• Connecting your TV to your Xbox console can sometimes prove to be a difficult task, especially if you can't get rid of a blank TV screen. Unfortunately, this is one of the most frequent issues Xbox One and Xbox One S owners encounter after installing the latest updates or when starting their consoles.
  • One way to fix this problem is to simply restart your console. Hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds to turn your console turn off and then press the same button to turn your console back on.
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  • If you have any other problems with your Xbox, step into our Xbox Troubleshooting Hub to fix it quickly.
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Blank TV screen when starting Xbox One can be a big problem and prevent you from using your console properly. However, you might be able to fix this problem using one of these solutions.

Connecting your TV to your Xbox console can sometimes prove to be a difficult task, especially if you can’t get rid of a blank TV screen. Unfortunately, this is one of the most frequent issues Xbox One and Xbox One S owners encounter after installing the latest updates or when starting their consoles.

If your TV screen often remains blank or black, we’ve got a series of quick workarounds for you. Follow the troubleshooting steps listed below to fix the connection between your TV and console.

How can I fix Xbox One no signal detected? Try these solutions

  1. Blank TV screen when you return Home
  2. Blank TV screen when watching a Blu-Ray Disc
  3. Blank TV screen after you turn on the console
  4. Blank TV screen when you use an AVR
  5. Blank TV screen after you install a system update

Blank TV screen when you return Home

One way to fix this problem is to simply restart your console. This is incredibly simple to do, and in order to do it, you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds to turn your console turn off.
  2. Press the Xbox button on the console to turn your console back on.

Blank TV screen when watching a Blu-Ray Disc

Most likely, your console’s video output is set to Allow 24Hz. To fix the blank TV screen issue, you’ll need to turn this feature off:

  1. Press the Xbox button to go to the Home screen > scroll left to open the Guide.
  2. Select Settings > select All settings.
  3. Go to Display & sound > select Video options.
  4. Click Enable 24Hz > turn off this setting.

Blank TV screen after you turn on the console

If you’re having this problem, there’s a small chance that your Xbox One isn’t properly connected. However, you can check if everything is working properly by doing the following:

  1. Make sure that both your TV and console are turned on and your TV‘s input signal is HDMI.
  2. Check that the HDMI cable connection to your console and TV is secure.
  3. Make sure that the HDMI cable is connected to the console’s “out to TV” port.
  4. Cold boot your console (hold the power button for 10 seconds).
  5. Reset your display settings:
    • Eject any disc from the console
    • On the console, press and hold the Xbox button for five seconds
    • Press and hold the Xbox button and the Eject button until you hear a beep to turn on the console. Don’t let go until the second beep occurs.
    • Note that this action boots your console in low-resolution mode. Go to Settings to reset this setting.
  6. Plug the HDMI cable into a different HDMI port on your TV.
  7. Use a different HDMI cable to connect your console to your TV.
  8. Connect your console to a different TV.

Blank TV screen when you use an AVR

  1. Turn on your devices in the following order, waiting for each device to fully power-up:
    • Turn on your TV.
    • Turn on the AVR once your TV is displaying a picture.
    • Turn on your console.
  2. Switch the input source of your AVR away from the console and then back.
  3. Restart the AVR.
  4. Set your TV connection to HDMI:
    • Return to the Home screen > scroll left to open the guide.
    • Select Settings >Display & sound.
    • Select Video output > TV connection > select the HDMI option.

Blank TV screen after you install a system update

  1. Go to the Xbox One System Update Solution.
  2. Select I need to troubleshoot a system update error.
  3. Select I am experiencing a startup issue.
  4. Select Black screen (yes, select this option to troubleshoot blank TV screen issues).
  5. Follow the troubleshooting solutions offered by the tool.

We hope the solutions listed above help you to fix the blank TV screen issues you’ve encountered. If you’ve come across other workarounds, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comments section below.

Xbox One S screen flickering

If you experience this problem, first, check your HDMI connection. Make sure that the cable is connected strongly on both sides. Also, try to use another cable. If that’s not solving the issue, power cycle your console.

To do that, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, until the console shuts down completely, then power it on again and see if the problem is solved.

Xbox One S is stuck on a green screen

If you have this problem, first, try the solution from the previous solution to power cycle your Xbox.

If the problem persists, try to factory reset your console. To do that,follow the steps below

  1. Hold Eject and Sync buttons, and click the Power button.
  2. Wait until you hear two startup tones and you will see a menu with 4 options: Restart, Power off, Factory reset, and Update off of Flash Drive.
  3. Select the Factory reset. Choose whether you want to keep your installed games or not.
  4. Then Xbox One will boot normally. If you chose to keep them, all your games will be still stored on the game drive.

Xbox One X blank screen

If the screen is blank, there could be two possible problems. It might be a problem with the HDMI connection, in which case you need to verify cable connection and try to use another cable, or it may be a more serious problem with your hard drive.

If the hard drive goes bad, it might cause this problem and the solution is to try another hard drive on your console or try the hard drive you have on another device to see weather it’s a problem from the console or the drive.

FAQ: Read more about no display on Xbox

  • Why is my Xbox turning on but no display?
First of all, check your HDMI cable connection. It should be connected to the out to TV port on the console and in the HDMI port in your TV. Also, toggle the signal source on your TV to the exact HDMI port where you connected your Xbox.
  • What is the Black Screen of Death Xbox one?
The Xbox One Black Screen of Death is a software problem that makes large portions of the dashboard black and completely unusable while you can still navigate certain menus.
  • Why is my Xbox one not showing up on the TV?
Try to power cycle your console. Hold the power button of the console for 10 seconds or until the power shuts down completely. Unplug the power cord from the back of the console for 5 minutes. Plug the power cord back and restart the console.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.