philips tv black screen of death

You’re experiencing the Philips TV black screen of death?

The black screen of death on Philips TVs can usually mean two things. The TV is getting no power or there is a general hardware malfunction causing the black screen.

One way or another, in this post we’ll identify and address the problem accordingly.

To fix the black screen of death on Philips TV, change the power source, replace the power adapter, and hard reset your TV. You should also attempt bypassing the remote and turning ON your TV from the side panel buttons.

Knowing that we can proceed to reveal the problem by taking a look at each possibility.

Why Is There A Philips Black Screen Of Death?

The black screen of death means that your TV does not make any indications of life.

In most cases that means that the TV is not plugged or not receiving power so that is mainly what we’re going to troubleshoot in this guide.

Here are ALL possibilities summarized:

1. Glitch or Bug

Sometimes your Philips TV could run into a temporal power issue, preventing it from being turned on.

2. Faulty Power Adapter

The power adapter might be faulty. Such damages can happen after a sudden power outage.

3. Power Source Issue

A malfunction with the source from where your TV is getting power from might be the cause for the black screen of death.

4. Hardware Issue

If a hardware malfunction where internal device components are damaged is never excluded.

Now when having a better understanding of what you’re dealing with, let’s proceed with addressing each of the possibilities to identify and solve the problem.

How To Fix Philips TV Black Screen Of Death?

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Before we proceed with any of the solutions down below, point the remote towards the TV and hold the power button for 10 seconds.

In case your TV does not make any indication such as TV flicker or LED blink, proceed with the solutions below:

Solution #1 Power Discharge Your TV

Begin with discharging your Philips TV completely. This method is also known as a “power cycle” and it’s proven to be effective against power-related problems.

Here’s how to discharge/power cycle your Philips TV:

  1. Aim the remotetowards the TV and press the power button once.
  2. Unplug the power adapter for 5 minutes.
  3. Re-attach the cable once the stated cooldown elapses.
  4. Attempt to turn on the TV.
Alert: Don’t cheat. Make sure you wait 5 minutes so the power cycle can be effective.

Solution #2 Use A Different Wall Outlet

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In case your TV is black and still does not make any indications, there’s a high chance that there is a fault with the power supply.

More accurately, the power source might be problematic, and your Philips TV might not be getting power at all. In that regard, you need to test with another wall outlet in your household.

Note: Plug your TV into a standalone wall outlet and do NOT use power dividers.

Solution #3 Replace The Power Adapter

In case you’ve plugged your TV into a proven wall outlet, and you still can’t turn it on, the next step is to replace the power adapter. In other words, the cable that is delivering the power.

The only thing you need to check before purchasing a new power cable is if the red LED on the front of the TV is lit when the TV is connected to power.

In case the LED remains OFF even when the TV is connected, then there is a high chance that the adapter is faulty.

These adapters are not expensive, and you could find an original unit for about $10 on any online or local tech store.

Tip: Avoid using second-hand power adapters since they might develop power issues.

Solution #4 Boot With The Power Button

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In case your remote cannot turn on the TV, you should attempt using the inbuilt side panel power button. You can find it on the back panel of the TV.

Press the power button for 5-15 seconds and determine if your Philips TV would start.

In case there are no indications such as TV screen flicker or LED blink, you might be having a more complex problem.

Tip: You can check where the power button is located on your Philips TV model by looking it up online.

Solution #5 Replace Bad Capacitors

The most often cause of the black screen of death on your Philips TV is bad capacitors on the internal motherboard.

Although it’s not that easy to identify and replace faulty capacitors, we will guide you through the complete process so you can do it at home.

Alert: Do NOT attempt to open the TV panel, if your warranty is intact. 

Instead, reach out to Philips to receive professional assistance and repair if necessary.

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Here’s how to replace bad capacitors on your Philips TV:

  1. Disconnect your TV from the power source along with the power adapter.
  2. Lay the TV down and look at the back panel.
  3. Try to locate all of the screws holding the back panel intact.
  4. Grab an appropriate screwdriver and undo all 6 screws on your TV’s back.
  5. Pull the back panel gently until you hear a click.
  6. Look for the motherboard in the internal part of your TV.
  7. Once located, examine the capacitors and look for ones with their head split open.
  8. You will want to take out all capacitors who have their top part split apart and replace them.
  9. Acquire more of the same capacitors and insert them into the pinholes on the motherboard.
  10. Re-assemble the back panel of your TV and test.

If that couldn’t solve the problem, perhaps you should call a technician for further association regarding the black screen of death on your Philips TV.

Read Next: Why Is My Philips TV Remote Not Working?

Bottom Line:

Thus, to fix the black screen of death on your Philips TV, begin with power cycling the device then change the wall outlet. Moreover, you can replace the power adapter and attempt to turn on the Philips TV using the inbuilt side panel power button.

Now when knowing why Philips TV black screen of death happens, you should use the solution that aligns with your case.

Keep in mind that a hardware failure is never excluded, especially if the problem started to occur after a sudden power outage.

Nicole B