Monday, May 22, 2023

TVs turning on or off

You ever have your TV just turn on for no identifiable reason? Or has your TV just turned off for no particular reason?

Some people run into this from time to time, and if they don't know why the TV is turning on or off, it can be quite frustrating.

So, why does this happen? There can be lots of reasons. TV Answer Man's Melanie Mayberry has a couple of articles about these topics. One included a common reason for a TV turning on:

One possible explanation for a television turning on by itself is an issue with the remote control. In some cases, the remote control may be malfunctioning and sending signals to the television without the user’s input. This can cause the television to turn on unexpectedly. It is also possible that the remote control has been accidentally pressed, such as when it is misplaced or sat upon, leading to unintentional activation of the television.

The article lists several other things to look at as possible causes. Give it a read. Give the other article a read as well, as it covers things that could cause your TV to suddenly turn off:

One of the primary causes of a television spontaneously turning off is related to power supply problems. These issues can include power fluctuations, loose connections, or an insufficient power source. To address this:

a) Check the power outlet: Ensure that the power outlet is functioning correctly by plugging in another device and checking if it powers on consistently.

b) Secure connections: Verify that all cables and power cords are tightly connected to both the television and the power outlet. Loose connections can disrupt the power supply and lead to unexpected shutdowns.

c) Power strip overload: If you are using a power strip or surge protector, confirm that it is not overloaded with too many devices. Distribute the power load evenly across multiple outlets or consider using a dedicated power outlet for your television.

There are other possible causes to check as well. Again, both articles are worth a read if you've run into any of that kind of behavior.

My Streaming Life has not been plagued by TVs behaving that way, but it's nice to know that if it ever does happen, I have some checklists of things to research.

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