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Question DetailsAsked on 10/19/2017

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET AN FLAT SCREEN TV FIXED?.THE PICTURE WENT OUT

TV TURNS ON BUT THERE IS NO PICTURE SHOWING

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A lot most likely - you can find a LOT of similar previous questions with answer in the Home > TV Repair link under Browse Projects, at lower left. Generally speaking, previous answers have indicated that TV's with retail pricing below about $300-400 range it is almost always cheaper to just buy a new one - which also gives you another year or few warranty. That means almost certainly worth fixing anything less than about a 30" TV, and if the problem is a bad screen or main board then typically up to about 42-45" range it is cheaper to buy a new TV than repair it.


Of course - first check for the TV displayiung an error code - check owner's manual for LED pattern or flashing or such indicating an error code which might help determine the issue.


Next check for input problems - with input devices or cables. Try hooking something different to the TV other than the cable box - a game console, computer, "rabbit ears" antenna, etc as applicable to your model - to be sure it is not an input failure from the cable vendor or from your over-the-air antenna or a bad cable. Also, if the setup menus work OK and look right, or your screensaver image looks OK (if it has/uses a screensaver background), then most likely not a major TV issue and likely an input issue. If you see nothing when you try to go to setup screen (and of course be sure the remote battery is good - that it is not just a dying remote issue - they will commonly turn TV on but not select channels or such when the battery is about dead), then more likely an issue with the TV receiver module or the screen or video driver - more expensive repairs.


You can also check your user's guide for how to reset to factory specs (which will wipe out your custom settings) - that might solve the issue.


Otherwise, first check the cost for a comparable new TV, then eMail or call a local TV Repair vendor (your Search the List category) with your model number and description of the failure and ask about typical diagnostic fee (typically $75-125 range) and the typical repair fee range, which is commonly $150-500, more on very large format (over about 60" TV's. [National average TV repair cost is reported at about $300-500, and about $500-800 for plasma TV's].

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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