A factory reset can help to resolve many common issues with a Samsung TV, such as glitches, lagging, or software problems.

This in-depth guide will provide you with detailed instructions on how to reset your Samsung TV under different circumstances — whether you have the screen or not, with or without a remote, and even if you’ve forgotten the PIN or the TV lacks a reset button.

We’ll also cover how to reset to factory settings, use a reset code, and reset the Smart Hub.

How To Reset Samsung TV


How to Reset a Samsung TV to Factory Settings

Resetting your Samsung TV to its original factory settings is relatively simple:

  1. Press the ‘Menu’ Button: Use your remote to press the ‘Menu’ button.
  2. Go to Settings: Navigate to ‘Settings’, then go to ‘Support’.
  3. Select ‘Self Diagnosis’: Under the ‘Support’ section, select ‘Self Diagnosis’.
  4. Click on ‘Reset’: Choose ‘Reset’ to start the factory reset process.
  5. Enter the PIN: If asked, enter the PIN. If you have never set a PIN, the default is usually 0000.
  6. Confirm the Reset: Your TV will ask for confirmation before resetting. Click ‘Yes’ to proceed.

Please note that a factory reset will delete all your personalized settings, including the login details for any apps you’ve downloaded.

How to Reset a Samsung TV Without a Screen

If your Samsung TV’s screen isn’t working, a hard reset may be necessary. This method doesn’t require the use of the screen:

  1. Turn Off Your TV: Ensure your TV is off. If it’s on, press the power button on your TV or remote.
  2. Unplug the TV: Disconnect your TV from the power outlet and wait for a few minutes.
  3. Press and Hold the Power Button: While the TV is unplugged, press and hold the power button on the TV for about 5 seconds.
  4. Plug the TV Back In: After releasing the power button, wait for a moment, then plug your TV back into the power outlet.
  5. Turn On the TV: Press the power button to turn on the TV.

This process can solve minor glitches or software issues, even if your screen is not working.

How to Reset a Samsung TV With or Without a Remote

To reset a Samsung TV without a remote:

  1. Locate the Buttons on the TV: Most Samsung TVs have physical buttons either on the bottom, side, or back panel.
  2. Press the ‘Menu’ Button: Press the ‘Menu’ button on your TV.
  3. Navigate Using the Channel and Volume Buttons: Use the Channel +/- buttons to navigate and Volume +/- buttons to make selections. Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Support’ > ‘Self Diagnosis’ > ‘Reset’.
  4. Enter Your PIN: If required, enter your PIN using the Channel +/- buttons to select numbers.

If you have your remote, follow the steps mentioned in the “Factory Settings” section.

How to Reset a Samsung TV Without a PIN

If you’ve forgotten your PIN:

  1. Press the ‘Menu’ Button: Use your remote to press the ‘Menu’ button.
  2. Select ‘Support’: Navigate to ‘Support’.
  3. Choose ‘Self Diagnosis’: Select ‘Self Diagnosis’.
  4. Click on ‘Reset’: Choose ‘Reset’ to start the process.
  5. Enter Default PIN: If you’ve never changed the PIN, the default is usually 0000.

How to Reset a Samsung TV Without a Reset Button

Modern Samsung TVs don’t have a dedicated reset button. You can use the remote control to reset your TV as described in the “Factory Settings” section, or perform a hard reset as mentioned in the “Without a Screen” section.

How to Use a Reset Code on a Samsung TV

Samsung TVs don’t typically use a reset code for performing a factory reset. If you are asked for a PIN during the reset process, the default one is generally 0000 unless you’ve set a custom PIN.

How to Reset the Samsung TV Smart Hub

Resetting the Smart Hub can resolve issues with apps not working correctly:

  1. Press the ‘Home’ Button: Use your remote to press the ‘Home’ button.
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings’: Go to ‘Settings’.
  3. Go to ‘Support’: Select ‘Support’.
  4. Choose ‘Self Diagnosis’: Under the ‘Support’ section, select ‘Self Diagnosis’.
  5. Click on ‘Reset Smart Hub’: Choose ‘Reset Smart Hub’. Enter your PIN if prompted.

Remember, a Smart Hub reset will log you out of your apps, and you’ll need to log back in when the reset is complete.

In conclusion,

Resetting your Samsung TV can be a straightforward process, regardless of whether you have a functioning screen or remote, remember your PIN, or have a reset button.

Keep in mind that resetting the TV or the Smart Hub will delete your personal settings, and you’ll need to reconfigure them afterward.

Always refer to your user manual or contact Samsung’s customer service for further assistance. Happy troubleshooting with your Samsung TV!