How to Troubleshoot an Insignia TV

If you are using an Insignia TV, you may find that over time the TV may encounter problems. The problem can either render the TV unstable or partially crippled. But do you know that cable connections, video input settings, and magnetization issues are common problems that can affect your Insignia TV?How to Troubleshoot an Insignia TV

If your Insignia TV set has been running well for a long stretch of time but develops a problem, relax. There are steps you can take to diagnose these issues and give solutions to their symptoms. You can do this whether or not you have experience with troubleshooting.

How to Troubleshoot an Insignia TV

  • The first thing you are to do, is to ensure that your Insignia TV is properly plugged in. This also includes checking to ensure the power and assorted cable connections are plugged in and have not come loose or disconnected. Ensure also that the power cord is firmly plugged into either the wall outlet or the surge protector.
  • Then check the Insignia’s display for noise or what appears to be moving white dots. The coaxial cable may appear to be firmly in place in the back of the Insignia TV and has not become disconnected. Even at that, it may need to be fastened tighter into the cable port. If it is not properly in place, the loose coaxial cable can cause distortion on the Insignia TV’s display, most commonly known as “snow”. You can remedy this noise on the display by refastening the coaxial cable in order to ensure that it is more snug in its port.
  • Then check the A/V cables which hook up your cable or satellite receiver into the back of your Insignia TV. The A/V cables come with a set of prongs on either end, with three prongs to each set. Each set has one red, one white and one yellow prong. However, note that the A/V ports for these prongs on the back of the TV and the back of the cable/satellite receiver are also red, white and yellow. As such you have to ensure that the A/V cables are color-matched and in the appropriate ports.
  • Then check the video input on your Insignia TV. When you are using an external, connected device like a game system or a DVD player, the video input must be switched. This is for the device’s content to display accurately. It is possible that you simply forgot to switch the video input back to the regular cable/satellite TV input. This may result in lack of a cable/satellite feed. Search for the “input” button on your remote and use it to toggle back through your video input options until you get to the cable/satellite input.
  • It is now time to check your Insignia TV’s display for blotches. Most TVs of the big screen variety can suffer from magnetization. This can be brought on by other electronic devices that are improperly placed too close to the TV. This will result in blotches on the display. How do you solve this issue? To solve this issue, use a large magnetic coil. Wave the coil slowly in circles close to the front of the Insignia TV’s display to demagnetize the TV and repair the display.
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