You’ve invested in the product and now you need to learn how to troubleshoot a 22-inch Samsung LCD TV. Don’t let yourself get frustrated or give up hope if your Samsung TV isn’t working the way it did when it came out of the box. Even if you’re not technologically savvy, there are some basic Samsung troubleshooting techniques you can learn from this article.
To troubleshoot a 22-inch Samsung LCD TV, you will need:
- Remote control
- USB memory drive
- Adjust the brightness. Samsung LCD TVs present such high picture quality that they sometimes surpass their ability and present images that are excessively bright, which can sometimes make the pictures look pale. If this is the case with your TV, try to adjust the brightness settings of the picture mode you’re in. Use your remote control and click “Menu.” Now click “Mode” and choose your preference. A new list of settings will display, including “Brightness.” Click this button and use the arrows on your remote control to make the screen darker until the image quality improves. Note that when you adjust the picture settings for a certain mode, it doesn’t affect the other modes. You’ll have to readjust brightness settings for each mode separately.
- Install firmware updates. Due to a programming error, various Samsung LCD TVs have been shutting off without action or warning. Samsung programmers have fixed this issue and have provided a downloadable program called a “firmware update” you can install to fix the malfunction. All you have to do is download the firmware update from the Samsung website. Be sure to choose the appropriate TV model because the update may be slightly different between models. Save this file onto a USB memory drive and plug it into your TV. It should install and fix the issue automatically.
- Reset the TV. Most technology these days include an option to reset the unit to its state when it was constructed at the factory. This erases all of the settings you may have saved, but at the same time cleans out any errors that may have accumulated during the unit’s functioning. If your TV has frozen or is acting up, this may be a worthwhile option. To reset your 22-inch Samsung LCD TV, power it off and then unplug the unit. If you wait for ten minutes, the TV will automatically reset to its original factory condition. Plug the TV back in and turn it on.
- Change the screen resolution on your PC. A fancy capability of Samsung LCD TVs is their ability to display a computer’s screen. If you’ve connected your computer to the TV, but see an error that says: “Mode Not Supported,” try adjusting your computer’s screen resolution so that it’s compatible with the LCD screen. In your computer’s “Control Panel,” double-click on the button “Display.” Here you can set the screen resolution to 1024×768 and change the screen refresh rate to 60 Hertz.