How to Fix a Sony TV After a Power Outage

By Nina Nixon

Your Sony TV might not immediately turn on after a power outage has occurred. Its inside components may have been jolted during the extreme high electricity surge or drop in power. The effect is typically temporary; however, speeding up the recovery process depends on the TV restoration steps that you take.

Fix TV Power

Step 1

Turn on the circuit breaker switch if it is turned off.

Step 2

Turn off the TV if it turned on when you turned the circuit breaker switch on. Turn off all of the devices that are connected to the TV.

Step 3

Unplug the TV power cord from the wall outlet. Unplug all of the devices power cords from the wall outlet or power source.

Step 4

Wait two minutes. Reconnect the devices to the TV. Replug the TV's power cord first; replug the device's power cords last.

Reset Clock

Step 1

Turn on your TV. Press the "Home" button on the remote control to begin to reset the clock if the timing is inaccurate.

Step 2

Press the left or right arrow button and select "Settings."

Step 3

Press the up or down arrow button, and select "Clock/Timers." Press the button in the center of the navigation wheel on the remote control.

Step 4

Press the up, down, left and right arrow buttons, and highlight "Clock/Timers." Press the button in the center of the navigation wheel on the remote control to select it.

Step 5

Press the up, down, left and right arrow buttons, and set the correct time. Press the button in the of the navigation wheel and press "Return."

Step 6

Select "Yes" to save your new settings and exit.

Re-Tune Channels

Step 1

Turn on your TV. Press the "Home" button on the remote control to begin to re-tune the channels if you do receive all of the available channels in your regular lineup.

Step 2

Press the left or right arrow button, and select "Settings."

Step 3

Press the up or down arrow button, and select "Channel." Press the button in the center of the navigation wheel on the remote control.

Step 4

Press the up or down arrow button, and select "Cable." Select "On."

Step 5

Press the up or down arrow button, and select "Auto Program" from the "Channel" settings menu. Select "OK."

Step 6

Press the "Return" button after the scan has finished. Contact your cable or satellite TV service provider if you still find channels missing from your regular line up.

Tips & Warnings

  • Turn off your Sony TV during thunderstorms to prevent permanent damage to its electrical components.
  • Your Favorites list will be cleared with you run Auto Program.