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Chicago TV Repair Service


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Basic TV repair, LCD, LED TV repair, DLP TV repair, Plasma TV repair troubleshooting tips.

Basic TV repair troubleshooting  tips. 

These TV repair troubleshooting tips are for all makes and models. TV repair, HDMI LED TV repair, Samsung TV repair, Plasma TV repair, Panasonic TV repair, Flat screen TV repair, Mitsubishi TV repair, LG TV repair, Vizio TV repair, Philips TV repair, Big Screen TV repair, Toshiba TV repair, RCA TV repair, Sanyo TV repair, Sony TV repair


We don't recommend non technicians to do TV repair work THIS LIST OF TV REPAIR TROUBLE SHOOTING TIPS can be found in the customers TV manual.  We provide these TV repair tips because customers call us for TV repair service or bring the TV to our TV repair shop and there would be nothing wrong with the TV.  We want to help you save money and time  on TV repairs by preforming some of these TV repair troubleshooting tips yourself.

TV Repair Troubleshooting Tips

If the TV seems to have a problem, first try this list of possible problems and solutions below.  If none of these TV repair troubleshooting  tips apply, call our A-Team for in-home or shop TV repair services. Contact Us  773 436 2106 or

TV Repair Symptoms TV Repair Possible Cause(s) Possible TV repair Solution(s)
No Power
TV operates erratically.
TV won't turn on
AC Power Cord not connected
Local power failure?
Source turned off

Unplug the TV for 30 seconds, then try operating it again
Make sure the wall outlet is working.
TV repair solutions :
Connect power cord. Try a different power outlet.
Contact power company for information.
Turn Source equipment on.
Poor or no picture Cable box or cable line problem
Broadcast problem
Antenna signal weak
Check all wire connections .
TV repair solutions :
Try a different channel.
Check Video menu option settings. Check cable box
Poor or no color Sub-standard broadcast.
Sub-standard cable signal.
TV repair solutions :
Try a different channel.
Notify cable company of reception problem.
Poor sound quality Cable box problem
Adjust the antenna..
Audio muted.
Broadcast problem.
Internal Speakers turned off.
TV repair solutions:
Press MUTE or VOL (Volume) + key to
increase sound level.
Tune to a different channel.
Turn Internal Speakers on in Audio Menu.
No picture or sound TV repair solutions:
Try another channel.
Press the SOURCE button.
Make sure the TV is plugged in.
Check the antenna/cable connections.
TV repair solutions :
Connect power cord. Try a different power outlet.
Turn Source equipment on.
Use SOURCE to choose correct picture and sound source.
No CATV reception Cable wire not connected.
Cable service interrupted.
Antenna setting, not Cable (CATV).
TV repair solutions :
Connect cable to Antenna/Cable.

Contact cable service.
Select Cable in Signal Source menu.
Picture wobbles or drifts. CATV wire not connected.
Local interference.
Scrambled CATV channel.
TV repair solutions :
Make or tighten connections.

Try different channel. Turn off interfering appliance.
Tune to unscrambled channel.
TV pictures has a Red/Green or Pink tint. TV cables not installed properly TV repair solutions :

Reinstall R.G.B. cables properly to TV
TV picture freezing Cable box problem.
Digital signal strength
Antenna hook-up
TV repair solutions :
Please check the TV digital signal strength.
Check TV cable box
Check TV antenna
Black bars on the screen HD channels sometimes broadcast Standard Definition (SD)programming, which can cause black bars TV repair solutions
Set your cable/satellite box to stretch or wide screen mode to eliminate the bars
Snowy picture Digital signal can't be snowy
Wrong antenna connection.
Wrong tuning mode.
Loose connection.
TV repair solution:
Your cable box may need a firmware upgrade.
Check that all connections are tight.
Check antenna.
Ghosting on picture Caused by compatibility issues with your cable box.

TV repair solution:
Try connecting Component cables instead.
Check antenna.

Adjust convergence
Remote control malfunctions Wrong mode selected.
Weak batteries.
Not aimed at remote sensor.
TV repair solution:
Replace the remote control batteries.
Clean the upper edge of the remote control(transmission window)
Check the battery terminals.
Close Captioning not working TV repair solution:
If you are using a Cable/Satellite box, you must set Closed Captioning on the box, not your TV.
Don't see your TV repair problem contact TV repair A Team
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