Replacing a TV Screen

Replacing a broken TV is a priority for many as its hard to imagine a home without a working television. Rather than replace the entire unit, however, if only one part of the television has damage on it, like the screen, you might be able to get away with replacing just that part. Thankfully, TV brands like Philips tend to have a variety of replacement parts in circulation.

What Do You Need to Repair a TV Screen?

  • Screen Panels. This is your HDR TVs main part. It is what projects all the imagery. However, panel replacements vary.
  • Lights or Backlights. Whether you have a Philips TV or another, this is also a main part. Backlighting systems vary among HDR TVs, LCD, LED, and OLED TV. Faulty backlights can affect the display quality, dimness, and contrast of your pictures. Its important to replace them to restore HD performance.
  • Cables and Connectors. Sometimes the television goes blank because the cables and connectors wear out or get fried. Replacing these faulty wires may be enough to fix your monitor.

What Are Good Qualities of TV Screens?

  • Ambilight. Ambilight radiates light from all sides for vibrancy and improved animation. You can try out this feature using a Philips television.
  • Standby mode and Auto-power on/off. You prolong the life of your TV display when these features are available. The display uses less power on standby mode. Activate the auto turn-off setting to ensure your unit powers off when you forget then doze off into sleep. The auto-on setting is a convenient way to wake yourself in the mornings or as a reminder to watch a favorite show.
  • Full-Working Pixels. There shouldnt be any dead pixels, which dont light when you turn it on. Some just fail to activate and a simple, and light pressure on the spot may activate it. Others are due to wear and tear. Worn out pixels can affect others. If thats the case, repair is due.

What Kinds of Screen Replacements Are There?

There are many, and some popular options are:

  • Light emitting diode display or LED.
  • Cathode ray tube or CRT.
  • Liquid-crystal display or LCD.
  • Plasma display panel or PDP.

How Do You Care for Your TV Display?

  • Avoid cracks by using a mount for your television. Maintain a height safe from tampering and accidental hitting.
  • Avoid LCD or LED light damage by avoiding touching the screen. Handle the sides when you clean your unit, and never touch the panel with your bare hands. Wipe gently and use a specialized display cloth cleaner.
  • Get a surge protector to prevent frying your TV. Fluctuations in power may cause damage to some of the backlights and even the whole panel.

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