Article ID : 00145390 / Last Modified : 03/23/2020

The LED light blinks, flashes, or lights up in different colors on the TV

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

    Note: If your TV is not listed in the Applicable Products and Categories section, refer to the Red, green or orange lights are on or blinking on the TV article.

    The LED will light up or blink when the TV detects certain activities or changes status, such as receiving the signal of the remote or during a software update. It may also light up or blink when detecting an issue. Check the specifications of the TV

    When the TV is in use, updating, or stand by

    The specifications differ depending on the model. Follow these steps to confirm the specifications of your TV:

    1. On the remote control, press the HOME button.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Device preference.
      • If Device preference is not shown, proceed to step 5.
    4. Select LED indicator, then check the menu option.
    5. The procedure to check the specification will be different based on the menu item displayed:

    Illumination LED light

    Display color

    Display image

    Light activity

    Status of TV

    White

    White LED

    Blinks / flashes

    • TV is turned on
    • Software update is in progress
    • TV is receiving an incoming call*

    Lights

    • TV is in Picture off mode

    Cyan

    Cyan LED

    Blinks / flashes

    • TV is wirelessly connected to a mobile device
    • TV is set to Demo mode

    Amber

    Amber LED

    Lights

    • The following Timer functions are set:
      On Timer, Sleep Timer, Reminder*, REC Timer*

    Red

    Red LED

    Lights

    • During recording or TV is in pause mode*

    Green

    Green LED

    Lights

    • The built-in camera or microphone is operating*

    Yellow

    Yellow LED

    Lights

    • The built-in MIC is used and the TV is in standby mode.
    • If the LED on your TV lights or blinks in a different manner, repair may be required. Check the color of the LED and count how many times it blinks, then contact customer support.
    • If the LED lights up in white or green when you turn the TV on but no picture appears, try the following:

    Front panel illumination light on Android TV™ models

    Display color

    Display image

    Status of TV

    White

    image

    • Picture mode is set

    Cyan

    image

    • A mobile device such as smartphones or table is connected to the TV through home network.

    Amber

    image

    • Functions related to the timer are set

    Red

    image

    • If you start a recording*

    *The availability of this function depends on the region and model of your TV. Check the manual for model-specific information.

    Note:

    • The LED lights up, blinks, or flashes in different colors according to the status of the TV in response to remote control operations.
    • After you determine the status of your TV, you can turn off the light.

    When the TV doesn't work normally

    Depending on the lighting up or blinking status of the LED, refer to the following:

    Red LED blinks

    Other than Red LED blinks:

    Unplug the main power cord, wait for about 30 seconds, and then plug it back in to see if the screen is displayed. If the issue persists, check the color of the LED and how many times it blinks, then contact customer support.