Dealing with technical issues can be a bit of a headache, no matter how significant a device is to your daily life. Computers, smartphones, televisions, whenever these kinds of devices break down, it’s always such a pain. But today, we are going to look at something a little smaller: a remote control, particularly the Philips-branded one. One issue that some users seem to have with this remote is that it is blinking orange and they do not know what to do to stop it from happening.
If your Philips remote is blinking orange, this could indicate that something is wrong with your television. This is likely true whether the color is orange or not. However, if it is orange, it may mean that your television has a power supply issue. When this happens, check to see whether you are able to control it via other means, including other remotes or the television itself. If this still does not work, you may need to get your television repaired or replaced.
But how do you get your television repaired or replaced if this is the problem?
Why is My Philips Remote Blinking Orange?
Something may be going wrong with your television if your Philips remote is blinking orange. This may suggest that a power supply issue is occurring with the television, and the remote is unable to power the television on, with the flashing orange light meant to warn of this issue. If this is happening, try other remotes that are compatible with the television, including any phone apps you have that might be capable of powering on the television. If none of these options are able to work, try powering on the television by using the power button located directly on the television.
Why isn’t my Philips TV coming on?
If your Philips TV’s screen is not turning on, this could be an issue for multiple reasons. As discussed, power supply may be a concern here, but it is not the only thing that could be causing the issue. For example, it could also be an issue that the display is busted. If this is the case, one thing you will notice is that the power appears to be coming on, but the screen itself does not display anything. This may suggest that the monitor itself is broken, and thus unable to actually provide a picture.
While an issue with the power supply could be an issue, this does not necessarily mean that it is a problem with the television itself. One thing that could pose a problem is if there is an electrical issue with the outlet that the television is plugged into. This could be a more serious issue, such as damage to the outlet or its wiring, or it could simply be a power failure in the circuit breaker. This can be fixed relatively easily, depending on a person’s knowledge of how to handle a circuit breaker, and, of course, has access to theirs.
Another potential issue that may be facing your Philips TV is that the cord is damaged. A damaged cord can not only result in power not being able to make it to your television, but depending on what kind of damage the cord has incurred, this could be a far more serious problem. For instance, a cord with exposed wires could be a fire hazard. This issue becomes more serious depending on whether the cord is a part of the television itself, or if the cord is a detachable one. If it’s the latter, the fix is as simple as replacing the cord. But if the cord is actually attached to the television, you would have to have it professionally removed or simply get a new television altogether.
How do I get my Philips television repaired or replaced?
If your television does appear to have a power supply issue, you basically have two options at your disposal: either get it repaired or get it replaced. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your busted television, this may be easier or more difficult.
Many new televisions come with a warranty that activates upon your initial purchase. In order to take advantage of this warranty, however, it is important that you remember to keep proof of purchase. This is easier to do if you make the purchase online, but if you buy it at a physical location, such as Walmart, make sure that you get a receipt and keep it. So long as the damage occurred within the warranty period, and the cause of the damage is not excepted, getting a replacement should not be the hardest thing in the world. Types of exceptions that may exist include water damage.
If your television is covered by a warranty through the manufacturer itself, that may make things a lot easier to get your Philips TV repaired or replaced, at least assuming that it meets all the requirements detailed in the warranty. For one, companies typically require that whatever reason your television is being repaired or replaced, it has to be due to something that was not caused by the user, either through normal use or through abuse. Thus, if the damage is because you, for example, dropped the television, you would not be able to get the damage covered under the warranty. However, if the television simply gave up the ghost out of nowhere, you would likely be able to argue that the television should be covered under the warranty.
Another issue that comes into play is dealing with the timeframe of the warranty. A common standard timeframe for a warranty is one year, although that is not inherently true. For instance, a warranty may be shorter or even longer, depending on the terms listed. You can also purchase an extended warranty if you want to get a warranty that not only covers a longer span of time than the original warranty, but also covers more than what the original warranty covers.