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Technically, an LCD screen can be replaced, however this is rarely carried out as the screen is the most expensive component in the TV set and requires a great amount of labor to remove the old screen and fit the new one.
Additionally, new replacement screens can only be obtained from the manufacturer and they rarely sell these to the public.
If you had another identical set with a different fault, you could salvage the screen from it, however there would still be a lot of labor involved in fitting the replacement screen.
Your best option in this case would be to claim under insurance, if your TV is covered for accidental damage.
so you suggest just buying a new one then.
The cost of having the screen replaced would be roughly equivalent to the cost of a new set, so yes I would recommend buying a new set if the damage is not covered by insurance.
what if i sourced the screen and replaced it myself, is it really that difficult ?
If you are technically and electronically skilled and can take a methodical approach to it, then you could attempt it yourself.
It would require stripping out the entire set, then rebuilding it again in reverse order.
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