Where’s The Reset Button On My TV? (9 Models Checked)

The process of resetting a TV generally involves navigating through the settings menu and selecting the factory reset or similar option.

Different brands and models of TVs have distinct methods for accessing the reset button. For instance, some TVs require the user to enter a PIN while others simply require navigation using the remote control. 

In this article, we’ll explore various methods for locating the reset button on different television models, providing straightforward instructions for each unique approach.

By the end, readers will be equipped with the knowledge to confidently reset their televisions and troubleshoot minor issues with ease.

Where Is the Reset Button on My TV?

Let’s go over each model.


For Emerson televisions, the reset button is typically found on the back of the TV. Look for a small, recessed button labeled “Reset.” You may need a paperclip or other small, pointed object to press it.


On Sony TVs, the reset button is usually located on the back, left, bottom, or underneath the TV screen depending on the model. To reset your Sony TV, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons, and then plug in the TV.

Release the buttons when you see the Sony logo and the TV will reset.


To reset a Samsung TV, you need to navigate through the on-screen menu. Press the MENU button on your remote control, go to Support, then Self Diagnosis, and select Reset.

Enter your PIN (default is 0000) and the TV will reset.


Resetting an LG TV can be done through the on-screen menu or by pressing and holding the Power button on the TV for about 10 seconds. The soft reset performed by holding the Power button will not delete your TV’s settings, but it will restart the TV without needing a remote.


For Insignia TVs, you can perform a factory reset by navigating to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset. Highlight Factory reset everything, read the information on the screen, and proceed with the reset operation.


To factory reset your Hisense TV, follow these steps: press the HOME button on your remote control, navigate to Settings, then go to Storage & reset, and select Factory data reset. Confirm your selection and the TV will reset.


On TCL TVs, you can typically reset by pressing and holding the Power button on the TV for 12 seconds. The TV will shut down and restart, initiating the reset process.


For Mitsubishi TVs, locate the RESET button on the back or the side of the TV. Press and hold the reset button for a few seconds, and the TV will perform a reset operation.


Resetting a Panasonic TV is easily done through the on-screen menu. Press the MENU button on your remote control, navigate to Setup, then select System Setup and choose Reset. The TV will then reset.


For Vizio TVs, press the MENU button on your remote control, navigate to System, then Reset & Admin, and select Reset TV to Factory Defaults. Confirm your selection, and the TV will reset.

Please note that the locations and methods mentioned above might vary slightly depending on the specific model of your television.

How to Do a Factory Reset on a TV

Before starting the factory reset process, locate your TV’s remote control. Most TVs have a reset button that can be found in their settings menu. Follow these steps to perform a factory reset on your TV:

  1. Turn on your TV and grab the remote control.
  2. Press the ‘Menu’ button or ‘Settings’ button to access your TV’s settings.
  3. Scroll down and find the ‘System’ or ‘Support’ option, and then press ‘Enter’ or ‘OK.’
  4. Look for an option called ‘Reset,’ ‘Factory Reset,’ or ‘Restore Default Settings.’ Once found, click ‘Enter’ or ‘OK.’
  5. You may need to enter your TV’s PIN or password to proceed with the reset. If you haven’t changed your PIN, the default is usually 0000.
  6. Confirm your decision to perform the factory reset and wait for the process to complete. Your TV may turn off and on during the reset process.
  7. Once the reset is complete, follow the on-screen prompts to set up your TV, such as language and preferences.

Please note that the factory reset process may differ slightly between different TV brands, such as Samsung, Sony, and LG. Be sure to consult your TV’s user manual or customer support for specific instructions regarding your model.



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