How to Fix a Green Screen on a Samsung TV? (Causes and Quick Fixes!)

When I bought my Samsung TV, I was sure it would work for a good period.

It did work, but I encountered the famous green screen issue within the initial six months. As disappointing as it sounds, I had to find out why the screen malfunctioned.

A common reason your Samsung TV comes across a green screen problem while you’re streaming YouTube videos or Netflix is the loose connections to either the feed due to hardware issues or the cable box.

Another possible reason can be the color settings on your smart device.

Let us discuss the different reasons behind the issue in detail. I will also tell you some best fixes to pass through the green screen of death on your Samsung television.

What Does It Mean When Your Tv Screen Turns Green?

If you are using a smart television like Samsung’s, you must be prepared to come across the green screen of death at some point in time. But what does the green screen mean?

The green screen of the Samsung TV indicates that the device is defective.

The TV is not receptive to signals, connected cables, or Blue and Red RGB lights.

However, there are certain ways to fix the issue either on the go or through professional help.

In most cases, the issue is solvable and there’s no need to replace the entire TV set with a new one. If the problem refuses to leave, you then reach out to the Samsung company or you can do certain fixes on your own.

Samsung Smart TV Color Issues

There are multiple reasons why your TV has a green hue. A mainstream response to the green death of the screen is to power cycle it or reconnect the cables if they are damaged or broken.

If you are using other media components with the smart TV, then you must also check to see if they are not loose.

This will ensure there’s no break-in signal transmission. Hence, no green line or green screen. Whatever the cause may be, this problem has solutions.

Your TV screen turns green for three reasons:

  • Incorrect picture settings because of the oversaturation of the color green in the Samsung smart TV.
  • Loose cables.
  • Hardware issue.
  • Imbalanced settings.
  • Faulty ribbon cable.

The blue screen of death was a common phenomenon in older tv models. But, it has become prevalent in smart TVs too where the TV displays have a green tint due to imbalanced brightness settings.

Samsung Smart Tv Fixes

We have already discussed the reasons behind the green hue on your Samsung TV but it’s time to understand them in detail to avoid such green screen death situations on our own.

1.   Power Cycle Samsung TV

A major reason why your Samsung TV has a green screen is that it’s not getting a strong connection.

You can hammer out these minor technical issues by power cycling them. In some circumstances, simply turning off and on the television can smooth over the


  • Remove the power cord from your Samsung TV.
  • For 10-15 minutes, unplug the television. This will give the TV enough time to clean up any bad connections.
  • Reconnect the Samsung TV and turn it on.

These steps will be enough to eliminate the preliminary technical issues. However, if this doesn’t seem to work for you, you can try out other ways given in this section.

2.   Picture Settings

A common cause of why your Samsung TV screen turns green is the screen’s color problems that you can fix through the device’s settings.


You can begin by following these simple troubleshooting steps:

  • Open settings.
  • Disable HDR mode.
  • Turn on RGB Only mode

You can also try to settle this issue by adjusting Samsung LCD TV’s brightness settings.

3.   Faulty Cable Insertion

Your TV screen can display a green hue due to the temporary glitch caused by HDMI connection cables attached to your Samsung TV.

The multimedia components sometimes malfunction because of the carelessness in inserting and withdrawing them from HDMI ports.

All this fiasco results in the transmission interruption of the red picture tube and a blue tint. Hence, it turns your TV screen green.

However, it’s a pretty fixable issue and you can follow the given guidelines to get rid of it.


  • Take out the cable from the power source.
  • Inspect the cable for any damage. If you detect black or grayish marks around it, then you must try to connect the smart TV to another power cord.
  • If the cable seems fine, try disconnecting the cable and connecting them again. This will enhance the power cycle of the TV and power source.

Smart TVs are sensitive to power sources, so they may not connect that well if not inserted correctly. Take the TV out or bring a powerful extension to the room to check what’s wrong.

The green screen can completely vanish by switching between the power sources in the house.

You can also try to explore the sat box of the TV. When you open the satellite box, look for tangled cables if any.

If there’s any cable not connected to the box, use an HDMI cable and see if the connection remains to the signals. You won’t have to do anything else to find out if the cables are faulty.

4.   Hardware Issue

You’ve taken the above measures, but the problem persists. What do you do now? You look into a more serious aspect of the situation—hardware issues.

This, by far, is the most complicated obstacle in continuing to watch the streams on your Samsung smart TV. Other circumstances are simpler than this one.


If your TV constantly shows a green picture, take it to a professional or reach out to Samsung’s customer care representative to discuss the issue more clearly.

There are chances you’ll have to replace the TV with a new one. 

5.   Reset Settings

Your Samsung TV is displaying a blank screen, and you can easily set it through reset options on the device or remote control.

Most elements of content consumption are made easier by wireless and smart technologies.

