Philips TV Won't Turn On With Remote Or Button, Easy Fix

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This guide will show you how to fix when Philips TV won't turn on with remote or button.

Philips TVs are good quality and very popular with users, but like other TV brands, Philips TVs can have problems. For example, many users feedback that Philips TVs cannot be turned on, either with the remote control or the power button.

Sometimes it may be that the TV lights up red and the Philips TV is on standby, but there is no picture. Other times, you can't open the TV at all, either the screen or the power indicator does not light up.

Why is my Philips TV won't turn on with remote or button?​

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1. Current problems

If your TV won't turn on, it may not be powered up

2. Power adapter problems

When the power adapter of your Philips TV fails, you will not be able to turn on the TV.

3. Power outlet problems

A faulty power outlet that your TV is plugged into will also prevent the TV from turning on.

4. Remote control problems

Not being able to start your TV could also be due to a dead remote control or a hardware error.

5. TV software problems

6. TV hardware problems

There are many causes of Philips Smart TV, software or hardware problems can be the cause of the error. In most cases, improper software updates cause such problems. Fortunately, this article will tell you all the solutions and you can follow the guide to troubleshoot the problem yourself.

Quick Fix Philips TV won't turn on with remote or button​

Check the power supply​

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First, you need to check that the power supply your TV is plugged into is working properly.

1. Check if the power outlet is damaged. Plug your TV into another outlet or use another device to plug into the outlet to check if it is working properly.

2. Check that the TV is properly plugged into the wall socket and make sure the connection is secure.

3. Check the voltage supply. If your TV is plugged into a power strip, please plug the TV directly into the wall outlet. You can check to see if other appliances in your home are working properly.

4. Check if the power adapter or cable is damaged. (warped, burned, frayed, etc.)

5. If you have a multimeter, you can check the power supply voltage. Normally, the PSU standby output should provide 5V, if it is below 5V, it may not provide enough power to your TV. You can disconnect the power switch on the motherboard and turn it back on to see if the voltage problem is solved.

Reset your Philips TV​

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If your Philips TV won't turn on, or has a black screen, you can try restarting it. Please follow the instructions below to reset your TV.

1. Unplug the TV's power cord from the wall outlet.

2. Wait a few minutes for the TV power cycle to complete.

3. Press and hold the power button of your Philips TV for about 15 seconds.

4. Re-plug the power supply into the outlet.

5. Try to turn on the Philips TV and see if it turns on properly.

Reset remote control​

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If you are unable to turn on your Philips TV with the remote, you need to check if the remote control is no longer working properly.

You can try to reset the Philips remote by following the steps below.

1. Open the back cover of the remote control and remove the batteries.

2. Press and hold the power button on the remote control for 10-15 seconds.

3. Put the batteries into the remote control correctly according to the positive and negative terminals.

4. Press the power button on the remote control and check if you can turn on the TV.

If the batteries in the remote control have run out, you need to replace them with new ones in time.

Remove external devices​

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Your Philips Smart TV may be connected to an external device such as a game console, streaming stick, set-top box, or soundbars. Although uncommon, these external devices may be the reason why your Philips TV won't turn on or has a black screen. You need to try to disconnect these devices from your TV.

1. Unplug the cables of all external devices connected to the ports of your Philips TV.

2. Restart your Philips TV as described above.

3. Check that the TV turns on smoothly.

TV hardware problems​


In a few cases, Philips TVs fail to turn on due to a hardware defect in the TV.

1. The fuse is blown. If the fuse of the TV is damaged, you can solve the problem by replacing the fuse.

2. Faulty main board. When you have tested the voltage of the power supply with a multimeter for 5V or more, but the TV can't turn on, your TV's motherboard may be faulty.

This type of hardware failures such as the motherboard, power supply board, or capacitor damage problem is complex, you need to contact a professional technician to overhaul.

If your Philips TV is under warranty, you can contact Philips TV after-sales support and they can replace the part or TV for you.

Philips TV problems black screen​

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Switch the signal source

If your signal source is selected incorrectly, the Philips TV will appear black but make you think the TV is not turned on.

You can press the signal source button on the remote control and see if the TV screen changes.

In addition, you can check the cable connection as above as well as restart the Philips TV to see if the problem still exists.

Philips TV red light stays on​

If your Philips TV keeps flashing red, it may be that the TV has entered protection mode or that it has been accidentally turned off and cannot be turned on. You need to reset your Philips TV as described above.

How to fix power button on TV remote?​

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If the power button or any other button on your TV remote doesn't work, you can fix it as follows. This method should work for all TV remote controls. (Check the solutions on Philips remote not working)

1. Open the back cover of the remote control and remove the batteries.

2. Press and hold the power button of the remote control for 60 seconds.

3. Press each button on the remote control several times as a way to remove the dust and stains that normally accumulate.

4. Put the TV back into the remote control and check that the power button and other buttons on the remote control are working.

5. If they do not work, repeat the above steps.


When you encounter Philips TV won't turn on with remote or button, you can follow the methods in this guide to fix it. First, you need to check all power supplies, cables, and wall outlets. You can also reset your Philips TV and remote control. If the TV has a serious hardware failure, or if you have tried everything and still can't turn on the TV, you'd better contact Philips support or a professional repairer.

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