TCL TV model T-68T17 less than 2 years old. The picture is way too dark. I adjusted the "bright.. color.. settings to manufacturers specs, but the picture is still too dark. Would appreciate your input.
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The contrast setting controls the relation between the light and black areas of the screen. If the light areas are too bright and are losing details, press the CVOL button; if the picture is gray and lacks contrast, press the VOLB button
The brightness setting controls the overall amount of light in the picture. If the picture is too bright, press the CVOL button; if the picture is too dark, press the VOL B button
with a flashlight at the back of the set often times there is an adjustment you can make WITHOUT having to open the set!!!
look for a little hole in the back of the plastic cabinet labeled SCREEN then with a flat screwdriver holding only the plastic handle, insert it into the hole and SLOWLY rotate until the screen brightens up until it is watchable.
This is compensating for age in the picture tube. you may get a few day or a few more years! of a much better picture.
If you start seeing some thin lines on the screen then back off you have gone too far. Do this adjustment with the brightness and contrast controls on the menu turned up all the way.
it is also safe to play with the focus adjustment right next to the screen if thing seem a little blurry. you will need two people one to watch from a distance for best picture.
How many years is your TV now? Usually TV has its life span, there comes a time that it happens. And need to look for a technicians, cause some of theme can still be repair by adjusting the brightness inside your TV.
John, bad news, short in picture tube, not cost effective to repair, even if it was the tube is no longer available for that age set, the bright side is it doesn`t owe you anything at 15-16 years old, too bad the "new tv`s" don`t last that long, hope this answers your question, BMW Rider
# 1 above you have covergence problems ,there is a service flash from rca to fix your fault,ask your tv shop. fault # 2 above turn off the color and adjust your screen settings for a grey picture,set brightness and contrast to middle settings. # 3 fault read #1 cause if your auto focus will not correct you require service there is a harness connector that looses connection and causes several fualts on the 52" rca's you can repair the fault but if you miss the harness replacement you will do it again.
On the inside of the TV, on the flyback transformer there should be two controls. Turn the one that says "screen" very slowly clockwise while looking at the pix. The pix should get brighter as you turn it up- if you go to far you will see lines in the pix or the TV may shutdown.
You may have a bad Fly Back transformer. The focus and screen(brightness) controls are located on this transformer. Some of the new RCA's have had problems with this transformer.
If the screen control opens up the picture may either go dark or light which would cause your problem.
Also a bad Picture tube could cause this. It shouldn't since the tv is not very old though.
I've seen a few new ones go bad.
i dont know this exact model, but i can advice you based on a slightly diffrent model. i hope the solution will be valid for your model as well:
TV is digital controlled and have to be adjusted via service menu
except the external focus and screen on back of (flyback) high voltage transformer.
This is one you can try: Need plastic allen or plastic small flat
blade screwdriver to fit these. Focus is top, bottom is the screen
that set the overall brightness. Before adjusting, go in menu: press menu once, select picture quality, I think number 4, press 2 for "preset..", press 2 again to select normal. Back out by pressing zero repeatedly. It may ask you to save new settings, select yes.
If screen is adjusted too bright, picture look lousy (washed out) the blacks will light up (becomes grey, or visible lines) this means you have actual fault that prevents you to get decent pix, that when it is time to take it in for repair.