I have a 37 lcd television, and the screen was hit and shows cracked glass line, everything else works even the picture still shows but of course you can see the cracks thru it, I called the manufacturer, they said the screen is not available, even if it is, it would cost as much as the tv. NOW my question is, if I take the broken glass and install a generic board of glass with the same thickness and size, WOULDN'T THAT WORK, Just wondering and appreciate actual technical advise.
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Re: cracked lcd screen
You see cracks in glass that is not generic glass. It is LCD Panel made of new technology.
That glass has few layers and a large amount of liquid crystal dots array built in. There are few polarizer in between LCD Panel.
Below is an image having bit details about LCD Panel.
Hope this will clear the concept of LCD Panel vs generic glass.
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Your lcd screen is cracked and the only repair that you can do is replace the screen. This is not easy to do and usually not cost effective, assuming an exact replacement screen can even be found.
Sell the tv for parts on ebay or craigslist.
It is broken,The outside is a Polorised film.Like window tint,It is repairable,New LCD screen.But may be cheeper to buy a new TV. GET A EXT.WARENTY!!! will not cover accidents but the new tv's do break alot,and are expensive to repair.
Buy a name brand, NOT RCA "junk" Just a name
no longer a company. Samsung,Panasonic,Sony. If you want to support the USA buy another Sharp. Still a great TV. And made in America. NOTE they make after market screen protectors. GOT KIDS? GET ONE. :) Or even a piece of plexie glass if cash is tight. Hope this helps.
The front glass is just a protector for the LCD screen. If your TV turns on and the picture looks ok (may be a little color variation around the crack if front glass is pushing on it, variation OK black Bad) If the picture looks within the range described then replace the glass. It is just a piece of standard glass and a pretty easy diy job. If the LCD screen is broken the repair will be more than the replacement cost. Sad fact US TV repairmen make a living wage while the workers that assembled you TV wouldn't be able to buy lunch here with what they made putting it together.
Most LCD's just went down in price by around 2-400 dollars. I would suggest buying a new one. The cracked screen might mean that the liquid will ooze out and get worse and worse as it ages. However, it may only have a crack and not get any worse than it is now. If you can live with it and it doesn't get worse, you can view it that way for another 10 years and be fine.
The fact that the LCDs are cheaper now and you only have a 37 inch, you might consider getting a larger one that you have had your eye on for a long time. (Note: even though I am a firm believer in LCD's over Plasma, plasmas are a few hundered dollars cheaper and if you know your children are prone to breaking things... it might be the way to go.)
Replacing the screen is possible, but more costly than the new T.V.