[5 Ways] Fix TCL Roku TV flashes logo then goes black

Your TCL TV with your Roku connection is supposed to be your one stop setup for everything entertainment. But, what do you do when your entertainment system starts blinking , flashes and goes black! Disastrous !

None of us would like to see that happen on our beloved entertainment system. What do we do when that happens? Why did it happen ? Can we fix it? Are there any remedies for it, are probably some of the  major concerns that comes to mind.

If you’re facing the same concerns and confused over what to do, continue with us on this article to learn more about “How to fix TCL Roku TV flashes logo then goes black”.

Why does my TCL Roku TV have a black screen?

If your TCL Roku TV is acting this way, you’re not alone. There have been reports by many other users describing the same thing. Scores of people have been facing issues where there TCL Roku TVs would turn “On” and simply not turn show anything on screen. The sounds and the remote work as expected but the screen simply refuses to work.

A 4K TCL Roku TV advert by ROku
Image Source: Roku

Like some users have pointed out, it could be due to a faulty power supply board, where the backlit boards do not properly illuminate to light the main image. Having faulty or loose connections have also been known to cause this problem.

Sometimes having outdated software or corrupted software can also trigger this problem. If none of the solutions work, doing a hard reset of your TV could also work. To proceed to the step by step guide, continue reading.

How to Fix TCL Roku TV flashes logo then goes black?

In case your Roku TCL starts having issues with its screen there are some few things users can try, before seeking professional help. Users can try following the given steps to have a chance at reviving your TCL Roku TV.

For starters, users can try checking the connections of their cables on their TV.

1. Check cable connections.

Having loose or faulty cable connections on your TCL Roku TV can cause your screen to misbehave. Users should see to it that all their connections proper and secure at all times.

To avoid any loose or faulty connections, we recommend unplugging your wires and fitting them in properly. Any power cable, HDMI cables, audio cable, internet cables should be secure and tightly fit into the TV.

2. Perform a power cycle.

Users can try performing a power cycle on their TCL Roku TV, if the screen abruptly decides not to work. Performing a power cycle is simple and easy and will be your best bet to solve minor problems.

To perform a power cycle, follow the given steps:

  • Turn “Off” your TCL Roku TV.
  • Switch “Off” your  TCL Roku TV from the main plug.
  • Disconnect your TV plug from the socket for 2-3 minutes.
  • Plug your TV power cable back in and Turn “On”.

This simple power cycle should make sure that it erases any temporary bugs or glitches that may be causing the TV to misbehave. This is a simple step but is most effective under a lot of circumstances.

3. Check for faulty backlit boards.

Sometimes the TV’s mainboard words but the backlighting panels gives up. This has been a recurring problem noticed among TCL TV’s. If your TV turns on completely but does not display any picture try using a light like a flash light or mobile to put light on the TV from an angle. If users can see faint images on the screen it probably means that the backlighting boards of the TV have broken down.

LED TVs have a main screen that produces the image on the screen and the have separate lighting boards to illuminate the picture. Depending on your TV the picture may either be side lit or bottom lit.

The TV can however still be fixed if users can find the right parts and have an experienced hand with the soldering gun. It could be worth trying if the TV is still salvageable and not too old.

4. Check for TCL Roku warranty.

Buyers get a limited warranty for every TCL Roku TV they buy. Users who buy a TCL Roku TV for personal use get up to 1 year limited warranty on their device. Users who get their devices for commercial purposes get up to 6 months worth of limited warranty.

If your TCL Roku device is still under this eligible warranty period, it is probably best if you can get it checked before calling any third party technician to open the TV up. Users might just be able to get a free repair or replacement if they are eligible under the criteria of the terms and conditions set by the manufacturer.

5. Hard Reset your TCL Roku TV.

If your TV turns on but does not show any image on your screen. Users can try hard resetting their TCL Roku TV. Users will not have to use the screen to perform this reset and can be performed if users have a working TV remote with them.

A TCL Roku TV remote
Image Source: TCL

However, users should know that performing a hard reset will erase their TV of any user data and apps stored on the TV. It will take the TV back to its original factory state.

To perform a Hard Reset on your TCL Roku TV, follow the given steps:

  • Press the “Home” button on your remote for 5 times.
  • Press the “Up” arrow button one time.
  • Next press the “Rewind” button twice and the “Fast Forward” button twice.
  • Wait a few seconds to let the TV restart.

After pressing this key combinations in succession, the TV will automatically Hard Reset itself. After the reset if there was any faulty software or bug causing the problem, it should get rid of such problems and start on a fresh boot. The TV will be set back to factory standards and free from any user data.


Q1. Do I need a Roku Account to use the TCL Roku device?

Ans: It is generally assumed that if you use a TCL Roku device, users will be using the Roku service inbuilt in the TV as well. During start-up the users will asked to Sign-in or make a Roku account. If users already have a Roku account they can sign into it or make a new ID straight from the TV interface.

Q2. What are the advantages of having a TCL Roku TV?

Ans: As Roku is baked straight into the TV, users get access to all of Roku’s features straight inside the TV. Services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and more are available for users who already have a subscription.

Final Words.

Having a TCL Roku is a great convenience as it gives the joy and advantage of having two devices seamlessly working as one.

However, this convenience and ease can be easily disrupted if your TV screen stops working.

To help users ease their doubts and worries we have come out with this article that should probably give users a fair idea of what is happening with their TV.

We have users queries have been cleared through this artcle.

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