If the screen of your Hisense TV isn’t turning on for any reason, the first thing you will notice is the blinking of the red power light, which, depending on the problem that your TV is having, will blink in different patterns to inform you of the nature of the issue.
That being said, as the blinking patterns themselves cannot directly tell you what the problem you’re facing is, it becomes necessary to find out what each of these patterns corresponds to, which is the point where things can get slightly confusing.
Fortunately, that is precisely the problem that we will be solving today by sharing the meanings of all the distinct Hisense TV blinking codes with you, which will make it a breeze to understand what the problem is based on the blinking code you’re observing.
Below, we have listed all the Hisense TV blinking codes, along with the issue that they indicate:
- Red Light Blinking 2 Times – Backlight inverter problem
- Red Light Blinking 3 Times – LED rail shutdown
- Red Light Blinking 6 Times – Malfunctioning mainboard or inverter board
- Red Light Blinking 7 or 8 Times – Malfunctioning power board
- Red Light Blinking 9 Times – Backlight voltage issue
- Red Light Blinking 10 Times – Malfunctioning mainboard or LED strips
In the next section, we will dive into every single Hisense TV blinking code in greater detail, with detailed explanations of the problems and the appropriate fixes, and go through the processes of soft and hard resetting your Hisense TV, which can be helpful to resolve some of the issues.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking Codes – Explanations & Solutions
While the usage of blinking codes to give you information about the issue that your TV is having can seem inconvenient at first, it’s actually a method that makes it incredibly easy to understand the nature of the problem once you know the meaning of each blinking code.
Below, you can find sub-sections that correspond to each of the blinking codes that your Hisense TV can produce when it’s unable to operate as intended, along with explanations of what each of these codes means and what you can do to resolve the problem.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 2 Times
The red light of your Hisense TV blinking two times indicates that there is an issue with the backlight inverter, which is the component that is responsible for powering the backlight of the TV.
While the factor that prevents the backlight inverter from working as intended is the malfunctioning of one or more backlight strips in the majority of cases, an issue with the power supply cannot be ruled out either.
As a result, in this case, our primary recommendation would be to replace the backlight strip(s) causing the problem, which we would consider to be one of the more straightforward fixes, provided that you can obtain the compatible replacement backlight strip for your Hisense TV.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 3 Times
When the red light of your Hisense TV blinks three times, the problem that you’re looking at is the LED rail shutting down, which we can describe as the electrical line that is responsible for delivering power to the LED strips.
In this case, the primary culprit is the LED rail receiving more voltage or more current than intended, caused by one or more of the bulbs in the panel malfunctioning.
In this case, our primary recommendation would once again be to replace the bulbs or the backlight strips causing the problem, which you can isolate by testing each bulb with an external power source.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 6 Times
In the case of the Hisense TV red light blinking six times, the problem can either be a malfunctioning mainboard or inverter board, where the former is the component responsible for the operation of the TV, and the latter is responsible for powering the backlight.
To resolve the problem, replacing the mainboard or the inverter board will most likely become necessary, as repairing these components are often not possible.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 7 or 8 Times
The Hisense TV red light blinking seven or eight times indicates that the power supply board of the TV is malfunctioning, which is the component that is responsible for receiving the power and distributing it to the mainboard.
In most cases, such an issue occurs due to an event such as a power surge causing the power supply board to go bad.
For this issue, we recommend swapping the power supply board of your Hisense TV with a compatible replacement.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 9 Times
If you’re observing that the red light of your Hisense TV is blinking nine times, you will be looking at a backlight voltage issue, meaning that the backlight is receiving more or less voltage than intended.
This is another case where the primary culprit is the presence of LED one or more LED bulbs that have gone bad.
As a result, our recommendation is, again, to replace the problematic bulbs or the entirety of the strips after locating the ones causing the issue, which you can do so by testing the bulbs with an external power source.
Hisense TV Red Light Blinking 10 Times
Last but not least, if your Hisense TV’s red light is blinking ten times after it receives power, you will be looking at a malfunctioning mainboard or a malfunctioning LED strip.
In this case, we recommend starting by testing all the LED strips to find out whether any of them is causing the problem and replacing the ones that are problematic if you find any.
If the LED strips seem to be working fine, a mainboard replacement will most likely become necessary.
Please note that the best way to learn more about the up-to-date blinking codes for your Hisense TV is to refer to contact Hisense support, as the blinking codes may differ between distinct models and production dates.
How to Soft Reset a Hisense TV?
Soft resetting your Hisense TV is perhaps the first step to take, regardless of the problem you’re facing, as it can resolve a considerable portion of minor issues that can cause prevent your TV from operating as intended.
Below, you can find a step-by-step guide that will help you to soft reset your Hisense TV as conveniently as possible:
- Turn your Hisense TV off.
- Remove all cables going into your Hisense TV, including the power cable.
- Wait for a minute or two, and plug the cables back in.
- Turn your Hisense TV on.
How to Hard Reset (Factory Reset) a Hisense TV?
In cases where a soft reset is not able to solve the issue at hand, going for a hard reset of your Hisense TV is usually the next thing to try, especially considering that it’s a pretty straightforward process you can apply within minutes.
Here is a step-by-step guide on the process of hard resetting (factory resetting) a Hisense TV the correct way:
- Turn your Hisense TV on.
- Find the factory reset button, which should be located at the back of your Hisense TV, in the same area as the HDMI ports.
- Press the factory reset button with the help of a pin and hold it down for 15 to 20 seconds or until the TV restarts.
- Let go of the factory reset button.
While the blinking codes that your Hisense TV makes in the case of an error can seem cryptic at first, you will quickly find that they provide a very convenient way of finding out the issue that is troubling your TV once you have a list of their meanings at hand.
Below, you can find a summary of all the Hisense TV blinking codes you can encounter and their meanings:
- Red Light Blinking 2 Times – The backlight inverter is unable to operate. The backlight strip or the power supply can be the culprit in this case.
- Red Light Blinking 3 Times – The LED rail is shutting down. Overvoltage and overcurrent are the primary reasons behind this issue.
- Red Light Blinking 6 Times – The mainboard or the inverter board is malfunctioning.
- Red Light Blinking 7 or 8 Times – The power supply board is malfunctioning. Events such as electrical surges can cause such a problem.
- Red Light Blinking 9 Times – There is an issue regarding the backlight voltage. The primary reason that can cause this problem is the presence of bad LED lamps in the panel.
- Red Light Blinking 10 Times – The mainboard or the LED strips are malfunctioning.
While all blinking codes indicate a hardware issue with your TV, understanding the meaning of each blinking mode can be the difference between fixing your TV at home and having to send it for repair, as some hardware issues are much less challenging to fix than others.
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