How To Fix a Blinking Status Light on TCL Roku TVs

TCL Roku TVs have a status light located on the bottom front of the TV that indicates the power status. This light may blink or pulse in different patterns depending on what the TV is doing. A blinking status light usually means the TV is stuck in standby mode and is having trouble turning on. Here are the steps to troubleshoot a blinking status light on TCL Roku TVs.

Understand What the Blinking Light Means

Refer to TCL’s support article to understand what the different blinking light patterns indicate:

  • Slow pulsing blink: TV is doing something like receiving a software update or powering down
  • Dims on/off once when remote button pressed: TV received the remote command
  • Solid white light: TV connected to power and in standby mode ready to use
  • Light off: TV is on and active

So in most cases, a blinking light means the TV is stuck in a transition state and is having trouble fully powering on.

Try Restarting the TV

A simple restart can often clear up minor software glitches that cause the TV to get stuck:

  • Locate the power button on the TV, usually under the TCL logo
  • Unplug the TV power cable from the outlet
  • After 30 seconds, plug the power cable back in
  • Press the power button on the TV to turn it back on

See if the status light goes to solid white or turns off, indicating successful startup.

Reset Your TV to Factory Settings

If restarting did not help, try factory resetting the TV:

  • From the Home screen go to Settings > System > Advanced System Settings > Factory Reset
  • Choose the “Factory Reset Everything” option
  • Enter the code listed on screen to begin reset
  • Do not power off TV until reset completes

Factory resetting will clear any corrupted data or software issues causing problems. You will have to set the TV back up afterwards.

Contact TCL Support

If the status light continues blinking even after a factory reset, there may be an internal hardware failure. Document the blinking pattern and contact TCL support for further troubleshooting or service options while the TV is still under warranty.

Preventative Tips

Here are some tips to avoid a blinking status light occurring in the first place:

  • Keep TV software updated for latest fixes
  • Avoid overheating by ensuring ventilation around the TV
  • Use a surge protector to protect against power fluctuations
  • Factory reset after major software updates or changes

Following these basic preventative measures will help minimize technical issues arising down the road.

A blinking status light on TCL Roku TVs generally indicates the TV is having trouble fully powering on and is stuck in standby mode. Try restarting the TV, resetting to factory defaults, or contacting TCL support to troubleshoot the issue. With some guided steps, you should be able to stop the light from blinking and get your TV working again.