How to Fix A Glitchy TV Screen

Have you ever been in a situation where your TV is constantly flickering in the middle of a gaming session? That’s the case I was in last month while my brother and I were farming XP in Fortnite.

We had no idea why it was happening then, so we quickly called customer service, and told me to check if the internet was working correctly. The internet connection worked fine, but the problem persisted. We tried a couple of fixes while waiting for a TV repairer to come down and take a closer look.

Fortunately, we managed to get it fixed, and we will show you how in the section below. However, I was wondering what could cause my TV screen to flicker.

Causes of Gitchy TV Screen

Flicking is among the most common TV screen issues. It can be caused by your cable connections that are loose or damaged. Your TV screen can also flicker or stutter due to electrical interference.

How to Fix a Glitchy TV Screen

Usually, turning your TV off and back on again should fix a glitchy TV screen. However, if that won’t help, ensure all video cables are working correctly. Give each cable a firm push inwards to ensure things still work fine. If the problem persists, check out our methods below.

Method 1: Unplug Your TV and Plug it Back In

One of the main reasons why your TV flickers are electrical interference. In this case, try unplugging your TV from its power source, wait for seconds until it drains the residual power, and plug it back in again. Doing so will stop any possible electrical interference, thus fixing the glitchy TV screen issue.

Method 2: Reset Your TV

In some cases, try resetting your TV. The steps to reset your TV may differ from mine, so follow your TV’s manual to get the process done. If your TV has a reset button, consider using a paperclip and holding it down for at least 20 seconds until your TV’s screen turns black. Once your TV finishes booting up, check if the problem has been resolved.

Method 3: Check the Video Source

Your TV screen may get glitchy if you play a recorded video or live event. If this is the case for you, check the video source. To do it, you can try playing your video on a different device like a PC or smartphone to see if the flickering appears.

If the flickering continues, it’s an issue with your video itself. Try changing the file format. If that does not help, there is nothing more you can do about it as your video is corrupted.

Method 4: Turn Off Energy Efficiency Mode

If your TV has an energy efficiency feature, it may cause your TV to get glitchy. Once enabled, this feature turns off some settings on the TV to maximize the energy power.

To turn it off, open Settings on your TV and look for an option called Energy Saving or Power Saving, then turn off the switch. Once it is turned off, reset your TV and check if the problem has been resolved.

Method 5: Check Your TV Hardware

If the problem remains, your TV may have a hardware issue. We don’t recommend you alter your TV’s internal hardware as it’s aimed at the professional technician. If the above solutions fail to work, contact customer service and ask for support. If your TV is under warranty, it’s best to take it to an authorized repair.

Method 6: Check Your Wi-Fi Router

A bad connection with your Wi-Fi router could also lead to a glitchy TV screen. In this case, try resetting your router or moving it closer to your TV for a stable connection. If you have an older TV that does not have an internet connection, try moving the router far away from it.
The Bottom Line

There are many reasons for a Glitchy TV screen, and we have rounded up all possible fixes you can try at home while waiting for a repairer to come down for help. The resetting method worked for us, so you can try doing the same. If that does not work, try the other methods.

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About Mike Herrera

Mike is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about technology. He has a degree in computer science, and he likes to stay up-to-date on the latest software releases. He's an avid reader, and he enjoys spending time outdoors. When he's not working, you can usually find him playing video games or exploring new hiking trails.

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