Facing TV Problems? Ask a TV Technician.
Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
Can you tell me the model number of the tv? If you can't get that, then what is the approximate age of the tv?
That may be a serial, but is not the model.
It will be numbers and letters, and the first 2 numbers should be 55
Great, thank you.
Yes, just a moment while I finish typing out a reply, please.
The short answer here is that it cannot be fixed, at least not at any reasonable cost.
What has happened is that the LCD panel (the screen itself) was damaged internally, which is what causes the distortion.
LCD panels cannot be repaired.
That panel would have to be replaced, which is not practical. The part would be nearly impossible to find in the first place, and even when it can the cost is around 90% of the value of the tv. You'd then have several hours of labor to strip down the tv boards/components and rebuilt around the new panel. It would cost quite a bit more to fix than the tv is worth or could be replaced for. Buying a new tv would be more practical than repairs.
I can make some replacement suggestions for you, if you wish.
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