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My TV is flickering

If your TV’s picture is flickering or it’s blinking on and off, it can easily ruin your favourite TV show or film. With our easy to follow guide, we’ve got a few helpful tips for getting your TV back in tip top shape.

Catch up TV and other channels

If you’re trying to catch up on a film or programme that you’ve recorded and your TV is flickering, there might be a problem with the original show. Try watching something live and see if the issue is still there. It’s also a good idea to check more than one channel if you have a satellite box, to see if it’s a problem with one specific channel or your TV.

Check your connection

The issue may be with the cables at the back of your TV. If they are a bit loose, this can cause problems with your TV’s picture. Unplug any cables connected to your TV and wait about 30 seconds. Plug them back in, making sure that they’re fully inserted and they feel secure at each end.

Any interference?

More likely to affect older models, it’s possible that the devices around your TV are causing the flickering. There may be interference from things like mobile phones, speakers or fans. Turn off all nearby devices or move them away from your TV to see if it’s still blinking on and off.

Contact your manufacturer

If you’re still having trouble, try checking the product manual. It’ll likely have more specific solutions for your model. If you can’t find it, or you still can’t fix the issue, try giving the manufacturer a call. They’ll be able to talk you through any further ideas. Check out the link below for a list of manufacturers’ numbers.

Helplines