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Sony TV Won’t Turn On/Off or Keeps Turning On/Off

If you have invested in any kind of TV, no matter the brand or model, you, at the very least, expect it to be able to turn on and of course, function properly after that. What do you do if your Sony TV won’t turn off or on or keeps turning off and on without your prompting?

If your Sony TV won’t turn off, one possible reason could be that the remote control for an external device, such as a soundbar, recorder, or set-top box, is not working properly. To fix this issue, you can try pointing the IR transmitter of the external device’s remote directly at the IR sensor of the TV. If this does not work, you may need to check the external device manual or contact customer support to make sure the external device is operating properly.

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There are several other reasons why a Sony TV might not turn off. One reason could be that the TV is not receiving the signal from the remote control. In this case, you can try resetting the remote control by removing the batteries and pressing each button on the remote two times each. You will then install new batteries and make sure that no buttons are stuck on the remote.

Another reason could be that there is an issue with the power supply. You can try an electrical reset by unplugging the power cable from the wall and waiting a few minutes before plugging it back in. After resetting, you can test whether the TV is working properly and if it should still turn off.

A third reason could be that there are issues with the TV’s timing settings. You can try turning off different timing settings like “Idle TV Standby” among many others to see if this resolves the issue. If none of these solutions work, you may need to investigate further or contact Sony customer support for assistance.

Sony TV Keeps Turning Off and On by Itself

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If you have a Sony TV and are not in the room, you do not expect it to be able to turn on by itself. However, some users have walked into the TV room only to find that the TV is turning off and on by itself without any prompting from the owners. Before running to find the best solutions to rid TVs of any supernatural inhabitants, take a look below to find a solution that may get your TV turning off and back on through only your own prompts.

If your Sony TV keeps turning off and back on by itself, first be sure to update the TV software by pressing ‘Home’ on the remote > ‘Apps’ > ‘Help’ > ‘System Software Update’ > ‘Software Update.’ Once this is done or if your TV is already updated, be sure that the TV is plugged in securely to an outlet rather than a power cord strip, to ensure that the power cord is not the issue or a loose plug-in is not.

If neither of these is the problem, try to plug your Sony TV into a different wall outlet to see if the previous outlet is faulty. You can then check to see if the remote is sending continuous commands to your TV and if so, the remote can be reset by removing the batteries and pressing each button on the remote two times each. You will then install new batteries and make sure that no buttons are stuck on the remote.

Sony TV Won’t Turn On/Off

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You may not be having issues with your Sony TV randomly turning off and on by itself, but you may be encountering a problem with it not turning on or off at all. This means that there is either no way to get your TV started up, or once you do have it turned on, you are unable to get it to turn back. If you cannot turn it on, this is obviously a major problem for using the TV, but if you cannot turn it off, this can cause problems with your screen and wasted electricity.

If your Sony TV won’t turn on or off, one of the quickest and most effective solutions is to perform an electrical reset by unplugging the TV directly from its power source and allowing it to sit for two minutes. Once it has sat for 30 seconds, you will plug it back in and this should have helped to resolve any simplistic internal issues that the TV is encountering which caused it to not turn off or on.

You should also be sure to check your remote control to ensure that the batteries within your remote are not dead, but are also of good quality. Many times, the batteries may be live, but they are a lesser-quality brand which can cause the TV to not interpret the command that your remote is trying to relay. Good-quality batteries may cost you a bit more, but they can make a huge difference when it comes to how your home technology functions.

Sony TV Keeps Restarting

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It of course is frustrating if your Sony TV will not turn off or on, but if you are in the middle of a show or game and it keeps restraining, it may feel like you are never going to be able to find an effective solution. Many times, when a Sony TV restarts over and over and gets stuck on a type of restart loop, it is caused by your TV software crashing after a firmware update (whether involuntary or prompted) which requires a factory reset workaround.

If your Sony TV keeps restarting and you have one single power button, you will unplug the TV AC from the electrical socket and then press and hold the ‘Power’ button on the TV itself while you simultaneously plug the TV back into the electrical outlet. Continue to hold down the power button until the white LED light on your TV comes back on. When the white light appears, wait for the reboot, and then reset as prompted.

If you have a Sony TV remote that has three power buttons, unplug the power cord from the electrical socket while simultaneously pressing down the power and volume down button on the TV. While you are holding these buttons down, plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet and wait until you see a green LED light appear. Once the light has appeared, wait for the Welcome setup screen to pass so that an auto Factory Data Reset can take place.

Sony TV Won’t Turn On Blinking Red Light

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It is one thing if your Sony TV is not turning on, but it is a whole other set of concerns when it will not turn on, but there is a blinking red LED light coming from your TV indicating that something is awry. If your Sony TV will not turn on and is blinking a red light, it can sometimes indicate that there are other devices that are causing the issues such as an overload by a malfunctioning device or some type of data communication issue.

If your Sony TV won’t turn on and is blinking a red light, look to see if any other devices connected to your TV are the causes of the problem. To do this, turn your TV off and disconnect and other devices. Once they have been disconnected, try to turn the TV back on and connect each previously pulled device one by one. If you plug in one device and notice the light begins blinking red again, this device is the issue.

If your Sony TV simply will not turn on, an electrical reset can be performed by simply unplugging the TV from its power source and waiting two minutes before plugging the TV back into the direct power source. Always be sure to avoid plugging your Sony TV into any type of extension cord as these can cause shortages to occur in your TV like the previously mentioned power issue, but can also be a fire hazard.

Sony TV (No Power/Has Power) Won’t Turn On

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If your Sony TV won’t turn on and it either indicates that it has no power, or has power and still will not turn on, you are likely going to be left wondering what the issue is and whether or not it is going to be one that is quickly fixed or requires a more involved effort. Luckily, for Sony Tv’s that are experiencing this type of issue, the solution is typically very obvious and is thus, often overlooked. Take a look below to see how to get things back in working order.

