How To Troubleshoot A 32 Inch Samsung LCD TV
Learning how to troubleshoot a 32-inch Samsung LCD TV will definitely save you time and money. By following the tips below, you’ll have your Samsung LCD TV working in the best condition possible in no time. If none of these troubleshooting techniques work, the issue might be beyond do-it-yourself tactics and it may be worthwhile hiring a Samsung technician, but at least you gave it a shot.
To troubleshoot a 32-inch Samsung LCD TV, you will need:
- Remote control
- Fuse (if necessary)
- HDMI cables
- Test the wall outlet. A Samsung LCD TV with no power is just a wall decoration. Take a glance at the cord for the LCD TV. If it’s completely plugged into the wall but nothing happens when you press the “Power” button on the television unit or the remote control, it may be an issue with your wall outlet. Grab another electronic device in your house that you’re sure is functioning and plug it into the same wall outlet as the television. If it’s not working properly either, you’ll need to reset your circuit breaker or replace the fuse.
- Switch to an HDMI cable. If you suddenly find yourself viewing violet horizontal bars across your screen, you’re dealing with a case of electro-magnetic interference. This often occurs if you use component cables to connect a cable box to your Samsung LCD TV. The onslaught of information that’s possible with component cables also makes them more vulnerable to interruptions in electricity flow. Get rid of those purple lines by using an HDMI cable instead of a component cable.
- Use PCM audio settings. There is always the possibility of a problem occurring when you connect your Samsung LCD TV to a non-Samsung device. A common issue upon connection to a unit, such as a DVD player, is that you’re able to see images on the screen, but there’s no audio. If this is the case with your LCD TV, it has to do with the settings of the secondary component. Check your DVD player’s manual and make sure that the audio output is set to PCM audio.
- Pay attention to the television’s climate. The area around the TV greatly affects the TV’s performance and longevity. Harsh temperatures can affect the television’s material. When the metal or plastic expands or contracts, you could hear popping noises, especially while your Samsung LCD TV is turning on or off. Make sure that the television unit is in a ventilated area and that your home’s heater or air conditioner isn’t blasting air in the direction of the TV.