Emerson TV Won’t Turn On? Here’s How To Fix!

While Emerson was initially recognized for offering basic LCDs at lower prices, today they have a large range of smart TVs at affordable prices. As Emerson TV is quite popular, it’s owned by many users. And as you know TVs are electronic devices, they are prone to problems. If you’re experiencing an issue where your Emerson TV won’t turn on, this guide is tailored for you.

It can be annoying and frustrating when you want to watch a movie or show at a particular time but your Emerson TV is not turning on. If you are going through this situation, this guide is for you if you are looking for all the troubleshooting methods in one place.

Possible Reasons for Emerson TV Won’t Turn On

While there can be a large number of reasons for the Emerson TV not turning on, some of them are as follows:

  • An issue with the power outlet or power supply
  • Weak remote batteries or a malfunctioning remote
  • Wrong input source
  • Software issues
  • Bad wall socket, faulty power cord

Now that you know the reasons for the issue, you might wonder how to resolve it. Worry not; fixing an Emerson TV that won’t turn on is not complex; it can easily be fixed by following the simple methods we have added below in the article.

Replace Remote Batteries

The first thing you need to check is your remote’s batteries before moving ahead with other fixes, as the issue might be related to the remote and not to the TV. Replace the remote batteries with new ones and check if you can turn on the TV. You can use buttons on Emerson TV to turn it on. This way you can know if its remote issue or the issue on TV itself. If this doesn’t work, move on to the next fix.

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Check the TV’s Remote

If your Emerson TV still won’t turn on even after inserting new batteries in the remote control, you need to cross-check whether the remote is working properly or malfunctioning.

You can try using the physical TV buttons to turn on the TV, and if it turns on, the issue is related to your remote, and you need to buy a replacement remote or use a universal remote control. On the other hand, if the TV won’t turn on, move on to the next fix.

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Reset Emerson TV Remote

If the TV turns on with the physical buttons, the remote control is suspect for sure. You can try resetting it before buying a new one. Here’s how you can reset the remote control:

Step 1: Remove the batteries from your remote.

Step 2: Press all the buttons one by one for about 3-5 seconds.

Step 3: Once done, reinsert the batteries into the remote control.

Step 4: Verify whether the remote is working fine or not.

Check the Power Cord and Outlet

Another thing you need to try when the TV is not turning on is to check the power cord and power outlet. Ensure the power cord is perfectly plugged into the TV and power outlet.

You can also verify the power issues by connecting a different device to the same power outlet and checking if it’s working or not. If it’s working, the issue is with the TV; if it does not, the issue is surely with your power outlet.

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Soft Reset Your Emerson TV

You can also try soft resetting your Emerson TV. No, you don’t need to have the TV powered on for this. A soft reset is nothing more than a simple restart while waiting for a full minute. Here’s how you can soft reset your Emerson TV:

Step 1: Unplug your TV from the power source.

Step 2: Wait for a full minute (60 seconds). Press and hold the Power button on the TV for 15-20 seconds.

Step 3: After a minute, plug the TV back into the outlet.

Step 4: Turn on the TV, and your issue should be fixed.

Disconnect External Devices

If you have connected external devices to TV via HDMI or USB port, it is possible that the issue could be related to one of these devices. Its a possibility, so its best to try out this method.

All you need to do is remove the HDMI and USB cable connected to the TV. Remove TV power source and then plug it back. Power On your TV, and if it works then the issue was because one of the connected devices. You can connect them back.

Change Emerson TV’s Input Source

If you have connected devices through HDMI, then the issue could also be related to the Input Source. So in that case you could try changing the source. Here’s how you can change the Emerson TV’s input source.

Step 1: On the Emerson TV remote, press the Source button.

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Step 2: Select the correct input source.

Moreover, you can also change the TV’s source without using a remote control. To do so, press the physical menu on the TV, then navigate using the volume buttons and choose an input source by pressing the menu button.

Contact Emerson Customer Support

If your TV still won’t turn on after trying all the methods listed in the article, it’s a hardware issue for sure, which you can’t fix if you are not an electronics expert.

To fix the issue, you need professional assistance, which you can easily get by contacting the Emerson support team. Also, when you call them and tell them that you have tried some fixes, they may tell you some additional diagnoses and arrange a technician if they will not work at all.

In case you are not able to contact the support, you can also go to nearby electronic repair shop. They should be able to help you fixing the issue.

That’s all about how you can fix an Emerson TV that won’t turn on. In addition to the above fixes, if you have some knowledge of electronic devices, you can also check the breaker box, reposition the TV, and check for broken backlight by using a flashlight on your own before contacting customer support. Moreover, remove any obstacles between the remote and the TV.

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