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3 Fixes to Try If Your Samsung TV Keeps Turning Off

Last Updated Jun 24, 2022
TV powered off in white living room

Samsung has created new innovations, catering to buyer needs and preferences throughout the decades with great success. Samsung TVs produce a level of quality, innovation, and versatility that are unmatched by other brands. 

However, there may be times when a Samsung TV experiences impaired functionality. A common problem with Samsung TVs is that they can repeatedly turn off – completely autonomously on their own. If your Samsung TV is going through this, read on to learn 3 ways that you can fix this problem for good.  

3 Fixes or Hacks to Try If Your Samsung TV Keeps Turning Off

If your Samsung TV is having repeated instances of power cycling, you may benefit from these three top fixes. 

Restart your Samsung TV

To restart your Samsung TV, press the power button on your TV’s controller for 10 seconds and wait for it to turn off. Be sure to also disconnect your TV’s plug from the power outlet. Wait for a minute or two, then plug it back in. 

Then, press the power button on your remote and wait for your TV to turn on. If your Samsung TV was having power cycling due to a faulty plug in your wall, or fluctuation of power flow to your device, it should resolved after doing this process.

Check your Samsung TV’s Settings

If your Samsung TV keeps turning off and on, there could be an easy resolution in the Settings menu of your device. 

Here’s what you can do to optimize your settings and avoid future instances of power cycling:

  • Press the menu button on your remote control and select “Settings.”
  • Select the Eco-Solution button.
  • Tap on the Auto Power Off button, and select “Off.” 

The Eco-Solution feature in Samsung TVs helps save power by turning the TV off when there is no input for some time. If you turn this option off, your TV will stop turning itself off automatically and override the Eco-Solution feature. 

Another setting that you can optimize to fix your TV’s power cycling problem is to adjust the sleep timer settings. Here’s how you can do this: 

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control and select “Settings.”
  • Now select System Manager and tap on Time.
  • From the drop-down menu that appears under Time, select “Sleep Timer” and turn it off.

The Sleep Timer feature in Samsung TVs usually turns the TV off after a preset time, to help you preserve power. If you turn this feature off, your Samsung TV could stop turning off on its own. 

Update Your Samsung TV 

If restarting the TV didn’t work for you, and the settings have already been optimized, consider updating your Samsung TV. Firmware updates are made available for TVs by their manufacturers to fix bugs, enhance existing features, and add additional applications to the TV.

 Here is how you can update your Samsung TV:

  • To update your Samsung TV through the web, start by connecting it to any available WiFi.
  • Press the Menu button on your remote control and select “Support”.
  • After you select Support, a drop-down menu will appear. Tap on “Software Update” in the drop-down.
  • Select “Update Now” and wait for your Samsung TV to check for available updates.
  • If an update is available, tap on Yes to let your TV install it.
  • Your TV may take some time to update, after that it will go back to functioning normally.

If due to any reason you are unable to connect your Samsung TV to the web, you can also update it using a USB drive. Here is how you can do it:

  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • Go to
  • Tap on the support option.
  • A search bar will appear, where you can type your Samsung TVs model number.
  • Now, select the right model number from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • Tap on Manuals and Downloads on the page that appears after selecting TV’s model number. 
  • A download page will now appear. 
  • Tap on See More on that page, and select the download option for the latest firmware update.
  • After it is downloaded to your computer, transfer it to a USB device.
  • Insert the USB into your Samsung TV.
  • Tap on the menu button on your remote.
  • Select the support button and then tap on software update by USB.
  • Once the update is completed your Samsung TV will restart itself and start functioning normally.

Most Samsung TVs start turning off and on their own when their updates are due. This problem should be gone once you update your Samsung TV. 

Final Thoughts

If the above-mentioned hacks and fixes don’t work for your Samsung TV, then you should consider seeking assistance from Samsung help centers or a licensed professional. This could point to additional problems with your TV that require attention, or you may need to purchase a new device.  

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