Question about Televison & Video
I have a 47'' Westinghouse LCD TV and the screen is broke. My friend threw a Wii Controller and it hit my tv. Is there anything I can do to try and fix it? I can see hear sounds but the picture is just a bunch of different colors and looks like a baseball went through glass. When turned off all you can see is a little dent, no real cracks I don't think.
Part # of the tv is tw-51212-c047a
SOURCE: replacement LCD?
When the display is cracked Sony charges a dud fee in additional to the cost of the replacement panel that is about the same price or more than the replacement LCD panel. They can't refurbish a defective. Add to that about $400 for in-home labor, then taxes and the repair will cost the same or more than a new TV. Example, $1200 panel cost, $1500 non-return of rebuildable dud, $400 labor, Taxes = $3300+
If you could replace the panel yourself, all you would save is the labor cost and the tax on labor charges.
Basically if any flat panel screen (LCD or Plasma) is physically damaged, the TV set is junk. They do make pretty abstract art pieces though. You could sell the whole set for parts on Craigslist or eBay, but don't expect to get much.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
SOURCE: Cracked LC37D62U LCD TV
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.
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
The LCD panel which is responsible for the picture is toast. You will need to replace it. You can have it repaired using a TV Repair guy but often it costs as much as a brand new LCD.
I recommend just finding the best sale you can and buy a new one.
My daughter broke my $1,600 LCD. It would have cost $1,200 to fix.. so I just bought a new one.After that I picked up a TV screen protector called TV Armor http://www.tv-armor.com Its designed to protect the TV from damage. Now I dont have to worry anymore when she is playing near it. It works really well.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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