However, the software connected or ribbon cables with these devices can occasionally malfunction.

This type of green screen is usually just transient and can be resolved with a few system restarts. You can fix the issue by following the steps given below.


  • Press Settings on the remote control’s main menu.
  • Scroll down to General. Select settings and choose ‘Reset.’
  • To continue the rest function, provide the PIN (Personal Identification Number) given by the Samsung TV.
  • Once you’ve given the PIN, the TV will reset and restart automatically. Check to see if the problem is solved.

The green screen goes away by resetting the device in most cases. The color information is rewritten, and the device evens the brightness settings.

How to Fix Green Screen While Watching Youtube or Playing Video Games?

The green death of the screen is a recurrent situation when someone’s watching Youtube or Netflix videos. This is because some videos have bright colors that can trigger the RGB interruption.

There can be other reasons but you can keep using the TV with the quick fixes we have told you about. You should be aware of certain hacks if you feel lazy to reset your TV right away.

Hacks to Fix Green Screen Without Reboot:

  1. Open the Roku browser to play videos.
  2. Reduce the load on the browser you’re using by closing all the tabs.
  3. Check for software updates on the TV.
  4. Delete cookies or cache data on the device.

These three steps can help you watch Youtube videos or Netflix smoothly. However, it’s only a temporary solution.

You’ll have to go for elaborated problem-solving if you seek permanent relief. Until then, you can enjoy the streaming uninterrupted by following these hacks.

With all this information, I thought to share some cautionary tips that prolong the Television’s lifespan with you.

Maintenance tips for Samsung Smart TV

Implementing the suggestions outlined in this article will prolong the life of your television and provide you with an outstanding playback performance.

These instructions, of course, relate to both smart and non-smart Televisions. You can follow them with complete trust and practice to notice results.

Let’s get to the top 5 maintenance tips that I’ve been following for years with my Samsung smart TV.

1.   Keep the TV’s Brightness Moderate

Set the TV’s contrast adjustment to their highest settings. To determine suggested settings for your TV, see the handbook or the company site.

Adjusting the brightness to the highest setting (as some people do) might result in pixel burning and poor video resolution.

A built-in feature for adjusting brightness, sharpness, and color correction is available on some televisions.

Ensure you’ve switched on HDMI 2.0 and ‘Full’ color spectrum options from your TV’s software menu if you have a 4K HDR TV (most 4K TVs will have an HDR feature in 2020).

2.   Use a Power Stabilizer

If your home has suffered voltage fluctuations or leaks, choosing power stabilizers with your TV is always better than connecting it straight to the outlet.

Because the standard brand warranties do not pay claims caused by high or low volts, an additional element of safety is always deemed preferable.

3.   Turn off the TV When Not in Use

Pixel burning and image retention might occur if you monitor the same network for hours or have the same still image on the screen all the time.

Many LCD TVs may experience the same problem.

Be cautious, switch channels after an hour or so, and turn off the television when not in use, regardless of the type of television you have.

Turn on any screensavers that go with your TV to help with the pixel-burning problem.

4.   Use High-Quality Cables

Because it’s a smart TV, Samsung TV is likely to link to other devices like a multi-channel sound system, a gaming device, a set-top box, or a media player.

Ensure that the connections are good quality, whether HDMI cables, optical audio cables, or analog AV cables.

So, how can you know if your wires are of decent quality?

Look for the following characteristics:

  1. The cord must be flexible. It should be perfectly smooth and flex readily.
  2. The wire manufacturer should build the cable’s inner attachments of metal and robust.
  3. The oxygen-free copper should be used (in the case of copper cables).

Besides the cable material choice, allowing coverings and stickers to remain on the TV may make you think they’ll shield it from dirt, but they lead to disaster.

The TV must disperse heat created while projecting footage, and the plastic layer acts as a barrier to heat disposal, potentially reducing the screen panel’s durability.

So before we jump to the next point, make sure you’ve taken all the heat barriers off of the TV screen.

4.   Protect Remote Controls

If you have children or family members that are clumsy with objects, it is best to use a cover to safeguard the TV’s remote controller.

Silicon coverings for the best smart TV remote controllers are available. This ensures that the controller is not harmed even if it is fallen.

It’s also a great thing to get a duplicate remote for your TV since if you misplace the one that came with the TV or if it breaks a few years down the road, there’s a risk that remote controllers won’t be available withdrawn.


Digital devices, including smart TVs, are loaded with features, but they lack functionality sometimes. You’re watching your favorite TV show, and the screen goes blue or green out of nowhere.

This situation can end in frustration, but looking for solutions will ease the mental pressure you’ll be going through.

The root cause can be the cable connection, WiFi connection, damaged wires, or sat box malfunction.

Don’t delay the service and get the TV fixed, or contact Samsung’s customer care representative for the company’s support in product exchange or repair.

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