Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Ron D. Morgan
Dealing with a Bush TV that won’t turn on is annoying, to say the least. There is no reason to panic just yet if you are dealing with this issue. It could be something that you can fix at home with some troubleshooting.
If your Bush TV won’t turn on it could be caused by a minor glitch or loose cord. You can fix the issue by performing a power cycle on your TV.
This post breaks down some of the reasons why your Bush TV won’t turn on. The latter part of the post outlines some of the steps you can apply to fix the issue.
Why Is My Bush TV Not Turning On?
a. Power Problem
The issue could be from the power outlet. It may be that the TV’s power cord is damaged and not receiving power to the TV. Or that the power outlet itself is bad.
Possible reasons for that could be that the surge protector has tripped. Or TV is plugged into an extension cord that is not secure.
b. Lose Cable
The cords and cable that connect the TV to other devices may be bad. That includes the power cord that connects the TV to the power out.
c. Issue With Remote Control
If you are trying to turn on your TV with the remote control and it won’t turn on, it’s likely the issue is from the remote. It could be that the Bush remote control has not been programmed to the TV. Or you are holding the remote too far from the TV. Dead batteries in the remote control can cause this too.
d. Minor Glitch On TV
A minor glitch on the TV can cause the TV not to turn on. Thankfully, you can fix this issue by performing a power cycle on your TV. Continue reading the solutions section on how to power cycle your Bush TV.
e. Damaged Motherboard
Finally, the issue may be from the motherboard. The motherboard may be fried, If that is the situation, your solution is to take the TV to a certified technician for repairs.
Tips To Get My Bush TV To Work?
a. Perform A Power Cycle
The first step to take is to power cycle your TV. More times than not, this is the only step you need to fix the issue.
Unplug the power cord from the Power outlet. Wait for 60 seconds. Hold your remote control close to your TV, and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Plug back the power cord and turn on your TV.
b. Check Remote Control
The next step is to check the remote control. First, check the batteries in the remote compartment. Wet patches on the batteries can be an indication the batteries are bad.
Also, confirm that the remote control is programmed to your TV. The remote comes pre-programmed to your TV. But if you perform a factory reset on your TV, you have to reprogram the remote. You need the Bush TV remote codes to complete this process. Check this video on how to program a remote control on Bush TV.
When using the remote control, make sure you hold the remote close to your TV. Also, make sure that there is no object obstructing the remote from the TV.
c. Check For Loose Cable
Check the cords for damages. If you notice an unusual bend on the remote or cut, that means the cord or cable is damaged. Your option is to replace the cord.
Also, check for and tighten loose cords connecting your TV to the power outlet or other device.
d. Try Another Power Outlet
Try connecting the power cord to another power outlet. If it works, it means the issue is from the previous power outlet. Another way to check is to try connecting another device to the same power outlet. If it doesn’t work, the issue is from the power outlet.
Also, secure the extension cord, and reset the power surge protector. The alternative is to plug your TV directly into the power outlet.
e. Factory Reset Bush TV
Factory reset helps to resolve minor glitches and bugs on your TV. Since your Bush TV won’t turn on, performing a factory reset the normal method won’t work.
Here is an alternative way to perform a factory reset on your Bush Smart TV and get it working again.
. Unplug the TV cord from the power outlet.
. Find the Power and Volume buttons. For some models, the buttons can be seen on the bottom of the TV. While for other models, the buttons are located on the right side.
. Press and hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons.
. Continue holding down the buttons and plug back the power cord.
. Release the buttons when the TV starts to start.
Most data saved in your TV will clear when you perform a factory reset. That includes remote programming and other personal data saved.
That means that you will have to program the TV from scratch after a factory reset. It is advisable to do this as a last resort.
f. Contact A Repairman
If none of the tips have worked so far, it is a bit more complicated issue like the motherboard.
We can guide you through the process of testing for and replacing the motherboard. But it is preferable to get a certified technician to handle the replacement to avoid mistakes.
It will cost you a few more pounds, but you will save yourself the stress of trying to figure out the correct motherboard type for your TV.
Software Engineer by day: Writer by night. I’m Luis Gow, a digital nomad in the real sense of it. I write about Network experience in the UK/ Canada/Australia.
My aim is to help you set up your device and handle troubleshooting issues with no external help. I will update my profile as I continue to discover myself from my experience living in different locations.