Models with a kinescope are transported easily, without the risk of damage to the internal device, you just need to protect the screen from mechanical influences and fix the device motionlessly in the car. LCD TVs require a more careful attitude. Their manufacturers pay great attention to packaging, trying to protect the device from any negative external factors – low temperatures, hits, vibration, because its matrix and inner components are very sensitive. Such factors can damage pixels or generally lead to the failure of all devices. The first thing you should do is to take picture of back of your TV so that you could remember which cable goes where when you’re setting it up after transportation. Unplug them carefully and pick up all cables and power cord and wrap them by matching tape, if you feel that you can be complicated while setting it up label all cables on tape so that you can remember placement of all cables. Don’t put all cables and power cord into box with TV as they can shift around and damage it. It is better to put them into a separate box or in a zip lock bag. Clean your device and wipe it with a soft cloth before packing it. Your TV’s manual can be your helper in this situation.
Flat-panel TVs are extremely fragile devices. If device is 50″ or larger, call someone to help you with packing and transporting. Don’t take the risk and do everything on yourself. Before you load your TV into a car carefully pack it following the rules below:
As the TV is very sensitive to every external factor you should pack it in an appropriate box. The most suitable is TV’s original box or any other one with matching size. Box should have enough space for all details and be a little bigger than TV, but not too big. If the device is mounted to the wall detach it carefully and put the screws in the box with cables. Covering of your TV helps you to prevent your device from any mechanical damages, scratches and cracks, that’s why try to find the best variant of cover. Use original cover which comes with TV if possible. Some moving companies sell special boxes for the TV. If you can’t buy such cover take a towels or a thick soft cloth and wrap your device. If there is nothing or not suitable for size in your apartment, use bed linens – sheets, duvet covers or soft blankets. You will need at least two blankets depending on the size of your TV.Here the main thing is to pack the TV in order to protect its screen from possible scratches that may appear from contact with other objects and things. For this purpose, foam sheets and a bubble film can also be used. These packing materials will be needed to protect the corners – they also often suffer during transportation. After that wrap the device by packing tape but make sure that tape doesn’t touch the screen. As you place your TV into the box, empty space inside the box should be filled by foamed polyethylene and protective covering. Finally, make sure that the TV is firmly fixed and not moving inside the box.If it is still moving use bubble wrap to fill in the gaps.It is very important to keep the TV upright only. If flat-panel TV isn’t kept in the upright position, there can be damages because of pressure on the lightweight glass. The box should be sealed by solid packing tape in horizontal and vertical directions. Don’t forget to write “fragile” on the box to make movers transport it more carefully. Finally, your device is ready for moving.
Transportation of the TV
Place the TV into the track on the safe and smooth surface. As it was written above, don’t do it on your own and find someone to assist you. There shouldn’t be any sharp or rough items between the technique and the surface of the vehicle. It is better to put the device closer to the driver’s cab to lessen shakes on bumps. If there are some mattresses in the truck you can place the device between them. You can also transport the TV in the passenger compartment of the car in the back seat and fix it by seatbelts. Don’t put anything heavy on the top of the box. Transportation is possible only in a vertical position, especially it’s about modern models. If the device can’t be transported in the upright position, remember that it can’t be laid down with a “matrix down”. The larger diagonal of the screen, the more cautious you should be. Try not to expose the device to the humidity, especially on rainy days, because it can damage some electronic details. You need to drive the car smoothly, carefully and not very quickly avoiding sudden shocks at the beginning of movement and braking.
Setting up your TV in new location
When you bring your device to new destination don’t turn on it for a while. Let the technique adapt to room temperature. Turn back to the picture of back of your TV which you have made in the beginning. Now you can plug all cables and power cord according to their placement on the picture. Wipe out one more time the screen to remove dust or any other dirty elements.
If you follow these simple tips on the day of move the process of the TV moving can be easier and without any difficulties.