset button until you see the TCL TV logo appears 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.
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 TCL TV:
1. Fixing errors or problems:
If your TCL TV is experiencing issues such as freezing, crashing, TCL TV black screen, or not displaying any image, resetting the TV may help resolve these problems.
2. 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.
3. Preparing to sell or give away the TV
If you plan to sell or give away your TCL TV, resetting it will help you to 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, contact TCL customer support for further assistance.
Q: What is the difference between resetting my TCL TV using the reset button and performing a factory reset from the menu?
The difference between resetting your TCL TV using the reset button and performing a factory reset from the menu is that the reset button will erase all data and settings on the TV, while the factory reset option from the menu allows you to choose which data and settings you want to keep.
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.