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Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Fire TV & FireStick, Fix It, How To, Kodi, Kodi Fire TV News, Streaming | 4 comments

Fire TV Blank Screen on Boot

Fire TV Blank Screen on Boot

Are you getting a blank screen / black screen on boot with your Fire TV / FireStick?  There’s not a whole lot of troubleshooting that can be done with this, but there are a few things.

To fix the black screen / blank screen, we use the following steps to troubleshoot it:

  • Your FireTV went to sleep and you just need to wake it up. You can wake up your FireTV by pressing the “Back” button on the remote.
  • On the Fire TV Remote, hold the REVERSE (or “rewind”) button and the UP button at the same time for 10 seconds.  Your FireTV should start switching through the different video display modes (or resolutions).  You can expect the light on your TV to change colors and/or blink.  When it switches to a display resolution that works, press the SELECT button to select that mode.  This will fix your display issue if your fireTV happens to be set to a video resolution not supported by the TV you have it plugged into.
  • Your FireTV needs to be reset to the factory default settings.  To do this, press BACK and REVERSE and RIGHT and SELECT to get your FireTV to prompt you to do a factory reset.
  • Your FireTV is deceased. If you tried #1 and #2 above, perhaps your Firestick has perished.
  • You could be forcing a screen resolution such as 1080p 60Hz.  Try changing the display settings back to Auto, No Scaling (by hooking the FireTV to a TV that it’s known to work on).
  • Press SELECT & PLAY (Hold the buttons down for 5 or 10 Seconds) to restart your FireTV / firestick.

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  1. Hello my fire stick just went to a black screen, I alreday tried to wake it up but no luck. I was watching the football games and just went black and it says no signal what can I do??

  2. Fire stick alexa gets stuck on black screen with amazon video in top left corner

    • Hi Quran, have you tried resetting the Fire Stick to factory settings?

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