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Question DetailsAsked on 8/29/2012

how much is it to repair a cracked screen (flat)

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My experience if it is less than a 48" screen the screen replacement cost exceeds the cost of buying a new one. Flat screens are mucho prone to damage from impact, I found out the same lession. Good Luck


Answered 1 year ago by jccasper


Hi! I'm going to assume you are referring to a cracked screen of a flat-screen TV. Let me know if I didn't get a clear picture on that, but in the meantime, we'll see if any of our service provider experts can offer you a sense of general cost on this kind of repair.

Answered 1 year ago by Member Services


Yes I run an electronics repair service specializing in television and computer, and the previous commenter nailed it. Repairing the lcd panel is not cost effective. On rare occassions you can find another TV of the same model that you can switch the internal components out of, but I would not get my hopes up.

Answered 1 year ago by Rjslater


If this is a flat screen cathode ray or plasma (old style) TV, then forget it - the screen is the front of the tube, and replacing it costs more than a new TV. If rear projection, then the screen is just a special glass and is replaceable by a TV repair shop - but unless the TV is bigger than about 25" may well cost more than a new TV.
If it is a flat screen LED/LCD monitor type TV, forget it - the display elements (LED's or LCD's) are embedded in the screen, so the majority of the "guts" costs is in the screen. If it is relatively new you might contact the manufacturer. Unless it was broken by impact they might replace it, and even if it was by impact some manufacturers have a flat-rate for each model to replace a broken device with an equivalent rebuilt/remanufactured one, though after shipping charges you are probably better off with a new one. For price comparison check out cost of a new one at your local store or Amazon or whereever (with shipping cost included) - then compare from there.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD


In most cases it is cheaper to purchase a new television rather than repair the screen - unfortunaly some screens go for a price much higher than the iniital cost of ownership!


Answered 17 days ago by lfender6445

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