No Power With My Proscan TV

By Kefa Olang , last updated March 13, 2012
Whether you are using a Plasma or LCD Proscan TV, power problems are usually caused by issues with outlets, internal damage to the unit, improper usage and lack of maintenance. If your Proscan TV isn't powering on, a few troubleshooting and maintenance tips can solve common power problems quickly and safely without damaging your TV.

Outlet

If your Proscan TV is not powering on, inspect the power cord and verify it is firmly plugged into an electric outlet. If the problem persists, a tripped circuit breaker in your home's electrical panel possibly could have shut off the outlets in the room. To confirm the outlet as the power problem, unplug the TV's power cord and connect another device such as a lamp. If the device doesn't work, reset the tripped circuit breaker or connect the TV to a different outlet.

Remote Control

In most cases, your TV won't power on if the remote control contains dead batteries, although you can power the TV without the remote. If the TV doesn't turn on when you press the power button on the remote control, replace the batteries. You should also keep objects away from the remote control sensor on the TV. If one or more objects are in the path of the sensor, the TV won't detect the remote control when you press the power button.

Damage

In some cases, your Proscan TV's power issues are related to the power cord. If the power cord shows signs of wear and tear, such as exposed wires and breakages, short circuits can cause power problems. Damaged power cords are common if the TV has been in an area where people walk or trip on the cords. If the power cord is damaged, unplug the TV and make arrangements to take it to an authorized dealer for repairs.

Tips

If your Proscan TV shuts down suddenly, inspect its ventilation openings to ensure that they are not blocked. In some cases, the TV overheats and powers off if sufficient air does not cool the unit. This is especially common if you place objects on the TV. It can also occur if the vents are not exposed properly. In addition, to avoid damaging your TV, never place it next to a heat source.
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