TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician for Answers ASAP
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Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the tv,
Unfortunately, the issues you are experiencing are symptomatic of an internal hardware defect, typically a faulty power supply or main board (the 2 most common failure points). This issue could be a manufacturing defect, but is also often caused by a power event (shock/surge, prolonged over/under voltage condition, etc).
It sounds like you may have been reading a prior post of mine from what you've described.
I realize you may have attempted some variation of this already, but if not please perform these exact steps:
both as a possible fix, as well as a diagnostic evaluation, 1) Unplug the power cord from the tv at the mains
2) Wait at least 1 hour (60+ Minutes)
3) Press and hold the power button (on the set, not the remote) for 60 seconds 4) Keep holding power button while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after. When plugging back in, go directly to the wall outlet, bypassing any power strips or surge protectors.
If this reset process does not work, it would unfortunately confirm an internal hardware failure.
This is something that would require repairs to correct; if you're thinking about a do it yourself repair, you'll need to be comfortable and skilled with electronics repairs, which would require dismantling the set (removing the back panel of the tv), diagnostics with a digital multimeter to test voltages inside, changing out boards as needed, and possibly desoldering/removing and soldering/replacing capacitors (a common failure point).
If you’re considering repair at a local shop, you’ll find a typical repair to be around £250-300 for diagnostics, parts, and labor.Despite being only a year old, for a tv this size, it typically isn't worth repairing - you can buy a brand new tv with a fresh warranty for the same price, which makes more sense in the long run.
Depending how you’d like to proceed here, I can help with finding parts, finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options. Just let me know.
I'm sorry to hear that. At least you still have use of the computer though
It wouldn't hurt to try complaining to them as well about this one, if you bought it there. The warranty is only a year, but they really should last longer, 3-5 is typical though. If you complain enough perhaps they'll give you some discount.
I'd also advise against buying one with a built in dvd. It is much cheaper to buy a separate tv and add on player.
Helps as well in the long run because the internal players always seem to break, and get expensive to repair.
I hope so as well. If not, this is probably the best time for it to fail though, usually the best prices of the year are around the holidays.
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