TV Repairs: 4 Common Concerns

Nothing lasts forever, and this extends to television sets. You’re probably well aware that the time will come, one day, when you will have to replace or repair your set. Replacing your television set is now as commonplace as buying a piece of clothing, thanks to electronics now being produced at a rapid, inexpensive rate.

Your television set is a part of your life. When the TV doesn’t work like it should, it can be hassle. Whether it’s the television set in your Levittown home or office in Doylestown, TV repairs or TV replacement have probably crossed your mind when the set is malfunctioning. Before you decided to give up your set completely, look into the following:

  • Check for dust in the television. You can use a vacuum cleaner hose and run it over the venting on the back/top of the set. Once you have removed any dust, keep your TV as dust-free as possible.
  • Is your television picture snowy? This perhaps one of the most frustrating things to deal with – as both a viewer or as a repairman. This is often caused by the television screen being magnetized and the de-magnetizer in the television isn’t working. Begin by removing any items that may be magnetic-stereo speakers, electric motors-away from the television set. Then buy a de-magnetizing (or de-gaussing) coil at any electronics store. Using the coil, start in the upper corner of the television set and working in small circles, travel across the entire screen. When you reach the bottom of the screen, your television set should be fully de-magnetized and the picture restored.
  • If you have cable, then your TV is likely connected by via coaxial cable and copper cables to the cable provider. Occasionally, the cable can become loose-which is why fiddling with them can produce a better picture, for a time. To correct this problem, you may need to replace the fitting, which is the metal part of the cable that connects to the television or you may need to replace the actual cable. These items are also available at any electronics store. If you do this, it is vital that you turn off the television set before you begin!
  • If you are still using an antenna, and you are getting a fuzzy picture, it may be time to replace the antenna. These are still available at the electronics stores, just be sure to purchase the type of antenna designed specifically for your television set. Install according to directions, being sure to turn off the power supply first!

Did you try all these methods, and your TV still isn’t working properly? Give Mort’s TV & Audio a call now at 215-945-8381 or Contact Us Today!