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Plasma TV Repair: Quick Solutions to Common Problems

At SeniorTV we see a number of issues with customers who have  problems troubleshooting their plasma TV.  Plasma TV repair can range from really easy to quite difficult depending on the problem.  Many problems are very simple fixes and can be done by anyone with a just a few simple tools and instructions.  Here is some common fixes and how they are fixed.

plasma-tv-repairTop tips and tricks when it comes to plasma TV repair:

Step 1: Make sure the power is on:

Before you jump to any conclusions, you should make sure that your television is plugged in.  Although this tip may seem simple, it can save you a lot of hassle.  A power chord can easily be unplugged by someone walking by or other various reasons.

Step 2: Check the input/source

This tip is meant for people who are experiencing a black screen when they look at their television.  The first thing you should do is check if the power of the television is on but the screen is blank.  If this is your scenario, this tip is meant for you.  You can attempt to fix the problem by pressing the “input” button on your remote control.  This button may also be labeled as “source” sometimes.  You may see some input channels that do not produce any images or audio on your television screen.  Keep pressing this button until images appear on your television screen.

Step 3: Contact customer support/the seller

Another tip for fixing your plasma is to call the person or company who sold you the television.  You may need them to come to your home to diagnose the problem, and to fix whatever is wrong with the television.  If you purchased a warranty on your television, that will make the situation even easier.  With a warranty, a company or producer is guaranteeing that their product will work for X amount of time.  Here is a list of some of the most popular TV manufacturers.

Step 4: Try to troubleshoot your plasma TV

Another tip for plasma TV repair is to try and troubleshoot the television on your own.  Trouble shooting any electronic device can be useful because it is kind of like telling the product that there is something wrong.  It’s a way to start the television over and clear any settings that may be causing problems.  The first thing that you need to do in order to trouble shoot your television is to turn it off.  Then you should turn the television back on in about 5 to 10 minutes.  This is the first step in trouble shooting your television because electronics can be temperamental.  They may start to work if you simply turn it off, give it a few minutes, and then turn it back on.  The next step to properly trouble shooting your television is to ensure that all of the cables are properly plugged in.  Now it is time to look for your “reset” or “trouble shooting” directions or prompt that go with your specific television.

Different manufacturers and brands will have different methods that you will be required to follow in order to trouble shoot your television.  There may be a “trouble shoot” button that clearly states what you need to be doing.  For other people, they should try to consult their manual.  There will definitely be a section that explains how-to properly trouble shoot the television.  If you do not have a manual, you can try searching for it online.  A lot of companies/brands put these manuals online in order to make them easily accessible and to give copies to people who have lost their manuals.  The next tip is to use the television’s self diagnostic tool.  The purpose of this will allow your television to give you some insight on what is going wrong.  You can probably find these instructions if you press the menu button on your remote control.

Step 5:  Contact on expert

If you have been unable to fix your plasma TV problem, it is now time to consult an expert.   If you a SeniorTV customer we would be happy to help you out or give you an alternative solution to your problem.   For quick service, you can give us a call at 1-800-890-7770.