Common Issues With LCD TVs and How to Troubleshoot Them

Common Issues With LCD TVs and How to Troubleshoot Them


Television has become an important medium of entertainment and recreation. There is not a single day that you can spend without watching your favorite show. Although the market is flooding with online streaming devices, TVs are yet to lose relevance.

Televisions have come a long way. Years of research and innovation have transformed TVs into slimmer, better, more compact and advanced machines. Modern televisions use improved display technologies to give better TV viewing experiences.

Based on the display technology, LCD, LED, OLED, WLED, Plasma and various other types of TVs have been designed.

No matter how better technology these flat-screen TVs use, they are bound to face technical issues at some point in time. Before you hurry and rush to a professional TV Repair technician, you might consider trying to solve them on your own.

Today we are going to discuss some common issues that your LCD TVs might face and how you can fix them without a technician.

Common LCD TV Issues and How You Can Solve Them

If you have an LCD TV at home then you are sure to face any of the following issues. These are quite common and you need not worry about them. You can fix them on your own at home with the solutions that we will provide you herewith. 

1.Pixelation and Breaking up of Image

This is a common problem you will encounter with your LCD TV especially when you are watching live sports or any live event. Weak signal reception causes this problem. If the signal between your TV and the satellite is not strong enough, then the broadcast can be interrupted at times. This might lead to the breaking up of the image.

Since this is mainly a reception issue, there is not much you can do on your TV to fix it. You can, however, reduce the sharpness setting on your TV to stop the image from breaking. 

2.Frozen Cable or Satellite Receiver

The satellite or cable receiver is probably the most important component of your TV setup. It receives transmitted signals from satellites and relays them to your TV.

If you discover that your receiver has frozen and has stopped working you should unplug it and switch it off. Turn it back on after at least 10 seconds. This issue is mostly caused by the overheating of your receiver. So, try to keep the heat vents on your receiver free from any obstruction.

3. Picture is Stretched, Cropped or Squashed

Sometimes, it might appear to you that the picture on your LCD screen looks a bit weird. The people in the screen might look squashed or the picture might appear as if it will disappear just past the edge of your TV screen. At times the picture might seem to be cropped or unnecessarily stretched.

All these display issues on your LCD TV are quite common. You can solve these issues by making some changes in the picture size of your TV. Visit the Picture size settings and make the necessary adjustments as per your need.

In some models, the Picture size settings are referred to as Zoom, Aspect Ratio, Wide or just Picture. You can make changes in the settings to get your picture back to its proper condition.

4. Picture Appears to be Grainy

This is a common problem with the display of LCD TV. The picture may appear to be grainy or snowy. Several factors can lead to this issue:

  • The brightness settings are not properly adjusted or set up on your TV.
  • There is a problem with reception due to bad weather conditions.
  • Magnetic interference from external or internal areas.

If the issue happens to be due to bad weather or magnetic interference then you can do nothing about this. But in case, the picture is grainy because the sharpness is too high for the content, then you should make adjustments in the sharpness settings on your LCD TV. TV repair professionals often recommend keeping the sharpness level on your TV at zero. They believe it otherwise can cause many display-related problems.

5.Gray screen

At times, your LCD screen might turn gray all of a sudden while you are watching something. This is a very common issue with the display of LCD TVs. You don’t have to panic and rush to a TV repair technician. Just follow these simple steps to get rid of the gray screen:

  • Reset your LCD TV. You can take the help of the user manual guide that came with the TV. Because the process to reset  TV varies on the brands and models.
  • Do make sure the software of your TV is updated. If not then install a recent version.

6. LCD Won’t Start

This is not such a common issue with LCD TVs. However, it can occur anytime. If your LCD fails to start itself and the problem keeps on repeating, there might be some problems with the capacitors. This can lead to serious damages in the circuits. In that case, you should not ignore this or try to fix it by yourself.

If this issue persists for a long time, then it is better to take the help of a professional TV repair service.

To Conclude

Here in this blog, we have discussed the common issues that you can face with your LCD TV and the fixes that you can use to solve them. 

Your LCD TV is a complicated and expensive machine made up of many sophisticated components. So if it faces some serious technical issues it won’t be possible for you to diagnose or solve it by yourself. Then we would suggest you contact a certified TV repair technician.

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