If you’re watching football or your favorite movies and your Samsung TV screen suddenly goes black, there are a couple of ways to fix it. This usually comes as a shock especially if your TV had been working perfectly. You may hear audio sounds from the content you’re viewing and you can adjust the volume or change the TV channels, but you can’t see images on the screen display.
Causes of Black Screen on Samsung TVs
There are a number of reasons why this issue could occur. Some of these are examined below:
1. Cable Connection Problem
Loose connections are not the most common causes of sudden blackness in Samsung TV screens, but sometimes they are. Poor connection or damaged cables may cause your TV to go black, and the solution lies in changing the faulty cable or getting it fixed.
2. Source Issue
Sometimes the problem could be from the device providing the image and audio rather than your TV. If you have your TV connected to a Blu-ray player, cable box, or any other external device, you should check if the cable connection is secure. You should also check the settings of these sources. The easiest way to know where the problem is coming from is by pressing the Menu button on your remote. If the menu pops up on your TV screen, then you need to check the connected devices.
3. Wrong Input Settings
A black screen would mean that your TV is set on the wrong input. This can be fixed with your remote and all you need to do is set your TV to the right input.
4. Firmware Update Issue
Just like your smartphone, your TV would need to be updated at some point. This is most likely true for Smart TVs. You should check regularly for firmware updates and make corrections quickly before it causes a problem.
5. Hardware Issues
If this is the cause of the black screen on your TV, then you may have to get it to a professional technician to get it fixed. Hardware issues could be a faulty circuit board or faulty component on the TV. It could also be due to a faulty TV panel. If the last listed issue is the problem, then you should consider buying a new TV. Replacing a TV panel is costly and might not be worth it in many cases.
Fix 1: Factory Reset Your Samsung TV with Black Screen
When you factory reset your TV, you lose all your data. The TV will clear out all your custom settings and revert to its default setting when it was new out of the box.
- Turn on your Samsung TV.
- Take the TV remote and press the Exit You should point the remote directly at the TV and hold down the button for 12 seconds.
- This will pop-up the Factory Reset screen.
- Press the Left Arrow button and click on the OK button in the window. A warning will pop up to tell you that you’re about to reset your TV.
- Press Enter to confirm the reset and with that, your unit will power off.
- After some time, press the Power button to turn the TV back on.
Fix 2: Turn the TV On and Off (Soft Resetting)
In some cases, factory resetting your TV could be a step too far. Before factory-resetting your TV, you should try a soft reset first.
To do this:
- Turn off your TV by pressing the power button and then remove the cord from the wall socket.
- Leave the TV off for about 60 seconds.
- Plug the cord back in and turn on your Samsung TV. This should fix the problem.