Sunday, December 26, 2010

How to Fix a LCD TV

LCD is short for "liquid crystal display." It can be irritating to discover that the LCD television you paid hundreds of dollars for is having issues. Whether these issues are with the sound or the picture, by simply making sure everything is plugged in correctly and making a few quick settings adjustments you can correct the lion's share of problems you may be having.

Things You'll Need:
Make sure any devices you are using with your LCD TV are plugged in properly. If you're experiencing sound or video issues while watching cable television, make sure the coaxial cable that runs from your cable box to your television is screwed on securely. Do the same with the audio and video cables for any DVD player, Blu-Ray player or video game system you may be trying to use.
Determine whether the problem actually lies with your television set. If you're watching a DVD and the sound or video is off, it can be easy to just assume that your TV is broken. However, try the disc you are attempting to play in another DVD player or even on a computer DVD drive. If the disc plays improperly on another unit, the problem does not lie with your television at all.
Use your television's remote control to enter the "Settings" menu. From here, adjust the picture quality settings until the image on screen fits your liking. If the image on your TV has suddenly changed, chances are you've accidentally adjusted some settings. You can manually readjust the settings until everything fits your liking, or immediately restore them to their original factory defaults with the press of a button.
Make sure your television is at least 2 inches away from the wall at all times. If your LCD TV randomly shuts itself off, chances are that it is overheating. LCD TVs can tend to get very hot, and as they do it can damage internal components. Make sure the vents on the rear of your LCD television are not blocked in any way and have ample room to eject hot air from the device.

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