How to Reset a Westinghouse TV Without a Remote: An In-Depth Guide

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Written by Jason Lin

Westinghouse Tv Reset Without Remote

Resetting your Westinghouse TV to factory settings without a remote may be necessary if you’re experiencing issues like screen freezing, sluggish performance, connectivity problems, or if you simply forgot your parental control password. While the process varies across models, there are a few proven methods that should work.

Why Reset Your Westinghouse TV Without a Remote?

Resetting back to factory default settings serves several purposes:

Resetting is always advisable before troubleshooting more complex problems or contacting Westinghouse support.

Preparation Before Resetting Westinghouse TV

  • Confirm electrical outlet is working by plugging in another device
  • Note down any custom settings you want to keep like preferred picture profile
  • Back up recordings and photos saved on TV if possible
  • Have your Westinhouse model details ready to enter serial number if needed
  • Locate the small onboard buttons underneath or on the side of TV

Method 1: Reset Button Behind TV

Many Westinghouse TVs have a dedicated reset button located on the back that can force a factory refresh.

If TV has horizontal lines on Westinghouse TV screen or Westinghouse TV keeps turning off, reset button can help.

To reset:

  1. Ensure your TV is plugged into power and turned on. You should see light illuminate power button if it’s getting electricity.
  2. Carefully tilt, rotate, or move your Westinghouse TV to gain access to the rear inputs and ports.
  3. Locate the small “Reset” button, which is typically found near the HDMI inputs on the lower right or left edge of the back of the TV.
  4. Use an opened paper clip or pen tip to press and hold the Reset button for 5-10 seconds until screen goes black. Ignore any static on screen while holding.
  5. The TV should restart itself shortly after the screen goes fully black. Release reset button.
  6. Confirm factory reset worked by checking if menus ask you to agree to Terms of Service or set up like a brand new TV.
Westinghouse Tv Reset Button

The reset button is designed to be used even if the remote stops functioning so follow same steps if remote isn’t pairing or responding.

Method 2: Onboard Buttons

If a dedicated reset button isn’t available, use the onboard buttons for input selection and volume control located along the side or bottom edge of the TV frame. Steps may vary by specific model but general process is below:

  1. Ensure TV is plugged into working electrical outlet and powered on even if screen is black.
  2. Press and hold the “Input Source” button, which is typically the second or third button from the power button, for 10-20 seconds.
  3. While still holding the input button, quickly press either volume up or volume down buttons.
  4. Keep holding buttons until Westinghouse logo appears and TV restarts.
  5. Agree to Terms of Service and select language to confirm successful reset.
Westinghouse Tv Onboard Buttons

Hitting Input button along with Volume triggers reset sequence from the TV’s boot up memory before Android system loads. So method works even with Westinghouse TV stuck on black screen.

Method 3: Unplug TV for Hardware Reset

If above options don’t work or aren’t available on your Westinghouse television, a manual hardware reset is last resort.

  1. Ensure TV is turned on so components are powered up initially.
  2. Disconnect power cord from back of TV and unplug from electrical outlet.
  3. Press and hold power button on the side of your TV for 10-20 seconds to drain residual electricity.
  4. Release power button and wait 1 full minute.
  5. Plug power cable firmly back in and turn TV on normally using power button.
  6. Welcome and set up screens confirm the hard reset so redo WiFi and settings.
Unplug The TV

Manually draining remaining energy forces TV to fully reboot hardware and software including the Android system. Give unplugging method a try if nothing else works to revive your Westinghouse.

What If Resetting Doesn’t Resolve the Issue?

While factory resetting your Westinghouse TV without remote often resolves many common problems, there can be underlying hardware faults or failures preventing normal operation.

Additional troubleshooting tips if issues persist:

Resetting your Westinghouse television with the methods above take little effort. Within minutes, you can refresh the operating system and settings to enjoy your Westinghouse TV as good as new.

Jason Lin
Tech enthusiast with 10+ years of experience, providing guides, reviews, and tips on Smart TVs, streaming devices, and TV apps.

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