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Why is my Insignia TV making a clicking sound?

I recently encountered an issue with my Insignia TV, it had started making a clicking sound. This issue was incredibly frustrating and I wanted to get to the bottom of it. After doing some research and testing, I was able to identify the cause and develop a solution.

In this blog post, I’m going to share how I solved this issue and the other solutions I discovered during my research. Hopefully, this will help other Insignia TV owners who find themselves in a similar situation.

Insignia televisions are not immune to temperature changes, and when the internal parts warm up or cool down, they will begin to let off a clicking, popping, or crackling sound. This is nothing to worry about, and a completely normal thing for electronics to do. 

While the clicking sound you hear is probably due to temperature changes, there are a couple of other more problematic issues that can cause your Insignia TV to make these annoying clicks. However, there are a number of things you can do about it.

Insignia TVs may produce clicking, popping, or crackling sounds due to temperature changes.
Bad capacitors on the power board can also cause clicking sounds and a failure to turn on.
If the clicking noise persists, contact Insignia Support for assistance.
If the clicking noise is due to normal temperature fluctuations, there is no solution to fix the problem.

Why is my Insignia TV making a clicking sound?

The most common cause of your Insignia TV making a clicking sound is due to the natural contraction and expansion of the television’s inner workings.

Like other electronics, televisions are made up of various plastic and metal materials that are affected by temperature fluctuations. When this occurs, it is normal to hear some cracking, popping, or clicking sounds. However, that isn’t the only cause of an annoying clicking sound.

Hardware Issue

Sometimes, when an Insignia television is experiencing hardware issues, it will start making a clicking sound. This can occur even if the television is otherwise working normally. 

Unfortunately, you will need to contact Insignia Support for assistance with hardware problems. They will be able to discuss the matter with you, troubleshoot the problem, and then create a solution to help get your television working properly once again. 

Bad Capacitors

A common problem with LCD televisions is that the capacitors on the power board can go bad.

A tell tale sign of bad capacitors is that the television makes a clicking sound but won’t turn on.

If you feel comfortable with tackling the problem, you can fix it yourself, though this will require several tools, such as an Insignia Repair kit and soldering iron. 

Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel comfortable trying to fix the bad capacitors yourself.

Instead, reach out to a local electronic repair technician or contact Insignia customer assistance.

They can give you a list of repair techs near you that have experience working on Insignia televisions. 

How do I fix the clicking noise on my Insignia TV?

If the clicking noise on your Insignia TV is caused by normal temperature changes then there is nothing you can do to fix the problem.

However, the clicking noise should just occur when you first turn the television on or off. If the clicking noise continues to happen even after the television has been on or off for some time, then you probably have a more serious problem on your hands. 

Contact Insignia Support

Unfortunately, if the issue is not associated with temperature fluctuations, your best option is to contact Insignia Support for assistance.

In most cases, the television will need to be repaired in order to fix the clicking noise.

The support agent can assist you with determining if the television is still under warranty, as well as locate a repair technician near you. 

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