Is your Hisense Smart TV screen flickering? There are various factors that can cause this screen flickering issue such as a software glitch, settings issue or even a loose or faulty HDMI cable. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.
Hisense is one of the popular Chinese TV brands whose main product is Hisense TVs. The company has various Smart TVs available that are priced lower than the popular brands. If you are on a tight budget and want to have a feature packed tv then consider getting Hisense.
Why is my Hisense TV flickering all of a sudden?
One of the issues that that can occur on Hisense Smart TVs is when the screen flickers. This can happen after you turn on the TV or when watching a show. There are instances when the flickering problem disappears on its own but more often you will need to find out what’s causing it.
Here’s what you need to do to fix Hisense TV screen flickering problems.
Solution 1: Power cycle your Hisense TV
The first thing you need to do when experiencing the flickering screen issue on your Hisense Smart TV is a power cycle. This will refresh the TV software and get rid of any software glitches that could be causing the issue.
Power cycle Hisense TV
- Turn off the Hisense TV using the remote control.
- Unplug the power cable from the power outlet.
- Wait for at least 5 minutes.
- Plug the power cable into the power source and then turn on the Hisense TV.
After the power cycling process has completed try checking if the Hisense TV flickering issue still occurs.
Solution 2: Check Your HDMI Cables
One of the factors that can cause the Hisense Smart TV flickering issue is because of loosely connected HDMI cables. Try removing the HDMI cables then plug them back in making sure that they are secured tightly.
You can also try cleaning the HDMI port can cable by following this step.
Remove the HDMI cable connected to the back of your TV.
Clean the contacts both of the cable and in the connector on the TV by blowing gently on them.
Firmly push the cables back into their slots on the TV.
Switch your TV back on again.
Sometimes the problem can already be caused by a defective HDMI cable. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to use a new cable.
Solution 3: Turn off the Hisense Smart TV Energy Saving feature
Another factor that can cause flickering the flickering problem is the energy saving feature. Try turning this power saving mode off.
Turn off energy saving feature
Go to your Hisense TV “Settings” using the remote control.
Highlight and select “Picture.”
Go to “Picture Mode” >> Energy Saving.”
Choose “Picture Mode.” and select the best setting.
Solution 4: Reset picture settings on your Hisense TV
There are instances when the flickering starts after you made changes to the picture settings on your Hisense Smart TV. You should try to reset the picture settings of your Hisense TV and check if this fixes the problem.
Resetting the picture settings
Turn your Hisense TV on by pressing the Power button on the remote.
Press the Settings button on the remote.
Select Picture and press the OK button to enter.
Scroll down and select Restore Default Picture Settings and press the OK button on the remote.
Select Reset/Yes/OK and press OK to confirm.
Try checking if the Hisense TV brightness issue still occurs.
Solution 5: Check the Hisense TV brightness settings
Sometimes the Hisense Smart TV flickering issue can be caused by a low screen brightness setting. Try to manually increase the screen brightness using the Hisense TV remote control.
Adjust Hisense TVs brightness settings
Press The Menu Button on the Hisense TV remote control.
Select settings using the arrow buttons present on your screen.
Select Picture Option.
Select And Adjust Brightness.Use the side arrow buttons to adjust the brightness of your television.
How To Change Brightness On Hisense TVs Without Remote
Hisense TV has physical buttons designed on the back panel of the television. Press the settings button.
Use the volume down button to go to pictures.
Use the volume down button to highlight brightness and press it to select it.
Increase the brightness by using the volume up button.
Turn off dynamic contrast
The dynamic contrast feature of Hisense TVs is a setting that automatically makes the screen go dark when the TV scenes are darker and brighter when the scenes change again to bright. Try turning this features off.
Turn off eco mode
Eco Mode is designed to reduce power consumption of Hisense TVs. In this model it is called Eco Lighting which works by causing the TV to go dim when the light around it is faint and bright when the light around it is bright. Try turning this feature off and check if this fixes the black screen or dark screen issue you are experiencing.
Solution 6: Update the Hisense TV software to the latest version
It’s important for your Hisense TV to run on the latest software updates as this will have several enhancements as well as bug fixes that could fix Hisense TV problems such as the screen flickering.
Updating Hisense TV
Make sure that your Hisense TV is connected to the internet.
Open Settings home screen.
Find and select Device Preferences.
Go to About.
Scroll down to System Update.
Your TV will now look for any available updates
If there’s an update available, select Update Now to install it.
Updating Hisense Roku TV
Access the Home screen of your Hisense TV by pressing the Home button on the TV Remote.
Select the Settings option.
Scroll down and select the System option.
Find and select System Update.
Select the ‘Check Now‘ option so the TV can check for updates.
Select Update so that your TV will be updated to the latest firmware.
Try to check if the Hisense TV screen issue still occurs.
Solution 7: Factory Reset Hisense TV
If the Hisense TV flickering issue persists then consider doing a factory reset. This will bring back the TV to its default factory settings and usually fix any problems caused by a corrupted Hisense TV software.
Performing factory reset on Hisense TV
Press MENU on your Hisense Smart TV remote
Select Support and confirm your selection by clicking Enter, OK, or Select.
Click Self Diagnosis and confirm by pressing Enter.
Select the last option, which is Reset.
Enter your security PIN, usually 0000, to confirm your request.
Reset your Hisense Smart TV to factory settings
After the factory reset has completed try checking if the Hisense TV screen issue still occurs.
Solution 8: Contact Hisense support
There are instances when the problem can already be caused by a hardware problem. If this is already a hardware issue caused by a damaged LCD panel or other component then you will need to contact the nearest Hisense customer service center and have the TV fixed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I stop my TV from flickering?
If your TV starts flickering after a few hours of working then this might be caused by the TV boards getting hot. You can fix this by turning off the TV until it cools down then turn it on again.
- How do I know if my HDMI cable is bad?
Sparkling in the picture.
Fuzzy or blurry picture.
No picture or intermittent picture.
No sound or intermittent sound.
Weird colors in the picture.
Remotes don’t work.
- How do I clean my HDMI port?
Disconnect the HDMI cable from your TV then clean out any dust in the cable ends and HDMI ports on the devices with a lint-free cloth and denatured alcohol.
- How do I test backlight damage on Hisense TV?
Turn on your Hisense TV and then play any content.
Switch on the lighting system in the room where you’ve placed the TV.
Take a flashlight and switch it on your TV screen.
Check whether you can see the displayed images.
The backlight is damaged if you can see the pictures.
- How do I keep my Hisense TV from automatically dimming?
Press the Settings or Menu button on the remote control.
Select the Picture option.
Change the setting to mild.