All Hisense TV blinking codes (with meanings and solutions)

It can be very frustrating when your Hisense TV won’t turn ON. Fortunately, when this happens, your TV’s red light will blink with a pattern indicating the problem, allowing you to troubleshoot and fix the issue.

Unfortunately, you must understand the meaning of your TV’s blinking code to find the right solution. Below is a look at all the Hisense TV blinking codes, their meanings, and solutions for fixing the errors.

Blinking CodeMeaningSolution
OnceTV stuck in standby modeReset the TV
2 timesPower supply issuePower cycling
3 timesCircuit failure
Software glitch
Hard reset
4 timesFaulty motherboardContact support
5 timesPower supply issuePower cycling
6 timesOverheatingTurn TV off for 1 hour
7 timesLED backlight issueContact technician
8 timesDamaged motherboardContact technician
9 timesDamaged EEPROM chipHard reset
10 timesHardware issueContact technician

1. Hisense TV blinks once

If you notice that your Hisense TV has a red light but won’t turn on, it could mean it is stuck in standby mode.

This is especially true if the red light blinks once in a repeating pattern.

How to fix

Fortunately, this is a simple issue that you can easily fix. First, press the power button on your remote control, which will immediately turn on the TV.

You can also get your Hisense TV out of the standby mode by pressing the power button on your TV.

Lastly, you can fix the standby mode issue by power resetting your TV. To do this:

  • Unplug your TV’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Leave it unplugged for about two minutes, then plug it back in.
  • Press the power button on your remote control to turn the TV on.
  • Hisense TV red blinks twice

2. Hisense TV blinking twice

If you notice that your TV is blinking twice in a repeating pattern, it could be experiencing power supply issues.

It is also common to find that your Hisense TV turns on and then off repeatedly when there is a problem with the power supply.

The most common causes of power supply issues include unstable voltage or a problem with the TV’s power board.

How to fix

One of the first things you can do when experiencing power supply issues is to power cycle your Hisense TV.

To do this, unplug the power cord for a few minutes, plug it back in, and turn on your TV.

Unplug the power cord for a few minutes, plug it back in, and turn on your TV.
Unplug the power cord for a few minutes, plug it back in, and turn on your TV.

If this does not work, remove your TV’s power cord from the surge protector or extension cable (power strip).

That’s because when the surge protector and extension cable are faulty, they might interrupt the power flow to the TV, causing power supply issues.

You can also fix your TV’s power supply issues by plugging your power cord into a different electrical outlet, especially if you notice the current one has signs of damage.

In addition, you should examine your TV’s power cord for any signs of damage and replace it with a new one if necessary.

If none of the above solutions work, it could mean that your TV’s power board is faulty. Therefore, you should take your Hisense TV to an authorized technician for necessary troubleshooting and repairs. 

3. Hisense TV blinks three times

Is your Hisense TV not turning on and blinking three times? Your TV may be experiencing circuit failure.

In some Hisense TV models, the red light blinking thrice could indicate a software glitch.

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How to fix:

You can try several solutions to fix these issues affecting your Hisense TV. The first fix is to power cycle your TV.

If this does not work, try “hard resetting” your TV. To do this, locate and press the “hard reset” button at the back of your TV (near the HDMI) port.

If none of these solutions work, you are most likely dealing with a circuit failure, which is a complex issue to resolve.

Therefore, the best thing you can do is take your TV to an authorized technician for professional troubleshooting and repairs.

4. Hisense TV blinks four times

Is your Hisense TV flashing red light flashing four times? Your TV’s motherboard might be faulty.

Several reasons can cause your TV’s motherboard to malfunction. Top among them are power surges, overheating, dust buildup, faulty drivers, firmware errors, and more.

How to fix:

Fixing a faulty motherboard is a complex process, and you should not attempt DIY repairs lest you void your warranty.

Therefore, you should either contact Hisense Customer Support for additional troubleshooting or call an authorized technician to have a look at your TV.

