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Hisense TV flickering – how to fix and possible causes

Last Updated on January 19, 2024
Fixing Hisense TV flickering.
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If your Hisense TV is flickering and you’re looking for ways to fix it, then you have landed on the right page. 

Now, the flicker in your Hisense TV is likely caused by your HDMI cable, or it has something to do with the visual settings like refresh rate or motion blur. If the cause is minor, then a simple fix should solve your problem.

However, if none of the steps in this troubleshooting guide work, then you should get in touch with Hisense customer support. 

With that being said, the actionable troubleshooting steps mentioned in this guide should work on most Hisense TVs, so you can try them out. 

Why is my Hisense TV flickering

There are quite a few reasons why your Hisense TV might be flickering –

  • Faulty HDMI cable
  • Wrong picture settings
  • Issues with power supply
  • Software glitch
  • Damage to hardware

How to fix the Hisense TV flickering issue

Step

1

Check if the HDMI cables are working properly

The most common reason why your Hisense TV is flickering is the HDMI cable. If you think it’s the HDMI cable, here’s what you can do – 

  • See if the cables are properly connected and not loose
  • Check if the HDMI cable is damaged
  • Consider replacing the HDMI cable

Step

2

Reset picture settings

If you have tinkered with picture settings, especially the refresh rate, motion blur, or dynamic range, then that might be the cause of the flicker. 

Here’s how you can reset the picture settings – 

Hisense Roku TV

  • Head over to ‘Settings’ and then ‘System’
  • Click open the ‘About’ section
  • From Advanced System Settings, choose ‘Factory Reset’
  • Click on Reset TV audio/picture settings
  • After the reset, check if the flicker still persists

Hisense Android TV

  • Go to the Settings menu
  • Click open Device Preferences
  • Head over to the Pictures option
  • Select Reset to Default

Hisense Fire TV

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Display & Sounds
  • Select the picture mode you want to reset
  • Reset to Default

Hisense VIDAA TV

  • Go to Settings
  • Head over to Picture
  • Click on Restore Default Picture Settings

Hisense Google TV

  • Head over to Settings
  • From ‘Picture & Sound’ select ‘Picture’
  • Then from Advanced Settings
  • Select Reset Picture to Default
  • Confirm the reset

Step

3

Power cycle your Hisense TV

Before you jump on a hard reset, you can try giving it a quick, soft reboot. A power cycle is like a soft reset where you let the residual electric current drain from the TV and then reboot it. Usually, power cycling 

Here’s how to power cycle – 

  • Turn your Hisense TV off
  • Unplug it from the wall outlet
  • Wait for a minute or two
  • Plug it back in and restart the TV

Step

4

Update your Hisense TV’s firmware

If your TV’s firmware is not updated to the latest version, then it might be causing some trouble. To update your TV’s software, here’s what to do –

  • Head over to the Settings menu
  • Click open Device Preferences and then the ‘About’ section
  • Find and select System Update
  • The TV will now scan for available updates
  • If there’s an update available, then the TV will install it
  • After the TV restarts 

The general process for updating your Hisense TV is the same. However, the exact steps will vary depending on your TV model. For more details on this, you can check out our guide on how to update your Hisense TV

Step

5

Factory reset your TV

If a soft reset does not work, then you can consider factory resetting your Hisense TV. As this erases all the data from the TV, use this as a last resort. 

Here’s how to reset your Hisense TV – 

  • Head over to the Settings menu
  • Go to ‘System’ or ‘Advanced Settings’ and look for the reset options
  • Once you find the menu, look for the ‘Factory Data Reset’ or ‘Reset’ option
  • You may be asked to put in a PIN code to confirm the reset
  • Once the TV restarts, check if the display is flickering again

Note that the exact process will vary slightly for your specific Hisense model. For more details, head over to our guide on how to factory reset your Hisense TV

Step

6

Get in touch with Hisense support

If these troubleshooting methods don’t seem to be working and your TV is still flickering, then it’s time to contact Hisense customer support.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I stop my HDMI from flickering on my TV?

If you’re sure that it’s the HDMI cable causing the flicker, then you should – 

  • See if the cable is properly connected and not loose
  • Check the HDMI cable for damage
  • Consider replacing the HDMI cable

Conclusion

To sum up, your Hisense TV flickering issue is likely caused by the HDMI cable. Usually, this is easily solvable – all you have to do is make sure that the cable is working properly and is connected to the TV properly. A flickering TV could also be caused by inadequate power supply or wrong picture settings – which can also be easily resolved. However, if none of the methods work, then you should get in touch with Hisense support.

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