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Why Is My Samsung TV Flickering (And How To Stop It)?

Last Updated Mar 23, 2022
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Even though Samsung makes some of the best televisions on the market, they can still have a few problems. New technology has enabled TVs to change drastically, and unfortunately, the new and improved televisions are often accompanied by problems with the picture or screen and can often lead to flickering or blinking. You may want to know just why this happens, and more importantly how to fix it.

If your Samsung TV is flickering, it is most likely either a problem with your picture screen, the signal connection, a bad cable, or with the energy-saving feature. The good news is, almost every one of these problems is easily fixable. Samsung TV Flickering

Of course, you will need to first establish what the issue is before figuring out how to fix it. Samsung TVs are known to be extremely user-friendly and you can absolutely repair most of these complications from the comfort of your own home. Luckily for you, you have found just the article because we are going to describe how to find your problem, and then how to remedy it!

Why Is My Samsung TV Blinking?

Even though are several reasons why a Samsung TV may be blinking or flickering, let’s find out why your television is acting up.

  • It could be that your Eco-sensor is malfunctioning. The easiest way to assess this option is to turn it off in your settings menu and see if that fixes the problem.
  • Disabling the energy-saving function (also located in your settings menu) could also stop the flickering with one tap.
  • Check your broadcasting connection.
    • Access your SETTINGS menu and then select SUPPORT.
    • From there, click SELF DIAGNOSIS.
    • If this is the problem, you will see clearly that the signal is low or intermittent.
    • You may need to invest in a signal booster or ensure that your regional connection is connected properly.
  • Test your cables. There is a chance your connection problem is as simple as fixing a bad cable. First, make sure the cords are securely connected to both your television and the wall, and if the problem persists, try attaching a new cable.

If none of these recourses do the trick, try resetting your Samsung television. Samsung has a few easy ways to assess what kind of reset is best for your problem, check out their instructions here.

My Samsung TV Won’t Stop Flickering.

There’s a chance that even if you have followed all the steps above, your Samsung TV is still flickering. If that’s the case, there are a few more options to try to fix the problem yourself before giving in and calling a technician.

  • Move Your WiFi Router. Your network connection may not be strong enough if your router is too far away from the television or if there is interference between the two. This could be caused by other devices that connect to your WiFi such as your Alexa, baby monitors, or gaming devices, or it could be a construction problem. Cement, adobe, or other dense materials could be the issue, and moving the router could be an easy fix.
  • Update your television software. Samsung recommends that you update your television software whenever possible, even if you’re not having any problems, but it could be the solution you’re looking for.
  • Adjust your seating setup.  Believe it or not, it could be your viewing position that is affecting your picture quality. Trying moving your couch or lazy boys to ensure the best viewing position.
  • Ensure the TV isn’t overheating. Try turning off your television for a while to make sure the fans are not overworking and therefore causing flickering on the screen.
  • You may need new bulbs. This is a slightly bigger problem than the rest, as you can’t really fix it yourself. If absolutely nothing else works, you may need to call Samsung and find out if your television is still under warranty and get someone out to replace the bulbs.
  • Turn it off and on. You might not believe it, but this simple solution ofter gets forgotten. Try turning off your TV for a few minutes before turning it back on, it just might fix your problem!

After trying each of these options, and if they do not successfully fix your flickering problem, it’s time to call in the big guns, as there is most likely a problem in the inner workings of your television.


Now you know all the possible reasons why your Samsung TV may be flickering and how to fix every single one.

Even if technology isn’t your forte, even the average joe can try to solve the problem with these simple solutions! And if for some reason nothing works, Samsung has an awesome support team to help before you give up and buy a new TV.

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