I dropped my 32" Samsung LCD LNS3241D and the screen cracked help
So I dropped the tv and the screen cracked in the inside and now they're vertical lines all over. It's fine cosmetic and everything seem to work fine. I just need to find a replacement screen. Anyone know where I can find one? and ruffly how much it'll cost me?
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Jan 7, 2010 - 26 posts - 15 authors
Hi, I have a Samsung LN40A550 LCD TV which I have had for just over a year. ... I was watching TV yesterday and all of a sudden the picture went all. ... started makinga very high pitched buzzing sound with no picuture coming on. We did have a bunch of green vertical lines, but now just a black screen.
Your screen is probably cracked did someone hit the screen with something? Push on the screen lightly next to one of the cracks does it get bigger near your finger? If so you will just have to deal with the lines or replace the TV as it is permanent damage with screen.
I assume since she was able to lift the tv that she is probably too old to spank.
Sorry, kidding aside, that sounds a lot like the LCD screen panel itself is damaged. Unfortunately there is really no way to get a replacement screen installed for less than what you paid for the TV new.
If your warranty is still valid, you can always try returning it to Walmart and see if they will exchange it for a new one. I don't think the part about you dropping it would help your cause though, so maybe leave that bit out.
Otherwise I would recommend you get one of the exact same TVs as a replacement and put the old one away in the attic for storage. Then if you ever have any trouble with your new TV down the line, you will have a second mostly working TV right there to salvage spare parts from in order to get one working again.
There are no settings that could produce that result.
On most LCD TVs there is a LCD controller board that controls the vertical/horizontal display output. It sounds like your LCD controller has failed.
When you say 'appears to be cracked'...you mean it is actually physically cracked? That is a different issue altogether. I would say 99.9% of screen fractures are due to rough handling or a stray impact with a Wii controller, but rarely screens can fracture due to manufacturing defect or a sudden change in temperature or altitude.
It can be fixed by only by replacing whole LCD Panel. It is expensive (usually about 500-700 for a 32"). You have to take the whole TV apart to replace the part. It will not be covered by any warranty because it is physical damage and very easy to tell just by visual inspection.
Sadly there is no repair for the damaged screen and trying to replace it may be as much as buying a new one this is because the screen is one of the main components but I recommend you check with your local TV repair man some one should give you a good price keep in mind that this repair should not exceed 65% of the current value of the TV, that is already to much.