Common TV problems and how you can tackle them

Your TV’s issues may not be as big as you think

Common TV problems and how you can tackle them

Life is pretty much unimaginable without a television these days. While it certainly makes things convenient, it also means we end up tending to know very little about the device itself, which poses problems when something goes wrong with it. What also happens in the process is we end up calling technicians for extremely minor niggles. This is not only time-consuming but can also become unnecessarily heavy on the pocket. Here’s a list of common issues you may face with your television and extremely simple solutions to them.

Your TV won’t turn on

If you find that your TV refuses to switch on, no matter how many times you push its power button, it could simply be a case of it being plugged improperly. Check whether the cable is plugged into the socket properly. In case it is, try unplugging your TV and plugging it into another socket. If that works, the problem may be as simple as a faulty socket.

Pixelated or flickering images

If the picture on your TV is breaking up, flickering, or looks pixelated, it isn’t necessarily an issue with your display. It is far more likely that the same is being caused by a weak signal. To fix that, all you need to do is to ensure that all connections from the wall to your set-top box and from the latter to your TV are secure. If the problem persists, it could be a simple case of signal disruptions due to bad weather.

The picture is too dark

Have you ever noticed the picture on your TV looking brighter or dimmer than usual? It is most likely a power-saving feature built-in to your TV. Most TVs have ambient light sensors that change the brightness of the TV’s. If you’re wondering how to rectify the same, you can simply turn it off. This setting can be hidden under several different menus depending on your TV’s make and model. For Android and Google TVs, it’s mostly a setting found in the “Backlight” sub-menu of picture settings. In the case of LG TVs with webOS, it’s found in the Energy Saver menu.

No sound output

Like with your cable, this could simply be a case of a few loose ends. All you have to do is make sure the HDMI or audio cable is connected securely to both the TV as well as the receiver and output device. If that is not the case, it could also be the wrong output device been selected. Make sure your TV is set to output audio to your source device in its sound settings. If none of that works, it could be a fault with your audio cable too.

Your TV’s issues may not always be as major as they may seem and are almost always more than likely a quick DIY fix. However, it must be noted that these solutions aren’t always 100% reliable, and the problems could be something more serious. In such a case, it is advisable to call a technician. Moreover, to ensure repairs don’t burn a hole too deep in your pocket, consider purchasing an extended warranty plan for your TV such as Croma’s ZipCare Protect Advanced plans for TVs.

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