Samsung TV Power Button Location – Where Is It?

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How many times has this happened to you?

You crash on the couch to watch some TV and go to reach for the remote. You check the usual spots: the coffee table, between the couch cushions, in the bathroom (you swore you’d stop doing that), but you return from your search disappointed.

Your remote has gone missing in action. You wander up to your Samsung TV, searching for a power button, but alas, there doesn’t seem to be one!

TV’s have gotten smarter, no denying that. But sometimes, “smarter” doesn’t necessarily mean easier to use. Things we thought were integral to TVs, such as the volume, channel, and power buttons, have disappeared; or have they?

If you were wondering “where is the power button on a Samsung TV”, the truth is that your TV’s manual inputs are still there, but they’re just a bit more lowkey than before.

Your Samsung TV’s power button should be in one of four places:

  • On the underside of the TV
  • By the TV’s receiver
  • On the back-right side of the TV
  • On the left or right side of the TV’s frame (also known as the bezel)

Check the Underside of Your Samsung TV

You’ll usually find the power button on the underside of your TV (right at the middle). Just reach the area with your hand and try to feel for a button (or a set of buttons).

It could also be located towards the left or right side, on the underside. It’d look something like this:

Check Your TV’s Receiver

The second thing you want to do when looking for your power button is to locate your Samsung TV’s receiver. Usually, that’s where TV manufacturers put the power button.

The receiver acts as a lesion between your remote and TV. You input a signal with your remote, and your receiver picks that signal up and tells your TV to carry out the function.

When you use the remote to turn on your Samsung TV, the receiver – usually – emits a red or white blinking light. If your TV is off or on standby, that light is solid.

The receiver is usually on the frame, or bezel, of the TV.

Once you locate it, feel around. You should notice a small button — that’s the power button. For some Samsung models, volume and channel keys accompany the power button.

Look on Your TV’s Backside

According to Samsung, another likely location for your TV’s power button is on the unit’s backside – either in the bottom right or bottom left-hand corner.

In this case, this “Control Stick” will have a power button, +/-  buttons for volume, and < / > buttons to change channels.

Check Along Your TV’s Bezel

Some Samsung TVs’ power, volume, and channel buttons are touch sensitive ones. These are the easiest to miss. Touch control buttons are sometimes small and flat. Their labeling is usually an off-white hue or gray, making them even more challenging to spot.

Common locations for these touch control buttons are on the left or right side, along the TV’s bezel.

Using Your TV’s Manual Controls

So, you’ve found your TV’s power button, but you’re probably asking yourself, “How do I use it?” It’s a valid question, but Samsung has made it fairly simple to operate (even if there aren’t volume or channel buttons).

Turning Your TV On and Off

This applies to all Samsung TV models. To turn your Samsung TV on, simply press the power button once. To turn your Samsung TV off, press and hold the power button briefly until your TV screen goes black.

Raising and Lowering the Volume

Adjusting your Samsung TV’s volume level differs between models. If your Samsung TV only has a power button:

  • Single press the power button to turn on your TV
  • Single press the power button to bring up the menu
  • Single press the power button to navigate the menu
  • Volume buttons should be defined as +/-
  • Press and hold the power button to make a selection.

The menu should go away after a couple seconds of inactivity.

If your Samsung TV’s power button is accompanied by volume keys, use those for easier navigation.

Changing the Channel

Manually changing your TV’s channel differs between models. If your Samsung TV only has a power button:

  • Single press the power button to turn on your TV
  • Single press the power button to bring up the menu
  • Single press the power button to navigate the menu
  • Channel buttons should be defined as </>
  • Press and hold the power button to make a selection

The menu will go away after a couple seconds of inactivity.

Again, if your Samsung TV’s power button is accompanied by channel keys, use those.

Wrapping Up

Most Samsung TVs nowadays don’t come with clearly marked power, volume, or channel buttons, making it difficult to work your TV if the remote goes missing.

Thankfully, Samsung hasn’t left the “ways of before” in the past. Now, their TVs have either one multi-use power button, a “Control Stick,” or touch-control buttons.

You can find these buttons in one of four spots:

  • On the underside of your TV
  • By the TV’s receiver
  • On the back-right side of the TV
  • On the left or right side of the TV’s frame (or bezel)

Once you locate your TV’s power button, check for volume and channel keys. This will determine how your manual controls function.

If time passes and you still can’t find your TV remote, Samsung allows you to control your Samsung TV with your phone using their remote app, SmartThings.

Hopefully, these troubleshooting methods helped you out. Consult Samsung if you still can’t seem to operate your TV.

About Richard Clyborne

Richard is a guitar player and music producer from Denver, CO. Apart from touring extensively with his band, he has briefly worked as a session musician and recorded at several prominent recording studios across Colorado.

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