Caring for your LCD TV
Televisions can be expensive and we want you to keep yours for as long as you can. To get the best from your TV, follow our guidance below.
Temperature / Humidity
It is recommended to use your LCD at room temperature (approx 21°C) in order to maintain its optimum performance.
- Take care as lifetime can be shortened particularly when it is used under conditions of high temperature and humidity.
- You may find that when it is used at temperatures of 10°C or lower, your viewing response time and brightness are affected in such a way that the correct display may not be obtained.
- When exposed to drastic fluctuation of temperature (hot to cold or cold to hot), the LCD TV may be affected; specifically, drastic temperature fluctuation from cold to hot, produces dew on the surface which may affect the operation of the polarizer (the thin film that covers the LCD surface) and TV.
It is recommended to use the LCD in a clean place and to ensure it is limited in affect by dust or liquids.
- If used in dusty place, dust may cause an electrical short inside the LCD resulting in break down.
- If the LCD is contaminated by a humid or liquid substance, the polarizer (thin film covering the surface of the screen) may be discoloured. If liquid enters the LCD, this could cause electrical failure or corrosion which, in turn, may lead to break down.
Because an LCD is made of glass, caution must be exercised when using it. It is recommended to handle it with care since shock, vibration, or careless handling could damage the LCD.
- The LCD surface is made of a soft film that is vulnerable to scratch and thus to damage by a sharp article.
- Since the LCD is made of glass, it may be damaged if it is bent. If it falls from a high place or receives a strong shock, the glass may be broken.
- The LCD is composed of sensitive electronic parts and components. Use caution when moving the TV.
- It is recommended that the LCD TV be handled with soft gloves. The LCD surface is made of soft film, vulnerable to scratches and susceptible to damage by sharp implements.
- Do not bend or stretch the back light wire.
- We would recommended that the LCD screen be cleaned using IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) or Hexane. We discourage the use of keystone type material (Acetone), Ethyl or Methyl chloride as they can cause damage to the polarizer device (a thin film found on an LCD screen surface).
As your LCD TV is a sensitive piece of electronic equipment, our advice is to observe the following safety measures.
- Never disassemble an LCD TV under any circumstances. If unqualified operators or users assemble the LCD TV after disassembling it, it may not function or its operation may be critically affected.
- When the television is not in use, the screen must be turned off or the pattern it displays should be frequently changed by a screen saver. If it displays the same pattern for a long period of time, brightness may become darker or image sticking may develop due to the LCD TV structure.
- If you are to store your LCD TV, we recommended that the LCD be stored in a cool and dry location and in its original box.
- Please dispose of your TV according to the relevant laws and regulations. A small quantity of mercury is contained in the lamp found inside an LCD TV.