If your Sony TV has no power or has power and still won’t turn on, you first need to check the area in which it is plugged in. First, be sure that it is securely plugged into the power outlet, but also that the outlet is working by testing another device to see if it will operate. You then want to ensure that (if the power cord is removable from the TV) that it is securely connected to the back of the TV.

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If the power cord is not the issue with your Sony TV having no power or not turning on, look at the back of your TV (if you have an applicable model) and check to make sure that the “Energy Saving” switch is turned on. Also, be sure to check that it is not your remote that is the problem by seeing if your TV will turn on from the power button on the TV itself. You can also unplug the TV and try to reset it by leaving it unplugged for at least 30 seconds.

Sony TV Won’t Turn On After Power Outage

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If you have ever found yourself in the middle of a major storm, a bad wreck that ended at just the right powerline, or even a winter snow that left your town or city in a bit of disbelief, it is likely that you have experienced a power outage no matter how brief or extended. Power outages are a big enough problem on their own, but if you find that after the outage has passed that your Sony TV will no longer turn on, you’re left wondering what happened.

If your Sony TV won’t turn on after a power outage, it is likely that inside components were jolted during the drop in power. To fix the issue, make sure that the circuit breaker switch is turned on (if your TV turns on during this, switch it back off). Unplug the TV from the wall and wait for two minutes before reconnecting the power cord. This should be a fast solution to help get your Sony TV working again.

If this does not work, it could mean that your Sony TV experienced a more serious problem when the power outage happened due to power surges before things went dark. If this does not work for you, you may need to call a repairman to take a closer look at your TV to find out what exactly is causing the lack of power after such an isolated event.

Sony TV Won’t Turn On It Just Keeps Clicking

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There is a sound that a Sony TV makes when it is being turned on – it is simply a clicking sound that lets you know that the ‘on’ process is begging and that all things (for turning on) are going according to plan. This sound means that your favorite shows, best games, and newest movies are only seconds away from being watched. What do you do then if you go to turn on your TV and only hear that clicking sound over and over with no picture to follow?

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If your Sony TV won’t turn on but just keeps clicking, try completing an electrical reset first. This has been previously suggested, but is very simple and only requires you to unplug the TV from its power source for two minutes. The continual clicking could be a simple lag in your TV’s system that occurred randomly and is not a big matter to expunge with a small reset.

If the electrical reset does not work, turn your TV on as you would regularly, but as soon as you hear the click press and hold the power button on your remote control until you see the picture appear within a few minutes. If this still does not work, try to reset your remote which can be found previously under the section “Sony TV Keeps Turning Off and On By Itself.” Your remote could be sending a bad signal which can be the culprit for continuous clicking.

Sony TV Won’t Turn On After Update

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If you are able to turn your TV on with ease, can navigate through the settings menu, successfully find that there is an update available within your Sony TV, and the update successfully completes, you may be thinking you are in the clear for any problems. However, some owners have found that after either a manual or automatic update has occurred, they are no longer able to turn on their TV.

If your Sony TV won’t turn on after an update you will need to complete a power reset first and if this does not work, you will need to reset the TV to factory defaults. To complete a power reset through your TV menu press ‘Home’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘About’ > ‘Restart’ > confirm ‘Restart.’ This can also be done by simply unplugging the power cord from the electrical outlet for 10 seconds before plugging it back in.

If this does not cause your TV to turn on after the update, you will need to complete a factory reset in order to restore your TV back to its factory settings. To do this you can refer back to the previous section “Sony TV Keeps Restarting.” Be sure to follow those steps down to a tee to ensure that (even though they may seem very precise) your actions are perfectly in sync so that your TV will turn on again after a sour update.

Why is my Sony TV Turning On/Off By Itself?

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There are few things as perplexing as a TV that continually turns off and on by itself. If you are in the middle of an overtime game or are at the very end of a suspenseful movie, there should be no worry that your TV is going to shut itself down without you being the one to complete the action. If your Sony TV turning off and on by itself is a problem you are currently facing, before fixing the issue, you may be wondering what causes it.

If your Sony TV keeps turning off and on by itself (especially in regular intervals) it is likely that power-saving functions like Idle TV Standby, On Timer, and Sleep TImer are the culprits. Be sure to check all of these settings to switch them off or time them differently so they do not interrupt your TV time. For example, the Idle Standby may be set to turn off after 35 minutes of inactivity, which can interrupt an hour-long show.

If these settings are not the issue it may be any of the problems previously listed under the section “Samsung TV Keeps Turning Off and On by Itself.” Take a look at these various possibilities and be sure to rule each one out before deciding that you need to get to a specialist to get things looked at.

How Do You Stop Sony TV From Turning On By Itself

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If you are sitting in the middle of your TV room, your kitchen, your bedroom, or even your bathroom and all of a sudden see that your Sony TV has turned on by itself, you will likely find yourself scrambling to find the remote that you accidentally pressed. However, some Sony TV owners have encountered the issue of their TV turning on by itself without a single touch of the remote from them, so how do you stop this from happening?

To stop your Sony TV from turning on by itself, first be sure to check the ‘On Timer’ within your TV. To find this setting click ‘Home’ on your remote > ‘Settings’ > ‘Preferences’ > ‘Clock/Timers’ > ‘TImer Off.’ Also be sure to check that the power button on your remote is not stuck and that you have good quality batteries within the remote as well.

You should also check that all power cords are securely installed to both the TV and the power outlet. If your TV is still turning on by itself, you can perform a factory reset which can be found previously under the section “Sony TV Keeps Restarting.”

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