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Re: Cracked LCD Screen
I had one broken a few months ago. I got a couple quotes.. it was about $200 less then a brand new one. I'd just buy a new one.
For the new TV I'd pickup a screen protector for it. My son threw a toy at my TV the other day and I nearly had a heart attack from the flashbacks. Thank God I picked up one of these a few weeks earlier. It stopped it. LCD screens really break easily as you know. http://www.tv-armor.com
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check ebay online for parts. the problem with a cracked screen is that to get it new, it cost too much. sometimes i find tv's that don't work but have good screens on ebay and you can pick them up cheap. good luck. david
Hello. If the panel is cracked (the glass of the LCD), the by all means, return it as soon as possible. I've seen quite a few LCD's with cracked panels, and they all came from shipping from the factory.
The easiest way to tell is if you can see it when the television is off. If you can, it is in the panel itself. Sometimes you have to look with a flashlight to tell, but it should be present.
I agree your screen is cracked. It's smooth to the touch because you're not actually touching the LCD section of the screen, just the protective coating. The advantage of owning an LCD TV over plasma... you can replace the screen either by going to the manufacturer or some place like e-bay. It's not a difficult thing to do if you take your time and pay attention to the details.