How to Fix Black Screen Issue on Samsung TV

Does your Samsung TV display a blank screen? This problem can get particularly annoying when trying to cast your screen. This article will explore why it happens and how you can fix this issue.

What causes Black Screen issues on Samsung TVs?

There could be issues with the bootup of the OS of the TV, causing black or half-blank screens on your Samsung TV. Restarting typically solves this problem for many people. In the worst case, there’s hardware damage to your TV. Television displays use backlight to illuminate the display; if there’s damage to this component, your display cannot light up. You can try replacing it with third-party LED strips, but that’s a tricky and inconvenient solution.

If your display shows a completely blank screen and is unresponsive to any remote or user input, you can’t use your television normally anymore. This can include a variety of problems like hardware issues, software problems, power cuts, or HDMI cable connection issues. In many cases, the problem is only temporary.

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How to fix Black Screen of Death on Samsung TV

1: Restart your Samsung TV

  • Restarting your TV will force it to boost the OS from scratch, fixing any cache and RAM issues. It will solve all the minor problems and also reduce the lag. First, unplug the TV from your power socket.
  • Wait for at least a minute, and then plug it back in.
  • You can also try to press and hold the power button until the TV turns off. Then, you can turn it back on again.
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2: Check your HDMI Output & Power Cables

Ensure your Satellite Box is powered on, and double-check your HDMI cable. If your HDMI isn’t securely attached to the cable, the power output won’t work properly, resulting in a black screen. Ensure you have proper quality cables from reliable vendors since unreliable cables can cause issues. If our cable is broken from either end, replace it with a good, durable cable.

Now, try disconnecting the cable and reconnecting it. Try using a different cable and check whether it fixes the issue. Make sure both connections are secure. Alternatively, you can try using Screen Mirroring wirelessly if there are no problems with your TV monitor.

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3: Check the TV input

If your TV isn’t set to the right input source, it won’t detect the dish or satellite you connected it with. As a result, it could display a blank screen. Press the “Source” button on your TV remote. Then, check the source. Try switching your HDMI cable to the proper slot and retry this method to see if it works.

4: Update your TV’s software

Samsung pushes out firmware updates to solve many software issues with the TVs. Go to the Settings menu and choose the Support option. Here, go to the Software Update section. Firmware updates also fix issues with casting your screen on the TV. You can also use your smartphone as a remote if your remote isn’t working.

If your remote isn’t working, try replacing the remote’s batteries with new ones.

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5: Reset the Samsung TV to Factory Data Settings

  • Open the Settings menu on your TV.
  • Choose the System option.
  • Find the Reset option and confirm the reset. Note that this will remove all your apps and restore them to factory state so that you will lose all your personal settings, too. You can check your power supply and contact a local electrician to fix it.
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6: Reset your Satellite Box

The process varies for different providers. You may have to contact your Service Provider for assistance in this regard. If the screen is blank only when connected to the box, it’s not inherently an issue with the TV. Try resetting the Satellite box by removing the card or using the reset pin.

7: Turn off Power Saving Mode

  • Open Settings and pick the Power Saving Mode option.
  • Click the “Off” option.
  • Now, turn your TV off and wait for around one minute.
  • Turn your TV back on. If power saving is off, the TV could finally work normally. This is a well-known bug.
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8: Contact Samsung Customer Support

If none of these solutions fix the issue, you might have to contact Samsung Support to solve these issues with Black Screen on your TV. You may give Product Feedback so they improve in the future.

About: Ankan

Ankan is a tech enthusiast with a particular passion for Samsung gadgets. He has extensive hands-on experience testing out the latest Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices. At SamInsider, he provides reliable coverage of everything happening in the Samsung world. Email: (Follow on X/Twitter)

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