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If you turned the power on your Sanyo TV and it won’t turn on, don’t worry.

Your Sanyo TV is not turning on because of some issues within the system of your TV or could be something on the hardware. To figure out the root cause of your problem, it’s best to perform troubleshooting. Troubleshooting is crucial because it is hard to assume the problem of your television.

What Do You Do When Your Sanyo TV Won’t Turn On?

Having a TV that is not turning on is a bit frustrating and somehow infuriating, especially if it’s brand new or just recently bought. It could also be frustrating at certain times because TVs are a form of entertainment to give us time to relax and just have fun. Without it, you could miss an episode of our favorite series, miss important news, or miss out on a good game of live basketball or boxing.

If your Sanyo TV won’t budge at all, no matter how hard you might press the power button on the TV and remote, it’s a good thing that there are some tips and tricks that you can do. These were all learned through hard-earned experience as both a self-learned technician to my friends and in my own house as well. If somebody experienced that problem with their TV, it always leads to the questions, “what happened to the TV, or what caused it to act up?”.

As I mentioned in the beginning, troubleshooting is needed to figure out the root cause of the problem with your TV. This is not just for fixing your TV, but other electronics like modems, phones and computers as well. Gladly, there are a lot of ways to bring your Sanyo TV back on. And do not worry, if nothing else works, there is still one more tip that I would love to share later.

But first, let’s get started by performing these basic troubleshooting steps based on the frequently asked questions by Sanyo TV users all over the web:

Check Your Remote Control If It’s Working Properly

It might be the primary reason your Sanyo TV is not turning on. You might have a faulty remote control or you might have to change your remote’s battery already. To fix that, first, you need to check the battery on the compartment of your remote (you will find it on the back) if they are installed correctly, If they are but still not working, buy new ones and change the batteries that are not working.

Second, make sure that no object is blocking the remote sensor of your Sanyo TV because the object might interrupt the connection of the TV and its remote. Make sure that you’re close to the remote sensor when you press the power button from your remote.

Also, if you are using a universal remote, make sure that it is correctly programmed to your Sanyo TV by putting the right codes for it to function properly (you can find the codes for the universal remote in your Sanyo TV’s manual).

Check The Electrical Outlet Where The TV Is Connected

You can also check the source of power if it’s working properly. Maybe it is the reason your Sanyo TV won’t turn on. To check if the electrical outlet is working, try to plug another device or some appliance into the electrical outlet.

If other devices are working properly, then the Sanyo TV is the one that has a problem, which is best referred over to a technician or a repair shop. Otherwise, contact an electrical specialist right away to get your power outlet inspected.

Reset The Sanyo TV

Resetting the Sanyo TV is one of the easiest ways to troubleshoot it and most of the time it is effective. So if your Sanyo TV won’t turn on, just reset your TV by unplugging your TV from the power supply. Wait for 10 seconds to 1 minute. Plug back to the power source and turn on your TV. Most tech-savvy people call it “power-cycling”, which releases all electricity in the device as it is turned off.

This is a very powerful feature not just in televisions, but also when performing on computers and routers. Power-cycling can resolve some issues within the system and can prevent overheating or short-circuiting. It can even reset a router’s connection to the network. Power-cycling can sometimes resolve issues regarding TVs that are not turning on and has been proven ever since the televisions of past decades.

Why My Sanyo TV Won’t Turn On Without A Remote?

If you can’t turn on your Sanyo TV without a remote then it has a faulty switch that’s why you can’t manually open your TV. You can usually find the power button on the sides of the TV, (sometimes you can find it on the bottom part of the TV, depending on the TV’s model) maybe you can either fix it or change it.

Besides being low on battery and needing a battery replacement, there are different reasons why your remote cannot open your Sanyo TV. It might be because of a power supply problem because your power supply can’t provide enough power for the TV to function properly. To solve this problem, be sure to contact an electrician to get your power supply checked. Another known issue could be an obstruction on your remote’s infrared receiver.

Fortunately, there are solutions for finding an alternative remote for your TV. One method was the universal remote controller mentioned earlier. 2nd method is using a smartphone that has an infrared receiver. If there is one on the phone, it should have a built-in app where you can just enter the code from your Sanyo TV manual, as discussed above, to set up your phone as your alternative remote. Nowadays, technology just has the habit to sync almost everything together!

How To Reset My Sanyo TV?

Usually, to reset the TV , all you have to do is to unplug your TV from the power supply. Wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Plug back to the power source and turn on your TV. But take note that there is also another method of resetting the TV, which is more on performing a reset on the software side of the TV. Based on the manuals for the newest models of Sanyo TVs, these steps allow you to reset the smart TV to factory default settings:

  • Press the Menu Button on the remote control. This could appear as a “MENU” word or a home icon, depending on the model.
  • Select the Smart TV option.
  • Choose Reset Smart TV, and press OK to enter.
  • Press the </> button to select OK to confirm the message that will come out.
  • Press OK once more to proceed with the reset of the Sanyo TV.

Take note that any connections or settings that have been done to the TV will all be reset once you proceed with the steps that I mentioned. Unlike the power-cycle form of reset, this is a factory reset that brings everything back to default, and can potentially resolve bugs in the system. All the tips mentioned above are the basic troubleshooting with your television. If you want to check the hardware, just remember to be careful when checking the electrical outlet if you are attempting to do advanced troubleshooting if the basic steps I taught are not working at all.

NOTE: Performing hardware troubleshooting could be harmful because there is electricity still flowing around the TV. For safety purposes, be sure to touch a metal that does not have electricity near or around it to release the static in your body before attempting to tinker with the TV.

Please remember that if the problems are beyond your capability, or you don’t have a piece of knowledge regarding fixing a TV, don’t try to open or fix the TV parts by yourself. Ask for help from an expert in this field or go to the repair shop.

TIP: What if all troubleshooting steps were performed, and even reached out to tinkering the TV? It’s best to contact their technical support team at this point as the device needs to be investigated by the manufacturers themselves. All you have to do is contact Sanyo to get started. Otherwise, look for a TV repair shop or expert who can help you out.


By following the steps mentioned in this article, there’s a tendency that it might save you a trip to the technician or the repair shop, therefore saving you a huge deal of money. Just remember if an expert is critically needed at this point, it’s best to rely on their skills for a convenient means to fix your TV problem.