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JamesI, Handyman
Category: Appliance
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My television for no reason will go black on half the screen

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my television for no reason will go black on half the screen and the picture goes red. I have a toshiba tv model40xv551D

Hi Gillian, how old is the TV? This sounds like a T-Con board failure which is a hardware fault within one of the components of the TV.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the television is about 7years ols
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
is this fixable i am on a pension and mjust paid £20 so dont want to spend more if i need a new tv

Typical cost of repair would be around £100, the typical life expectancy of a TV is 8 years.

Based on the age and cost of repair I would recommend a replacement.

However if you would prefer a repair please advise on your postcode and I can list some local repair agents

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thanks for your reply as its old i think i will have to replace it was hoping it might just need some adjustments thanks again

No problem Gillian, this fault is certainly a hardware one and not anything which can be done by changing settings I am afraid, so I can close the case please rate the service using the star rating on this page.

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