As an LG TV owner, I was frustrated to hear a loud buzzing noise coming from my television. After doing some research and testing, I decided to share my experience in this blog post. I’ll explain why my LG TV was making the buzzing noise and provide solutions to help other owners experiencing the same issue. Whether you’re hearing a humming, buzzing, or clicking sound, this post will help you find a solution to your problem.
This can happen for various reasons. It might be due to an issue with your backlight, speakers, fans, or a malfunction with your unit.
- Damaged speakers and high volume levels can cause a buzzing noise from your LG TV.
- Lowering the brightness levels can help fix the issue.
- A loose or damaged cable can cause a static or buzzing noise.
- Wireless overlapping can also cause disruptions in your TV’s electronic components.
- You can try a soft reset to fix the issue.
Why Is an LG TV Making a Buzzing Noise?
LG TVs have high-quality standards. There are low chances that your unit might be faulty. So, the buzzing noise is probably happening due to a simple issue that you can fix on your own.
We’ve made you a list of the most common issues that might cause your LG TV to make a buzzing noise:
The first thing you should check is the TV speakers. Most often, they’re the cause of this issue.
Having your volume at a high level for long periods can damage the speakers. It might be a good idea to buy an external sound system if you appreciate really high volumes.
You can do a check by simply muting your TV. If the noise stops, it means that your speaker is causing this problem.
Lowering your volume might be the solution. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you can visit the nearest LG service center or contact LG customer service.
Additionally, if you’re using a soundbar or external speakers, make sure the cables are connected securely to your TV. A loose cable can cause buzzing or static noise.
Perform a Sound Test
You can also perform a sound test to see if one of the internal speakers is malfunctioning.
- Press the ‘Menu’ button on your remote (it might be labeled “Smart” on some devices)
- Scroll to the ‘Settings’ tap
- Select ‘Sound Settings’
- Click on ‘Sound Test’
- Listen carefully to determine if there’s an issue with your speakers.
High Brightness Levels
Keeping the brightness at a high level for extended periods can be the cause of the buzzing and humming noise coming from your TV.
Keep the Screen Brightness Down
You can lower your TV’s brightness levels by following these steps:
- Press the ‘Menu/Smart’ button on your remote
- Click on the ‘Settings’ tap
- Select ‘Picture Settings’
- Scroll down to ‘Brightness Settings’
- Lower your brightness levels until the noise stops
It’s worth mentioning that you should mute your TV while lowering the brightness.
If the noise doesn’t stop after you lower the brightness level, you can eliminate it from your troubleshooting.
Cooling Fan Problems
Some LG TV models come with cooling fans installed in them. Those fans usually produce an undetectable level of humming.
If they’re becoming loud, that could be due to one of these reasons:
- Your TV is overheating
- Your TV is mounted too close to the wall
- Fans are malfunctioning
- Fans need cleaning or maintenance
Protect Your TV from Overheating
If your TV is overheating, you can turn it off for a while or until it cools down. This usually isn’t a common problem unless you live somewhere really hot and humid.
You can turn on an air conditioner or a fan and aim it towards your TV to minimize overheating. If that doesn’t fix the issue of loud fans, you should contact LG’s customer service or visit a service center to have your fans fixed.
A loose or damaged cable can cause a static or buzzing noise. Try unplugging all unnecessary cables from your TV to check if they’re the cause of the problem.
If the noise stops, carefully plug back the cables one by one. If there’s a damaged cable, you’ll start hearing the noise again once you plug it back.
Check for Wireless Overlapping
Most of today’s devices come equipped with numerous wireless connections. These connections can overlap and cause a static or buzzing noise.
Try turning off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection. It sounds too good to be true, but the solution might be as simple as that!
Additionally, some devices can cause disruptions in the TV’s electronic components with their magnetic fields. So, remove any electronic devices placed near your TV to avoid this problem.
Try a soft reset
Sometimes, simply doing a soft reset can solve TV problems. To soft reset your LG TV, simply take the plug out of the wall outlet and wait for 60 seconds before putting it back in.
Contact LG’s Customer Service
LG provides great customer service and repair options. If you are unable to fix the issue after following the previous steps, it’s best if you contact LG customer service.
You can call them, email them, or even chat with them to find a suitable solution or schedule a repair.
Alternatively, you can just take your device to the nearest service center.
To Sum Up
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If you can’t stand the annoying buzzing from your TV, there’s no need to panic. It’s probably a simple issue that you can fix on your own.
There could be a wide range of culprits behind an LG TV making a buzzing noise. This includes an issue with your speakers, brightness levels, cooling fan, cables, or even overlapping connections.
If you’re unable to fix the issue on your own, you can contact LG customer service to schedule a repair.
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