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Old 03-27-09, 06:47 PM
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Has anyone ever had to get their TV repaired where it wouldn't turn on? If so how much did it cost? I emailed a place that told me I would have to bring it in and they would have to look at it to be able to tell how much it would be. I got no response when I asked for a price range so I'm wondering if anyone could give me an idea. To be specific it is for LCD.
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Old 03-28-09, 12:40 AM
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I haven't, but I can say that it is probably $40-70 to have them check it out. Which would be applied to any repair you might do, but otherwise non-refundable.

If it is simply the power supply, that should be fairly reasonable. If it is the backlight, repairs almost certainly would cost more than a new TV. I take it warranty won't be helping?
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Old 03-28-09, 02:07 PM
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What brand is it? I need to make sure I don't get one.
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Old 03-29-09, 09:41 PM
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It is a Westinghouse, I've had it for 2.5 years now. Yeah, they told me they would take a deposit of $40 to look at it which would be returned if I decided not to have it repaired. Beyond that they gave me no idea of any other costs.
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Old 03-30-09, 10:58 PM
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Wow, that's better than around here. Maybe you're better at sweet-talk.
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Old 03-31-09, 09:55 AM
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Almost all LCD and plasma repairs are basically the main board. My LG fell under warranty but the board alone was almost $400.

What size is your LCD?
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Old 03-31-09, 11:50 AM
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My Samsung rear-projector also had a failed board - fortunately it was under warranty. I ended up getting it because my original JVC had a problem and they couldn't get the part to fix it. I bought an extended contract for it, so the warranty company replaced the set! I ended up with a decent 1080p (replacing 1080i) TV which is larger and has three HDMI inputs (versus one)!
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Old 03-31-09, 05:59 PM
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It is 37", ugh if its $400 I'm better off getting a new TV altogether.
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Old 04-04-09, 11:02 PM
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This guy I work with had a 46" Sammy LCD that died. Even under warranty, they told him that it would be too much for them to repair it ($1,300), so they cut him a check to get a new TV. He even got to keep the old one, which he gave to me, and it's sitting in my basement. I figure I'll wait a bit to see if the part comes down & maybe I can get it fixed for a couple hundred bucks...we'll see.
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Old 04-05-09, 04:33 AM
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No offense, but if you called an auto repair shop and told them your car wouldn't start, would you expect them to be able to give you an estimate to fix it?
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Old 04-09-09, 01:10 PM
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No offense but a TV is way less complicated than a car.
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