How to Fix a Sony TV that Turns on By Itself

Is your Sony TV turning on by itself? There are several reasons for this, and understanding the possible cause can help you resolve the issues. The good news is that a quick change in settings or a simple update often fixes the problem.

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Here are five possible reasons.

Reasons Why Your Sony TV Turns on By Itself 

If you own a Sony TV, here are some possible reasons why it keeps turning on itself. 

  1. Your Power Saving Mode is On 

The power saving mode could cause the fault. Many TVs, including Sony models, have a power-saving mode designed to save energy by turning the TV off when it’s not in use. 

Power saving mode is usually enabled by default and can be found in the TV’s settings menu if you’ve noticed that your TV is turning on and off by itself at irregular intervals, head straight to your settings and disable power saving. 

  1. Your TV’s Remote Sensor is Malfunctioning 

If you switch off power saving mode, and the problem persists, the next possibility is that the remote control sensor on your TV is malfunctioning. 

Your remote control sensor is in front of the TV and is responsible for detecting the signal from your remote control. If the sensor is not working as it should, it may mistakenly detect a signal and turn the TV on, even if you’re not close to the remote.

To solve this issue, use your TV’s physical buttons to turn it on and off, rather than the remote control. 

However, if the problem persists, then it’s possible that your remote needs to be repaired or replaced.

  1. Your TV Could Be Connected to an External Device 

If your TV is connected to an external device, such as a streaming device, or a cable box, the device may be sending a signal to the TV, causing it to turn on. This is rare but possible. 

If this is the case, check the settings on the external device to see if there is a setting that is causing the TV to turn on. 

Also, try disconnecting your TV from every external device and see if the issue persists.

  1. Possibly Firmware Issues

Another possibility is that a firmware issue is causing your TV to turn on itself. 

Firmware is software that runs on the TV and controls its functions. If there is a problem with the firmware, it can make the TV switch without you turning it on. 

If you suspect a firmware issue, you should update the firmware on your TV. 

You can do this through your TV settings menu or by downloading the latest firmware from the manufacturer’s website and installing it on your TV.

  1. Possibly Glitch or Bug

A glitch or bug in the TV’s software can cause it to turn on by itself.

If you have tried all of the above troubleshooting steps and are still experiencing the issue, a software glitch could be the cause.

To solve this issue, reset your TV to its factory settings. This will erase any custom settings and return the TV to its default configuration. 

Note: This process will also erase any saved channels, so you must set them up again after the reset.

What To Do if The Problem Persists 

If none of the steps listed above works, I suggest you contact Sony customer support for further assistance. They should be able to diagnose the issue and provide a solution. Other solutions include:

  • Check for any available updates for your TV’s firmware or software, as these updates can sometimes fix bugs or other issues that could be causing the problem.
  • Check for any power-saving settings that might be causing the TV to turn on automatically.
  • Check for any scheduled recordings or timer settings that might be turning the TV on.
  • Check for any loose connections or damaged cables that might be causing the TV to turn on or off.
  • Reset the TV to its factory settings.
  • If the problem persists, the TV may have a hardware issue that will need to be addressed by a professional technician.
  • It’s also worth noting that some TVs have a “Bravia Sync” feature that allows them to turn on and off in response to commands from other devices, such as a soundbar or Blu-ray player. If you have any other devices connected to your TV, you may also want to check their settings.

The cause of your TV turning on by itself will depend on your TV’s specific model and configuration and any external devices that may be connected to it. 

By following the troubleshooting steps outlined above, you should be able to identify the cause of the issue and take the necessary steps to resolve it. If you cannot fix the problem, don’t hesitate to contact Sony customer support for further assistance. They have the expertise and resources to help you stop the issue.