How to fix TCL TV Showing No Signal

Is your TCL TV showing no signal or a black screen? Read on!

TCL is a fast-growth consumer electronics company and a ranking player in the global TV industry.

Founded in 1981, it now operates in more than 160 markets globally.

According to the source, TCL ranked 2nd in the global TV market in terms of sales volume in the year 2019.

TCL works in the research, development, and manufacturing of consumer electronic products ranging from TVs, audio and smart home products.

How to Fix TCL TV showing no signal?

Method 1: Check the HDMI source

Replace the HDMI cable with another input source. Try changing the power source.

It can be an issue with the HDMI adapter. Adjust the cable. Adjust if for the media devices if possible.

Method 2: Restart your TCL Roku TV

Try the method of system restarting. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote 5 number of times.
  2. Press the Up Arrow key.
  3. Now press the Rewind Arrow button 2 times.
  4. Press the Fast Forward button 2 times.
  5. Now, this will do a System Restart of your TV.
  6. By pressing the correct buttons, you would be able to see the TV restarting and hopefully going back to functioning.

Method 3: Physically reset your streaming device

  1. Plugin your device into the power outlet.
  2. Locate the reset text on your streaming device. Usually, there is a button. There can also be a pinhole in it.
  3. Press and hold the button for 10-12 seconds. If it is a pinhole, insert a pin and keep it pressed for some time here.
  4. A light will flash and blink rapidly once the reset of it is complete to indicate.
  5. This will Factory Reset your streaming device

Method 4: Call Customer Support

If these problems are taking a little too much out of you, call Customer Support.

They will assist you through the process and they will also provide you with the necessary details.

Make sure to note down your TV model number and other information related to your streaming device before calling Customer Support.

In case there is a minor hardware defect, a technician will come to your house to repair the TV or take the TV to the repair station for further inspection.

Method 5: Replace your TV

There is a good chance that it is a hardware issue and something inside has malfunctioned such as the motherboard or circuit.

Replacing your TV would be a good option here.

If your TV is within warranty and you have all the warranty information, it can be a cheaper alternative.

Method 6: Replace cables

Replace the HDMI cable and make sure the new one supports the TV streaming capabilities.

HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is also one of the factors to check while buying the new HDMI cable.

Not having HDCP does not spoil the TV colors but it can stop you from viewing content.

Method 7: Check the TV Input Source

If it is on, the next thing you should check is if your TV is properly connected to your other streaming device.

You might have your TV set connected to the wrong input source.

Many TV remotes have a Source or Input button on them.

Click on it and then go through all the options given there until you find the correct option, which is the one connected to your streaming device.

Try not to rush through it. It might take a few moments, after selecting an input, for the picture to appear back on your TV.

SEE ALSO: How to fix TCL TV keeps restarting

Why does my TV say no signal when HDMI is plugged in?

There can be an issue with your HDMI cable. It can also be an issue with the HDMI ports on your TV or on the streaming device you are using.

Your TV will have multiple HDMI ports. Try changing ports in case one port may have stopped working.

There can also be an issue with the streaming device. Make sure that the streaming device is turned on.

Also make sure it is working properly by connecting to another TV in your house if there is one.

In the end, try replacing the HDMI cable. These methods may solve your problem.


Q1. Why is my TCL Roku TV stuck on the loading screen?

A. Your TCL TV is stuck on the loading screen for the following reasons:

  1. Hardware faults
  2. Firmware issues
  3. Failed updates
  4. Software bug
  5. Heating and power supply issue

Q2. Why is my TV not responding to the remote?

A. Try replacing batteries on your remote. Your remotes batteries may have run out.

If you have just replaced the batteries and it is still not working, it can be an issue with the IR blaster on your TV remote. In this case, try changing your remotes.

In case you are using a universal remote, try changing the remotes of the remote. A wrong code can cause the remote to not work and the TV to not respond.

Q3. How do I know what model my TCL TV is?

A. You can check out the Product Information of your TV in the settings. Go to TV Settings, System, and press OK. Here you will find System Information.

You will find here the model number of your TV.

Alternatively, you can look at the serial number on the back of your TV and get the information of model numbers there, if you know how to read serial numbers.

Final Words

TCL TV showing no signal and a black screen may or may not be a reason to worry.

You can troubleshoot problems by going through the methods given above in this article one by one. You can also try changing input sources from your TV remote.

Having no signal can be said to be a common issue. Signal issues can also be from the service provider who is supplying channels for viewing and you can contact the service provider.

The above article listed methods to repair your TCL TV showing no signal.

We hope this article was helpful to you. For more such articles, be sure to check back with us!

Further Reading:

Fix TCL Roku TV restart loop (stuck on startup)

How to fix TCL Roku TV remote not working

Best Color Settings for TCL Roku TV

How to look up my TCL TV serial number

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