However, before trying the above fixes, you can try simple troubleshooting solutions such as power cycling your TV or performing a hard reset.

5. Hisense TV blinks five times

If your Hisense TV won’t turn on and blinks five times, you are dealing with power supply issues.

Unfortunately, this could be a sign of a larger problem like a malfunctioning TCON board (responsible for displaying images on your TV screen).

How to fix:

To fix the blinking code, start by power cycling your TV. Next, check whether your power cord is properly connected to the TV and the electrical outlet.

If your TV is still blinking, you should check for any signs of damage on your power cord, electrical outlet, surge protector, or extension cable.

If the above fixes don’t work, you might have a faulty TCON board. Unfortunately, troubleshooting and fixing this issue is complicated.

Therefore, you should contact the Hisense TV support center for additional troubleshooting. You can also take your TV to an authorized repair center for appropriate repairs. 

6. Hisense TV blinks six times

If your Hisense TV is flashing six times, it could mean that it is overheating. The blinking code could also indicate other problems, like a faulty internal temperature sensor or an issue with the cooling system.

How to fix:

One of the first solutions you should try is to turn off your TV and let it rest for a few minutes (or up to an hour). This will give it ample time to cool off, thus fixing the error code.

Besides turning off your TV, you should also ensure it is well-ventilated. Therefore, you should move it away from the wall (to expose the air vents), direct sunlight, or any other device giving off heat.

You can also try cleaning your TV’s air vents with compressed air, thus removing any dust causing overheating.

If your TV is still blinking after the above fixes, call an authorized technician to examine and repair the internal heat sensor or the cooling system.

7. Hisense TV blinks seven times

If your Hisense TV won’t turn ON and flashes seven times, you might be dealing with an LED backlight issue.

Backlight failure can be caused by several issues, including:

  • Water damage
  • Physical damage
  • A power surge
  • Defective LED strips
  • LED driver board issues
  • A faulty power board
  • And motherboard issues
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How to fix:

Several troubleshooting tips can help determine if your TV has experienced a backlight failure.

First, you should turn on your TV with the remote and increase the volume. If you can hear any sound from the TV but the screen remains dark, you are dealing with a backlight issue.

You can also perform a flashlight test to confirm if your TV’s LED backlight has malfunctioned. To do this:

  • Turn on your TV and ensure you have turned off all the lights in the room (or closed the curtains to create a dark environment).
  • Take a flashlight and point the light toward the screen.

If you see signs moving images on the screen, your TV backlight has malfunctioned.

If you have the technical know-how, you can replace your TV’s LED backlight strips. However, taking your TV to an authorized repair center is advisable as it will help avoid further damage or voiding your warranty.

8. Hisense TV blinks eight times

Is your Hisense TV flashing eight times? You might be dealing with an LED backlight, power board, or motherboard problem.

Another common reason for this error code is if your TV has experienced a power surge, which has damaged other internal hardware components.

How to fix:

The most common issues under this error code are complex and difficult to troubleshoot and repair. Therefore, it is advisable to contact an authorized technician to examine your TV and repair the damaged components.

However, in some cases, the blinking light may be caused by minor glitches. Therefore, before calling a technician, you can attempt simple troubleshooting steps, like power cycling your TV, a hard reset, or checking on the power cord connections.

9. Hisense TV blinks nine times

Are you dealing with a black screen on Hisense TV with the light flashing nine times? Your TV’s LED backlight might have malfunctioned.

It is also possible that the EEPROM chip (an erasable and programmable memory chip that holds the information about the TV state) has glitched or malfunctioned.

How to fix:

One of the top solutions is to power cycle or hard reset your TV. These can help to clear any glitches with the EEPROM chip.

However, if none of these solutions work, you are likely dealing with a hardware failure. Therefore, you should contact Hisense Customer Support for additional troubleshooting or take your TV to an authorized repair center.

