If you are sitting in front of a TV which has encountered a problem, there are only two options- call an expert or solve it yourself. Most often people consider the latter, but it is advised to heed to the former and depend on professional assistance. However, the following are a few things you should take care of and know about before calling the Samsung TV repair expert:
- Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
Having a CRT TV poses a challenge even to the expert, as many people have moved on to new models and the professionals for CRT are now scarce. If no image is being projected on the screen, there are a number of things to check. First ensure that the connections are tight and not loose, then check the settings. Tweak the settings you can understand, do not mess with the ones which sound complicated. The most common problem with CRT TVs is poor quality picture. The reason behind this is the internal convergence circuit not working properly due to bad connections. Soldering the connections solves the problem but it must be done by a professional as an amateur may hurt themselves permanently. There can be a cracking noise and a smell of burning after using the TV for an extensive period, which signals the failure of the cathode ray tube. Working on high voltages causes this, and to prevent further damage the TV must be turned off and a professional must be called immediately. Failure to take these Panasonic TV repair steps can cause a fire which can affect the household.
- Flat screen
There are three types of flat screen TVs, namely LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), PDP (Plasma Display Panel), and LED (Light Emitting Diode). All the three types can have specific problems when it comes to performance. It must be noted that modern TVs do not encounter as much problems as the CRT ones. If the TV is intermittently turning on and off, it means the electronic is receiving unwanted signals. Covering up the sensor of the remote immediately after turning on the TV can help the case. Changing the batteries of the remote will hopefully solve this. In case you have purchased a new equipment for the TV, it can cause problems if you do not know the correct settings to operate it. Remember that placing a mobile phone near the network receiver of the TV will cause distortion. If the TV screen is covered by black bars, it means there are compatibility issues with a certain electronic. There is no quick fix to this as one has to add only a compatible device to solve this issue. If your TV is stuck on an image for a long time, the only simple way is to restart the appliance, otherwise contact an expert.
- Digital reception
Satellite reception usually deteriorates during bad weather. But this is not a problem for consumers as it will be fixed by the service provider. Technical expertise is important while dealing with wires and other machinery. However, if there are certain issues, you can ensure the following and try to fix them:
- The TV is connected to the cable box
- The TV is on the right input
- The cable box is turned on
- The TV is set to the right channel
- All the connections are tight and not loose
If the problem still persists, it is time to contact a professional and not play around with the switches, internals, and the buttons of the electronics. The expert, after arriving, will ask you if you tried the aforementioned tips, and your action before their arrival will save enough time.
Should I repair or replace?
This depends on a lot of variables. If your television is of a primitive model, or has passed its expiry date then it is possibly time for moving on to a newer model. New TV models come equipped with amazing features and top-of-the-line quality. They will have extended warranties and will last for many years. In case there are any discrepancies, you can contact the customer care and the representative will help you in the best way possible. However, if you think the TV is doing reasonably well and has not come across any major issue then you can choose to repair it and continue its usage. It must be noted that by repairing an old model the owner is taking a risk which can cause a concern financially. The cost of repairing old models is generally high due to lack of parts and experts.