TV repair companies talk about their services

TV repair companies talk about their services

Do you repair all brands of TVs?

Jesse Scott: "Yes. We do Panasonic, Toshiba, Samsung, Philips and Sony."

Karen Thompson: "Most major brands."

Glenn Handler: "Yes. We see a lot of RCA and GE."

Is there any type of TV repair you won't tackle?

Scott: "No."

Thompson: "We don't do sets that are more than eight years old because the parts usually aren't available."

Handler: "I won't touch plasma. The prices to fix them are absurd."

What's the average cost to repair a TV?

Scott: "Anywhere from $100 to $500 for a smaller TV."

Thompson: "Regular projection TV repairs average between $300 and $450. LCD, plasma and DLP can range greatly."

Handler: "That depends on the size and the problem. Normal repairs cost $75 to $90. It's $160 to $175 for 32 to 36 inches."

How long do repairs generally take?

Scott: "Anywhere from a day to a week, depending on if you have to wait for parts."

Thompson: "Some take 45 minutes or an hour; some take eight to 12 hours; and some we spend days on."

Handler: "They can take anywhere from a half hour to two or three hours."

Are people more inclined to get their HDTVs and plasma TVs fixed or go buy a new one?

Scott: "Yes, when you spend $2,000 on a set, you're likely to get it fixed if it will cost $500."

Thompson: "If it's under warranty, yes. If the repair cost is as much or more than a new TV, then no."

Handler: "They'll get a new one. TVs don't last more than two years. I tell people to get warranties."

Do you believe your profession is a dying one? Why or why not?

Scott: "I think so, but people will always watch TV, and there will always be a failure rate."

Thompson: "Yes. There's no new blood coming in - no new technicians."

Handler: "Yes, thanks to the electronic companies. The stuff they're making is disposable."

What's the funniest or most unusual story a customer has told you about how they broke their TV?

Scott: "That's a tough one. A lot of times we don't know how they broke them."

Thompson: "Sometimes people say there's something crawling around inside their TV, and we'll find their hamster."

Handler: "The Nintendo Wii controllers have slipped out of people's hands and destroyed the screen."


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arda

Subject: wd6572 model mitsubishi

replaced bulb 2 years ago. Picture perfect. Keep getting bottom screen yellow letters. Check Airflow. TV over heating. tv will turn off in x number seconds..and it turns off.

we let it sit couple minutes. shake it . turn it back on and may work for 10 minutes or rest of night. Also opened back and blew out dirt/dust. Didn't change anything.

whats wrong and what to fix = oh - this TV had a recall for defective part...I never got notice so it was never fixed.

metcalf

Subject: Television repair is Not a

Television repair is Not a dying American professional industry that uneducated people ohave made it out to be. People have become blind towards having anything repaired because of the harsh push from the media and society into buying any time that something is out of warranty. Any television is repairable provided that the servicer is educated up to date on the products and not being greedy and overcharging, parts come down with the price of the sets. So let's go green, fix your flat screens America .Do it for the planet,our country, Not for the UK.

charles

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i have a jvc 27" tv that i bought in 1993, it fell on the floor, snd now it won't come on.

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