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Black & White Picture

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Black & White Picture


Normally a black and white picture is an indication of the cables being mismatched or connected to the wrong input.

Check the connections

Before troubleshooting can be started, you will need to determine which type of cables you are using.

Press the Enter or Info button on the LG Remote Control to determine the current input.

Is the TV currently on the Component Input?

If so, check the component connections on both the output device and the input of the TV. The colors should match. The component cables should have a total of 5 color coded connectors and they should be firmly connected to the output and input connection.

For Video: Green(Y) / Red(Pr) / Blue(Pb)

For Audio: Red(R) / White(L)


Check for loose cables

Sometimes a loose connection can cause a black and white picture so you will need to check each connection on the back of the TV to ensure it is firm and secure.

You will also need to check the output device’s cables to ensure they are also firmly connected.


Check other inputs

Check the various inputs on the television to see if the problem occurs with multiple inputs.

If so, check the picture mode settings to ensure the color settings have not been changed.

Select a Picture Mode that does not say User beside it.

You may also need to perform a Picture Reset.

If not, there could be a problem with the cable itself that is being used.


Try using new cables

Connect the output device to the television with a different set of cables to determine whether or not the problem is with the output device itself.

If the issue occurs with the different set of cables, the issue is with the output device itself

If not, the cable being used to connect the two devices may be defective.

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