Knowing how to fix a LCD TV screen can save you a great deal of money. Ideally, a LCD TV has a longer life than a plasma TV, but they both share some common issues. Before heading to the repair, try a few of our fixes for your LCD TV screen.
Things You Will Need
- Pixel Correction DVD
- VGA Cable
- Instrument with a Dull Point (i.e. Pen, Screwdriver, Pencil)
- Dead pixels are a common issue with LCD TVs. In order to fix a LCD TV screen with dead pixels, you need a pixel correction DVD. You can pick one up at your local electronics store for a reasonable price. Once you have the pixel correction DVD, turn the color settings on your LCD TV all the way up, and pop in the DVD. Allow the DVD to finish its process before checking for any remaining dead pixels.
- Another common problem with LCD TVs is burned images on the screen. Burned images occur on LCD TV screens when an image on the screen is on too long. Although this is not a serious problem, it can be an annoying one. To remove burned images from your LCD TV screen, connect the screen to a computer with a VGA cable. Once the computer is connected, open an image editing program. In the program, create a blank white image. After creating the image, save it to an easily accessible folder on your computer. Open your screensaver settings on the computer and set the blank image as the screensaver. On the LCD TV screen, turn the brightness setting to the highest setting possible, and turn on the screensaver. You should notice the burned image disappearing while the screensaver is running. Allow it to run for as long as the image remains.
- To fix a LCD TV screen with stuck pixels, lightly tap the area that is affected. You can tap the area with your fingers or with an instrument with a dull point. Do not brutalize the screen with the object. The idea is to loosen the pixels that are stuck.
The most important thing to remember in fixing a LCD TV screen is to not cause more damage than you started out with. If you are concerned that you may do so, don't be afraid to call in a technician to do the repair for you.