How to fix a TV when the screen is green

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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How to fix a TV when the screen is green
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A TV is calibrated by the factory to provide a "standard" picture that attempts to appeal to the vast number of buyers who take the set home. To adjust a TV picture that is too green, you must first enter the hidden "service menu" that technicians use. Adjusting the colours to remove the green cast will save you the cost that would otherwise be incurred from a TV technician coming to your home. No special tools are needed, nor any expertise in how the TV works.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the power button on the remote of a TV whose picture is too green in order to turn it on.

  2. 2

    Press and hold down the "Menu" key until the manufacturer's logo appears on the screen. This could take up to a minute or more. Release the "Menu" key when the logo appears.

  3. 3

    Immediately press the "9," "8," "7" and "6" keys in this order. Press the "Enter" button on the remote to enter the "Service Menu" screen.

  4. 4

    Press the "Menu" button to go to the second of the two "Service Menu" screens. Press down on the "Down" arrow until you highlight "Color Calibration." Press the "Enter" button to enter the "Color Calibration" screen.

  5. 5

    Select one of the colour bars on the screen. Adjust the colour by changing the values of the colour bar by pressing left and right on the "left" and "right" arrows on the remote. Repeat this procedure with the other colour bars as well. Stop adjusting the colours when the green cast is no longer present.

  6. 6

    Press and hold the "Power" button on the remote to exit the "Service Menu" and save the adjustments you have made. Turn the TV off.

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