If you have an Element TV with a black screen, there can be several causes and fixes.
Fixes include a full power reset, resetting the remote control, checking the input source, a bad HDMI cable, and more.
While the TV may have failed and need repair, often it is something simple that has been overlooked.
For example, if a PS4 is being used as a source, the PS4 may be having the issue, or the TV may be on the incorrect input source.
Below are the most common causes and fixes for an Element TV that has a blacked-out screen.
Causes and Fixes When Element TV Has Black Screen
- Unplug the TV and Press the Power Button
- Reset the Remote Control
- Check Input Source
- Check HDMI Cable
- Check TV Backlight
First, unplug the TV, and If the TV has a power button, press it for 30 seconds.
If there is no power button, leave the TV unplugged for at least 1-2 minutes and plug it back in.
If the TV has a power button, use it to test if the unit will power on.
Element TVs can have the power button on the back of the unit on some models.
To reset the remote control, remove the batteries and hold the power reset button for 30 seconds.
It can also be a good idea to insert new batteries in the remote control.
For example, if a fire TV stick is being used, be sure it is working.
Also, check the TV is on the correct input source, such as HDMI 1, HDMI 2, AV, and so on.
Unplugging and plugging back in the cable can help if there is a faulty connection.
If possible, swap out the HDMI cable with a known good one to test if it has failed.
To test if the backlight has failed, use a flashlight and shine it into the screen.
If images can be seen, a picture, or any video, then the backlight has failed, and it needs to be repaired.
Often, sounds can also be heard, which points to a bad backlight.
What Components Fail in an Element TV with a Black Screen?
- Power Supply Board
- Main board
- Timing Control Board
- Inverter Board
An Element TV has several main components, including a power supply, main-board, timing control, inverter, and the backlight.
Often, the capacitors go bad on one of the boards, or there is a bad connection between components.
The symptom can point to which board has gone bad.
For example, a blackout screen often is a bad power supply or backlight, but it can be on other boards also.
Another example is when a double image is displayed; it is often the main board.
Element TVs have generic components made for many different LCD panel suppliers, so the boards can be found in other TVs.