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How To Fix My TV Antenna: A Guide For Antenna Repairs

When you finally find the time to relax in front of the television for the evening, the last thing you want is to discover that your TV is not working.

Being a very inconvenient issue, you will want this fixed as soon as possible. Read on to find out if the problem with your television is associated with your antenna along with a guide on how to fix this.

How do you know your TV antenna has a problem

Your television doesn’t tune into a channel when you turn it on

When you turn on your television, usually you are greeted almost instantly with a working channel. If you turn on your television and get a message like ‘searching’ or ‘no signal’ then this may be to do with your antenna.

Similarly, if you are changing channels and it is slow with tuning, or you frequently see these kinds of messages, it is likely that you need antenna repairs.

Channels that were previously available are no longer working

When watching digital channels on your TV, if there’s a fault with your antenna, you may experience some channels no longer working.

The screen will often remain black, or display those ‘no signal’ messages mentioned above. Ensure you don’t get this confused with something like a terminated subscription.

Interrupted service

If there’s a problem with your TV antenna, you may find that when you are watching television, the service is interrupted. The picture may glitch at times, the screen will blackout or you may even experience scratching sounds coming from the television as it tries to get a signal.

Our blog explains a few other reasons why your TV picture freezes or is breaking up.

How to fix your TV Antenna - Things you can do

If you are experiencing any of the above problems, there are some things you can do to try and fix the issue.

Check if the aerial cable is still connected

The first thing you might want to do is check if the aerial cable is still connected. It’s not hard for this to get tugged out if you have shuffled your TV around, been vacuuming or have a child or pet!

Check your television is on the right input or source

You will get similar messages on your television to those you get when your antenna isn’t working if you are on the wrong input or source. You may need to play around with the source/input/AV button to ensure you are on the right input.

Tune your television

You may be able to fix a faulty TV signal by re-tuning your television. Tuning and re-tuning a television helps keep it up to date with all the channels and helps to calibrate to broadcasting frequencies.

Why is it best to call a professional to repair your antenna?

If your TV antenna isn’t working, it’s best to call a professional to fix it. This is because, by trying to fix it yourself, you may end up making the issue worse and cause further problems. Hiring a professional who knows what they are doing ensures that the job is done smoothly, effectively and quickly.

As TV antennas are almost always located on the roof of a building, this also poses other dangers that are best avoided. Professional TV antenna services will have the necessary equipment and experience to work in this kind of setting with minimal risk

TV antenna not working?

If your television signal is faulty, then your antenna may need repairing. For high quality and expert TV antenna repairs on the Sunshine Coast, contact Action Antennas today. We can sufficiently repair your antenna and give you any related advice you need.

If you would like to know more about how to check your TV Antenna, read our Guide to Home TV Antennas.