The workday has ended, and now you’re ready just to sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite show.
You sit down on your couch with your favorite snack, grab the remote, and get ready to immerse yourself in a different world. You turn on your Sceptre TV, but something’s wrong. There’s sound, but no picture is coming out.
What. The. Hell.
You might be panicking at this point, but don’t. Most often than not, you only have to reset your Sceptre TV to solve this issue.
Resetting your Sceptre TV will revert it to its original settings and eliminate most performance issues.
But how do you reset your Sceptre TV?
The good news: you don’t have to be a technology expert to reset your Sceptre TV. You only have to follow some simple instructions, which we’ll teach you below.
- How to Soft Reset Your Sceptre TV?
- How to Factory Reset Your Sceptre TV?
- Alternative Way of Resetting a Sceptre TV
How to Soft Reset Your Sceptre TV?
Doing a factory or hard reset will restore your television to its original state when you first unboxed it. Restoring will wipe all the changes made in the settings and any information you have typed into your TV, including your adjusted settings, downloaded applications, or accounts on streaming services.
If you want to avoid the hassle of inputting everything again, we advise you to perform a soft reset first and see if that fixes your problem. You don’t need specialized tools to do a soft reset, just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Turn the TV Off
To turn your Sceptre TV off, press the power button on your TV or on the remote control. Press the power button for at least five seconds until it is fully turned off.
Step 2: Disconnect the TV from its power source
Once you are sure that the TV is off, disengage the power cord connecting your television to the power socket. Wait at least one minute before plugging it back in.
Step 3: Turn it back on
After replugging the cord into the power socket, you can turn your Sceptre TV back on. Hopefully, the problem will be gone, and all your data will still be present.
Power cycling, or turning things off and on again, interrupts whatever processes are happening inside the television, including the one causing the problem.
These programs will start again when you turn the appliance back on, hopefully without issues. So, exercise some patience and give your TV a chance to reset.
Here’s a video of the process just in case:
How to Factory Reset Your Sceptre TV?
If the soft reset didn’t work for you and you’re still experiencing problems, it’s time to do a factory reset. A factory reset can be done in numerous ways.
Factory Reset With A Remote
Resetting your Sceptre TV can be done straight from the Settings menu. Here’s how!
Step 1: Go to the “Settings” menu
Press the Menu button on your Sceptre TV remote and click on “Settings.”
Step 2: Go to “Device Preferences”
Scroll through the Settings menu until you see Device Preferences. Click on that.
Step 3: Go to “Reset,” and then “Factory Data Reset” OR “Erase Everything,”
Whether you see “Factory Data Reset” or “Erase Everything” depends on your model. Your Sceptre TV will now function the same way it did straight out of the box.
Step 4: Wait for the TV to come back on
Your Sceptre TV’s screen will dim for a few seconds before lighting up again with the Sceptre logo on the screen.
Step 5: Change the settings based on your preference
And just like that, your Sceptre TV is ready to go! It will be wiped clean of any data saved previously, similar to when you bought it. You will be reminded to adjust your settings, and then you can use your TV as usual.
This video below should start at 1:10:
Factory Reset Without a Remote, Using the Reset Button
If you can’t find your TV remote, or can’t see anything on the screen, fret not. There’s another way to do a hard reset on your Sceptre TV.
Before proceeding with these measures, make sure that your television is on.
- A thin pointy object, like a safety pin, hairpin, or toothpick
Step 1: Find the reset button
This button is usually found on your Sceptre TV’s back or side and is conveniently labelled.
Step 2: Push and hold the reset button
If the button is recessed into the TV, use the thin object to press and hold the reset button. Hold the reset button for at least half a minute.
Step 3: After the screen darkens, release the button
This step is important! Make sure you keep pressing the button if the screen is still on.
Step 4: Wait for the TV to power back on
Once it comes back on, you will be prompted to change the TV settings, just like when you first turned it on. Adjust your settings to your liking, and you’re done!
This video shows you how it should automatically start at 0:58:
Factory Reset Without a Remote nor Reset Button
Some models of Sceptre TVs don’t come with a reset button. Instead, you can factory reset the TV by following the Soft Reset method with an added step.
Step 1: Turn the TV off
Press the power button on the TV for at least 5 seconds to ensure it shuts off.
Step 2: Remove the TV plug from the wall socket
Like the soft reset, you need to unplug the TV line from the power source.
Step 3: Press the power button for 30 seconds
For at least 30 seconds, press and hold the power button after disconnecting the Sceptre TV from the power outlet.
Step 4: Wait a minute or so before turning it back on
Release the power button and wait for another minute to pass with your TV unplugged.
After that, you can plug it back into the outlet and turn it on by holding the power button for 30 seconds.
If the reset were a success, you’d be met by the Sceptre logo on a blue screen and then faced with the setup screen.
Alternative Way of Resetting a Sceptre TV
Another reason for needing to reset your Sceptre TV is when you want to sell it and would like to wipe the slate clean. You want your accounts erased from the TV, so you won’t have to worry about someone freeloading off your streaming services.
To do this, get your Sceptre TV remote and press the Menu button. Next, depending on the TV model, you will see “Setup Menu” or “Others Menu.”
Locate the “All Reset” option to wipe everything and return the TV to its factory settings.
You don’t have to be a tech geek to reset your Sceptre TV. By following the instructions above, you can get your TV working in no time, so you can go back to enjoying your favorite show.
Resetting your Sceptre TV is also good practice for those who want to sell their unit. It prevents others from using your streaming accounts or viewing important information like your email or other account data.
Vance is a dad, former software engineer, and tech lover. Knowing how a computer works becomes handy when he builds Pointer Clicker. His quest is to make tech more accessible for non-techie users. When not working with his team, you can find him caring for his son and gaming.