Is your Samsung TV keeps turning on and off every 5 seconds? Here we have nine fixes you can follow to fix the issue.
Samsung produces a variety of smart TVs built-in with various types of display technologies. No matter what the screen size and price bracket, there’s a TV for all. While it’s good to have a smart tv, there are times, when you wished you never had one. We are talking about the time when your Samsung TV suddenly decides to switch itself off or on repeatedly. Well, this problem can happen with Smart TVs as well as non Smart TVs.
This can be an annoying issue especially when you might be either sleeping or maybe watching your favorite program and suddenly the TV decides to switch off and switch on randomly. This is annoying and this is where you start to question whether your TV is actually smart or not. There are a good number of troubleshooting methods you can use to fix the Samsung TV turning ON and Off by itself.
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What causes a Samsung TV to Turn On and Off
There can be several reasons why a Samsung TV turns on and off repeatedly. Some common reasons include a problem with the power supply, a problem with the TV settings, your TV may be out of date, or some other software issue. You need not worry as in most cases the fault lies with the software and not the hardware. So unless you try these fixes, you don’t need to visit a service center. With that being said, let’s move to the fixes.
Samsung TV Turning On and Off – Fixes
There are a number of troubleshooting methods for you to follow to solve this issue. You can try all of the methods that have been mentioned which will surely fix the issue of your Samsung TV turning itself off and on repeatedly.
Fix #1: Keep your Samsung TV Unplugged
The first step to try and solve this issue is to leave your TV unplugged. In this method, all you have to do is disconnect any devices from the TV as well as remove the TV plug from the power outlet. Leave the TV unplugged for 60 seconds. After removing the power source, press and hold the power button of your Samsung TV for 30 seconds.
This performs a soft reset where anything present in your TV’s RAM will be cleared off. After the 60-second passes, plug your TV back into the power outlet and switch it on. Now observe and see if your TV turns itself on and off. If not, well and good, or else, you might have to follow the next troubleshooting method.
Fix #2: Disable Eco Solutions Mode
Most smart TVs have special power-saving modes. With this mode enabled, your smart TV turns itself off when it’s not being used for a certain period of time. If you feel that the power mode is turning your TV off, you might want to disable it by following these steps.
- Press the Menu button on your TV remote.
- Now navigate to Settings and select General.
- Next, you need to select Eco Solution and choose the Auto Power Off option.
- Make sure that you select Off for the Eco Solutions Mode.
- Your TV should no longer be turning itself off.
Fix #3: Disable Sleep Timers
Another useful feature Samsung TV comes with is the Sleep Timer. This feature turns off the TV automatically after a select period of time. While this is a good feature, it can sometimes be a problem when you might be preparing to watch your favorite program and your TV decides to go to sleep.
Here are the steps you need to follow to disable the sleep mode on your Samsung TV.
- Grab the TV remote and press the Menu button.
- Select Settings and navigate to General.
- Now, navigate to System Manager and choose Time.
- Select Sleep Timer and then choose the Off option.
- Your Samsung TV will no longer go into sleep mode.
Fix #4: Check for Software Updates
Sometimes the cause for this behavior for your TV could be a software bug that’s causing your TV to suddenly power itself off or on. The best you can do is check if your TV has any software updates that might help address this problem.
Here is how you can update the firmware of your Samsung TV.
- Using the TV remote, press the Menu button.
- Select the Settings menu and then Navigate over to Support.
- Now choose Software Update, followed by Update Now.
- The Samsung TV will check for updates if available and download them right away.
- If you have an older Samsung TV model (2020 and older), you can follow this guide to check for software updates.
- You can also follow this guide to know how to install a software update manually.
Fix #5: Disable Power On Option
If you have multiple devices in the room that is being controlled via the Smart Things app by Samsung, you might want to disable the Power On with mobile option. Here’s how to do it.
- Select the Settings option from your TV’s home screen.
- Navigate to General followed by Network.
- Choose Expert Settings and then select Power On with Mobile.
- Make sure to select the Off option to turn this feature off.
- Your Samsung Tv should no longer turn itself on automatically.
- This feature is available on a limited number of Samsung TV models.
Fix #6: Check for Cable Damages and Loose Cables
The power cable is an important cable for your TV as it’s used to power it up. If there are any damages or cuts on the cable, it is advisable to get this cable replaced right away. Using your TV with a damaged cable is not an ideal solution whatsoever. So get it replaced and your TV should not be tuning itself off and on repeatedly.
Also if the cable is loose and causing it to disconnect from the power source, then this could be the problem so be sure to fix it.
Fix #7: Inspect TV Remote
The remote is an important device that you use to control your TV and perform basic functions right away. With that being said, a damaged remote could be causing your TV to turn itself on or off. More especially the fact that if the power button on the remote is stuck into the remote.
To solve this issue, you can simply use a pin to slowly free the button. Or the best you can do is remove the batteries from the faulty remote and get yourself a replacement remote. This should solve the issue of your Samsung TV turning on and off repeatedly.
Fix #8: Check TV Event Logs
Samsung TVs that were released in 2019 and later have the option for users to check the logs for their TVs. Here is how you can check the event logs for your Samsung TV.
- Grab the TV remote and press the menu button.
- Now, select the Support option from the menu.
- Choose the About TV option and finally select Event Logs.
If you see Power on Reason appear in the Event Logs these could be the following reasons why your TV would turn itself on.
- The YouTube app could be causing your TV to start up if it’s connected to the same WiFi network. In this case, you can switch to another access point when streaming YouTube on another device.
- The brightness sensor on your TV automatically adjusts itself when set in Ambient Mode. To solve this, simply disable the Ambient Mode option.
- Sometimes while switching on a device the TV might also switch itself on as they are both set up to switch on whenever either one is powered on. You can solve this by turning the Bluetooth off on your other device or maybe turning it off on your TV.
Fix #9: Perform a Factory Reset
If none of the above methods have helped solve the issue, performing a factory reset should solve all of the problems right away. Do note that all your settings and any apps that you have installed including account data will be erased from your TV.
So make sure to have a picture of all of the custom settings made by you for your TV. Because different Samsung TVs have different ways to reset a TV, you can follow this guide to reset almost any Samsung TV.
If your Samsung TV still turns itself on and off repeatedly, it’s time to ring up customer support for Samsung and see what options are available to get the issue fixed. In case you have a warranty for your product, you could get the TV repaired or replaced for free. If not, check how much it would cost to repair the TV.
We hope this guide has helped the issue where a Samsung TV turns itself On and Off repeatedly. If you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.