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Old 05-15-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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It looks like my television is seriously ailing, and I know that the general trend is to toss everything, but I'm hoping for recommending for fixing it. The guy from last time has decided to only work on a/c.

Ideally, I'm hoping for someone between, say, 14th and 50th Street, but if you know of someone great and cheap, I'd travel farther.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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https://www.google.com/search?q=tele...pair+manhattan
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Are you talking about a new flat screen HD set or a big old low definition cathode ray set, cida?
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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KK, this is a new-ish flat one, although I imagine repair guys can fix anything.

Silverbull, I'm asking for RECOMMENDATIONS, not random Google hits.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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Unless it is as simple as a blown fuse, unlikely, or a blown fluorescent backlight, slightly less unlikely, these sets are not fixable without replacement of large semiconductor boards, computers, or worse, displays.
The "repair guy" cannot fix it like he did when he had a tube tester and small circuit boards.

Contact the company and see if they will stand behind it. If not, just deep six it and buy a replacement.

What are the symptoms of the ailment? What brand, size?
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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Unless it is as simple as a blown fuse, unlikely, or a blown fluorescent backlight, slightly less unlikely, these sets are not fixable without replacement of large semiconductor boards, computers, or worse, displays. The "repair guy" cannot fix it like he did when he had a tube tester and small circuit boards. Contact the company and see if they will stand behind it. If not, just deep six it and buy a replacement.

What are the symptoms of the ailment? What brand, size?

It's a Toshiba that I bought used on CL, fairly new, fairly small (maybe 25"?). There's no picture, but the channel indicator does come on as usual, so it's not a problem with the entire screen/monitor. I have the funny feeling that the problem might be a DVD that won't eject, so part of me is wondering if a computer repair guy could extract that, and maybe it would be fine.

I'm just really bothered at our modern tendency to chuck everything.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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Does this thing have an integrated DVD player? If not just disconnect the DVD player and see what happens. Can you net change the input?

And I would look for computer repair places. I see any number of these. You don't see too many dedicated TV repair places any more. And I can't give you direct recommanations. I just work on my computers myself.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:18 AM
 
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Cida,
If it has a built in CD player, it is probably very OLD (as HD sets go)

But try changing the INPUT to either ANTENNA or CABLE so that the DVD feed is removed from the loop.

For your next set, which I expect you will need, buy NEW, perhaps from Tiger Direct or some other online retailer. Skip Best Buy, their prices are unreasonable.

Why would anyone buy a used TV on Craigs List? The reason it is being offered for sale is that somebody HATED it. Did it ever work for you, cida?

Is it this thing?
Toshiba 32CV100U REGZA CV Series LCD TV with built-in DVD player, 32'

I hope you got it for WAY less than $500.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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Cida,
If it has a built in CD player, it is probably very OLD (as HD sets go)

But try changing the INPUT to either ANTENNA or CABLE so that the DVD feed is removed from the loop.

For your next set, which I expect you will need, buy NEW, perhaps from Tiger Direct or some other online retailer. Skip Best Buy, their prices are unreasonable.

Why would anyone buy a used TV on Craigs List? The reason it is being offered for sale is that somebody HATED it. Did it ever work for you, cida?

Is it this thing?
Toshiba 32CV100U REGZA CV Series LCD TV with built-in DVD player, 32'

I hope you got it for WAY less than $500.

That would be a good suggestion, except that there's no picture, so I can't do the thingie with the remote to tweak the feed.

That might be mine, although I thought it was smaller. Yes, way less than $500. I think it was about $80. I hope that answers your question about why someone would buy a used TV on CL. And, no, the reason isn't usually that someone hates them - it's usually because someone is upgrading!
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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Lately, last few years i find that many flat screen pc monitors and TV's just need a new set of caps. Electrolytic filter capacitors. My ex boss used to find monitors and often recap them good as new.
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