How to Troubleshoot Flickering Lines in a 32-Inch LG TV

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How to Troubleshoot Flickering Lines in a 32-Inch LG TV
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A LG-brand LCD TV, like any LCD television, employs a series of electronic circuit boards to drive the functions and present an image on the screen. A number of situations, such as power surges, can cause the image on the screen to flicker rather than present a constant image. You can troubleshoot the LG-brand LCD TV to eliminate these problems, since the majority do not involve defective components.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Compressed air can
  • Power conditioner

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn the TV off with the front-mounted power button, not the remote. Unplug the TV's power cord from the wall outlet. Let an hour pass before plugging the cord back into the wall outlet. Turn the TV back on with the front-mounted power button and wait until it has fully restarted. Bring up a TV channel to see if the image being presented on the LCD screen is no longer flickering. A momentary power surge can cause the circuitry inside the LG-brand LCD TV to function erratically.

  2. 2

    Unplug the video cable from the video connection on the back or side panel of the LG TV. If more than one video cable is connected to the TV, disconnect all of them. Disconnect the other end of the video cable from the video source device that it's attached to -- a DVD or Blu-ray player, or a satellite receiver or cable box. Blow off the connections on the video source device and on the back or side panel of the TV with bursts of compressed air. Reinsert one end of the video cable into the video source device and the other end into the video input that it was connected to. Turn the TV back on with is remote to see if the picture is now free of flickering. A loose or partially connected video cable can cause the LCD TV's screen to flicker when presenting an image.

  3. 3

    Turn the TV off and unplug its power cord from the wall outlet. Place a power conditioner next to the wall outlet. Plug the power conditioner's power cord into the wall outlet. Plug the TV's power cord into one of the AC sockets on the power conditioner. Turn the power conditioner on. Turn the TV on to see if the picture is now free of flickering. The RF signals in the electric line that the LG TV is drawing power from can cause flicking through interference patterns being generated.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a power surge outlet with a LCD TV to protect it from damage.

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