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The last thing you want to do when you turn on your television for your favorite program is to deal with a blank screen. This is only one of many problems you might experience with your TV, as you may have a faded or blurry picture, loud noises, or a large line going across it. Before getting your television repaired, you need to troubleshoot it so you can narrow down the problem.
Here are some tips to get that accomplished:
Check the Owner's Manual First
Any time you are having difficulty with a home appliance, you should first check your manual. If you don't have access to it, you can also call up the manufacturer for basic instructions. While the manual doesn't always give step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting a television that is having problems, you might see your issue and at least be able to identify it. If you're lucky, the manual will give you specific instructions with how to fix your television.
Test the Connections
Once you have looked at your manual, start troubleshooting the television by testing all of the connections. Make sure the television is plugged into the wall and that the AC plug and the cable television connection are working properly.
If you have the television plugged into a video game console or DVD player, you also want to check the input and output cables. Not only should you make sure they are plugged in, but try unplugging them and plugging them back in. In some cases, that can fix the problem. Also look closely at the cables to make sure they are not bent or worn down.
If you notice any worn connections, or find that when the television is plugged in, there are sparks, contact an electrical contractor right away.
Check the Fuse Box
You should also make sure the switch for the room where the television is placed, is flipped to the on position. If you suspect that a fuse blew, switch the fuse down, and back up again. This will reset it. Check the television to see if it is working yet. If not, it is not due to a blown fuse.
Adjust the Controls
In some cases, the television turns on, but you are having problems with the remote control not working or the channels you want not coming up. In this case, you can try adjusting the television controls. Use your manual to learn how to adjust the controls with your remote control, or manually from the front of the television.
This can help cause issues like having picture but no sound, or it not turning over to the channel for cable television. While you are adjusting the controls, take a minute to test the setup of your VCR and the cable television.
To learn more, contact a company like B Electric Inc. with any questions you have.Share
9 February 2015