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Question DetailsAsked on 7/28/2017

Vizio E500i-B1 50"Hi there,Would you please let me how much it may cost to repair screen broken from inside?

or how much I can sell it for parts.

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50" class Vizio TV's currently $350-450 at box stores, so be sure your repair cost does not get up to the new unit cost. And note, if not able to safely transport that size unit in your car, pickup and return by a TV repair shop will likely be $50-100 in addition to other charges. And new screens that size comonly cost about $250-450, so unlikely a repair will be economic if your model is comparable to one of the $350-450 range ones currently available.

You say broken from inside - if you mean "failed" then screen replacement likely needed - generally repairs on LED/LCD screens are not possible because they are made of laminated glass, LED/LCD element layer, and plastic.

If "broken" from inside like actually fractured, if due to the screen being warped while moving the TV, same as above. If you mean something fell through it from inside then you likely have a loose power supply or such that bounced around inside and may well ahve damaged other boards and such so I would consider it toast and not worth the repair cost if that is the case.

Scrap value - typically $50-100 for a late-model large-screen TV with broken screen but otherwise working fine. Some people will buy on Craigslist and such and cannibalize them to get a smaller number working, or buy screens and put them min to resell unit - but rare. Some TV shops will buy them for parts, but not many - and unfortunately, since screens are probably the most common failure/damaged part, there is not much demand for dead TV's with a damaged screen.

You can find a lot of previous questions about cracked screen repair/replace in the Home > TV Repair link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

If this was not broken due to being hit or moved, I would also google and check the CPSC website to see if your model is covered by a class action suit or recall - there appear to be a LOT of complaints about Vizeo screens cracking inside on their own.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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