Emerson TV Won’t Turn On

If you’ve tried to turn on your Emerson TV and it won’t turn on, there’s no need to panic. It is most likely a minor issue that needs some troubleshooting to get started. There is no need to call a technician just yet. You need to try some basic troubleshooting from your end. Something as basic as resetting your TV can fix the issue.

In this post, we’ve outlined some basic tips to fix your Emerson TV that won’t turn on issues. We outline the possible issue and then follow up with basic tips to fix the issue. These are basic steps you can do yourself. You don’t need any tech skill to handle any of them.

Steps to Fix Emerson TV Won’t Turn On Issue

1. Check The Power Source

A fault in the power source can be the reason your TV won’t turn on. It is possible that the power source has issues. There are two ways to check if the issue is a power source issue. First, try to plug another device in the same power source. If it powers, then the power source works perfectly. Secondly, try plugging your TV to another power source. If it turns on, then the initial power source is definitely faulty.

2. Check Your TV Remote Control

The remote control can be one reason why your TV won’t turn on. First, you need to check the battery compartment to make sure the batteries are properly fixed. Ensure the place marked + on the battery is attached to the + side of the battery compartment.

Secondly, if you are using a universal remote control, make sure you have programmed the remote to your TV the right way. We will be posting a tutorial on that shortly. Note that to complete the programming steps, you need the Emerson universal remote codes.

Finally, ensure that there are no objects obstructing your remote from your TV. This can prevent your remote from working on your TV. Also, you need to hold the remote control close enough to your TV.

3. Try Resetting Your TV

Failure to reset your TV when there is a need for it can cause the TV not to turn on when needed. To reset your TV, unplug your TV from the power supply. Wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Plug back to the power source and turn on your TV. In most cases, these tips alone will fix your TV to work again.

There is another way to reset your TV while turned off. Plug in the TV to power source while turned off. Hold your remote control close to your TV and press the ‘Power’ button twice. Plug back into the power source and turn on your TV.

Emerson TV Won’t Turn On But The Red Light Is On

When the red light is on but your TV won’t turn on, it is most likely a remote control issue. Check the battery compartment to ensure the batteries are properly fixed.

How To Fix Stuck TV in Picture Mode on Emerson TV

If your TV is stuck on picture mode, follow these easy tips to fix the issue. First, turn off your TV. Hold your remote control close to your TV. Press and hold the ‘Menu’ and ‘Power’ buttons simultaneously. Your TV will turn on normally and be out of the picture mode.


The tips in this post has helps a lot of people sort out their TV issues. If any of these tips doesn’t work, it means your TV has a serious fault. The best option then is to reach out to your TV manufacturer’s customer support to book for repairs.