What Are Some Common Problems With Flat-Screen Televisions?

One of the most common problems associated with flat screen televisions is screen discoloration. Other common problems include blown capacitors, cracked screens, no picture, scratched screens and poor picture quality. Flat screen televisions, notably plasma televisions, experience screen discoloration when dead pixels are present that require a pixel corrector DVD.

Flat screen televisions that have a blown capacitor have difficulty distributing power to the unit. In some cases, this repair is less expensive when compared to other problems, and requires replacing tiny connections.

Scratched screens are another common problem associated with flat screen televisions. This problem has multiple inexpensive remedies that include petroleum jelly, scratch kits and auto rubbing compound. These methods are considered a temporary fix for small scratches.

Flat screen televisions also experience problems with power. When the unit is not receiving power, the television does not turn on when the power button is pressed. This problem is the result of several factors that can be repaired by rebooting the television similar to a computer. Rebooting the television requires unplugging the unit for several minutes, then plugging it back in. If this remedy does not solve the power problem, resetting the circuit breaker may be required. In some cases, there may be problems with the cables connected to the television.