For many of us, our TVs are essential parts of our homes. We use them to unwind after a long day, catch up on things that happened around the world, and generally bring people together. Because we get so much use out of our TVs—and because we put them through a lot in the process—it makes sense to take care of them. TVs aren’t investments that most people make without thinking things through. We should all try our best to protect the investment we make in these important parts of our homes.
That’s why it’s a good idea to know when your TV has a serious problem. TVs can develop a number of problems over time. The more you use your TV, the faster an issue is likely to occur. We’re going to go over some tell-tale signs that your TV needs to be repaired to help you decide what you want to do about it. TV Parts for Sale stands ready to help you work through whatever problem might pop up in your TV.
Distortion of Color
One annoying problem you might run into as your TV ages is that you’ll start to see some of the colors distort. Unfortunately, this is an issue that happens so gradually that you might not even realize it is happening until you compare your screen to another. This tends to happen one color at a time, and you can notice it a lot better by looking at something that should be completely white on the screen. If it instead has a strange color, you may need to crack open your TV and poke around inside to find the problem.
Static Bars and Lines
When you begin to see bars or lines cutting their way across the screen, you’ve got a serious problem. These lines can take a lot away from your viewing experience, and they often indicate that there is a problem with a connector somewhere inside the TV. Make sure nothing magnetic is close to the TV, as that can often cause this problem. The problem could also be due to loose wiring inside the TV; you’ll have to open the TV in order to fix the issue, if that is indeed the problem.
There’s nothing quite like a dead pixel in the middle of your screen to ruin your ability to watch TV in peace. Not all dead pixels are actually dead; sometimes, pixels are simply stuck instead. A stuck pixel can occur when there is a problem with a transistor inside the TV. You can usually fix this problem by putting the transistor back in place or replacing it with a new one. Also, make sure that your screen isn’t just dirty and needs a cleaning. It seems simple, but a lot of people mistake dirt or dust for dead pixels.
Poor Sound Quality
It’s not always the TV’s picture that’s the problem. Sound quality is a huge part of the viewing experience, after all. If you start to notice a lot of fuzzy, indistinct sounds, or if your sound seems like it’s coming from very far away, you have a problem either in your TV’s speakers or in the connection points to the speakers. These problems aren’t too difficult to fix, so don’t be afraid to give it a go, even if you’ve never tried to repair a TV before.
One of the tell-tale signs that your TV needs a repair is if the image quality drops and becomes fuzzy. You can notice this best when you try to look at small details on the screen. If you notice that they all seem to blur together, your image quality isn’t where it should be. Reasons for why this happens vary wildly based on the type of TV you have, but in most modern TVs, this isn’t a problem that will require you to buy a completely new unit.
When you start to notice that certain areas of your TV have become faded, it’s almost impossible to ignore it or focus on anything else. Screen fading rarely comes on its own. You might notice a host of other problems related to your screen’s picture around the same time that the fading starts to happen. The culprit could be a malfunctioning backlight system. Make sure that the problem isn’t the broadcast you’re watching before you start to panic over this problem.
As your TV gets older, you may start to notice that it takes a while for it to start up after you hit the power button. This is fairly common in older TVs, and there are a number of reasons why it could happen to you. A malfunctioning capacitor could be the problem, or the power system itself may not be working the way it was when you first got the TV. With a little bit of know-how, you can solve these problems with the right parts.
There’s actually a difference between image retention on your screen and full-on screen burn-in. Screen burn-in happens when you leave a static image on the screen for too long and represents a long-term degradation of the screen itself. However, image retention is when some parts of the image remain when you change channels or media inputs. This is a less serious issue, and you can sometimes fix it by adjusting the settings on your TV.
More commonly found in LED TVs, a flickering picture makes it almost impossible to enjoy whatever you want to watch. Sometimes, the solution for this is to check all the connecting cables on your TV. Make sure nothing is frayed or broken, and replace any wires that are. At other times, flickering can happen thanks to problems with the LED backlighting, which you can fix with a new LED strip.
We understand how frustrating some of these problems can be, which is why we would like to help. From LEDs to plasma TV parts, we’ve got a wide selection of the parts you’ll need to get your TV back in working order. Here at TV Parts for Sale, we want to make sure you get the right parts for your repair, so don’t be afraid to ask us for assistance, especially if you’re new to the world of TV repair. We’ll be glad to help you get on the right track to get your TV working again.