There are a number of reasons that you might want to factory reset a JVC television, so we’re going to teach you how to reset JVC TV to factory settings with ease.
If you’re having sound problems, video issues, or you just want to clear out any of the settings that you’ve changed since buying your TV in order to return it to it’s original factory condition, you’re in the right place.
A factory reset will fix many of the various bugs or issues you’re facing with a JVC television, unless there’s something wrong with the hardware, such as a broken power supply, a faulty backlight, a damaged input or output port, and so on. If your TV is turning on, there’s a good chance that whatever issue you’re facing will be fixed after you do a factory reset.
This is a quick and easy fix, but it’s not always so quick and easy when you’re having trouble finding good instructions, so our goal is to make this as simple as possible to follow along with, and to ensure these instructions are compatible with as many TV’s by the JVC brand as possible.
We’re going to guide you through the process of a JVC TV factory reset and how to do it, so grab your remote and get ready to fix your TV and get it back into perfect working condition in just a few minutes.
Precautions Before You Do a Factory Reset of a JVC Television
Here’s a short list of things to do/keep in mind before you perform a factory reset.
- Make sure that your power source is reliable. You don’t want the power to cut out halfway through this process, so if there’s a thunderstorm outside or rolling blackouts or any other issue that could cause a power outage, it’s best to wait until things settle down and you’re confident you won’t run into any issues with your electricity source.
- If you have a smart TV, back up any important data that’s stored on the television. Anything that’s still stored on the TV when you do a factory reset will be lost.
- Remove any external storage devices that are attached to the TV, for example if you have a USB drive connected with family photos on it, or a hard drive with legal copies of your favorite movies and TV shows. Unplug anything you’ve attached to the TV, and don’t plug it back in until you’ve completed your factory reset.
- Check if there are any firmware updates for your TV. Sometimes, a firmware update will fix issues that a factory reset can’t fix. This step isn’t 100% necessary, and you can always do this after your factory reset is complete, too.
Thankfully, a factory reset is a very straight forward process on a JVC television. You shouldn’t have any trouble getting through it. Here’s how to factory reset your JVC, then how to do a soft reset, and finally we’ll go over some troubleshooting in case you run into any problems.
How to Reset JVC TV To Factory Settings
Follow along with this guide and we’ll show you how to factory reset a JVC TV.
- Turn on your JVC television and press the MENU button on your remote control. If you don’t have a remote, there should be a menu button on the TV itself.
- Once you’re in the MENU, use the ARROW BUTTONS (or usually the volume buttons, if you’re using the buttons on the TV itself instead of using the remote) and navigate to the menu labelled SETUP.
- Look for the option called RESET once you’re in the SETUP menu.
- Select RESET to begin the factory reset process.
- Your TV will reset itself, it may turn on and off, this is normal.
- Follow any prompts you see on screen to complete the factory reset of your JVC television set.
How To Soft Reset/Power Cycle Your JVC TV
Unless you specifically need to do a factory reset for the purposes of selling your TV, or just getting rid of any settings you changed, then a soft reset will sometimes be good enough to fix minor bugs and issues.
So, if you’ve put any amount of time into configuring your TV, calibrating it, setting up the settings just how you like them, then a soft-reset of your JVC tv is probably a better starting point. If this doesn’t fix the issue, no harm done, you can still proceed with a factory reset.
- POWER OFF your JVC television and UNPLUG it from the power outlet.
- Once unplugged, press the power button a few times, and press and hold it for a few moments. This helps to discharge the capacitors inside the TV that store electricity.
- After unplugging the TV, pressing the power button a few times, and holding the power button, WAIT 10 OR 15 MINUTES. It doesn’t typically take this long, but we want to make absolutely sure it works so we’ll wait a few extra minutes and press the power button a few extra times, just in case.
- Next, plug the TV back in and turn it on.
This reset won’t fix every issue, but doing a soft reset/a power cycle of any electronic device is usually a good first step for troubleshooting. Keep this in mind for other types of electronic devices, too, such as routers and printers. It’s just a good tip to keep in mind when you have a device that isn’t working properly.
What Can Be Solved By a Factory Reset
Here are some of the issues that can be solved by doing a factory reset of your JVC television. This isn’t a complete list, since a reset can fix tons of different issues, but here are the most common issues that are solved by this process.
- Network issues: If you’re having issues connecting your TV to a network (such as a WiFi network or a wired internet connection), sometimes this can fix the issue.
- Smart TV apps: Having trouble with your JVC smart TV apps? A factory reset might fix them.
- Video or audio problems: There are countless video and audio bugs and glitches that can impact a television, but a factory reset will often fix them.
- Slow TV: Over time, you could find that the menus on your TV feel slow and sluggish and might start to lag. A factory reset will bring them back to how they were when you first got the TV.
Troubleshooting After You Factory Reset a JVC TV
There are a number of minor issues you may run into after doing a factory reset. For example, if you have a smart TV, you’ll need to enter your WiFi information again if that’s how you connect to the internet with your TV.
Also, now’s the time to check for a firmware update. You can do this on JVC’s support website, where you’ll be able to browse TV’s based on their model number and to download the latest firmware. Factory resetting your TV can wipe out any previous firmware updates, so even thought we’re trying to fix issues, this process can lead to new problems which are solved by having the latest firmware.
Check and ensure that any cables are firmly connected to the TV. A loose cable can cause problems, even to a point where it’ll work sometimes and not work other times. It just takes a moment to make sure that everything plugged into the back of your TV is firmly connected.
Maintaining Your JVC TV To Avoid Future Issues
If you want to avoid having to factory reset your JVC TV in the future, and you just want it generally work better and last longer, here’s some standard maintenance for a TV.
- Keep your TV clean: Don’t let dust and random debris, pet hair, etc collect around your TV because they’ll eventually find their way inside the TV which can lead to serious hardware issues. Also, dust on your screen will negatively impact the picture quality of your TV.
- Be mindful of your TV’s location: You’ll want to avoid having your TV located near a heat source, and that even includes having it in view of direct sunlight. Not only does the glare from the sun make it hard to watch, but it can damage your TV over time.
- Use a power bar: It’s a good idea to use a surge protector with your TV, instead of plugging it directly into the wall. If there’s an electrical surge, you’re putting your TV at greater risk when it’s plugged into the wall as opposed to using a surge protector that is designed to absorb that surge of power so that it doesn’t damage your TV.
Final Thoughts on Factory Resetting a JVC Television
Overall, it’s a pretty straightforward process to factory reset a JVC brand TV. It won’t take you more than a few minutes, and it will likely fix the issues you’re having. Hopefully, you’ve found it easy to follow along with this guide, and hopefully your TV is back to perfect working order. If you’re still having issues, you can try contacting JVC customer support. Even if your TV is out of warranty, they still might be able to help you or at least point you in the right direction.