Philips television troubleshooting

The history of Philips Corporation has been around for more than hundred years. It began in the 1891 in the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands. Innovations are the cornerstone of the Corporation strategy. Philips TVs may cost more than TVs of their competitors, but they are technically superior to them. If you have any problems with their servicing or maintenance, primarily refer to the troubleshooting table below.

Philips 26PFL532210 television troubleshooting

SymptomPossible solutions
No display on screen• Verify that the power cord is properly connected into the mains socket and into the TV.
• If the power cord is correctly inserted but there is no power, perform the following steps:
• Disconnect power cord or wall plug
• Wait for 60 seconds and then re-insert plug
• Switch on the TV
• Press the "Power" key on the remote control
Poor reception (snow)• Verify that the aerial is connected to the TV and to the wall aerial socket.
• Manually tune your picture as described in Manual Store on page 10.
• Verify that you have chosen the right TV system. For information about TV systems, see Manual Store on page 10.
• Check the signal strength by pressing the "i +" button
No picture• Verify that the supplied cables are connected properly
• Verify that you have selected the correct source.
• Verify that the child lock is not activated.
No sound on certain channels• Ensure that you have chosen the right TV system. For information about TV systems, see Manual Store on page 10.
No sound• Verify that the volume is not at the minimum.
• Verify that the mute button mode is not on. If mute mode is on, press the (»& ) key to turn it off.
• Verify that the TV is connected correctly to the peripheral equipment.
Foreign language in the TV menus• Press the "i +" button to exit the menu.
• Press the (menu) key.
• Press the ▼ key repeatedly to select the fourth item on the menu.
• Press the ► key twice.
• Press the ▼▼ keys to select correct language.
• Press the “OK” key to confirm selection.
• Press the (menu) key to exit menu.
TV not responding to the remote control• Move closer to the receiver at the front of the TV screen
• Check the +/direction of the batteries in the remote control
• Change the batteries in the remote control
One or a few tiny spots on the screen that do not change colour along with the video picture• This symptom is not a problem. The liquid crystal panel is built with very high precision technology giving you the fine picture details. Occasionally, a few non-active pixels may appear on the screen as a fixed point of red, blue, green or black.
• This does not affect the performance of the set.
Intermittent or flickering picture in HD mode• Noise is displayed if the digital equipment fails. Digital equipment can include a DVD player or set-top box. Check the user manual of the digital equipment you are connecting.
• Use a standard-compliant (high-quality) HDMI to DVI cable.
No sound or picture but the red light on the front panel is on• Press the "Power" button on the remote control.
PC modes do not work• Check whether connections are correct. (See page 29.)
• Check whether the source is correctly selected by pressing the”AV” button to enter the source list and selecting the correct source.
• Check whether you have configured the computer to a compatible display resolution
• Check the graphic card setting of the PC.
S-Video colour becomes faint• Check whether the SVHS cable is properly connected.
• Press the P + key on the remote control to do a channel up, and then press the P key to do a channel down.
Black bar on the top and bottom of the screen in PC mode• Change the PC refresh rate to 60 Hz.

Philips 42PF995637B television troubleshooting

SymptomsItems to Check and Actions to follow
“Ghost” or double images• This may be caused by obstruction to the antenna due to high rise buildings or hills. Using a highly directional antenna may improve the picture.
No power• Check that the TV’s AC power cord is plugged into the mains socket.
• Unplug the television, wait for 60 seconds.
The re-insert plug into the mains socket and turn on the television again.
No picture• Check antenna connections at the bottom of the TV to see if it properly connected to the TV.
• Possible broadcast station trouble.Try another channel.
• Adjust the contrast and brightness settings. Try another auto picture setting.
• Check the Closed Captions control. Some TEXT modes could block the screen.
• Switch your HDMI-source to a correct display mode.
No picture and power switched on• Your TV has a protective mode in case there is too much heat build-up.
Check the clearance around the vents of the device to be certain there are no blocking walls or cabinets which would limit the air flow.
No sound• Increase the VOLUME.
• Check that the TV is not muted, press the MUTE button on the remote control.
• When no signal is detected, the TV automatically switches off the sound. This is proper operation and does not indicate a malfunction.
Good sound but poor color or no picture• Adjust the contrast, color, tint and brightness setting. Try another auto picture setting.
Poor picture• Check the HDMI connection.
Snowish picture and noise• Check the antenna connection.
Television not responding to remote control• Check whether the batteries are working. Replace if necessary.
• Clean the remote control sensor lens on the TV.
• Operating range between TV and the remote control should not be > 240".
• You can still use the buttons on the right side of your TV.
• Check if the remote control is in the correct mode.
Control of accessory devices• The infrared signals of the screen may influence the reception sensibility of other peripherals. Solution: replace the batteries of the remote control of other devices. E.g. keep away a wireless headphone from within a radius of 50’’.
No stable or not synchronized VGA pictureCheck if you have selected the correct VGA mode in your PC.
StandbyYour TV consumes energy in the standby mode. Energy consumption contributes to air and water pollution. Power consumption: 2 W.
MiscellaneousSee Extras, Specifications on this CD.

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