Toshiba TV Won’t Turn On

Your Toshiba TV can refuse to turn on for several reasons. When that happens, you have to bear in mind that it’s most likely a minor fault. There’s no need to start opening up your TV to check for major faults especially if you’re not a technician. Most times, all you need is to troubleshoot the TV. Something as basic as checking the remote battery placement may be all you need to get your TV working again.

In this post, you will find basic tips to troubleshoot your Toshiba TV. They are basic steps you can do yourself. You don’t need any tech skill to handle any of them.

Steps to Fix Toshiba TV Won’t Turn On Issue

1. Reset Your TV

From time to time, there is a need to reset your TV. Failure to reset your TV when there is a need for it can cause the TV not to turn on. 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.

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 Toshiba 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. 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.

How To Fix Stuck TV in Picture Mode on Toshiba 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.

Toshiba 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.


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.