You watch your favourite movies, series, cartoons, news and sports on your TV. However, sometimes you encounter the problem of dark spots appearing on the TV screen.
Black dots on an LCD TV can disrupt the picture quality and viewing experience, especially if they are located in the centre. At best, black spots are caused by dirt, dust or debris that has accumulated on the surface of the screen. Dead or blocked pixels due to internal errors can result in black dots. Before resolving the issue, the best thing to do is to determine exactly what is the reason behind these black spots.
Reasons of dark spot TV
Common reasons that causes black spots on your TV screen are:
Dirt gets under the container. With improper maintenance of your TV screen, one small black spot can develop into a big dark spot, which can only be repaired only by a TV technician.
Before assuming that LCD spots are caused by internal malfunctions, clean the entire screen according to the manufacturer’s instructions and instructions in the user manual. Use a soft cloth and a 50/50 solution of water and alcohol to gently rub the problem areas and the entire screen. Never use paper towels as they are abrasive and will further damage the screen.
Moisture or air getting under the protective glass. The reason is bad transport or wrong handling. Do not wipe the screen with water or a very damp cloth.
The presence of a heat source near the device causes various malfunctions, including the appearance of spots due to delamination.
Dead or stuck
An LCD pixel has three red, green, and blue sub-pixels that can change colours and display each colour in 256 shades or grey levels. If a pixel is stuck closed at grey level 0, it will appear completely black. A pixel will also look black when it’s dead. If you see that the pixel can still change colours slightly from its usual black appearance,then it is stuck. Dead pixels can occur due to blunt force to the screen, transistor failure etc.
It is quite rare and appears immediately on TV screens. The reason is a violation of the assembly technology, which leads to damage to the screen matrix. The warranty of the TV will take care of such manufacturing defects.
Any accident can cause a strong impact or pressure on the TV screen changing the colour of the CRT and cause a mechanical problem. Broken pixels first appear in the affected area and then spread across the screen.
Eliminating the Dark Spots on your TV screens
Now that we know the reason that generally causes the black spots on your TV screens, let us fix these issues.
Clean the TV screen
Removing dark spots from your TV doesn’t have to be difficult, if it is caused by dirt. Dust particles are stuck on the TV screen, cleaning the screen will restore it to its original state and you can watch TV without any screen problems by following the cleaning process:
- Turn off the TV and turn it off.
- Wipe the screen with a screen-safe microfiber cloth.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Never press the TV screen with just a light towel.
- If the stain is difficult to remove, wipe it in a circular motion, but avoid using cleaning solutions or pressure.
A few simple tricks can often solve many potential problems of fixing the black spot issue at your TV screen.
- Turn off the TV, wait 2 minutes and restart the TV.
- Change the channel. Check if your regular viewing platform is the source of the problem.
- Try looking at something else and look for dark spots.
- Change input. Change the source to a completely different input.
- Check the cables by turning off the power, disconnect and connect all cables securely to the TV.
The backlight of your TV is set to make your screen as bright as possible, so any malfunction or incorrect setting can give the dark spots on the TV. When adjusted, the backlight generally works well in most TV. Exceeding the backlight adjustment can expose the screen to dimming.
Reset the backlight by :
- Press the “Menu” button on the TV settings Go to image settings.
- Decrease the backlight setting in small increments.
- Do this until the screen blur disappears or disappears significantly.
- Test the screen by watching normal programming.
- If it looks uncomfortably dark, increase the brightness slightly.
Turn on the light sensor
If the light sensor is off, it can also be a cause of the dark spots on the TV. The TV’s light sensor adjusts the brightness of the TV up and down according to the amount of light in the room. If the room is dark, the brightness should decrease automatically – in a bright room and vice-versa
The brightness sensor should provide a great watching experience regardless of the time of day. However, if your LCD automatic detection settings are turned off, turn them back on to remove dark spots. Fix your TV’s light sensor problem.
- Press the “Menu” button on the remote control.
- Open the picture settings or the settings menu.
- Click on the “Light Sensor” setting.
- If the device is turned off, turn it on.
- Test the screen while watching TV with the lights on and the lights off.
- The blurring should disappear.
- If the brightness of the TV does not seem to change as the light changes, the problem may be with the sensor.
Change the power saving settings
If you’re seeing dark, blurry spots on your screen, turning on power-saving mode can be helpful, especially if you’re in a dark room.
To change the LCD power saving settings go to
- Press the “Menu” button on the remote control.
- Go to the settings menu.
- Select power saving mode.
- Change the low mode from High or vice-versa
- Test the screen while watching TV, the blur should be gone.
Support the back of the TV
The interference problem of black spots increases if your LCD TV moves a lot or is transported frequently. You must place your TV in a place where it will not be moved.
Fix the TV in the following ways.
Factory resetting your TV can also help remove dark spots on your TV.
- Press the Home button on the remote control.
- Go to the “Settings” section.
- Select “Device Settings” or “Backup and Restore”.
- Select “Factory Reset”.
- After that, the TV will ask if you want to continue with the factory reset.
- Press “OK” to continue.
- After the reset is complete, try to turn on the TV.
Call the Service Center
If the dark spots are still showing up on your TV, it is best you call your TV service centre. A service centre specialist will repair your TV
- Receive the equipment and enter the ticket you transferred.
- Diagnose the TV.
- Repair repairable parts or install new ones.
- Checks the performance of the equipment and writes a new warranty card for his services.
- It takes 1-5 business days to repair and remove dark spots on the TV screen.
- The price of the repair depends on the degree of damage and the price of spare parts.
Enjoy your feel good shows and de-stress yourself by watching TV. Take care of your LCD by regular cleaning, rebooting, checking-backlight, light sensors, power saver mode or a factory reset and calling the expert will save you from dark spots appearing on the TV.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What causes dark Spots on TV?
Dark Spots can appear on the screen because of dust,manufacturing defects, physical damage or prolonged use. The age of the TV, exposure to heat and moisture in the environment can also contribute to this problem.
Can the dark spots on the TV be fixed?
Yes, small issues like dirt or anything can be resolved by yourself but some problems that cannot be fixed would require expert help.
Normally, fixing this problem would mean replacing the entire screen.
How does a manufacturer’s black spot error occur?
Black dots can appear as a result of installation errors. They may not appear immediately, but eventually can cause damage to the TV display.