Seiki TV Problems and Solutions

Seiki TVs may not be so popular but they are known for their high quality. Despite their acoustic sound, durability, and crisp pictures, these TVs aren’t void of their problems. After all, which TV brand doesn’t have its problems?

The main challenge that you are likely to face with a Seiki TV is that it isn’t coming on. This problem is usually a result of other smaller issues. What are the different Seiki TV problems and their solutions? Continue reading this post to find out.

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Seiki TV Problems and Solutions

As mentioned above, the most popular challenge of Seiki TVs is that the TV is not coming on. Several factors may contribute to this issue. We will discuss some of them in this section.

Power adapter issues

The most likely cause of your Seiki TV not coming on is that it is having power supply issues. In this case, the first thing you should consider is to check the power adapter. It could be that the adapter is not well connected or it has blown. Check to make sure that it is still in good condition.

Faulty power source

Sometimes, the problem is not with the TV but with the power source that you connect it to. If the power outlet is faulty, then the TV cannot receive the power it needs to come on. Sometimes, the outlet might supply power but the power is insufficient because the cables are bridging.

No pictures

This case is pretty rare but still possible. What happens here is that the TV comes one, you can hear sound but it doesn’t show any pictures. When this happens, the chief suspect is the TV screen. Sometimes, it may be a result of a bad signal from the feed source as well.

Remote control issues

Another rare case is that the TV remote control is broken. If it is, then you won’t be able to switch on the TV using the remote control. Your only option is to use the power button on the screen. You can check the remote to see what is wrong. It could be a battery issue or dirt. The worst that could happen is that the remote control is broken. In this case, you need to replace it with a new remote control.

Hardware damage

Finally, the rarest of all, it could be that your Seiki TV has suffered hardware damage. Such damage could result from impact, dents, or liquid spillage. If this happens, you need to speak to a professional.

Solutions to Seiki TV Problems

The good news is that you can fix most of the problems stated above by yourself using simple DIY solutions. This section will show you some of these DIY fixes.

Long power button press

When you notice that your Seiki TV doesn’t come on, the first thing you should do is check if it is functional. Look at the LED to see if it is lit up or not. If it isn’t, then your TV is likely not working.

A simple way to solve this problem is to attempt a long power button press using your TV remote control. Aim your remote at the TV and press the power button then hold it down for about 30 seconds.

Check the screen for any kind of output even if it is mere flickers. If you get any, then the TV is working and it may just be a signal issue.

Power reset

If you have tried the previous fix to no avail, you should consider power resetting your TV. This process is also known as power cycle or hard reset and it is pretty simple. It helps you to discharge the electricity in your TV and requires you to unplug the TV for some minutes. Check the steps below to know how to power reset your Seiki TV:

Step 1: Aim your remote control at the TV and press the power button to switch off the TV.

Step 2: Unplug the power adapter from the power source.

Step 3: Leave the TV to rest for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Connect the power adapter back to the power source and switch on the TV.

Test the TV to see if it comes on. Ensure that you leave the TV to rest for at least five minutes if not the process won’t be effective.

Troubleshoot the remote control

In some cases, the problem is not with the TV or power outlet but with the remote control. All you need to do is to troubleshoot your remote control and it should be up and running. There are two ways to troubleshoot your Seiki TV remote. This section will show you the two methods. Ensure that you check the TV after each method.

Method 1: Discharge the remote

Follow the steps below to discharge the TV remote:

Step 1: Open the battery compartment using the latch behind the remote.

Step 2: Remove the batteries.

Step 3: Press all the buttons on the remote one after the other for 2 seconds each.

Step 4: Replace the batteries in the battery compartment and test the TV.

Method 2: Change the batteries

If you have tried the first method and it doesn’t work, consider changing the remote batteries. Take out the remote batteries and get a new set. Place the batteries in the battery compartment and test the remote again.

Use another power source

Try replacing your TV power adapter if you suspect that it is bad. If you do this and the TV doesn’t come on, connect the TV to a different power source. Simply remove the adapter from the current wall outlet or extension box and connect it to a different one. We suggest that you plug the TV directly into a wall outlet while testing to be sure of the problem. Test the TV after doing this.

If you have tried all the measures discussed in this post and the Seiki TV problems are unresolved, then you need professional help. We suggest that you reach out to a professional TV repairer to help you out.


  • Keith Rowland is a seasoned electrician who enjoys fixing faults in home appliances and electronics. Being someone who loves writing, he shares on this blog, DIY tips on how to fix various devices within a few minutes. When he's not fixing stuff or writing a new blog post, he's playing with his two cute girls and their mom.