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Alana33
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Is there anyone that can recommend a repair person/company for a flat screen TV that's getting a bit wonky before it dies completely?

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2013 3:05 pm
OldTart
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Electronics Unlimited service what they sell but I'd give them a call and ask for a recommendation. I did the same thing a few years ago and can't for the life of me remember who they suggested I call but the guy was great and promptly came over to look at the TV, took it with him and returned it fixed in less than a week for a very reasonable price.

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Posted : October 12, 2013 7:49 pm
East Ender
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O'Tart: There seems to be a restaurant supply store in the Electronics Unlimited space...

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Posted : October 12, 2013 8:17 pm
BeachcomberStt
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O'Tart: There seems to be a restaurant supply store in the Electronics Unlimited space...

I thought I read somewhere the restaurant supply store at Four Winds Plaza moved, but I don't remember exactly where. Maybe there then?

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Posted : October 12, 2013 9:42 pm
loucypher
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Past experience has taught me to just buy a new one. The last time I had one checked out it was $250.00 bench test and $250.00 per hour after that. When it comes to a LED or LCD t.v. the best thing to do is buy a service contract at the time of purchase. Depending on the age of your t.v. you may want to invest in a replacement.

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Posted : October 12, 2013 9:58 pm
OldTart
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O'Tart: There seems to be a restaurant supply store in the Electronics Unlimited space...

I was suggesting that Alana call them. They relocated years ago from Four Winds Plaza (not where NACO Restaurant Supply was and its successor is located but further up) to New Herrnhut right off Weymouth Rhymer Highway. 777-7000.

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Posted : October 12, 2013 10:49 pm
Alana33
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Past experience has taught me to just buy a new one. The last time I had one checked out it was $250.00 bench test and $250.00 per hour after that. When it comes to a LED or LCD t.v. the best thing to do is buy a service contract at the time of purchase. Depending on the age of your t.v. you may want to invest in a replacement.

That's what I want to know. That kind of cost is simply ridiculous and was wondering if these Flat screens/HDTVs are throw-aways or can be fixed?

I went by where Electronics Unlimited used to be and found the restaurant supply store. At least ,I now know where they are. Jeeze!

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2013 11:24 pm
sloop jones
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Flat screens are not very complicated to fix. The boards are in modules for functions.

Most have 6 input display options. An OTA, 2AV, 3HDMI, PC.

Try changing the display mode.

You may have a bad module on the input mode you are using.

Sloop

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Posted : October 13, 2013 10:16 am
Alana33
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The problem it's having is that most of the time now, it won't turn on properly using the remote. It turns off fine and all other functions work but turning it on is where the problem is. (and....yes, remote has new batteries.)

I have to unplug and plug it back in, then it has no sound or the screen is completely black when it comes on so must unplug and plug it back in and then it works fine until I turn it off and have to go thru the unplug and plug routine once again in order to view.

There is also a slight shadow on one side but it does not obstruct the viewing.

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2013 2:20 pm
loucypher
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The problem it's having is that most of the time now, it won't turn on properly using the remote. It turns off fine and all other functions work but turning it on is where the problem is. (and....yes, remote has new batteries.)

I have to unplug and plug it back in, then it has no sound or the screen is completely black when it comes on so must unplug and plug it back in and then it works fine until I turn it off and have to go thru the unplug and plug routine once again in order to view.

There is also a slight shadow on one side but it does not obstruct the viewing.

That doesn't sound good. The part about the shadow even worse. How old is it? Is it worth getting checked out?

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Posted : October 13, 2013 4:19 pm
Ronnie
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Naco which is now called Resraurant Supply, has moved to New Herrnhut in what I would assume would be the pld Electronics Unlimted space. I think the Nelthrops still own the building, however the store is closed,
Side note. I think those TVs are throwaways, but someone does repair them. Ask KMart as I see them having reconditioned TV saies all the time, as you walk in the store, by customer service.
If anyone recommenend Jay, the guy whose wife owns the Roti shop in Pollyberg, don't. Never fixed my big screen after giving $500 for a mother board. Never came back.

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Posted : October 13, 2013 5:08 pm
Alana33
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Thanks one and all.

Will check with K-Mart to see whether worth repairing but will pass on the Polyberg Hill guy.
I was surprised to see Naco where Electric Connection used to be when I went by as always took TV's to them for repair.
That's when TVs used to last more than 4 years.....................!

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2013 6:37 pm
sttanon
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Electronics Unlimited is indeed no more. I heard that one of the reasons they closed up was a huge downturn in business when the government paycuts went into effect. It had a huge impact on them. One of the guys that worked there though has a small space still there in the building but I think that he was the one that did car stereo installs. He might know if the person that did TV repairs is still around though...

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Posted : October 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Alana33
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Thanks Sttanon - will check. I didn't stop when I saw Naco there but glad to know where Naco is.

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2013 2:30 pm
billd
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Here is a shot that MAY save you some dollars. There are only a few modules in the TV. The most common is problem due to WAPAs inability to give us power to US standards is to replace the power supply. Go on ebay, type you model number and power supply and see what the cost is. Mine was about 40 for a used supply but it was a sony.

Shipping was 10.

Good luck.

Billd

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Posted : October 14, 2013 4:08 pm
Alana33
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I always have all electronics on a surge protector/UPS but will check to see if any info on model online prior to having someone look at it when I get that set up. It's doing new little thing when I plug and unplug now so it won't be long.....................Thx.

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2013 6:39 pm
sunshinefun
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Flat screens are like any appliance nowadays. When they break, just replace them. Much cheaper than fixing.

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Posted : October 15, 2013 12:29 pm
Alana33
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It's sad that we are such a "disposable" society which is why our landfills are full.
They used to make things built to last, now you end up replacing items after a couple years of use.

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2013 12:33 pm
JulieKay
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Well ideally we move to a recycle society, and it is possible - some cities and areas now recycle a tremendous amount of waste, including e-waste.

The VI, not so much.

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Posted : October 15, 2013 12:36 pm
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