How To Repair A Plasma TV
If you want to avoid handing over all of your savings to a technician, you will want to know how to repair a plasma TV. A plasma TV is a great investment, but its value can great depreciate if it is not working. To help save you a little cash, we have put together a step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to repair a plasma TV.
Things You Will Need:
- Pixel Correction DVD
- DVD Player
- Replacement Coaxial Cable
- One of the most common issues you will encounter with a plasma TV is dead pixels or screen distortions. To repair a plasma TV with pixel problems, you need to play a pixel correction DVD. The DVD can be purchased at most electronics stores or online. Simply place the DVD into your DVD player connected to the plasma TV and allow the pixel correction software to run. Before beginning the disc, turn your plasma TV's resolution up as high as it can possibly go. Once the correction process has completed, you should notice the pixel problem should be resolved.
- If running the pixel correction DVD did not resolve a dead pixel issue, lightly tap on the screen where the dead pixels are. It is important to not tap too hard. You do not want to further damage the screen. Tapping on the plasma TV's screen will help to loosen any pixels that may have become stuck to the screen. This is another common problem for plasma TVs.
- For plasma TVs that appear to have a fuzzy or snowy screen, check the cable wiring connected to it. A loose or damaged coaxial cable can cause poor reception on a plasma TV. If necessary, replace the cable. After replacing the cable, poor reception issues on a plasma TV should be cleared up. If they remain, then you may want to contact your cable service provider for further assistance if you feel the issue lies with the service and not the TV.
- If you are still experiencing problems with your plasma TV, it is time to contact a professional. A professional will be able to pinpoint the problem and let you know if it is something they feel you can repair easily or whether you need to let them handle.
Repairing a plasma TV is fairly simple unless the problem is the result of physical damage. With physical damage, you will most likely have to contact the manufacturer of the plasma TV to see if your equipment qualifies for a warranty repair or replacement.