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Why Is the Light Flashing or Blinking on My Insignia TV?

Last Updated Jun 12, 2022
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Nothing is more frustrating than when your electronics do not work the way they are supposed to. A flashing or blinking light is usually an indication that something is not working the way it is supposed, and you your Insignia TV is no exception. Fortunately, there is a good chance your issue is minor.

Your Insignia TV is most likely flashing or blinking due to internet connectivity issues. However, there are a few things you should know before you start troubleshooting.

Keep reading to learn about other possible causes and their solutions. Solutions range from a quick fix to a manufacturer’s issue. Either way, you are sure to find answers and solutions.

Possible Causes

Here are the possible causes for a blinking light on your Insignia TV:

  • Internet connectivity
  • Poor cable connections
  • Hardware malfunction
  • Software malfunction
  • Problem with power source
  • Sensor failure

Luckily, these are all relatively easy to identify, and most of them are easy to fix, too.

Internet Connectivity

The most likely reason for your blinking light is an internet connectivity issue.

The Fix

Turn off your TV, unplug it from the wall, plug it back in, and then turn it on.

If your issue remains unresolved, you may need to turn your router off and on as well. If you are still experiencing problems, you might have one of the following issues.

Poor Cable Connections

A bad power supply from your TV could be the reason you are still experiencing a flashing light. First, you must check your TV cables. If your cables are worn and frayed, they could be your culprit.

The Fix

Give your cables enough space. Make sure they are not wrapped around each other too tightly. In the event your cables are worn out, they may need to be replaced.

Another type of connection that could be causing you trouble is the connection to your media devices. Devices such as speakers and consoles should be double checked that they are successfully connected.

Hardware Malfunction

Unfortunately, a hardware malfunction is a more pressing issue. A hardware bug could occur if you use your TV for streaming or gaming frequently, overloading it with content.

The Fix

Unless you are a skilled professional, your best bet is to bring your TV back to the store you purchased it from. They will be able to identify the issue and provide you with the best and most efficient solution.

Software Malfunction

If your hardware is not the issue, it could be your software. The main board controls the software of your TV, and if damaged it could be the cause of your problems. Damage to the main board and software can cause system wide failure. If you find your TV is not even turning on, this is to prevent more damage from occurring.

The Fix

Please leave software resolutions to the professionals. If you believe you are experiencing a software problem due to a damaged main board, contact a technician. Disassembling your TV in an event to fix the main board could further damage your TV or even put you at risk for electrocution.

Problem With Power Source

Your insignia TV may be experiencing problems due to a problem with the power source. If there is an issue with your power source- your outlet, for example- then your insignia TV is designed to shut down to protect against any electrical surge that might occur. If your TV has not already shut down, turn it off immediately.

The Fix

The source of your problems could be a power outage. If you have not experienced a power outage recently, you may need to check your electrical wiring and outlets.

  • Flip a switch off and on
  • Unplug your plug your TV
  • Find a different outlet
  • Plug it in

If you suspect you have electrical issues, contact an electrician immediately.

Sensor failure

Sensors allow your TV and remote to communicate. If there is a sensor failure, your TV and remote will fail to communicate and your TV will no longer respond. Failure to communicate can stem from issues with your transmitter (remote) or TV. Interference prevents the TV from working and responding to the remote. To remedy a sensor failure, you must reestablish a connection.

The Fix

To reestablish a connection, point the remote at your device and make sure there is nothing in the way. Objects blocking the sensors are one of the main causes of sensor failure. If no objects are in the way, you might have broken sensors. Sensors should be replaced by an Insignia service facility.

Quick Recap

If the light on your Insignia TV is flashing or blinking, there is no reason to worry. The most common reason for a blinking or flashing light is internet connectivity issues. A simple reset of your router or even just unplugging your TV and plugging it back in should solve your problem instantly. In the event you are experiencing these more complicated issues, contact the manufacturer or a technician in order to find the root of the problem.

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