10. Hisense TV blinks ten times

If your Hisense TV flashes ten times, you are likely dealing with an internal hardware issue. This can include a faulty LED driver, power supply board, main board, or malfunctioning LED strips.

How to fix:

Troubleshooting and fixing internal hardware failure requires technical knowledge and experience. Therefore, instead of attempting DIY repairs, you should take your TV to an authorized service center for troubleshooting and repairs.

11. Hisense TV blinks more than 10 to 20 times

Depending on the model, your Hisense TV might blink more than ten and up to 20 times.

Such blink codes might indicate several issues, from software glitches to internal hardware problems.

How to fix:

Several solutions can help you resolve these issues. First, try power cycling your TV and performing a hard reset, which can help clear up any software glitches and other minor issues.

However, if the blinking persists, contact Hisense Customer Support for additional troubleshooting or take your TV to an authorized repair center for servicing.

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Other Hisense TV solutions  

Several other issues can cause your Hisense TV to start blinking. Fortunately, the solutions below can help you troubleshoot and fix the problem, thus clearing the blinking code error.  

1. Restarting your TV

Restarting your TV can fix most of the minor issues you are experiencing.  

Hisense TV

You can restart your Hisense TV in several ways, including:

  • Press and hold the power button on your remote.
  • Press and hold the power button on your TV. In most Hisense TVs, the power button is on the bottom panel (in the middle, left-side corner, or right-side corner) or on the back panel.
  • Switching the TV off and then on at the electrical outlet or the extension cable can be especially useful if your Hisense TV does not have a hard power button and the remote does not work.

2. Change the video input source

Sometimes, your Hisense TV won’t turn on, but the blue light is on. This problem is usually caused by an issue with the video source.

First, you should reconnect all HDMI and RCA cables on your TV. These can get loose over time, causing your TV to lose images. It would help to examine your cables to ensure they are not damaged.

Another solution that can help is to change your video input source. For example, you can switch to a different streaming device, HDMI source, or USB source and check whether your TV will display any images.  

3. Updating the firmware

Is your Hisense TV experiencing problems like abnormal video, sound issues, or constantly turning on and then off? You may be dealing with software glitches and bugs caused by outdated software.

Fortunately, you can easily update your TV’s firmware, thus fixing these issues.

To update your Hisense TV:

  • Turn on your TV and ensure you are connected to the internet (this only works for Smart TVs).
  • Go to Hisense TV settings and select Device Preferences, then About.
  • Choose System Update and select the option to download available updates.

Your Hisense TV will download and install the updates, then restart itself for the new features to take effect.

If your TV model is not smart, you can update the firmware manually through a USB stick. To do this:

  • Check your Hisense TV’s model number (usually on the back panel).
  • Go to the Hisense product support website and enter your TV model number.
  • Download the available software updates and copy them to a clean USB stick.
  • Insert the USB stick with the software update on your TV.
  • Go to Hisense TV settings and select Support/Device Preference.
  • Go to System Update and select the option to update from USB

Your Hisense TV will install the updates from your USB stick and then restart for them to take effect. Once this happens, remove the USB stick and start using your TV with the new updates.

4. Perform a factory reset

A factory reset is another solution that can help you deal with Hisense blinking code errors or other issues affecting your TV. The reset wipes all the system settings on your TV, returning it to the default mode.

To perform a factory reset:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your Hisense TV.
  • Select Device Preferences (in some models, this can be System Settings or Devices & Software).
  • Go to “Reset” or “Factory Reset
  • A pop-up notification will warn you that you are about to erase all your TV settings. You might also be asked to enter a PIN code (default 0000) to confirm your choice.
  • Once you have confirmed, your TV will complete the reset process.
  • When the process is complete, turn your TV on and follow the on-screen prompts to set it up afresh.

If this didn’t solve your issue, consider visiting our updated Hisense TV troubleshooting guide for a list of problems with solutions.

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