Broken screen samsung lnt4042h
A screen is the most expensive part of any flat screen TV, or monitor.
My best advice is to take pictures, and put it up on eBay. Warranties don't cover broken screens (almost never) and the cost of getting the screen replaced comes far too close to the purchase price of a new on to justify fixing it. I hate to say it this way, but the only thing that TV is good for now, is scrap. You have several components in it though that will fetch a decent price, if you're willing to pull it apart, and package up the three boards inside. You may expect to part it out for somewhere a little over a hundred bucks, or sell intact, as it is for much less, and shipping is a lot, and I mean a whole lot more. They don't care if the screen is already broken, they still treat it as breakable, and the weight pushes shipping up too.
So, in short, open it up, pull the three boards out, and sell em. You can sell all the wires as well as a kit, (must be all wires though) for a few bucks as well. The rest? Take it to the scrap yard. And for your next tv, it's worth buying a sheet of plexiglass, and epoxying it to the front of your TV. It won't protect against it sliding of of your wall mount, but it will fend off any amount of flying Wii controllers.
on Jan 31, 2013