Sony TV Screen Flickering

Sony TV screen flickering is a common problem if you face this problem. That can be due to some technical glitches, or it could also be a hardware problem. Sometimes a Sony TV screen flickering issue occurs due to electricity problems. Maybe the power supply of your TV is not stable, so this issue could happen due to power fluctuations. Also, make sure that the power cable of your Sony TV is securely connected. If your Sony TV screen is flickering due to technical glitches, then check and follow all the steps to solve this problem.

Why is your Sony TV Screen Flickering?

Sony TV screen flickering issues occur due to a multiple of reasons like hardware problems and software problems, and it may be some issue with TV picture settings. Here are some possible reasons that may cause flickering on a Sony TV screen:

Loose Connections:

sometimes Screen flickering issue occurs due to loose connection between the TV and the input device (such as a cable box, gaming console, or streaming device). Make sure all cables are securely connected to their respective ports.

Faulty HDMI Cable:

If you are using a faulty HDMI cable to connect your device to the TV, then it can cause screen flickering. Check if the problem persists.

Power supply issues:

 if there is any fluctuation in power supply then it may cause screen flickering. Adequate ventilation and ensure that the TV is plugged into another power outlet.


overheating of your Sony TV can be caused by the screen flickering. Make sure your TV does not get overheated. In this case, unplug your TV for some time.

Hardware malfunction:

 screen flickering issue can occur due to some hardware problem such as display panel, backlight, may be malfunctioning. In such a case, you need to contact a professional repair center.

Firmware glitches:

 sometimes glitches in software can be caused for screen flickering to make sure you have installed the latest version of software.

How to Fix Sony TV Screen Flickering issue

Here are some steps you can fix the Sony TV screen flickering issue by following these:

Restart power cycle

This is the very easiest solution for screen flickering. First turn off your TV and then

  • Unplug it from the power source and wait for 5 minutes.
unplug switch
  • Hold the power button of your TV for 30 seconds while the TV is unplugged, the power button of your TV could be behind or under the TV.
power button of sony tv
power button
  • Plug it back into the wall socket after 5 minutes.
  • Do not plug it into a power strip

Make sure that your TV is fixed if this solution doesn’t work, and you are still facing problems, then go for the next solution.

Connect HDMI to Another Port

  • If possible, then try using a different HDMI cable as well. Press firmly on the HDMI port connector and then plug the cable. Apply more pressure than usual.
HDMI port
  • Go back to your TV where the HDMI cable is plugged in, remove it and try replacing in cable with another one that could be brand new or could be another one, and then plug it back into another HDMI port of the TV.
  • Also, pushing the HDMI. Sometimes with the finger. Sometimes things get disconnected in the back.
  • When you connect back, your HDMI cable applies a bit more pressure than you would usually.

If this solution doesn’t work, then let’s try another option.

Auto-Picture Mode Set to Off

Make sure that all the picture mode is turned off and also the picture reset mode is off. To do that you just need to follow the instructions.

  1. Press the Home button
  2. Select Settings
  3. Under the TV category, select picture &  display
  4. Select picture adjustment 
  5. Select auto picture mode
  6. Select off

If you are still facing the Sony TV screen flickering issue, then let’s try another option.

Set Advanced Contrast Enhancer to Low or Off

  1. Press home button
  2. Select settings icon
  3. The next step proceeds according to your tv menu option:
  4. Select picture & display > Picture adjustment > Advanced settings > Brightness.
  5. Select Display & sound > Picture > Advanced settings > Brightness.
  6. Select Display > Picture > Advanced settings > Brightness.
  7. Set Advanced contrast enhancer to Law of Off.

Reset Factory Settings

The other solution is to factory reset your TV and do so on your TV.

  • Select the Settings icon on the top right.
  • Select Storage & Reset
  • Select Factory Data Reset
  • Select Factory Data Reset again
  • Select Erase Everything

This will erase all the apps, all the passwords and all your personal information from the TV.

If you followed all the steps and still your Sony TV screen is flickering, then it is probably the T-Con board may be a ribbon that got disconnected or maybe an issue with the backlight for this solution. You need to reach out with technicians.

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Contact Customer Service

if you are still facing screen flickering issue with your Sony TV then you can contact Sony TV customer service.

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