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The Effects of Dust on an LCD TV

The Effects of Dust on an LCD TV

In most homes, you will find LCD, or liquid crystal display, televisions. These TV's are commonly found. LCD Televisions offer great image quality and large screen sizes while taking up far less space than traditional big screen televisions.

It is important to realise that you will have to ensure your TV stays dust free. This is to maintain your LCD TV's working condition. What will happen if you TV picks up too much dust over a period of time?

Short Circuits

One of the most severe problems that dust in your LCD TV can cause, is a short circuit. A short circuit occurs when dust enters the television's casing and settles on one or more of the internal circuit boards. Enough dust can cause a short circuit, which will prevent the TV from working at all. In other cases, it will damage picture quality or prevent certain features from working properly.

As a short circuit can only occur when enough dust is present inside the TV, it's good to keep in mind that this problem happens after the TV has been in use for a number of years. This means that it will not be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

Keep in mind that in most cases of short circuits, repair is expensive, and you are better off buying a new set. Thus, we urge you to keep your TV dust free!

Picture Quality

Your televisions picture quality can also get damaged because of too much dust. Dust can have an effect on an LCD TV's picture quality without entering the LCD's casing. The dust that settles on the surface can distort the picture and decrease its brightness.

It is easy to wipe the dust away. You should only use a soft cloth and mild cleaning solution to avoid scratching the screen or causing permanent damage with caustic cleansers. The dust under your screen, is more difficult to clean, so you can make use of compressed air.

By using compressed air to blow the dust out is the best option, you can always disassemble the set to clean the screen from the inside.

This can all be best avoided by keeping the surface of the screen free of dust.

Control Problems

A less common effect dust can have on a LCD TV can occur when it enters the space around your TV's buttons. This can make it difficult to control your television. On certain television sets, dust will cause buttons to stick or prevent them from engaging when pressed.

This is also a problem that can be solved by using compressed air to blow the dust out. You can also fix this by resorting your television to using only the remote control.

If you are struggling with any of these problems and you can't find the solution, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always here to assist with any television problems! You can also visit our FAQ page for more information on other electronic problems.