Question about Sharp Aquos LC-45GX6U 45 in. HD-Ready LCD Television

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I have 2 flat panel TV's that don't work, one plasma, one lcd

One of them is a Dell W4200HD 42"Plasma, and it has a broken screen. The outer layer is not broke at all, so I assume the inner part of the screen broke from drop impact. The second layer is clear and is shattered. The white layer under that one is either scratched or cracked, can't really tell. Anyway, so a new screen would cost more than the TV itself cost new. Does that make any sense? Is this TV worth even messing with? If I could find a screen, I would probably attempt to replace it.

The second TV is a Sharp Aquos LC-45GX6U 45" LCD, and it needs all four inverters listed here:
p.w.b inverter #1 DUNTKC471UJ01
p.w.b inverter #2 DUNTKC472UJ01
p.w.b inverter #3 DUNTKC473UJ01
p.w.b inverter #4 DUNTKC474UJ01

it would cost over $900 for these, which includes two $150 core charges for not having broken ones to give the company. Anyone know where I might could find a TV like this one that has a broken screen for parts? Or does anyone have any advice?? I assume that I should just toss these in a dumpster and just buy a brand new TV. What do you think?

Thanks,
Michael

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  • hauser5 Feb 07, 2008

    well, I was told that it is a refurb, and all parts have been replaced. I am assuming that the person I got them from was just looking for someone to haul them off, or possibly use these good parts. Tell me something, are these inverters what powers the backlighting? If all parts are good and I plug it up and turn it on, should i be able to see the screen without the backlight??

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You can have them repaired using a TV Repair guy but often it costs as much as a brand new plasma. 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.

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Michael, my suggestion is that both units be scrapped. The plasma panel is broken the Dell and not cost effective to repair. If the inverter bds are missing in the Sharp, they were most pulled because the Sharp has a bad LCD panel. Not cost effective to fix either unit.

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  • Les Price Feb 09, 2008

    Yes the inverters are for lighting the back lights. Also if your unit is working and has video and just back light, you can shine a flash light on to the screen and hit your menu button. If you can see the menu then you do have video just no back light.

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