What do you do when your TV turns on, but the screen is black?

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If you’re able to turn your TV on, but the screen is black, you can try troubleshooting the problem. For example, you can:

  • Unplug the TV.
  • Assess the TV’s backlight.
  • Turn the power off and back on. 
  • Check all of the connections, cables and cords (like the HDMI cable).

If you can’t fix the TV on your own, hire a technician to examine and repair it.

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