If you have problems with your LCD screen, you have to find what the cause is. Maybe you can repair it or maybe you should replace it. What is for sure is the fact that every problem has a solution.

If your LCD screen has dead pixels or the screen is actually broken, then the best solution is to replace it. If you will try to repair it, you will spend too much money. Otherwise, you can improve your picture by calibrating the screen. This way, the settings will be changed and you will be able to use your TV for a long time.

Here are a few simple steps to troubleshoot an LCD:

1. Discover the problem. If your screen has a crack, or the colors are misplaced and the picture is distorted, then you should consider changing it because the repairing operation would be much more expensive than a new TV.

2. Have you heard about the electronics lifetime? If not, you should know that all the electronics, including LCD screens, have a period of so called normal operating hours. For the newest LCD screens, this period is between 10-15 years (around 60,000 to 100,000 hours), but could sometimes get longer or shorter. Taking that into consideration and also the first step, see if you can repair the screen or if you will replace it.

If you checked your screen and it is doesn't need to be replaced or repaired then follow these additional steps in order to calibrate the screen and get the best viewing experience.

3. Maybe the picture is blurred by dust or dirt. You should clean very well the surface with special products. You may be surprised that the picture quality is improved after doing that.

4. If you want to bring some improvements to your screen, you should calibrate it. Also you should adjust the brightness. The backlight could make the difference when you're watching a dark scene. Depending on your preferences, adjust it and you’ll have better viewing experiences.

5. I'm sure you want your picture to be as natural as it can be. For that, it is recommended to adjust the contrast of your flat screen TV. This way, the colors will be more appropriate to your personal preferences.

6. Change some settings also regarding the sharpness level. It is very important to be able to see clear pictures. This way you can experience all the details. If the sharpness level is at the right level, you can differentiate easily all the objects from certain images.

7. Colors must also be adjusted. It is important to see a natural picture and your eyes to be used with it. By adjusting the colors, your viewing experience will become more pleasant.

If nothing works than you should call a specialized repairing company or see if your warranty is still available.

Author's Bio: 

I don't call myself an expert guru about all the things I write about, but others do! I can say that I'm more than an average tech guy. I spend hours and hours (someone could actually say months and years) in the front of PC reading articles, researching different technology subject, and of course the fun part--playing games, watching movies and much more. Technology is my passion.