[4 ways] How to fix TCL TV No Picture but Sound (2021)

No one likes any sort of interruption while watching their favorite show, so here we are back with another article titled How to fix no picture only sound on a TCL TV.

This article will provide you all the detailed information about the root cause of the issue and step-by-step methods to fix it. So let’s get into the article immediately.

Why does my TCL TV have no picture but sound?

This problem occurs due to a fault in either the software or hardware. A hardware issue affects the display screen. For example, the LED Lighting of the TV. A defect in the screen is also an example of a hardware issue.

Malfunction of the software also causes the problem. TCL TV needs an update every once in a while. Outdated firmware can also be responsible for the issue. One of the common causes for this problem is loose connections or HDMI.

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is responsible for transferring both HD audio and video over a cable. It plays an important role in the display of the television. Since your screen is black, we have methods that will help you fix the screen, without the screen. So let’s get started.

How to fix TCL TV no picture but sound?

Method 1: Restart your television

This method will help your TCL TV start fresh and prevent the bugs affecting your television set. It will restart both your hardware and software. The minor glitches causing the problem can be solved with the help of this method. Follow the steps to restart your television and enjoy quality pictures again.


  • Step 1: Turn on your television

Simply make sure that your television is getting power supply from the main power outlet. You can turn it on either using your TCL remote or the power button present at the bottom of your TCL TV.


  • Step 2: Unplug the power cable

Now unplug the main power cable directly from the power supply outlet. Make sure you unplugged it without powering off your television. Your tv should be disconnected from the power supply and not receiving any power.


  • Step 3: Wait for one minute

Wait for about a minute. Don’t turn on the television for a minute. This will help the television to fix the ongoing internal issue. It will also remove any sort of residual power left in your television.


  • Step 4: Turn on the television

Connect the power cable with the main supply now. Perform this step carefully. Wait for your television to initialize completely.


Method 2: Check your cable connections

The most common reason for the black screen can be the HDMI cable. A loose or faulty cable causes the display to turn black and doesn’t affect the sound. It only affects the display. But it can be rectified, as it is just like a glitch.

Try changing the HDMI port of your TV. Usually, there are more than two HDMI ports in TCL televisions. Try connecting the HDMI cable to all of them. If it still doesn’t work, then consider getting another HDMI cable.

HDMI ports of TCL TV
Image source: Gadgets360(Google)

Method 3: Update your firmware

TCL TVs undergo regular firmware updates to function flawlessly. Your black screen can be a result of outdated firmware too. Follow the steps below to fix the problem.


  • Step 1: Go to the settings menu

Despite the black screen, the menu always appears on the screen. So use your TCL remote and navigate the arrows to settings. The settings menu will appear on your screen.

Settings menu on the TCL TV screen
Image source: Support.com(Google)

  • Step 2: Select System update

With the help of your remote, navigate the arrow buttons to system update.


  • Step 3: Select update and press ok

As soon as you press OK, the download and installation of firmware will start. Leave the television undisturbed till the firmware update is over.

Note: If the menu doesn’t appear on your screen, better contact the TCL customer care or get your television set exchanged if in warranty. They will guide you better and troubleshoot the problem.


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Method 4: Reset your television

There are two ways to reset the television, either from the settings menu or hard reset. Since your screen is black, we’ll have to consider the hard reset method. This method will clear all your saved personal data. Follow the steps given below to hard reset your TCL TV.


  • Step 1: Open your television

Make sure it is on from the main power outlet. Check all the cables are connected properly and intact.


  • Step 2: Find the reset button

A reset button is present on the backside of every television set. It is present below the HDMI slot.

Reset button on TCL TV
Image source: TCL TV(Google)

  • Step 3: Press the reset button

Make sure you press it with proper safety. You can also use a paper clip or a pen to press it. Press it for good 12 seconds. And observe the change on your television screen.


  • Step 3: Observe your TV screen

When the reset cycle is complete, the status indicator will turn dim.


  • Step 4: Release the power button

Your TV will turn off automatically. Wait for a few minutes.


  • Step 5: Turn on the TV

You will find your TV the same as when you bought it, with default settings. Follow the on-screen prompts in order to complete the reset process. Setup your Roku account again.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Why does my TCL TV keep losing sound?

Answer: The root cause of this problem can be loose cable connections. Also, make sure your volume is high and not set to zero. You can adjust the volume levels with the help of your remote. Press the mute button once and then increase the volume of the television.

Q2. How do you fix a TV that has a sound cut in and out?

Answer: This problem can be due to a loose cable connection. Try to fix your connection. Also, reset your tv if fixing your connection didn’t help.

Q3. Why is my TCL TV screen black but I can hear it?

Answer: This problem can be due to a problem in hardware or software. But their fixes are pretty simple. Read the article to know the solution to these problems.

Q4. How do you fix a black screen on a TCL TV?

Answer: Restart your television. Simply, unplug the power cable. Wait for about a minute and reinsert the cable into the supply outlet. Another method can be resetting your television set. Updating your firmware can also help with the problem. Check your HDMI cables once, as this is the most common problem faced by TCL users.


Hope this article helped you fix the display issue.


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