How To Reset Seiki TV With & Without Remote

To factory reset Seiki TV you need to access the Setup option from TV settings and there you will find the Restore Defaults option. For details follow the step-by-step instructions given below.

You are here, so we assume you must be facing an issue with your Seiki TV. It can be Seiki TV keep restarting, stuck on initializing, settings greyed out, lines appearing on the screen, or shaking video.

These issues don’t occur too often, but when they do, you can fix them by factory resetting the Seiki TV. It is not necessary to reset the TV when there occurs an issue, you can also restore your TV to default settings when you are willing to sell it.

How To Reset Seiki TV To Factory Settings

Make sure, first, you go for a soft reset, this will save you time and prevent data loss. If it doesn’t work, move on! To restore your Seiki Smart TV to factory settings, follow these steps properly, and you’re good to go:

  1. Switch ON your Seiki TV and make sure the TV isn’t updating.
  2. Now, grab the remote and press the “Menu” button.
  3. Enter the “Setup” option in the TV menu.
  4. From the sub-menu, you need to select the “Restore Default” option and press “Ok.”
  5. Lastly, you’ll need to enter the pin code – if you’ve set any on your Seiki TV – to confirm the factory reset. If you don’t have any pin code set and the TV asks for a pin, enter the default code, which is: 0000.

Some of the Seiki TV models have options different from the ones we mentioned here. If that’s the case with your Seiki TV, follow these steps instead:

  • Switch On the TV.
  • Press the “Menu/Source” button on the remote.
  • Next, select “Device Preferences” and press “Ok.”
  • Now, you need to select the “Reset” option and press “Ok.”
  • Lastly, enter the “Factory data reset” or “Erase everything” option and punch in the passcode.

Regardless of which method you use, the TV will restart and will restore your Seiki TV to its original settings. This will solve almost any picture, audio, or power-related problem with your Seiki TV set.

Resetting Seiki TV Without Remote

Unlike some other televisions, Seiki TVs lack a reset button, which makes it a little bit complicated to factory reset your TV without a remote. However, there are some other methods that you can use, follow the steps given below:

Using the TV Button Panel

  1. Switch ON your Seiki TV and locate the button panel on it. Normally, Seiki TV’s button panel is present on one of its sides.
  2. Press the “Source” button from the panel.
  3. The TV menu will appear on the screen. Scroll through the menu, select “Setup,” and press the “Volume Up” button to enter the option.
  4. Next, you need to select “Reset Default” and press the “Volume Up” button.
  5. Lastly, if you need to enter the pin code, use the Channel navigation buttons to select numbers from the number pad that appears on the screen, and to enter a number, use the “Volume Up” button.

It can be a bit hard to navigate through the menu using the button panel; however, this is the best way to factory reset your Seiki TV without a remote.

Using the Mobile App 

To do this, you simply need a mobile with an IR blaster. Once you have that, download the Seiki TV remote app on your phone and use it as a remote.

The remote app is identical to the original Seiki remote, and you’ll have to follow the same steps as mentioned in “Factory reset Seiki TV with remote.”

Reset Seiki TV Code 

If you can’t remember the pin code you set on your Seiki TV, you won’t be able to carry out a factory reset. In such cases, consumers have to reset the code of their Seiki TV.

But how do you do it? It’s simple! When you’re asked to enter the pin code, enter “8899” in the given field.

Once you do that, the Seiki TV code will be reset to default. Once that happens, you can use “0000” as the pin code and restore your Seiki TV back to its default settings.

Final Words

If you think it’s too hard to use the button panel on your Seiki TV and your phone doesn’t have an IR blaster either, it’s better to get a universal remote and use it instead. After a factory reset, your Seiki TV will work just fine, but if it doesn’t, and the problem persists, it’s time for you to get in contact with customer care. Sometimes people make the issue even worse by messing with the TV themselves. Doing this doesn’t only void the warranty but also worsens the condition, so it’s better to avoid doing anything other than resetting your Seiki TV.

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