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Question DetailsAsked on 7/22/2016

How much dose a screen cost for a LG tv 42 inc

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If you go to the Home > TV Repair link in Browse Projects you can find quite a few previous questions with answers to this question.

The consensus seems to be that repairing a screen less than about 36-40 inches is not worth it, 40's maybe, 50+ more likely to be economic compared to buying a new TV. Bear in mind, TV's only last about 5-maybe 10 years now, not the few decades or scores of years they use to, so if an older TV (and appears to be about 8 years old maybe) bear in mind it may not make sense to put half to 3/4 as much into repairing it as to get a brand new one with new warranty and hopefully a significantly longer remaining lifespan.

Ballpark cost - from about $85-150 on the web (eBay and such) for the screen only, $100-250 from TV parts distributors, $200-400 from manufacturer direct - depending on model of course. Repaired by a repair shop - probably $100-200 more than that.

Looks like LG's 42/43" class is out of production as of a few years ago - about $300 minus for remanufactured/refurbished ones at Amazon and opther places. Current cost for a 45-50" LG LED TV about $400-550 depending on store.

If this failed on its own (not due to physical impact or liquid spillage) google your model with the word complaints added on - you might find info on common problems with the screen in your TV, in which case sometimes they will do a courtesy replacement for free as a public relations measure, especially with LG because they have had a TON of recalls and defective electronic and appliance merchandise problems in the last couple of years.

You could also check at (Consumer Product Safety Commission) by make and model number to see if that model has a recall on it - in which case you might get a whole new TV free, or a free repair, from the manufacturer. Of course ditto if still in warranty.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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