TV Breakdown Troubleshooting

February 26, 2020 9:52 am
Published by: smartcover

Tips For Troubleshooting Common TV Breakdowns

Today’s televisions are highly advanced devices and most of them come with an astonishing array of bells and whistles. Trying to select one from among this incredible range is no easy feat. Most of us end up buying a model that is the best we can afford. After putting down a considerable sum for our purchase, we do not expect anything to do wrong. And yet, many of us have learned the hard way that televisions do break down.

The solution to this nightmare is to get television insurance, which will cover the cost of the repairs when your TV is past its company warranty.

But first, it may be handy to know a bit more about the more commonly encountered TV problems that many people face and simple ways to fix them.

Vertical or horizontal lines on the screen

The most common cause of vertical or horizontal lines on your TV screen is because of a loose wire somewhere, which has resulted in a bad signal. Check that all wires are securely connected.

If there isn’t a problem with any of the wires, it’s possible that one of the channels on the TV is not working properly or that the pixels have died. If the pixels are dead, you will just see a black screen and you won’t find any kind of flickering light.

Another common cause is that the television has heated up too much. Switch it off completely and try again after some time. If the lines are still there you will need to call in a technician.

You get a picture but no sound

If you do not have any sound coming from the television, there is a possibility that it might be a larger problem. But don’t start worrying yet because it could also just be a simple setting that needs to be changed.

Navigate through the audio settings on the menu and see if anything looks out of place. For example, is the correct sound system selected for the sound? If you have connected an external speaker system, check the wires to make sure that nothing is loose.

If everything is in place, you should get the whole system checked out because there could be a problem with the sound box in the TV.

You can hear the sounds but there is no picture

This can be a little tricky because there isn’t much you can do to try and get the picture back. All you can do is set the brightness as well as the contrast to the maximum possible setting. If you can see any static on the screen it means that there is nothing wrong with the transformer or the line time base but it won’t help you determine what really is wrong with it. May be time to call in that technician.

The TV has no power

Although this sounds the most serious of all, more often than not this occurs simply because there is a loss of power supply to the TV. It could be that a plug may have been pulled out by mistake or the circuit breaker may have tripped. The TV’s fuse can also burn out so if you have checked all the connections, you should remember to look closely at the plug and fuse too. Before getting anything replaced, ensure that there is no problem with the main power supply because this could damage the TV.

If you have invested in a good television, it is a good idea to be covered by a good insurance plan. Any replacement of parts or fixing of a problem could otherwise cost you a lot of money once your company warranty is over and you may even need to replace the TV if it isn’t fixed properly.

A TV insurance policy will allow you to have peace of mind and not worry when there is any problem. Smart Cover Direct provides flexible TV Insurance Cover for accidental damage or breakdown.

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