Does your TCL Roku TV keeps restarting? We also face this problem, and here we share what we did to get rid of the TV restart loop.
TV restarting automatically has become a common problem, and many TCL TV users have reported this issue. Despite the sophisticated smart TV technology and good features, sometimes the TV gets stuck in an endless restart loop or reboot after regular intervals. This restarting problem can be due to many reasons. It can be due to outdated firmware, poor cable or power connections, overheating, or anything else.
There is nothing to worry about. We have tested various methods on TCL Roku TV and they work well in most cases. Today we are sharing all methods to fix the auto-restart issue.
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Causes of TCL Roku TV Keeps Restarting
Firstly, let’s know the various reasons that can cause your TV to restart repeatedly.
Machines emit heat when they are ON, and so does TCL Roku TV. Overheating can build up pressure on the device, resulting in an automatic restart.
Apps that need updates can be a reason behind auto-restart. If you open an outdated app, it will not open and may trigger TCL Roku TV keeps turning off.
Loose/Faulty Cable Connections
If any TV cables (power of HDMI) are loose or faulty, it can reboot your TV automatically.
These issues can be:
- Malware in your TV.
- Your TV software or firmware needs to be updated.
It may happen if you have an older TV version and the new updates are incompatible with that model.
TV Trying to Update Through USB Port
Another reason can be your TV seeking firmware from the USB port. It means your TV is trying to get the updates through a USB device (in case you have attached some device to the HDMI port). And when the TV receives nothing from the USB, it restarts itself.
How to Fix TCL Roku TV Keeps Restarting
Here are some tested solutions to fix the reboot loop on TCL Roku TV.
Restart Your TCL Roku TV
This is the first thing every TV users do. In most cases restarting your TV will solve your problem.
- Go to ‘Settings’ to hard reset your TCL Roku TV.
- Enter the ‘System Settings’ by clicking the right arrow.
- Click ‘Power,’ and you will get a menu of options.
- Sselect ‘System Restart’.
If the issue still exists, you can try the next method.
Update the Firmware of Your TCL Roku TV
Keeping your TV’s firmware up to date can protect your TV from getting restarted repeatedly.
To do this, press the Home button on your TV remote -> go to Settings -> System -> System Update -> Check Now. Your TV will look for updates, allowing it to download the required ones by clicking on ‘Update Now.’
After the updates are completed, your TV will restart. Most probably, your TV will stop restarting. If not, try the next step.
P.S. Set your TCL Roku TV to ‘Auto-Update’ to avoid inconvenience.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Proper ventilation is required to keep your TV from overheating. Ensure your TV is placed in a well-ventilated space to avoid this problem. Secondly, keep the vents clean to eliminate the chances of overheating.
Check the Power Supply
If your TV restarts on its own, it can be because of loose or faulty power supply connections. Check the power cable and other cable connections to see if they are loose or disconnected.
You can also check the cables on another TV to ensure the wires are not faulty.
Uninstall Non-Trusted Applications
If you have installed a non-trusted app on your TV, it can cause your TV to malfunction. You need to check if there is any such app on your TV that, when you run, causes the restart loop.
If there is an app that you have recently installed:
- Check for any pending updates.
- If there are no pending updates, then ‘Uninstall the Application.
- After uninstalling the particular app, try to open other apps on your TV. If your TV doesn’t restart, the problem is fixed, and you can reinstall the app (if you want).
If you need to learn how to uninstall the applications, the following is step-by-step guidance.
Soft Reset Your Roku TV
To soft reset Roku TV follow these steps. switch OFF your TV -> unplug it ->, wait a minute and replug ->, press and hold the Power button located under the TCL logo for 15 seconds -> release the button as soon as the screen turns ON.
Factory Reset Your TV
Resetting your TCL TV removes many problems. However, it also removes your custom settings and downloaded apps from the TV.
You can reset TCL Roku TV without the remote by pressing the small button at the back of the TV or by navigating the menu using the remote.
Press the Home button on your TCL TV remote. On the home screen, click on Settings. Select System. From the various options, click on Advanced System Settings -> Factory Reset -> Factory Reset Everything and enter the code that appears on your TV screen.
This method will bring your TV back to its original settings when you bought it. After resetting, set up your TV settings as per your requirements and download the Roku TV apps again.
This method has a 90% success rate in fixing the TCL TV restart loop issue.
Unplug all the Devices from HDMI
If your TCL Roku TV is getting confused about updates between the internet connection and the USB, then a simple solution is to remove the connected USB devices from the TV. In this way, your TV will use WiFi to get updates.
Using USB to Update Roku TV Software
You can use a USB to update your Roku TV firmware. Download the Roku updates on your flash drive and insert it in your TV’s USB port. The TV will boot to a menu. Following the on-screen instruction, you can update the system and stop the restart loop.
How to Uninstall the Application on TCL Roku TV
You can uninstall an app from your TCL Roku TV by clicking on Settings -> System -> Apps -> select the app you want to uninstall. After selecting the app, click ‘OK’ to confirm.
I hope Troubleshooting TCL Roku TV apps solve the problem, but if the restart loop persists, you must reset your TV.
We are here to provide you with all the possible solutions to the problems that interrupt you and your favorite TV shows. Try the above solutions to stop your TV from getting stuck in a restart loop. We are optimistic that your TV will stop its erratic behavior. However, if these tricks fail to solve the issue, you must contact the experts at TCL Roku TV customer service team. We hope this article was helpful.