Have TV Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Welcome! I am an experienced electronics field technician and your satisfaction is my top priority. We are now connected together on this convenient website which saves you time and money vs much higher repair shop diagnostic fees.
To get started, I need to know you are able to reply to me here...
1. Are you wanting to repair the tv yourself?
2. If so, describe your previous experience with electronics- using a meter, soldering, replacing boards....
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There is one common failure/fix where there is a repair kit for $70, but it requires pulling out a board and soldering parts onto the board. We can confirm the problem by a test using the front panel buttons. REPLY back if you want to begin this process.
If you are unable or unwilling to perform any of these procedures then a repair shop should be consulted. A shop charges $125 to come diagnose the problem and hand you an estimate. Then another $175 in parts and labor. So the total can be $300 (or more). Not sure it makes sense to put so much money into a repair when you can buy a new 50" tv for about $450-$500.
I'm sorry for the bad news. Remember that I am here to help you. Please reply back if you need clarification on any of the above.
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