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TCL TV Light Blinking Won’t Stop/Won’t Turn On/Won’t Turn Off

Lights on any appliance are what help to indicate what is going right and what also might be going wrong with the particular product. If your TCL TV light is blinking, will not stop blinking, will not turn on, or will not turn off, what exactly should you do?

If your TCL TV light is blinking, won’t stop blinking continuously, won’t turn on, or is not turning off, check to see if it is connected to the internet, replace the batteries in the remote, conduct a power cycle, check your network status, or complete a system update along with other solutions.

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The lights on your TCL are there to help replay messages to users so that they know exactly what is going on with their TV. If for some reason you find that the TV light on your TV is starting to go awry, you are left wondering what is causing the issue, but also stuck in a position to find the solution. Continue reading to find out why your TCL TV light won’t stop blinking, won’t turn on, won’t turn off, and how to fix it.

TCL TV Light Keeps Blinking/Flashing

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If you are able to turn on your TCL TV without issue, then the power light on your TV should light up with no blinking or flickering as your TV stays on. However, users have experienced problems with the power light blinking and flashing as they watch TV without issue. If you are experiencing the same problem, you might be wondering what the underlying issue is and a few solutions can be found below.

If your TCL TV light keeps blinking or flashing, this could be an indication that you haven’t connected to your wireless or wired internet yet and it is searching for a signal. To see if you are connected, press ‘Home’ on your remote control > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network’ > ‘Wireless’ > and you will either see if you have connected to the internet or your TV will begin to scan for your wireless network, which you can then setup.

If you are using an ethernet cable, find the ethernet port on the back of your TCL TV and connect the ethernet cable which comes from either your router or modem to the TV. Then, press ‘Home’ on your remote > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network’ > ‘Wired (Ethernet)’ > and then the connection will be verified if you are just setting up or if things are working properly.

TCL TV Light Blinking Won’t Turn Off

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It is always a good sign if your TCL TV will turn on without any issues, but what do you do if the TV simply refuses to turn off and the light on your TV is also blinking? You are left getting a signal that seems almost uninterpretable, but there are a few different things you can try to get your TV off and stop the light from blinking.

If your TCL TV light is blinking and the TV won’t turn off, this could be an indication that your remote is not working effectively. One of the simplest and most commonly overlooked problems is simply replacing the batteries within the remote. To do this, simply remove the old batteries and insert good-quality batteries that will allow your remote to work with full strength so that signal is reached to your TV.

If this is not the problem for you, try to turn off the TV manually from either the back of the TV or along the bottom. You can also attempt to manually reset the TV by finding the reset button on the back or bottom, pressing the recess on the reset button with a paperclip, hold for 15 seconds, then release. This should help to manually reset your TV which might resolve the blinking light and allow you to turn the TV off.

TCL Light Blinking Won’t Turn On

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If the light on your TCL is blinking, this is an indication that there is power, which is always promising. However, if the light on your TV is blinking, but your TV is not turning on, this can leave owners confused as to where the issue is spurring from. There are a few different things that can cause this particular issue, but try a variety of different troubleshooting methods before calling it quits and getting the repairman in.

If your TCL light is blinking and your TV won’t turn on, try to first complete a power cycle which will reset your TV and fix any temporary problems it is experiencing. To complete a power cycle, unplug your TV directly from the power source and allow it to sit for 60 seconds. Once the 60 seconds have passed, plug the TV back in and try to power it back on.

If this does not resolve your problems and your TCL TV is still blinking with no power displayed, this could mean that the TV is actually on, but it is displaying a black screen. This can be caused by another connected device like a Blu-Ray player or game console. To switch the screen, either hit the home button on the remote control or change the input on your TV by also using the remote.

TCL TV Keeps Flashing White

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If you are not experiencing general problems, but have more specific issues with your TCL TV light that need to be addressed, there certainly are solutions for you. If your TCL TV keeps flashing white, the light is trying to relay something very specific. For most TV’s this is an issue of connectivity and can be solved rather quickly.

If you own a TCL TV and are experiencing a blinking white light, there may be an issue with the TV that needs to be addressed. One common reason for the blinking white light is that the TV is in the process of updating its software. If this is the case, the light should stop blinking once the update is complete.

Another possible reason is that the TV’s power supply is not functioning properly. In this case, try unplugging the TV from the power source for a few minutes and then plugging it back in.

If the blinking light persists, it may be a problem with the TV’s hardware or software. In this case, contact TCL customer support or a professional technician for further assistance. They can help diagnose the problem and provide guidance on how to fix it.

TCL TV Keeps Flashing Black

Woman turning TV on with remote

Now that you know that a white flashing light likely indicates a connection issue for your TCL TV. what does it mean when your screen keeps flashing black? This problem entails the actual picture going black while the TV is turned on, but rather than staying on, the picture reappears. Although this may not be a problem as big as the TV not turning on at all, it can be a huge frustration when you simply want to watch TV uninterrupted.

If your TCL TV keeps flashing black, a power cycle may help to correct any small glitches that have found their way into your TV. To complete a power cycle, reference back to the previous section “TLC Light Blinking Won’t Turn On” and follow the steps to reset your TCL TV. If this does not resolve your issue, your TV may need to be updated with the latest firmware.

To update your TCL TV with the latest firmware, select ‘Home’ on your remote control > select ‘Settings’ > select ‘System’ > select ‘System Update’ > ‘Check Now’ which will cause your TV to manually check for updates. If an update is found, it will be downloaded automatically and installed. You will then wait for your TV to reboot on its own, which may take a few moments, so give it some time before trying to power it on on your own.

How to Turn Off Blinking Light on TCL TV

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If you are looking for a way to simply turn off the blinking light rather than look into the reasons as to why this might be happening, there are a few different ways that you can get the blinking light to stop. Take a look below to troubleshoot your blinking light issues.

If your TCL TV light is blinking and it won’t turn off, use your remote to disable the light. To do this, press ‘Home’ on your remote control, ‘Settings’ > ‘OK’ > ‘System’ > ‘OK’ > ‘Power’ > ‘OK’ > ‘Standby LED’ > ‘OK’ > then, do disable the light select ‘OFF’ > then press ‘OK’ on the remote to confirm that you want the light off. This should get the light to stop blinking by powering it off entirely.

If you go into your settings menu and find that there is no option to turn off the light, this can be due to a manufacturing detail that was not yet instated for older TVs. To turn your TCL TV off without this setting, on your remote press the ‘Home’ button five times > press the ‘Fast Forward’ button > press ‘Rewind’ > press ‘Play’ > press ‘Fast Forward.’ From the menu that appears, reduce the LED brightness to 0% which will disable the light.

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ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on April 10, 2021.

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