If your Toshiba Fire TV screen is flickering and you’re not sure to go about the issue, this post is for you. Keep reading to see how you can quickly resolve this issue and prevent it from happening in the future.
In short, if your Toshiba Fire TV screen suddenly starts flickering, a quick way to resolve this issue is to restart the TV — unplugging it from power and plugging it back in.
Read on for more details on restarting your Toshiba Fire TV and other troubleshooting tips to help you overcome this problem.
How To Fix Toshiba Fire TV Screen Flickering Issue
Restart Your Toshiba Fire TV
You might experience a flickering or flashing screen on your Toshiba Fire TV because of overheating or a minor system glitch.
As mentioned earlier, a quick restart should be enough to clear the error and get your TV screen back to normal.
Here’s how to restart your Toshiba Fire TV:
- Disconnect the Fire TV power cable. Then wait a few minutes.
- Plug it back into the power source.
- Allow the Fire TV to boot up before checking if the issue is gone.
You can also restart your Toshiba Fire TV by taking the following steps:
Go to Settings. Then select System/Device & Software.
Now select Restart and follow the on-screen prompt to complete the restart.
Check if the flickering has stopped. If not, then it’s time to examine your cable connection. Continue to the next step.
Examine the Cable Connection
Make sure your power, HDMI, and coaxial cables are all in good condition by observing if there are any worn-out or exposed cables.
Don’t hesitate to replace any damaged cable as it could further result in more problems like a black screen on the Fire TV, — that’s if the power cables are the culprit.
The next step is to ensure that there is no loose cable connection and that each cable is plugged into the right port.
Also, it is recommended that users with a 4K Ultra HD Fire TV should use a High-Speed HDMI cable because failing to do so can cause your device display to stutter.
This is because your 4K Ultra HD Fire TV is not compatible with a normal HDMI cable. If it doesn’t work out, unplug all cables and set it up afresh. Then check if the display is okay.
Change the Toshiba Fire TV Resolution
Running on a high Toshiba Fire TV resolution can take a hit on your system processor and make your screen flicker intermittently.
To change your Toshiba Fire TV resolution, follow the instructions below:
- Press the Home button.
- Press the Right button until you get to Settings.
- Locate the Display menu.
- Reduce your Fire TV Resolution.
You can also adjust your Fire TV resolution with your remote control. To do this, Press the UP and Rewind button at the same time for about 5 seconds.
Then your device will progress from one resolution to another, starting with 1080 Pixel to the least, with a 10-second window for each resolution. It will display a prompt for you to accept the current resolution.
The flashing or flickering on your device should have stopped as you reduced the Fire TV resolution. But if it doesn’t work, the next step might just be what you need.
Adjust your Backlight Settings
As you probably know, backlight is the light source behind the LED that enables your TV to display images. Sometimes the backlight LED can heat up when the display brightness is high, which can cause poor display quality. Stepping down the brightness of your backlight might just be enough to stop your Fire TV screen from flickering.
Below are the procedures to reconfigure your Backlight Settings:
- Locate the TV Menu.
- Move over to Settings and select Picture.
- Adjust the Backlight to anywhere between 70-50%.
Update your Firmware
New firmware updates increase your system functionality and fix any performance-related problems that can occur on your Fire TV.
Not running in the latest firmware version makes your device vulnerable to software bugs and security breaches. Amazon releases new software updates periodically, and it is best you install these updates to stand in line to enjoy additional features on your device.
Below are the instructions for updating your Toshiba Fire TV:
- Go to your device Settings.
- Choose My Fire TV.
- Select About and hit Check for System Update.
- Install any new update available.
Factory Reset Your Device
If the problem persists after applying all the fixes above, restoring the factory settings of your Fire TV might be the best option.
Note that this action cannot be reversed and will completely delete your device memory and reset your Toshiba Fire TV to the default settings. In this case, an external drive should come in handy to export some of your files.
Follow the instructions below to restore the factory settings of your device:
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Select Device & Software.
- Choose Reset to Factory Defaults.
- Confirm your decision by selecting Reset.
- It will take some time to reset, so wait a little and set up your Fire TV once the process is complete.
Perhaps you hit a dead end, but if you are lucky to have an active warranty, you can move fast to grab a new Fire TV set.
But, if you’ve ticked all the available options so far, try contacting Toshiba Support or Amazon Fire TV support for further help.
Fixing a Fire TV screen that flickers shouldn’t be a long shot, and you might not have to spend a dime by following the troubleshooting tips in this post.
But if the problem persists, try to contact the Amazon Support team for help.