The potential causes of a Toshiba TV not turning on will be discussed in this post, along with several potential fixes. Hopefully, by the time this article is finished, your Toshiba TV will be working properly once more.
I can vouch for the fact that Toshiba TVs occasionally experience technical problems, such as the inability to power on, having grown up with one in my home. However, Toshiba is still a well-known Japanese television manufacturer recognised for its excellent televisions with impressive Dolby Audio.
Although I’ve heard of people tapping their old Toshiba TV to turn it on, I don’t think this is a workable fix. Instead, we shall look for alternative solutions.
It’s important to note that Toshiba is a highly valuable corporation as well, with a market cap of $14.6 billion and more than 121,000 patents in force globally, more than half of which are still in force. Let’s start by diagnosing your Toshiba TV.
How to Turn On Toshiba TV?
If your Toshiba TV won’t switch on, the problem can be brought on by a broken cable or malfunctioning power socket. Check the condition of the power wires and try plugging the TV into a different wall outlet as a first step in troubleshooting this.
You can attempt to reset the TV if the problem still exists. To begin, unplug the TV and wait for exactly 60 seconds. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds with the TV unplugged. Reconnect your Toshiba TV’s power once the 60 seconds have passed to check if it turns on.
Troubleshooting Toshiba TV
Unplug Toshiba Tv from Wall
Unplugging your Toshiba TV from the wall socket and waiting a full 60 seconds before connecting it back in is a typical solution if it won’t switch on. Wait for the entire minute with patience.
Hold the power button on the TV for 30 seconds while it is unplugged to use up any remaining power and enable a soft reset. Skip this step if you can’t find the power button.
About 80% of cases should be helped by this solution. If you’re still having problems, there might be further problems that need to be resolved.
Factory Reset Toshiba TV
To perform a factory reset on your Toshiba TV, follow these steps:
- With the TV powered on, click the Home button on your remote.
- Go to Settings > Device & Software > Reset to Factory Defaults.
- Your TV will turn off and on again and then display the initial setup screen.
In essence, this will revert your Toshiba TV back to the configuration it was in on the day you bought it.
The factory reset procedures for an older Toshiba TV can be slightly different from what is described above. Consider one of these:
- Menu Button > Settings > Setup > Reset TV
- Setup Button > Installation > Reset TV
Factory Reset Toshiba TV Without Remote Control
Without a remote, you may factory reset your Toshiba TV by unplugging it and looking for the little Power/Input button on the back of the device. While plugging the TV back in, press and hold this button for 10 to 15 seconds. When the Toshiba logo appears on the screen, release the button. Tap the Power/Input button to navigate to the “wipe data/factory reset” option, then tap and hold the button to choose it.
You must link your remote again by pressing and holding the home button for 15 seconds and waiting for a minute following the reset.
You have a few options if the Power/Input button on your Toshiba TV is difficult to find or is tucked away. One method is to use a USB keyboard to navigate and reset the TV by plugging it directly into the back of the device.
Alternatively, if you own a Toshiba Fire TV, you can use your phone’s remote control by downloading the Amazon Fire TV app. Finally, another option to get it working is to use a universal remote with the correct Toshiba code.
If you own a Toshiba Fire TV, you may use your smartphone as a remote control for your TV by downloading the Amazon Fire TV app. As an alternative, you can try programming the correct Toshiba code into a universal remote to get it operating.
You ought to have solved your power problems by following the aforementioned instructions. Before contacting a technician, you can attempt some more troubleshooting steps if you are still having issues.
Wrong Input Channel
If your Toshiba TV doesn’t seem to turn on, it can be due to an incorrect input source. In order to fix this issue, select the proper input source for your TV.
Verify that the HDMI port number on your TV corresponds to the source or input, whether you’re using a streaming device, DVD player, or cable box.
The following are two methods for selecting the ideal input source:
Set the input source to active using a remote control.
- Activate the television.
- Press the Source button on your remote control.
- Select your preferred input method.
Without a remote, change the source of the input
- Activate your television.
- Press the MENU button on the side or bottom of the TV.
- Use the volume button to open the source menu.
- By clicking the menu button, you can choose your preferred input source.
Some TVs have a source button that you can use to select your preferred input source; this button is typically found on the side or back.
Check Remote Control
If plugging your TV back in and disconnecting it again didn’t solve the issue, try removing the batteries from your remote.
Make sure the remote’s two batteries are entirely removed.
After removing the batteries, press and hold the remote’s power button for 30 seconds. Do this once more for a total of 30 seconds! 30 seconds, not 10!
Replace the batteries in the remote and attempt to switch on the TV once the entire 30 seconds have passed. It ought to turn back on.
To be safe, you might want to install a fresh set of batteries during this stage.
You should attempt factory resetting your TV for a more long-lasting cure if one of the two techniques above fixes your Toshiba TV power problem but then you get the same problem a few days or weeks later.
Toshiba TV standby red light is on?
The standby red light being on when your Toshiba TV won’t turn on could indicate a hardware issue. This frequently has something to do with a problem with the main board or power board. Another possibility is a manufacturing flaw brought on by a power spike or shock.
Plug Tv in different electrical outlet
Try putting your Toshiba TV into a different power outlet in your house if you are still having trouble getting it to switch on. The TV might not be able to turn on because the outlet has a short or blown fuse.
Alternately, you could plug in another small appliance to see if it turns on to test the outlet. You can be certain that the outlet is not the problem if the other gadget functions. It’s worth doing this to rule out the outlet as a suspect even though it’s unlikely to be the reason.
Ensure power cord is proper
Unplug the power cord from the back of your Toshiba TV, keep it disconnected for about a minute, and then plug it back in, making sure the connection is snug. This may help if your Toshiba TV won’t switch on.
Use the TV power button rather than the remote to turn on the TV after that. Your TV might restart and the power issue may be resolved as a result.
There is Hardware Problem
It’s advisable to leave the troubleshooting to a competent technician with TV repair skills if you feel that there may be a hardware issue with the TV.
There is, however, an easy approach to determine whether the TV backlight is the issue. Take a torch and shine it on the TV screen when it is on and playing something. It’s likely that the backlight is the cause of the issue if you can make out faint images or if the image becomes sharper.
However, it’s best to seek professional assistance if you’re unsure about inspecting any of the hardware components or if the problem is more complicated. They will be equipped with the right equipment and information to securely diagnose and fix your Toshiba TV.
Use Toshiba TV Warranty
It is conceivable that there is a hardware issue that needs the help of a specialist if you have tried all of the previously mentioned fixes and your Toshiba TV is still not turning on. Contact Toshiba customer support for further information. Have your TV’s model and serial numbers ready when you get in touch with them.
The Toshiba support team might be able to diagnose the issue over the phone or schedule an appointment for a repair. Review the warranty conditions to check if the repair is covered if your TV is still covered by the warranty. Their customer service number is 1-(855) 527-2411.
Wrapping it up
You can try a variety of solutions to the problem if your Toshiba TV is having difficulties powering on. Your TV should first be unplugged from the wall and given a 60-second delay before being replugged. If it doesn’t work, press the power button on your remote for 30 seconds while removing the batteries.
Repositioning the power cord at the back of your TV or factory resetting your TV are other options. Verify that the right input source is selected for your TV, then try plugging it into a different power outlet. You might need to send the TV in for a backlight or power board replacement if none of these remedies are successful.
Consider contacting Toshiba customer service or purchasing a new TV if all else fails. Tell me if any of these options worked for you or if you have any other advice to provide.