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If Insignia TV keeps turning off and you’re looking for an easy way to fix the issue, you have come to the right post!

Many users have reported the constant outages in their Insignia TVs, so by the end of the post, we will come up with a truthful solution to the problem!

Your Insignia TV might be occasionally turning off mainly because of its power supply. Moreover, there could be a wide range of possibilities including a malfunction in your remote, software glitches, and loose cables. 

While it is very unlikely, another possible cause is the third-party devices connected to your TV.

Don’t get discouraged by the appearance of the situation, instead learn more about each possible cause so you can understand how to approach them.

Why Does My Insignia TV Keep Turning On And Off?

In the upcoming list, you will learn what are the possible causes for the issue along with a short description to cover the basics.

1. Bad Remote

Sometimes if your remote’s power button is stuck for instance, or there is another kind of hardware damage, your Insignia TV may randomly turn off and on.

2. Faulty Surge Protector

A faulty surge protector may cause numberless incidents that include your Insignia TV constantly going off. It is hard to determine whether the protector has gone faulty so the best solution here would be to replace it.

3. False Wiring

If there is a loose or faulty connection throughout the cable configuration of your Insignia TV could behave weirdly.

4. Check Third-Party Devices

If you’re using a third-party device to watch your favorite show, the issue may be related to your Insignia TV. The fastest way to exclude this possibility would be to temporarily disconnect ALL devices.

5. Hardware Malfunction

The worst possibility of all would be a hardware problem with the Insignia TV.

With most Insignia users this is not the case, but you will need to carry out some troubleshooting steps before you can know for sure.

Now that you know what might have gone wrong with your Insignia TV, you are ready to proceed with the troubleshooting guide.

How Do I Fix My Insignia TV When It Keeps Turning Off?

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The last preparation you’ve got to do before you continue is to ensure that your Insignia TV is connected to a standalone power outlet.

Also, get rid of any electronic objects in front or nearby your TV that could be interfering.

Once you are ready with the preparation, let’s start with the easiest methods first.

Method #1 Reboot/Power Cycle Insignia TV

This is a simple approach to check if the issue is temporary or it requires further attention.

The power cycle will discharge all electricity within your Insignia TV and provide it with a fresh flow once it’s complete.

A large portion of the users having the same issue reported that it permanently resolved their problem, so here are the steps:

  1. Turn off the TV using the remote.
  2. Unplug the power cable from the power source.
  3. Wait for 3 -5 minutes before plugging the cable back in.
  4. Turn on your TV and test if the issue is still there.

Don’t get discouraged if your TV turns off again, as the upcoming methods are far more effective.

Method #2 Remote’s Inspection

Replacing the remote’s batteries is optional but if you’ve got concerns that they might be worn out, go ahead and insert a fresh pair as soon as you can.

Performing a power cycle on the other hand is strongly recommended before proceeding any further.

Here is how to perform a power cycle on your remote:

  1. Take the batteries out of the compartment.
  2. Press each button on the remote at least twice.
  3. Wait for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Put the batteries back.
  5. Test.

An even faster way to check if everything with your remote is on point would be to take the remote to another room.

When out of range, your remote would not be able to send any false commands even if it is not working properly.

Method #3 Check Cable Wiring

Another thing that could cause constant outages and frustrating restarts on your Insignia TV is a faulty or loose cable.

Sometimes, whenever you are in a hurry to install your brand new TV and enjoy it, you may have left a certain cable not plugged all the way in.

If this is the case, no wonder why your Insignia TV keeps turning off. In that regard, we suggest inspecting each cable individually, or even further, re-connect everything from scratch.

Moreover, ensure that the cables are not under pressure or severely twisted. Another possible cause would be the input source of your TV so make sure to insert inputs in different inputs slots (if possible).

Method #4 Remove Third-Party Devices

If you’re watching your favorite show via a third-party device, there is a possibility that this certain device has gone faulty.

Many users just like you spend countless hours and efforts to solve a problem that was not even related to the TV in the first place.

If the device experiences outages, try restarting it. If that doesn’t work, change the source to see if the issue is with your device or TV’s input port.

If nothing helps, try disconnecting ALL devices and then try to stream any available content on your standalone Insignia TV.

Method #5 Update/Reset Firmware

Lastly, we’ve got a method that will effectively tackle any present software glitches.

You can perform a factory reset right away, but our suggestion is slightly different. Before resetting the software to factory settings you can try to update it. This is why we’ve separated this method into two parts.

Update Your Insignia TV Software

Go into your TV’s settings and navigate the Update tab. Go to Update Software, and scan for any available updates.

Download and install anything discovered and hopefully, the issue will be gone. If not, however, the factory default settings should get it solved.

Reset Your Insignia TV Software

Be informed that the factory default reset will permanently erase all content and personal configurations from your TV.

In that regard, we suggest forming a backup to help you restore everything that is necessary.

Here is how to perform a factory reset on your Insignia TV:

  1. Go to Settings and choose System.
  2. From there select Advanced system settings.
  3. Next highlight and select Factory reset.
  4. Then choose Factory reset everything.
  5. Confirm by pressing OK.

Your TV might restart several times during the factory reset process so be patient.

Once ready you shall carry out the initial setup and you’re ready to observe the TV performance.

Your TV might be turning off due to its power supply, wiring, or outer interference. While it is a rare occasion there might be a 3rd party device responsible. On top of that, you’ve got the possibility of a faulty input source or software glitches all of which you can approach confidently.

Read Next: How to Fix Insignia Smart TV Remote?

Bottom Line

Now that you know why Insignia TV randomly turns off, with the assistance of our guide you should be able to troubleshoot the issue in no time.

If however, things turn out to be more severe than you’d expect, you can always contact Insignia customer service for further assistance.

Nicole B