Now a days, the price of fixing a tv can cost just as much as buying a new one people say. Well, that really isn't always the case. Today, I will teach you a few tips to know if it is even worth calling a repair center for your tv.
The most expensive part of a tv, is what we technicians refer to as the grid, or the panel. This grid/panel, is the actual screen that you see where all the pixels are located. This is not to be confused with the thin layer of plastic covering it. Many people confuse the thin layer of plastic protecting their panel as the panel itself. If the panel breaks, cracks, or gets water damaged, then you are looking to spend more on the repair than you spent on your tv almost every time.The reason for that, is because the cost of the part is extremely high, and can range anywhere between $500 for 42" tvs all the way up to $1500 for bigger 50" to 60" tvs. Now how do you know if your grid needs to be replaced?
Sometimes it isn't always obvious that the screen is cracked, however a sure way to know is to turn the tv on, and look at the image. If the image on the screen looks anything like the picture to the left, then you know your screen is cracked even though when turned off, it may look perfectly normal.
This will occur often when people are trying to clean the tv. If you are trying to clean your tv with some sort of solution, never spray it on the tv itself, and here is why. When someone tells you not to spray the tv itself, it is not because spraying the tv will harm it, after all you are really spraying a piece of plastic. We say this because of what happens after you spray the tv. The solution will start dripping down the screen, and once it reaches the bottom, it will start to go inside the tv. At the bottom and the top of every tv there are several electric boards which we call buffer boards. These boards are directly attached to the panel/grid of your tv, and are not detachable. If one of these boards gets damaged, you will need to replace the entire panel.
For other issues you may be having with your tv, please go to the repair service page, and see if your the issue you are having with your tv matches our list of symptoms we commonly fix. If you find your issue listed there, then your tv is most likely experiencing an internal issue, and can be fixed at a reasonable price.