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Lcd screen damaged by kid hitting on screen by buttter knife

I have sansung lcd tv which was recently damage by my kid by hitting by butter knife,small white dots are been visible and and switching on the tv on black back ground the dots are visible,please let me know how the problem can be solved.

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The front main screen polarizer is damaged. Only two options are available for it. 1. Order a replacement panel, which will cost more that what u probably bought the tv for. 2. Buy a new TV.

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Hi my 32inch alba LCD tv has fallen off the tv stand and hit the corner of the fire place. This has made the screen all messed up. Can I get this tv fixed??


The LCD is damaged and there is no other option but to replace the LCD screen.
If there is no picture at all it is fully damaged but if a portion of the screen shows a picture then the part of the LCD is damaged.
Please check the cost of replacement before you go for changing as it must be worth the cost.

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What to do when you have a cracked LCD, LED or Plasma TV


Spending a ton of money on a new TV is the norm these days. Unfortunately televisions are not made like they used to be. Flat panel LCD, LED and Plasma TVs are very fragile. The picture area can be cracked by even light objects hitting the TV.

Once the picture is cracked there is no way to repair it. It needs to be replaced. TV manufacturers purchase LCD, LED and Plasma screens in large quanities and get a great price. When your local repair shop has to purchase a single replacement unit, you will often find it is as expensive if not more expensive then a new TV (if its even avaliable) when you factor in the labor costs. Usually you are better off replacing the TV with a brand new set the next time a good sale comes up then have it repaired.

You would think the TV's warranty or extended warranty you purchased would cover a cracked screen. Alas.. they don't. Every warranty I have ever read does not cover accidental damage. As soon as the repair person sees the screen is cracked, they will tell you the warranty does not cover it and you are out of luck.

While there isn't much hope for repairing your current TV, you can take some simple steps to protect your new TV from damage.

1. Mount the TV on the wall. Its a lot harder for little kids to hit the TV or throw something at the TV when it is mounted on the wall vs sitting on a stand.

2. Explain to the family how fragile the TV is. While this might seem obvious.. kids do know things until they are taught.

3. Wear the wrist strap while playing video games as recommended!

4. Pickup a tv screen protector from a company like TV Armor. They are designed to provide impact protection for the TV without affecting the picture.

Following these simple steps can keep you enjoying your new TV for many years to come even if you do have a budding baseball player at home.

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A kid intentionally threw the remote control at the middle of the screen, eventhough it's still working, the part that has been hit is already damaged and only 3/4 of the screen is visible


If the LCD panel has been damaged then the tv is a write off, sorry.

Supplying and fitting a new panel will cost more than buying a replacement tv as it's overwhelmingly the single most expensive component. When you buy a new tv you are effectively buying a flat panel at a huge volume discount and all the other parts which make it a tv are thrown in for free.

The tv rental company I work for is the largest such business in the UK and only ever replaces broken panels by cannibalising other tv's which have been returned with other serious and unrepairable faults. In practice the panel is rarely swapped, what usually happens is that the broken screen tv donates its inner workings to a tv with a good panel and outer casing but with serious electronic faults (usually due to liquid damage). The panel only ever gets swapped over if the outer casing to the tv is cosmetically unacceptable.

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Kid threw remote at screen, lines going across it....


The LCD Screen is damaged beyond repair. Cost to replace TV is cheaper than repair.

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4"STRIP OF LIGHT ON LEFT SIDE OF SCREEN (VERTICAL)


No ur LCD Screen is damage got hit by somethings.It not worth it to repair if the LCD Screen is damage.It cost about the same to replaced LCD screen as to buy a new tv.

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I hit the screen with the wii remote. its damaged


It is obvious that the screen is cracked and must be replaced. There are a few problems in doing that. First, it is NEVER covered b warranty. Second, the LCD panel likely cost at least double the price you paid for the TV, if it is even available. Many are not available. Time to shop for another set. Sorry; John

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My Samsung LCD 1080P LCD screen is damaged. How do I replace it?


You are better off buying another TV. Screen usualy costs more then a new TV. It is not an easy job. About 2hrs for a decent tech. Screen for a 37" is about $600-700. A sony....$1300 new sony 799. Best is to sell it for parts. You may get $50-100 for it. Sorry for the bad news. Best to put the WI away/or play nice :). Hit by Wi remote 60% of broken screens ,20% P'd off wife/lover, 10% bad football game,8% kids/bird/pet,2% installer error.

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TV got hit with a toy


This is indicative of a cracked PDP panel (the plasma panel itself). Even though there may not be impact damage on the outside (the filter), it has probably cracked the inner layers. Unfortunately, it is probably more expensive to fix than to replace the entire unit.

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Akai lcd damaged screen


buy a new tv, the screens are very close to the price of a new tv. the screens are not fixable either, broken=garbage. plus after shipping and all that a new tv would be cheaper. i had someone bring me an lg lcd, screen was $1400 he bought the tv a year before for about $1600.

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Line on screen


It sounds like the actual LCD is damaged, i've seen some cases where it was a damaged cable going to the LCD screen but if the cable looks ok then it is probably the lcd screen.

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