How to Fix No Picture on a Samsung Smart TV

Introduction

Coming home to a television that displays only a blank screen can be incredibly frustrating. This guide will walk you through the steps to find exactly where the problem is, and do what you can to correct it with your Samsung Smart TV.

Samsung Smart TV logo

1 Check Remote Batteries

  1. Lift the back cover up and away from the remote.
  2. Remove and re-insert the 2 batteries.
  3. Reposition the back cover onto the remote, and slide down to click it into place.
    Inserting batteries into a remote control. Illustration.
  4. If the remote fails to respond properly after this, replace the existing set of batteries with new ones.

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Coming home to a television that displays only a blank screen can be incredibly frustrating. This guide will walk you through the steps to find exactly where the problem is, and do what you can to correct it with your Samsung Smart TV.

Samsung Smart TV logo

  1. Lift the back cover up and away from the remote.
  2. Remove and re-insert the 2 batteries.
  3. Reposition the back cover onto the remote, and slide down to click it into place.
    Inserting batteries into a remote control. Illustration.
  4. If the remote fails to respond properly after this, replace the existing set of batteries with new ones.
  1. Turn it off by pressing the Power button on the unit itself or on the remote.
    Power Symbol.
  2. Then unplug it from the power outlet.
    Power cable being unplugged from power outlet.
  3. Wait for 10 seconds.
  4. Plug it back in then turn the TV back on from the Power button.
    Power Symbol.
Open up the menu by pressing the Menu button on your remote. Depending on your model this may look different but you can either use Menu or Home.
Samsung remote

Sometimes, it's not a problem with your TV, but rather with the device sending pictures and sounds to your TV.

  • Try testing another device, first. For example, if you're watching cable, try switching to DVD or Blu-Ray, and play something there. If that works, it's most likely not a problem with your TV, but rather the device that's sending the programming your TV is showing.
  • Try turning your cable, DVD, or Blu-Ray player off, waiting a few moments, then turning it back on, and try again.
  • If one device works fine (say, your DVD or Blu-Ray player), but another does not (say, your cable box), it would be best to contact the provider of the device that isn't working.
HDMI Cable HDMI Cables.
HDMI Port HDMI Port.

Checking the TV inputs may also help to fix the issue.

  1. Confirm that both your TV and the device are turned on.
  2. Check that your TV is set to the correct input signal (HDMI).
  3. Check that the HDMI cable connection to your device is secure.
  4. Check that the HDMI cable connection to your TV is secure.
  5. Check that the HDMI cable is connected to the "out to TV" port on the device.
  6. Try plugging the HDMI cable into a different HDMI port on your TV.
  7. Try using a different HDMI cable to connect your device to your TV.
  8. If possible:
    • Check if TV is working properly with a different input device.
    • Check if the device is working properly with a different TV.
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