How to Degauss a Sony Television

by Kirk Bennet

Degaussing demagnetizes the metal components in your TV and minimizes the potential for image distortion. Although most televisions, including Sony televisions, degauss automatically, there are times when you must manually force the TV to degauss. A degauss is required when you notice image distortion and color issues, especially around the edges. Forcing a degauss in a Sony TV is straightforward. However, if image distortion and color issues persist, you might consider purchasing a brand-new television (link in Resources).


Plug the AC power adapter into the electrical outlet.


Press the "Power" button on the remote or on the TV itself to turn on the television.


Ensure an audible pop occurs immediately after you press the "Power" button. This sound is generated when the TV is automatically degaussed.


Unplug the AC power adapter if you want to force a degauss.


Wait for 30 seconds, plug the power adapter and turn on the TV to degauss it.


  • check Don't worry if you don't hear a pop when you turn on the TV; the device is still automatically degaussed.


  • close Information in this article applies to Sony TVs. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

Kirk Bennet started writing for websites and online publications in 2005. He covers topics in nutrition, health, gardening, home improvement and information technology.

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera future television image by Nicemonkey from